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Samson, boys 4x100 qualify for State! (correction)
New Prague had two entries qualify for the State Track and Field meet Friday, May 31, at the Section 2AA track and field championships in St. Peter. Senior Sydney Samson placed second in the 100-meter hurdles and the boys 4x100 meter relay team of Peter Molitor, Ben Hendrickson, Jordan Lein and JT Butler was second. The state Class AA meet will be at Hamline University Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8.
Several other Trojan athletes placed in the top six of their events
For the girls, Marissa Ekness was third in the triple jump, Mikaela Algren placed fourth in the 800 meters, Sophie Puente was fifth in the high jump and Jaimie Niedermayer was sixth in the pole vault.
For the boys, Dakota Greenwalt was third in the 800, Zach Jones was third in the triple jump, the 4x400 relay of Lucas Binger, Greenwalt, Jones and Josh Polson was third, the 4x800 relay team of Greenwalt, Wyatt Midtvedt, Zach Dietz and Blake Wooten was fourth, and Thomas Widmer was fifth in the high jump.
The girls placed eighth and the boys placed sixth at the 16-team meet.