Remington sets state records

ABOVE: Fairmont’s Nelson Remington competes in the boys 100-meter wheelchair race at the Class AA track and field championships at St. Michael-Albertville on Saturday. Remington finished in 16.83 to set a Class AA record in the event and earn the first of his three first-place medals on the day. Photo by Jake McNeil/Marshall Independent.

ST. MICHAEL — Nelson Remington set a pair of Class AA records and went home with three first-place medals for the Fairmont track and field team at day 2 of the Class AA state championships at St. Michael-Albertville on Saturday.

Remington set Class AA records in the boys 100-meter wheelchair race and the boys 800-meter wheelchair race at 16.83 and 2:02.63 respectively. His time of 59.83 in the 400 meter was also fast enough to claim a state title.

Fairmont also came away with another pair of medalists on day two after the boys 4×400-meter relay team of Connor Gronewald, Jaydon Putney, Blaze Geiger and Nolan Schultze claimed ninth place with a 3:29.53. In the discus, Oliver Tordsen also claimed a ninth-place medal with a distance of 153-03.

Macy Hanson had medaled on the first day of competition after her personal-best 3200-meter time of 10:43.04 earned her a third-place finish.


Boys 100m wheelchair: 1-Nelson Remington, 16.83 (Class AA record). Boys 400m wheelchair: 1-Nelson Remington, 59.83. Boys 800m wheelchair: 1-Nelson Remington, 2:02.63 (Class AA record). Boys 4x400m relay: 9-Connor Gronewald, Jaydon Putney, Blaze Geiger, Nolan Schultze, 3:29.53. Girls pole vault: 11-Ellie Perkins, 10-00. Boys discus: 9-Oliver Tordsen, 153-03. Girls shot put:


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