Girls track and field: Two more records fall at Alexandria's home tri
The Alexandria girls track and field team had a home triangular on Tuesday ahead of the state true team meet on Friday, and the Cardinals used the warmup to set a couple of school records.
Senior Abby Forester cruised past her personal-best in the pole vault by six inches and set a new Alexandria record after clearing nine feet, nine inches. Then in the shot put, junior McKenzie Duwenhoegger eclipsed teammate Mya Lesnar's school record as she threw 44 feet, 7 inches, just barely beating Lesnar with her throw of 44 feet, 5 inches.
"This team continues to show how they are developing into a force on the track and in the field," head coach Meghan Orgeman-Crumb said. "Overall, they brought home 49 personal bests and 16 season bests."
The Cardinals won the triangular against Willmar and Sartell-St. Stephen by posting 82 points. Alexandria filled the top four spots in many events to bring home points, including the 100-meter hurdles where Kaye Paschka (14.90), Sydney Gray (16.30) and Jacy Roste (16.80) took the top three spots. It was the same thing in the 400-meter dash as Erika Roderick (1:01.81), Myah Kremer (1:01.84), Aleah Miller (1:02.47) and Addison Rodel (1:03.03) were first, second, third and fourth overall.
Paschka and Sierra Cory got the top two spots in the 300-meter hurdles as Paschka finished in 47.09 seconds and Cory came across in 50.92. Roderick won another event in the 200 dash in a time of 27.63 seconds and Taylor Partington took the high jump with a leap of 4-10.
Roste finished behind Forester in the pole vault as she cleared 9-03. Gray took the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 9 inches, while Paschka rounded out the jumps with a first-place finish of 34 feet, 11 inches in the triple jump.
In the throws, Duwenhoegger made it a clean sweep by adding to her big day in the shot put with a win in the discus after a throw of 135-07.
ALEXANDRIA TRIANGULAR SCORES - Alexandria - 82; Willmar - 69; Sartell-St. Stephen - 32
ALEXANDRIA TOP-FOUR FINISHES - 100-METER HURDLES - Kaye Paschka - first, 14.9; Sydney Gray - 16.3; Jacy Roste - 16.8; 100-METER DASH - Hannah Quitmeyer - second, 12.98; Micah Summer - fourth, 13.28; 4x200 RELAY - Alexis Cole, Aubrey Kosters, Jadeya Peterson, Georgia Reents - fourth, 1:59.80; 4x100 RELAY - Whitly Netland, Hailey Hoffman, Alexis Rehovsky, Tausha Lange - third, 54.22; Abigail Forester, Jacy Roste, Hallee Anderson, Joslyn Kent - fourth, 54.82; 400 DASH - Erika Roderick - first, 1:01.81; Myah Kremer - second, 1:01.84; Aleah Miller - third, 1:02.47; Addison Rodel - fourth, 1:03.03; 300-METER HURDLES - Paschka - first, 47.09; Sierra Cory - second, 50.92; 200-METER DASH - Roderick - first, 27.63; Rodel - fourth, 27.83; HIGH JUMP - Taylor Partington - first, 4-10; POLE VAULT - Forester - first, 9-09; Roste - second, 9-03; Sarah Rohr - fourth, 8-03; LONG JUMP - Gray - first, 15-09; Margaret Shercliffe - third, 15-05.5; Anna Doherty - fourth, 15-01.5; TRIPLE JUMP - Paschka - first, 34-11; Tausha Lange - third, 31-11; DISCUS - McKenzie Duwenhoegger - first, 135-07; Hailey Gill - third, 126-10; Mya Lesnar - fourth, 119-02; SHOT PUT - Duwenhoegger - first, 44-07; Lesnar - second, 44-05; Gill - fourth, 38-07.5