Track: Royals place in 9 events at sectional

By Bruce Strand

Elk River Star News


The Rogers track teams scored points in eighth events at the Section 5AA track meet Wednesday and Friday at Hamline.

Top Royal finishes were fourth places — by junior Erika Folk in the girls 200 dash (26.69), senior Jacqueline Lindfors in the girls 3200 (11:47.83), and senior Caleb St. Gelais in the boys 800 (2:01.11).

Lindfors time beat the school record held by Jessica Bianchi. Folk’s 24.47 in the prelims broke the school record by Heather Brunn. Lindfors also placed seventh in the 1600 (5:28.87).

Reed Parent, a senior, scored in both boys distance runs, placing fifth in the 3200 (9:53.94) and eighth in the 1600 (4:39.87). Girls placing ninth were eighth-grader Dacoda Speidel in the 800 (2:27.85) and junior Heather Kilber in the 100 hurdles (16.91).

The girls 4×800 team of Hannah Lewis, Cailey Henderson, Speidel and Leah Lyngen was seventh (10:00.22). The girls 4×200 team of Folk, Kayla Berg, Kianna Koeppe and Miranda Anderson was ninth (1:50.27).

The Royal girls placed 13th with 21 points, and the boys 16th with 14 points, among 16 schools.