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Track and field: WCA girls take first at WHN meet

The West Central Area track and field teams went to the Wheaton-Herman-Norcross meet on Monday night featuring six teams as the girls team came in first place by a 28-point margin. WHN took second with 113 points.

The WCA boys team fell in fourth place behind Ortonville in third, WHN in second and Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley taking the top spot.

Amanda Drechsel grabbed 10 team points for the girls with a first place finish in the 100-meter hurdles (18.45), while Kaylyn Ulrich took first in the 100-meter dash in 14.03.

Ella Van Kempen took first place in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:46.03. Teagan Nelson took first for the girls in the 800-meter run and Kyle Schill took first in the 800-meter run for the boys.

The Knights took first place in both the girls and the boys triple jump with finishes from Brynn Fernholz (32-00.75) and Chris Onstad (36-09.50). Fernholz took first in the long jump as well, followed by Victoria Valleramos in second place. Demara Bumgradner took first place in the girls high jump (5-00).

The girls 4x100-meter relay team came in first place by .15 seconds. Taylah Schroeder took second place in the discus throw with a 78-03.50 toss. Both the girls and the boys WCA 4x800-meter relay teams came in second place. The girls 4x200-meter relay team took second in 2:04.10. The boys 4x100-meter relay team came in second.

WHN GIRLS RESULTS - WCA - 1st, 141; WHN - 2nd, 119; Ortonville - 3rd, 107 - Tri-State - 4th, 53; CGB - 5th, 47; Hancock - 6th, 5

WHN BOYS RESULTS - CGB - 1st, 124; WHN - 2nd, 119; Ortonville - 3rd, 95; WCA - 4th, 77; Tri-state - 5th, 69; Hancock - 6th, 63

WCA TOP 5 FINISHERS - Girls 4x800-meter relay - WCA - 2nd, 10:44.25; Boys 4x800-meter relay - WCA - 2nd, 9:52.44; Girls 100-meter hurdles - Amanda Drechsel - 1st, 18.45; Girls 100-meter dash - Kaylyn Ulrich - 1st, 14.03; Boys 100-meter dash - John Barber - 4th, 12.26; Girls 4x200-meter relay - WCA - 2nd, 2:04.10; Boys 4x200-meter relay - WCA - 3rd, 1:43.61; Girls 1600-meter run - Ella Van Kempen - 1st, 5:46.03; Boys 1600-meter run - Alex Sawasser - 3rd, 5:26.16; Girls 4x100-meter run - WCA - 1st, 56.11; Boys 4x100-meter relay - 2nd, 50.47; Boys 400-meter dash - Bennett Grove - 3rd, 55.45; Girls 800-meter run - Teagan Nelson - 1st, 2:35.49; Boys 800-meter run - Kyle Schill - 1st, 2:12.00; Kade Runge - 4th, 2:14.32; Girls shot put - Taylah Schroeder - 3rd, 28-02; Elly Schleicher - 5th, 21-08; Girls discus throw - Taylah Schroeder - 2nd, 78-03.50; Boys discus throw - Devin Stone - 3rd, 108-01.50; Girls long jump - Brynn Fernholz - 1st, 14-05.50; Victoria Valleramos - 2nd, 14-04.50; Morgan Woodle - 4th, 13-11; Girls triple jump - Brynn Fernholz - 1st, 32-00.75; Morgan Woodle - 3rd, 31-06.50; Boys triple jump - Chris Onstad - 1st, 36-09.50; Girls high jump - Demara Bumgradner - 1st, 5-00; Amanda Drechsel - T3rd, 4-10; Brynn Fernholz - T3rd, 4-10; Boys high jump - Colton Wutzke - T4th, 5-00; Chris Onstad - T4th, 5-00

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