HALE – The Hale track and field team opened its season at home on Tuesday, April 27, hosting a North Star League meet. The boys team was able to come away in first place in the four-team event, while the girls had to settle for second. 

The boys saw Dylan Koepke place third in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes, Avery Coleman was fifth in the 100 and Amadeo Kaiser was fourth in the 200. Robert Rosebrugh and Alex Wanty were second and third in the 400, David Wanty won the 800 in a time of 2:25.7, with Reece Ready and Josh Butzin taking second and fourth in the same event. Alex Wanty won the 1600 in 5:03.2, and he was followd by Ready and Brady Mccadie. Alex Wanty also won the 3200 meter run at 11:48, where Lawrence Mullins was also fourth. 

In the 110 hurdles, Zach Koepke was third and Dylan Koepke placed fifth, while the 300 hurdles had Zach Koepke place second and Dylan Perkins was fifth. 

The 4x800 relay team of Dylan Wanty, Mccadie, Ready and Skyler Short also added first place points. 

In the shot put, Mike Koepke won with a throw of 32’6”, Brenden Bernard and Dylan Koepke were second and third. Bernard also won the discus on a toss of 112’11”. 

In the high jump, Alex Wanty won with a 5’5, while David Wanty was second. Mike Koepke placed second in the pole vault and in the long jump, David Wanty won with an 18’6.75, where Perkins was fifth. 

On the girls side, Madison Hollenbeck was fifth in the 100 meter dash, Abigail Parkinson was fourth in the 400 and Anna Temple was third in the 800. Parkinson won the 1600 meter run on a time of 6:56.7, and she was followed by Kayla Wolanin and Laken Caverly. Wolanin won the 3200 on a run of 16:12.7. Bernard added a second place finish in the 100 hurdles. 

The girls also won the 4x200 and 4x800 relays, with teams of Kaitlyn Hollis, Hollenbeck, Temple and Parkinson and Caverly, Parkinson, Temple and Wolanin. 

In the shot put, Hollenbeck was third and the discus saw Bernard place fifth. 

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