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The Wagner 4 x 800 team finished 8th at Howard Wood

Wagner 4 x 800 podiums at Howard Wood
May 9, 2017

By Rich Winter

All season long Wagner coach Joe Kafka has been massaging the girls 4 x 800 relay team. Early in the year Wagner was running competitively but hovering in that 10:45 range. Slowly those times have kept coming down, so down in fact that although the Red Raiders hadn't broken the state qualifying standard (10:13) the girls did get placed in the fast heat of the event at last weekend's Howard Wood meet in Sioux Falls. 


And Wagner ran competitively, finishing 8th in the event, and breaking through to punch the automatic state qualifier in the event with a 10:12.

Howard Wood Class A 4x800 results:

  Madison HS 1 9:38.62
  Hill City HS 2 9:42.44
  St Thomas More HS 3 9:52.65
  Winner HS 4 9:54.11
  Luverne MN HS 5 9:55.26
  Custer HS 6 10:05.43
  Canby/Minneota 7 10:08.62
  Wagner HS 8 10:12.55

Really good evening for the Red Raiders as distance specialist, Alcista Dion who broke through with a 12:00.46. Not sure if that's a school record but Dion, who had been hovering just under the 13-minute mark, gave a big-time state qualifying effort to punch her ticket to state in the 2-mile. 


Girls relays ran well, specifically the medley relay team that finished 17th, BUT, ran a 4:29 to also break the state's qualifying standard. 

Dion, Alcista HS Girls 3,200 Meter Run
(Final Results)
38 12:00.46 1
Holzbauer, Jensen HS Girls Long Jump
(Final Results)
35 14-11.75 NWI 4.56m
Krcil, Britney HS Girls Pole Vault
(Final Results)
Patterson, Janae HS Girls Discus Throw
(Final Results)
  HS Girls 4×200 Meter Relay Class A
(Final Results)
28 1:55.72 2
  HS Girls 4×800 Meter Relay Class A
(Final Results)
8 10:12.55
  HS Girls 1,600 Mtr Sprint Medley Class A
(Final Results)

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