WILLMAR - The Brainerd Warrior girls' team defeated Moorhead by 12 points to win the Section 8-3A True Team track and field championship Thursday.
Brainerd won six events, including Kelsi Ring in the 100 hurdles, Madison Smith in the 300 hurdles, Megan Holmes in the 800 run, Hannah McAllister and Jenna Dean tied for first in the 1600, Olivia Elsenpeter won the high jump and Jodi Larson won the pole vault.
"It was very close all the way through," Warrior girls' head coach Dan Clabo said. "We knew Moorhead and Tech were both in the race. Tech ended up having a DQ in the 4x200 which was huge in points. It came down to Moorhead and us and it came down to the last event. It seemed like we waited in the booth forever to get the results.
"Going 1-2-3 in the 1600 was big. Olivia in the high jump it was the first time she hit 5-0. She was a very happy person. "The rest of the kids all performed well. I'm very proud of these girls."
Brainerd advances to the state meet May 16 at Stillwater.
Girls' team scores: 1-Brainerd 936, 2-Moorhead 924, 3-St. Cloud Tech 870, 4-Willmar 727, 5-Alexandria 596, 6-Buffalo 532.5, 7-Bemidji 499.5, 8-Sauk Raids 456, 9-Apollo 367
100 hurdles: 1-Kelsi Ring (Brd) 15.25, 5-Madison Smith (Brd) 16.26, 18-Jamie Baden (Brd) 17.89
300 hurdles: 1-Madison Smith (Brd) 47.04, 4-Ring 48.72, 19-Baden 53.36
100 dash: 8-Tina Borgstrom (Brd) 13.34, 9-Allison Reuer (Brd) 13.36, 15-Lexie Rardin (Brd) 13.79
200 dash: 6-Borgstrom 27.49, 9-Madison Smith 27.78, 16-Becca Gervais (Brd) 28.30
400 dash: 4-Katherine Mueller (Brd) 1:02.54, 14-Tina Borgstrom (Brd) 1:04.39, 15-Kacie Bahr (Brd) 1:05.11
800 run: 1-Megan Holmes (Brd) 2:21.0, 2-Hannah McAllister (Brd) 2:22.06, 14-Anna Gessell (Brd) 2:32.7
1600 run: 1-tie) Hannah McAllister and Jenna Dean (Brd) 5:19.21, 3-Megan Holmes (Brd) 5:19.35
3200 run: 2-Jenna Dean 11:35.82, 9-Courtney Wing 12:09.82, 17-Gretchen Kletscher (Brd) 12:59.76
4x100 relay: 3-Brainerd (Allison Reuer, Sarah Parsons, Lexie Rardin, Becca Gervais) 52.63
4x200 relay: 3-Brainerd (Gervais, Sarah Parsons, Catherine Luckemeyer, Lexie Rardin) 1:54.7
4x400 relay: 2-Brainerd (Kacie Bahr, Holmes, Katherine Mueller, McAllister) 4:07.13
4x800 relay: 2-Brainerd (Kacie Bahr, Anna Gessell, Mueller, Courtney Wing) 9:59.52
Shot put: 2-Sam Underhill (Brd) 35-0 1/4, 10-Alex Ford (Brd) 29-11, 21-Laura Goll (Brd) 26-6 3/4
Discus: 6-Jess Bye (Brd) 91-9, 12-Gina Padrnos (Brd) 86-3, 16-Jordan Walker (Brd) 81-3
Long jump: 2-Allison Reuer (Brd) 15-10, 9-Ring 15-0 3/4, 10-Sarah Parsons (Brd) 14-10 3/4
Triple jump: 2-Ring 34-11, 4-Reuer 33-10, 7-Madison Smith 33-2
High jump: 1-Olivia Elsenpeter (Brd) 5-0, 10-Emily Olson (Brd) 4-6, 15-Gervais 4-4
Pole vault: 1-Jodi Larson (Brd) 9-0, 14-Jess Bye (Brd) 7-0, 20-Tiffany Etterman (Brd) 6-6
Next: Brainerd at St. Cloud Invite 4:30 p.m. Friday.
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