Track and Field: 18 Warriors headed to state

Brainerd competed in the Section 8-3A meet

Brenna Deason
Brenna Deason
Steve Kohls

ST. MICHAEL — Brenna Deason vaulted her way to a Section 8-3A title Saturday, June 5 with a 10-foot-4 effort to win the pole vault in the section final.

The Brainerd junior is one of 17 Warriors who advanced to the state meet. She’ll also compete in the 100-meter dash and as the anchor for the 4x100 relay with Kate Stadum, Myah Nelson and Molly Hagelie.

The Warrior girls and boys 4x800 relays also advanced. The girls' team is Emily Bastian, Annelise Baird, Brooke Wenz and Bridget Collins.

On the boys' side, Michael Howe, Baden Bastian, Thomas Ruhl and Brandon Stark make up the foursome. Start also qualified in the 400 dash with a runner-up time of 50.33. Dillon MacLaughlin advanced in the 200 dash with his second-place time of 22.65.

Andrew Albright, who already qualified for state in the triple jump and shot put, added another event to his resume by finishing second in the 110-meter hurdles. Gavin Hoelzel qualified in the pole vault during the Wednesday, June 1 prelims.


Hanna Caughey, who was already qualified in the discus, added the shot put to her state to-do list. She placed second with a 38-0 toss. Lilly Birks already qualified in the high jump and Madi Miller, who advanced to state last fall in cross-country added a trip to state in the 1600 run.

Boys team scores: 1-Moorhead 167, 2-St. MIchael-Albertville 161.5, 3-Brainerd 98, 4-Buffalo 86, 5-Elk River 58, 6-Sartell 52, 7-Rogers 39.5, 8-Bemidji 34

110 hurdles: 1-Logan Clark (Sartell) 15.21, 2-Andrew Albright (Brainerd) 15.31

300 hurdles: 1-Clark 41.14, 5-Gavin Hoelzel 42.78

100 dash: 1-Alonn Salman (Moorhead) 11.07, 3-Dillon MacLaughlin (Brainerd) 11.28

200 dash: 1-Michael Haugo (Moorhead) 22.47, 2-MacLaughlin 22.65

400 dash: 1-Abraham Carlson (Moorhead) 49.67, 2-Brandon Stark (Brainerd) 50.33, 7-Mitchell Neumann (Brainerd) 52.59

800 run: 1-Jared Gregoire (Buf) 1:55.53, 3-Thomas Ruhl (Brainerd) 1:57.49

1600 run: 1-Caden Nordberg (STMA) 4:27.93, 9-Michael Howe (Brainerd) 4:47.98, 10-Braden Capelle (Brainerd) 4:48.01, 18-Adam Cady (Brainerd) 4:58.32

4x100 relay: 1-Moorhead 42.35, 4-Brainerd (Hoelzel, MacLaughlin, Charlie Pikula, Sean Baumann) 44.25

4x200 relay: 1-Moorhead 1:28.69, 5-Brainerd (Hoelzel, Bennett Bernander, Pikula, Baumann) 1:35.60

4x400 relay: 1- Buffalo 3:26.94, 4-Brainerd (Ruhl, Baden Bastian, Neumann, Stark) 3:31.69

4x800 relay: 1-Buffalo 8:00.84, 2-Brainerd (Bastian, Howe, Stark, Ruhl) 8:06.92

Discus: 1-Elinneus Davis (Moorhead) 163-10, 5-Caden Jager (Brainerd 128-7, 23-Gus Wagner (Brainerd) 78-6

Long jump: 1-Michael Haugo (Moorhead) 22-4, 14-Cole Fjeld (Brainerd) 17-10, 16-Jake Merseth (Brainerd) 17-6.25

High jump: 1- Jamal Dixon (Moorhead) 6-2

Girls team scores: 1-St. Michael-Albertville 202.5, 2-Brainerd 112, 3-Moorhead 88.5, 4-Buffalo 63, 5t-Bemidji 60, 5t-Rogers 60, 5t-Sartell 60, 8-Elk River 55

100 hurdles: 1-1-Emma Duerr (STMA) 15.37, 4-Violet Goodwin (Brainerd) 16.52

300 hurdles: 1-Lauren Berg (Bemidji) 45.6, 5-Goodwin 48.04, 9-Matia Bruggeman (Brainerd) 1:00.57

100 dash: 1-Gabby Keefer (STMA) 12.21, 2-Brenna Deason (Brainerd) 12.41

200 dash: 1-Keefer 25.54, 6-Sophia Laube (Brainerd) 27.73, 7-Katherine Stadum (Brainerd) 28.03

400 dash: 1-Brianna Shroyer (Buffalo) 57.18, 6-Emily Bastian (Brainerd) 1:02.51

800 run: 1-Hannah Braun (Buffalo) 2:19.22

1600 run: 1-Alexandria Weimer (STMA) 5:00.23, 2-Madelyn Miller (Brainerd) 5:17.28, 11-Hannah Drietz (Brainerd) 5:33.64, 13-Katelyn Kennedy (Brainerd) 5:41.18

4x100 relay: 1-Moorhead 49.35, 2-Brainerd (Stadum, Myah Nelson, Molly Hagelie, Deason) 49.48

4x200 relay: 1-St. Michael-Albertville 1:44.28, 5-Brainerd (Hagelie, Nelson, Stadum, Laube) 1:49.69

4x400 relay: 1-Buffalo 4:01.21, 5-Brainerd (Ava Lust, Bridget Collins, Cally Robertson, Bastian) 4:17.12

4x800 relay: 1-Bemidji 9:39.0, 2-Brainerd (Bastian, Collins, Annelise Baird, Brooke Wenz) 9:52.81

Shot put: 1-Hannah Bruskiewicz (Rogers) 42-1, 2-Hanna Caughey (Brainerd) 38-0, 14-Elianna Riley (Brainerd) 31-1.5, 20-Anna Tupy (Brainerd) 28-0

Triple jump: 1-Keefer (STMA), 6-Kami Peterson (Brainerd) 34-6.5, 14-Hagelie 31-7.5, 23-Marcella Dircks (Brainerd) 29-1

Pole vault: 1-Deason 10-4, 4-Peterson 9-7

Next: Class 3A State Meet at St. Michael-Albertville 9 a.m. Thursday, June 9 and 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11.

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