Track: Spectrum girls earn school’s first conference crown, led by Staurseth

The Spectrum athletes and coaches piled together for a photo after winning the four-team Minnesota Charter School Conference meet.

 

The Spectrum girls track team captured the school’s first conference championship in any sport on Tuesday as they prevailed by a wide margin among four teams in the Minnesota Charter School Conference meet at Richfield.

Sting sophomore Sarina Staurseth won four events — both hurdle races, and long- and triple-jump — to lead the victory. The Sting won by a wide margin, 165 to 67 over second-place Math and Science Academy

Sarina Staurseth of Spectrum opened a lead in the 100 hurdles, one of four events she won in the MSCC meet at Richfield. (Photo by Rick Peterson)

 

Becca Schultz, a junior, won the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Also placing first were eighth-grader Sydney Blake in the 400, sophomore Kayla Zimmerman in the 800, sophomore Becca Peterson the 3200, junior Jaden Magnuson in the shot put, and the 4-by-200 relay.

Girls team scoring

1. Spectrum 165

2. Math and Science Academy 67

3. St. Croix Prep 63

4.  Prairie Seeds Academy 20

 

Spectrum girls in top 5

100 hurdles — (1) Sarina Staurseth 17.53 (2) Anna Nielson 19.41 (3) Lorna Bechtel 20.49

300 hurdles — (1) Staurseth 50.09 (3) Nielson 54.92 (4) Bechtel 56.80

100 dash — (1) Becca Schultz 13.49 (4) Justine Bandy 14.55

200 dash — (1) Schultz 28.33 (5) Caitlin Diedrich 30.84

400 dash — (1) Sydney Blake 1:09.75

800 run — (1) Kayla Zimmerman 2:25.23

1600 run — (5) Brittney Waterhouse 6:04.42

3200 run — (1) Becca Peterson 12:44.29 (5) Emily Owens  14:21.10

Long jump — (1) Staurseth 15-4 (3) Schultz 12-9 (5) Nicole Siebsen 11-9

Triple jump — (1) Staurseth 31-3 (2) Blake 27-0 (5) Siebsen 24-10

Shot put — (1) Jaden Magnuson 26-2 (2) Noelle Diekman 24-9 (4) Sarah Dillon 19-10

Discus — (2) Zimmerman 71-1 (3) Magnsuon 63-7 (4) Dillon 56-6

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