Track teams return to state True Team


Maple Lake High School’s boys and girls track and field teams won the right to compete at the True Team State Championships in Stillwater this weekend after ousting the competition at the True Team qualifier, Tuesday, May 9, in Maple Lake. (Photo by Tim Tungseth)

Maple Lake’s boys and girls track teams are both headed to the True Team State Track and Field Championships in Stillwater after coming up big, Tuesday, May 9, at the true team 4A meet in Maple Lake.
The two teams have been perennials at the prestigious event until losses last year ended a four-year winning streak for the Irish.
“It’s nice to go back,” head coach Ben Youngs said.
The boys were in a dogfight the whole way, Tuesday, according to Youngs. “They were trading the lead with Concordia Academy the last half of the meet. After the 3,200, with three events left, it was a 2.5-point difference. Concordia Academy gained on us in pole vault, but we gained more than that in discus, so we had a 9.5 lead going into the 4x4. We took second and they took 11th, so we gained 27 to make it look less close than in really was.”

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