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Area Track and Field: Pillager boys and girls advance to state

CROSBY—Dylan Loftis, Colton Hardy and Julia Johnson each won two events for the Pillager Huskies who won both the boys and girls team events at Tuesday's Section 7-1A True Team meet.

The Pillager girls edged Mesabi East 488-487.5 for first place. The Crosby-Ironton girls finished seventh and the Ranger boys were eighth.

Loftis had the fastest times in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes and was second in the long jump. Colton Hardy and Luke Woidyla finished first and second in the 400 dash.

The Huskies' boys also collected second-place finishes from Tucker Peterson in the 200 dash, Zacc Gilbertson in the 300 hurdles and Spencer Schaefer in the high jump.

The Pillager boys won all four relay races.

Johnson led the Pillager girls with firsts in the high jump and pole vault and a second in the 100 hurdles. Jordyn VanVickle added a first in the long jump and a second in the 100 dash.

Peter Nierenhausen and Griffin Severson led the C-I boys with respective second-place finishes in the pole vault and discus.

Top performers for the Ranger girls were Brooklyn Jones, second in the pole vault and third in the high jump; Kylie Monson second in the triple jump and third in the long jump; and Natalija Tauzell second in the shot put and third in the discus.

Pequot girls win

FERGUS FALLS—The Pequot Lakes girls won the Section 8-2A True Team title behind wins from Grace McGuire, Cassidy Chaney and Adelaide Hubbard Tuesday.

McGuire won the 400-meter dash with teammate Lydia Hubbard finishing second. Chaney won the 800 and Adelaide Hubbard the triple jump to help Pequot advance to state.

Pequot's Reid Pierzinski won the 400-meter dash, 110 and 300 hurdles and the triple jump while the Patriots boys placed fifth overall.

Jayeden Benzick placed first in the pole vault.

The Pierz girls placed third. Beth-el Algarin won the shot put broke her own school record with her third-place 126-foot-9 in the discus.

The Pierz boys were eighth overall with Alex Gross winning the 200.

The Little Falls girls were seventh with Sophia Sowada winning the high jump and the Flyers boys finished 9th.