Girls send 3 to state track meet

Three New Prague Trojan athletes will be competing this weekend at the State Class AA girls track and field meet at Hamline University in St. Paul Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4.

Sisters Elly and Lindsey Reinke are both returning to the state meet to compete in their specialties. Elly Reinke took first place at the Section 2AA meet in the discus with a throw of 129 feet, 1 inch. Lindsey won the shot put with a throw of 26 feet, 10 inches.

They will be joined by Sara Rookaird, who placed second in the pole vault by clearing 10 feet, 7 inches.

All three Trojan qualifiers are seniors.

New Prague fell short in their effort to win a fourth straight Section 2AA team championship. The Trojans were fourth. Missota Conference rival Chanhassen finished first with 79.5 points, followed by Shakopee (72), Willmar (70), New Prague (68.5), Mankato East (60), Mankato West (59), Waconia (58.5), Chaska (48), Orono (46), Delano (41), Buffalo (37.5), Marhsall (28), Hutchinson (25), New Ulm (5) and Mound-Westonka (4).

New Prague had a number of other good performances, The following Trojans placed in the top nine of their events.

Fourth - 4x400 relay (Taylor Rookaird, Anna Rynda, Karlee Blanchard, Annie Dittberner) 4:08.24; 4x800 relay (Ashley Altschul, Jenny Trettel, Dittberner, Ella Grote) 9:56.47; Lindsey Reinke, discus, 109-8; Moukda Chounlamany, shot put, 34-7.25.

Fifth - Sara Rookaird, 100 m. hurdles, 16.01; Sara Rookaird, 300 m. hurdles, 48.76; Shelby Dugas, pole vault, 10-1.

Sixth - 4x200 relay (Sydney Samson, Tasha Jendersee, Blanchard, Rynda) 1:49.64

Samson, triple jump, 34-10.75.

Seventh - Megan Doran, pole vault, 9-1.

Eighth - Jendersee, 100 m., 13.03

Ninth - Elly Reinke, shot put, 32-8.5

The state meet starts at 9 a.m. both Friday and Saturday. Elly Reinke will compete in the discus on Friday while Lindsey Reinke (shot put) and Rookaird (pole vault) will compete on Saturday.

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