Track teams get sweep at St. John’s


Dominating the boards, the Maple Lake boys track team won the St. John’s Invitational by 100-plus points. The girls team racked up 156 points, finishing just behind Osakis.
Starting the meet was the girls 4×800 relay. Kayla Hoistad, Halle Geyen, Rayne Coughlin and Maddie Gagnon finished fourth (11:21).
Racing in the boys 4×800 relay was Trevor Paumen, Devin Deringer, Chase Olsen, and Adam Ruhland placing third (9:40).
Brielle Paumen ran the 100-meter dash and placed third (13.4). Not far behind, Hoistad finished the race in fifth (13.7).
Cody Bakka won the 100-meter dash (11.2) and Blake Paumen placed seventh (12.7).
Running the 100-meter hurdles, Grace Thiele finished fourth overall (18.3).
Winning the boys 110-meter hurdles was Charlie Stejskal (17.6). Teammate Aaron Reese placed second (18.80) and finishing third was teammate Austin Stuefen (19.1).
In a tight race, the girls 4x100relay team finished third just behind St. Johns. Mackenna Brown, Rayne Coughlin, Kelly Beissel and Catlin Weege finished in 56.5. Stuefen, Chase Olsen, Trevor Borell and Stejskal won the boys 4×100 relay (48.5).
Jackson Willard won the Boys 1600-meter race (4:53). Ross Hickey finished sixth (5:12) and Ruhland placed tenth (5:29).
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