Girls win conference, boys second at True Team State


The Maple Lake Irish girls track team took first place in the Central Minnesota Conference meet at home on May 13.

The Irish boys track team took second place at the Minnesota True Team Track and Field State Championships.

 

Going into the Central Minnesota Conference track and field meet, both Maple Lake teams knew it was going to be close, but that didn’t stop the athletes from giving it their all. A mere nine and a half points was what separated the Maple Lake girls team and Holdingford, as the Irish girls won the Central Minnesota Conference title for the fourth year in a row on their home track. The Maple Lake boys team placed second in tough competition just behind the Holdingford Huskers.
“The boys and girls ran hard and competed like champions,” head coach Ben Youngs said. “The girls pulled off yet another championship, while the boys came up just short. It was no fault of our boys –Holdingford is one of the top teams in the state,” said Coach Ben Youngs.
The Irish girls 4x800 relay team started off the meet placing third. Jessie Wohlrabe, Blair Stewig, Katelyn Kramer and Kayla Hoistad ran hard, finishing in 11:18.
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