Trojan girls claim first at home meet

New Prague’s Catie Skaja came from behind in the last 40 meters to win the 400 meter dash Thursday, April 12, in a home meet for the Trojans. See more photos at newpraguetimes.com. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague Trojan girls track and field team managed to stay one step ahead of the weather and also ahead of their opponents Thursday, April 12.

The team enjoyed a relatively warm day even as snow loomed in the forecast and placed first of six teams at a home meet.

The Trojans amassed 166.4 points, beating second place Providence Academy by more than 50 points. Orono was third, followed by Simley, St. Croix Prep and Minneapolis South.

"It was an excellent team effort," Coach Johnny Josephson said.

The throwing area was too wet to use, so the shot put and discus events were not held. 

Four Trojans claimed first place during the event. They were Aidan McLoone in the triple jump (34 feet, 1.25 inches), Payton Hard in the 100 m. hurdles (17.19 seconds), Catie Skaja in the 400 m. dash (1 minute, 2.26 seconds) and Ellie Hintgen in the 300 m. hurdles (52.34). Other Trojans who placed: Second - Jillian Weichert (long jump), Izzy Blanchard (pole vault), Lexi Isaacson (100 m. hurdles), Iris Mc- Carthy (1600 m.), Hard (300 m. hurdles), Kate Chromy (800 m.)

Third - Courtney Dragone (long jump), Hintgen (100 m. hurdles), Aidan McLoone (100 m.), Bethany Vasecka (1600 m.) and Avery Hennen (300 m. hurdles) Fourth - Evy Potter (long jump), Kate Seymour (triple jump), Hanna Wedeking (high jump), Makayla Shimek (high jump), Nora Rosemeier (1600 m.) and Morgan Brandt (3200 m.) Fifth - Kayla Tupy (long jump), Lexi Isaacson (triple jump), Kieran McLoone (100 m. hurdles), Abby Carlson (1600 m.), Aidan McLoone (200 m.) and Sydney Siegle (3200 m.) Sixth - Skaja (long jump) and Libby Midtvedt (3200 m.) Seventh - Sophie Guerrette (long jump)

The following relay teams placed in...

To see more on this story pick up the April 19, 2018 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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