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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Eagles send three individuals, one relay to state

Saturday was a day filled with memorable performances for the Windom Eagle track and field team.

Three individuals and one relay team will represent Windom at the Class A State Track and Field Meet, which will be held Thursday and Friday at St. Michael-Albertville High School.
Windom had four champion performances and one runner-up finish at the Section 2A Meet, held Saturday at Mankato West High School.

Senior Dylan Serreyn captured section titles in both the triple jump (44-¾) and high jump (6-3). Senior Alex Altman advanced as the section champion in the shot put, throwing a career-best 49-11½.

For the girls, freshman Kaylee Walklin won the section title in the 3,200-meter run, setting a new Windom school record with a time of 11:26.10. And the 4×800-meter relay team of Hannah Dauer, Haidyn Sammons, Erika Lopez and Walklin advanced as the section runner-up, finishing with a time of 10:14.76.

Windom finished sixth in the boys team standings with 57 points. Jackson County Central and Sibley East tied for the team title with 73 points each.

Windom’s girls finished eighth in the team standings with 39 points. JCC won the team title with 108½ points.

Windom’s boys had a handful of placewinners Saturday.

Serreyn fell just shy of advancing to state in three events, after taking third in the long jump (19-10¼).

Job Ogeka placed fourth in the triple jump (39-8¼). Bryan Macario finished fourth in the 400 dash (53.12). Windom’s boys 4×400 relay team of Macario, Carter Vancura, Teigen Wormstadt and Kevin Bleess added a fourth-place finish (3:42.63).

Altman added a seventh-place finish in the discus (127-8). Wormstadt placed seventh in the 300 hurdles (43.77). Aaden Nauman took eighth in the 1,600 (4:50.85). And the 4×800 relay team of Zach Squires, Charlie Smith, Thomas Green and Jacob Green placed eighth (9:20.88).

For the girls, Elliot Espenson placed in a pair of individual events, taking third in the shot put (33-8½) and fourth in the discus (95-6).

Lopez placed sixth in the 1,600 (5:51.64). The girls’ 4×400 relay team of Hadley Sammons, Dauer, Lopez and Lucy Stevens finished sixth. Stevens placed seventh in the 400 (1:04.55). Haidyn Sammons finished seventh in the 3,200 (12:55.32).

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