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Area Track and Field: Algarin sweeps throwing events for 2nd-place Pioneers

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Staples-Motley’s Max Giza (left) and Pine River-Backus’s Nate Wosmek come in first and second respectively in the 110-meter hurdles Thursday during the John Reimer Classic in Pillager. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video2 / 3
Pillager’s Julia Johnson competes in the pole vault Thursday during the John Reimer Classic in Pillager. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video3 / 3

PILLAGER-- Beth-el Algarin broke her own school shot put record as she threw for 46-feet placing first to give the Pierz girls a second-place team finish at the John Reimer Classic Invitational Thursday.

Algarin also won the discus. Chelsi Kurtz placed second in the 100-meter dash. Brenna Andres was second in the 400 and Kelsi Stuckmayer placed second in the 800 for Pierz.

The Pioneer boys were fourth overall with Benjamin Herold running second in the 400 dash.

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Jordyn VanVickle placed second in the 200 and 400 dashes and long jump for the Pillager Huskies, who finished third on both the boys and girls sides.

Julia Johnson and Ramsey Moe went first and second in the pole vault, while Ben Oie was first in the discus.

Crosby-Ironton's Kylie Monson placed first in the long jump and triple jump and Kathryn Ireland won the high jump to give the Ranger girls a fifth-place finish. Monson's triple jump was a new school record of 36-0.75

Peter Nierenhausen placed second in the pole vault to help the Ranger boys to fourth place.

Staples-Motley's Max Giza won the 110 and 300 hurdles and the pole vault and Emmett Anderson was first in the 3200 and second in the 1600 run to bring the Cardinal Boys to fifth. The Cardinal girls were sixth overall.

Nate Wosmek of Pine River-Backus placed second in the 110 hurdles bringing the boys to a sixth-place team finish.

W-DC boys, Pequot girls win

WADENA—Hunter Hawkins won the long jump, Jonathan Pantages took first in the 100-meter dash and Chase Domier ran his way into first place in the 200 dash for the first-place Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines boys in Thursday's Browne Invite.

Lucas Hinojos also captured the 1600 run for WD-C, which won the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays.

Reid Pierzinski won the 110 and 300 hurdles and the triple jump for the third-place Pequot Lakes Patriots boys.

Pequot's Ethan Johnson won the 3200 and Jayden Benzick the pole vault.

Samuel Moore swept the shot put and discuss and James Follmer recorded a first in the high jump and Brett Janson won the 400 dash for the fourth-place Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders.

Adelaide Hubbard and Desera Engholm were multiple winners as Pequot Lakes won the girls' competition. Wadena-Deer Creek came in second with Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale capturing fifth place.

Hubbard captured the 100 hurdles and triple jump, while Engholm swept the shot put and discus throw. The Patriots' Cassidy Chaney won the 200 dash, Britt Kratochvil the high jump and Mirjana Ganley the pole vault.

W-DC's Kennedy Gravelle and Mikaela Malone were winners in the 3200 run and the 100 dash.