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Cardinals place sixth at virtual True Team meet

The Fairmont Cardinals scored 415 team points to place sixth in the 2021 virtual True Team state track meet.

Fairmont submitted its times from its home triangular on May, 25, to compete as a wild card member of the 12-team field.

Rocori took first as a team with 546.5 points, while Rockford (508.5) took second, Belle Plaine (497) finished third, Willmar (486) took fourth and Plainview-Elgin-Millville (416) placed fifth.

The Cardinals took gold in two events, while placing in the top four in three more.

Laura Thompson took gold in both distance runs for Fairmont.

Her time of 5:20.74 earned gold in the 1,600-meter run, while she ran a time of 11:23.34 for first in the 3,200-meter run.

Ellie Hernes earned the Cardinals other top-four finishes. Her submitted time of 16.24 in the 100-meter high hurdles was good for third, as was her jump of 37-3 in the triple jump. Hernes placed fourth in the long jump with a distance of 16-5.

Hernes added a seventh-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 49.84.

Shaye Dietz tied for seventh in the high jump when she cleared the bar at 4-10, while Sabrina Segar tied for fifth in the pole vault, clearing 9-0.

Segar added an eighth-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 33-9, while Natalie Tonne placed ninth at 33-7.

Tonne also placed ninth in the discus with a toss of 100-8.

Segar added another eighth-place finish with a time of 13.14 in the 100-meter dash.

Macy Hanson placed ninth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:36.64, while Brooklyn Meyer finished eighth in the high hurdles with a time of 17.44.

The Cardinal 4×100-meter relay team of Karalyn Closs, Meyer, Ellie Schultze and Segar placed eighth with a time of 53.74, while the crew of Closs, Carissa Saxton, Emily Frank and Schultze placed 10th in the 4×200 with a time of 1:57.14.

Fairmont’s group of Hadley Artz, Saxton, Corene Moeller and Thompson ran a time of 4:27.14 in the 4×400 for 12th, while the 4×800-meter team of Hannah Neusch, Tabitha Thatcher, Ellie Ortega and Carys Gudahl took ninth in 10:51.34.

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