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Bell leads charge on Day 2 of Howard Wood Dakota Relays

May 6, 2013
Marshall Independent

A 10th-place finish by Marshall's Andrew Bell in the 3,200-meter run highlighted Day 2 of the Howard Wood Dakota Relays for a small group of Marshall-area athletes who made the trip to Sioux Falls, S.D.

Bell, a cross country state qualifier from the fall, completed Saturday's 3,200 run in 10 minutes, 1.37 seconds. Nate Schroeder of Sioux Falls Lincoln (S.D.) was first in the 65-runner field with his time of 9:40.42.

Also taking part in the high-profile meet were Marshall girls' team members Shyla Hansen and Sydney Blomme, who both were both in the 3,200 run. Hansen, a senior, finished 38th (12:25.44) and Blomme, a seventh-grader, was 52nd (12:50.66). Hannah Kastigar of Aberdeen Central (S.D.) finished in 11:06.28 to win the 62-runner event.

Five other Tigers competed in Day 1 action Friday. The Marshall 4x800 relay team took fourth in the Class AA division, while sophomore Sarah Buysse was 14th in the 400 dash and 26th in the prelims of the 100 dash.

Canby/Minneota/Lincoln HI's Amanda Grengs got 25th place Saturday in the 3,200 (12:00.31), and the Lancer girls' 4x800 relay team was 15th in the Class A division Friday with its time of 10:41.63.

Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central had a pair of athletes compete in the hurdle events. Derek Christians was 36th in the 300 hurdles (48.66) and Levi Bunting took 37th in the 110 hurdles (18.29).



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