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ABE track and field: Girls first, boys second at Wadena Invitational

The Ashby-Brandon-Evansville girls' track team took first at the Wadena Invite on Monday as the ABE boys came home in second.

The girls finished with a team score of 154.5 behind eight first-place finishes. Caroline Jansen was once again the catalyst of that. She finished first in the 300-meter hurdles (53.15), long jump (15-09.5) and triple jump (34.00.50), while taking second in the 100-meter hurdles.

Megan Friedrich gives ABE a strong one-two punch in the sprints. Friedrich won the 100-meter dash in 12.6 seconds and took first in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.45. She was also second in the triple jump with a leap of 31-10.75.

Heather Strese controlled the field events for ABE. She took first in the shot put (37-01) and second in the discus (89-08). Melissa Haseman took home the final individual first-place finish for ABE with a top performance in the 800-meter run (2:34.3). The 4x400-meter relay team of Mariah Hansen, Becca Hansen, Brett Peterson and Haseman also got a win in a time of 4:38.2.

Toby Wach led the ABE boys in the field events with a couple of top three finishes. He took second in the discus (130-07) and third in the shot put (39-07.50). John Haseman added a second-place finish in the high jump (5-08) and the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x800 relay teams all added runner-up finishes as well.

"All the kids put up great efforts in tonight's meet," head coach Jennifer Froemming said. "We are still trying to find the right fit for athletes and dabbling with where to put kids in preparation for True Team. Tonight, we saw some kids try new events and find some success. We are on the right track."

WADENA INVITE

GIRLS' TEAM RESULTS - 1. ABE - 154.5; 2. OTC - 146; 3. UNC - 74; 4. WDC - 65.5; 5. BH-V - 52; 6. NYM - 23; 7. EV - 14

A-B-E RESULTS - Megan Friedrich - 100-meter dash - first place, 12.6; 100-meter hurdles - first place, 16.45; Triple jump - second place, 31-10.78

Caroline Jansen - 100-meter hurdles - second place, 17.25; 300-meter hurdles - first place, 53.15; Long jump - first place, 15-09.5; Triple jump - first place, 34-00.50

Heather Strese - Shot put - first place, 37-01; Discus - second place, 89-09

Becca Hansen - 100-meter hurdles - third place; Long jump - third place

Mariah Hansen - 400-meter dash - third place, 1:04.92; Long jump - seventh place, 13-04

Melissa Haseman - 800-meter run - first place, 2:34.3; High jump - sixth place, 4-4

Aliza Johnson - 300-meter hurdles - fourth place, 1:01.86; Long jump - sixth place, 13-08.50; 100-meter hurdles - seventh place, 20.75

Diane Campbell - Shot put - third place, 28-06; Triple jump - sixth place, 29-07.50; Discus - eighth place, 74-03; Elizabeth Vinson - Elizabeth Vinson - High jump - T-sixth place, 4-4; 200-meter dash - eighth place, 30.63; Triple jump - seventh place, 27-08

4X100 RELAY - Friedrich, Hunter Plaster, M. Hansen, B. Hansen - second place, 54.29

4X200 RELAY - Madison Krupke, Vinson, Johnson, Campbell - second place, 2:01.58

4X400 RELAY - M. Hansen, B. Hansen, Peterson, Haseman - first place, 4:38.2

4X800 RELAY - Madison Krupke, Kylee Hansen, Brandi Wolf, Elizabeth Bredberg

BOYS' TEAM RESULTS - 1. OTC - 231; 2. ABE - 101; 3. UNC - 71; 4. WCD - 62; 5. EV - 28; 6. BH-V - 24; 7. NYM - 10

A-B-E RESULTS - Toby Wach - Discus - second place, 130-07; Shot put - third place, 39-07.50

Jeremiah Johnson - 800-meter run - third place, 2:12.31

McKenon Plaster - 200-meter dash - fourth place, 26.37; Long jump - sixth place, 16-06

John Haseman - High jump - second place, 5-08; Discus - ninth place, 88-10

Greg Baker - High jump - third place, 5-4; Triple jump - third place, 36-00.50; 110-meter hurdles - fourth place, 20.59; Long jump - eighth place, 16-05

Gavin Saxton - 1,600-meter run - third place, 5:13.11

Zach Weaver - 100-meter dash - sixth place, 12.36; Long jump - ninth place, 16-01.50

Kyle Fick - 3,200-meter run - fourth place, 13:43.09

Dakota Fossan - 300-meter hurdles - sixth place, 54.55; Triple jump - sixth place, 31-06.75

Tyson Thorstad - 110-meter hurdles - fifth place, 22.54

Qadry Kehoe - 800-meter run - fifth place, 2:21.43

Pat Schaffer - Triple jump - fourth place, 33-06; 200-meter dash - seventh place, 27.01

Caleb Hansen - Shot put - sixth place, 31-01.5; Discus - 10th place, 87-08

Justin Hoffman - 200-meter dash - ninth place, 27.47; 400-meter dash - ninth place, 1:02.09

4X100 RELAY - Weaver, Thorstad, Schaffer, Plaster - second place, 50.64

4X200 RELAY - Weaver, Hoffman, Schaffer, Plaster - second place, 1:40.44

4X400 RELAY - Haseman, Saxton, Johnson, Kehoe - third place, 3:52.50

4X800 RELAY - Haseman, Saxton, Johnson, Kehoe - second place, 9:03.38

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