Wakonda tracksters qualify for state meet

Wakonda tracksters qualify for state meet by Ally Eckert Wakonda will be represented at the state track meet May 28-29 in Sioux Falls. Brett Logue, Rob Gregoire, Eric Skonhovd, Nick Skonhovd, and Jason Holoch all qualified to compete at the state level. Wakonda competed in the Region 4B Track Meet on May 20.

The boys finished third in the meet. The boys' 3200M relay team, consisting of E. Skonhovd, Holoch, Gregoire, and N. Skonhovd, came in second with a time of 8:36.84. Logue finished sixth in the 100M dash with a time of 11.85 in the finals. Tyler Knudson finished the 110M hurdles in 16.73 coming in third.

The 800M relay team, Knudson, Brian Donahue, Allen Alsdorf, and Jordan Mayer, came in eighth with a time of 1:49.69. In the 1600M run, Gregoire finished in 4:40.03 coming in first and qualifying for the state meet. Holoch finished third with a time of 4:56.48, followed by N. Skonhovd with a time of 5:07.61.

The 400M relay team, Alsdorf, Andy Peterson, Donahue, and Mayer, finished in 54.85. Chris Nelson finished the 400M dash in 1:03.40. Knudson finished sixth in the 300M hurdles with a time of 47.31. The medley relay team, Alsdorf, Knudson, Mayer, and Nelson, finished in 4:32.77. N. Skonhovd finished third in the 800M run in 2:11.36. Holoch came in fifth with a time of 2:14.31.

Logue came in seventh in the 200M dash finishing in 24.27, Peterson finished in 30.41. Gregoire came in first in the 3200M run, an event he already qualified for state in, with a time of 10:34.56. E. Skonhovd placed third with 11:13.84. The 1600M relay team, Holoch, Mayer, Alsdorf, and N. Skonhovd, finished in 3:57.75 giving them the eighth place finish. Logue finished third in the long jump with a distance of 19' 6 1/2". Logue also qualified for state with his second place finish of 39' 8 1/2".

Ashley Steffen finished the 100M dash in 15.45 but did not qualify for finals. The 3200M relay team, Kelli Johnston, Jennifer Devine, Tasha Goeden, and Katie Sokolowski, came in eighth with a time of 12:51.40. In the 1600M run, Johnston finished 6:40.56 and Devine finished in 7:32.36.

In the medlely relay, the girls, Steffen, Devine, Goeden, and Johnston, finished with a time of 5:44.52. Goeden finished the 200M dash in 31.68. Sokolowski placed third in the 3200M with a time of 13:20.23, fourth in the high jump with a height of 4'8" and the long jump with a distance of 12' 1 1/2".

All of Wakonda's state qualifiers will compete in the state track meet at Sioux Falls on Friday, May 28 and Saturday May 29.

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