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TRACK AND FIELD: Warriors' Kassulker, Murrey qualify for state

SAUK RAPIDS — Brainerd’s Jake Kassulker and Josh Murrey qualified for the Class 2A state meet following runner-up finishes on the opening day of competition in the Section 8-2A meet Wednesday night.

Kassulker was second in shot put and Murrey was second in pole vault for the Brainerd boys, who led led the first-day field with 31 points.

No Warrior girls qualified for state in field events. Brainerd was eighth in first-day points.

The top eight finishers in Wednesday’s open running events advance to Saturday’s finals at Detroit Lakes. All four relays and three more field events will also be conducted Saturday.

Girls’ team scores: 1-Alexandria 46, 2-Bemidji 24, 3-Sartell 16.5, 4-Monticello 16, 5-Fergus Falls 11, 6-Willmar 10, 7-Moorhead 9, 8-Brainerd 8, 9-Rocori 5, 10-Little Falls 5, Detroit Lakes 4.5, 12-Sauk Rapids 1

100 hurdles: 1-Meleah Biermaier (TRF) 15.00, 5-Chloe Miller (Brd) 15.87

300 hurdles: 1-Biermaier (TRF) 44.91

100 dash: 1-Wensia Johnson (Alex) 12.06, 3-Hannah Lundstrom (Brd) 12.79, 4-Courtney Ryan (Brd) 12.86

200 dash: 1-Johnson (Alex) 24.83, 2-Lundstrom (Brd) 26.00, 3-Ryan (Brd) 26.61

400 dash: 1-Lindsey Heinecke (DL) 57.87

800 run: 1-Haylie Zenner (FF) 2:12.35, 2-Allison Kosobud (Brd) 2:15.88, 7-Sarah Yeh (Brd) 2:22.06

3200 run: 1-Jamie Piepenberg (Alex) 10:24.57

Discus: 1-Alli Heifort 136-3, 3-Sydnie Mauch (Brd) 120-0, 4-Amber Hines (LF) 119-4

Long jump: 1-Ellen (Maea) Wall (Bem) 17-10.75, 7-Madeline Waters 16-2.5

High jump: 1-Briquelle (Alex) 5-2

Boys’ team scores: 1-Brainerd 31, 2-Moorhead 23, 3-Sartell-St. Stephen 19, 4-Little Falls 17, 5-St. Cloud Tech 12, 5-Becker 12, 7-Monticello 8, 7-Sauk Rapids-Rice 8, 9-Thief River Falls 6, 10-Bemidji 5, 11-Alexandria 4, 12-Willmar 3, 12-St. Cloud Apollo 3, 14-Fergus Falls 2, 14-Detroit Lakes 2, 16-Rocori 1

110 hurdles: 1-Jackson Walters (B) 14.98, 2-Luke Pennington (LF) 15.56

300 hurdles: 1-Pennington (LF) 40.31, 7-Taylor Huber (B) 41.97, 8-Garrett Horejsi (LF) 42.32

100 dash: 1-Brady Anderson (Mhd) 11.06, 2-Derek Toso (LF) 11.34

200 dash: 1-Toso (LF) 22.72, 5-Nick Oldham (B) 23.18

400 dash: 1-Sam Johnson (Mtl) 50.73, 7-Carey Rezac (B) 52.22

800 run: 1-Phillip LaVallee (Mtl) 1:57.61

3200 run: 1-Glen Ellingson (Mhd) 9:25.29, 2-Preston Zimny (LF) 9:39.43

Shot put: 1-Paul Kaczor (SCT) 56-07.75, 2-Jake Kassulker (B) 51-00, 4-Caleb Tautges (B) 49-7

Long jump: 1-Andrew Reid (Bkr) 21-11.50, 3-Cole Smith (B) 20-3.5

Pole vault: 1-Tanner Nordlund (SSS) 14-03, 2-Josh Murrey (B) 13-05, 5-Miles Pearson (B) 12-11

Next: Brainerd, Little Falls in Section 8-2A finals at Detroit Lakes 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

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