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Timberwolves take top spots at area meets

Marcus White
Posted 5/9/19

VIRGINIA - The Timberwolves girls took the top spot here with 77 points at Tuesday evening’s track invite. The boys came in second with 103 points.

Junior Brielle Kallberg claimed four first …

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Timberwolves take top spots at area meets

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VIRGINIA - The Timberwolves girls took the top spot here with 77 points at Tuesday evening’s track invite. The boys came in second with 103 points.

Junior Brielle Kallberg claimed four first place finishes, in the 100-meter dash, long jump, high jump and triple jump.

Eighth-grader Zoe Devine took home a first in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:58.4

The girls also took home the trophy in the 4x200 relay race.

Junior Nate Nettifee took first in discus with a score of 126-01’.

Senior Jasiah Wigdahl finished first in boys shot put with a score of 44-10.5’, nearly five points ahead of the runner-up. Wigdahl also took third in the discus throw.

Junior Luke Olson took first in the boys 800-meter run with a narrow 1:59.41 win against Cameron Stocke of Virginia. Olson also took second in the 1,600-meter run.

In the boys 3,200-meter run, the Timberwolves took all three top spots with junior James Schwinghamer in first, freshman Gabriel Pointer in second and junior Finn Leisching in third.

Junior Eric Omerza and senior Isaac Gawboy took first and third respectively in long jump.

The Timberwolves boys earned another top spot in Hibbing last Friday, finishing first with 105 points across 17 events. The girls finished seventh with 51 points in 18 events.

In relay events, the Timberwolves took the top spots in three relay events, including in the 4x100 with Gawboy, Leisching, Omerza and Nettifee, finishing in 47 seconds. In the 4x400 relay, with Nettifee, Emmett Faltesek, Raif Olson and Luke Olson finished in 3:44.7, nearly three seconds faster than the runners up from Mesabi East.

In the 4x800 relay it was more of the same with the boys taking another first place with Schwinghamer, Dylan Fenske, Faltesek and Luke Olson finishing in 8:44.67, more than five seconds ahead of Greenway.

Schwinghamer, as an individual, took the top spot again in the 3,200-meter run outpacing Mt. Iron-Buhl’s Aaron Nelson by nearly 30 seconds with a time of 10:12.2.

Luke Olson claimed a first in the 400-meter dash narrowly beating out Hermantown’s Darby Gamradt with a time of 52.73 seconds.

Gawboy would take home second place in the boys 100-meter dash with a time of 11.69, only 0.9 second off the top spot.

Wigdahl placed second in boys shot put. He would also take home third place in the discus throw.

Omerza placed third in triple jump.

On the girls side, Kallberg took first and third place in long jump and triple jump respectively.

Freshman Kellen Thomas took first place for the girls in the discus throw with a score of 86-01.

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