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Trojan boys capture first at Marshall track meet

The Worthington boys track and field team finished first Monday at the seven-team Marshall Meet.


The Trojans scored a cumulative 140 points, well ahead of second-place Marshall’s 88. Luverne was third, followed by Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.


Picking up first-place finishes for the Worthington boys were Jacari Swinea in the 200 meters, Tethlouch Gach in the 110 meter hurdles, Welbaka Morke in the triple jump and the 4x200 meter relay team of Morke, Mak Lia, Gach and Swinea. Other top-three finishes included: Gach, second in the 300 meter hurdles; Caleb Meyer, second in the high jump; Lia, second in the triple jump; Austin Kinser, third in the 400; Addis Tiruneh, third in the 800; Fanuel Wolday, third in the 1600; and Thet Tay, third in the high jump. The 4x400 meter relay team also earned a second-place finish, and the 4x400 meter relay team was third.


In the girls competition, Marshall came out on top with 182 points. Luverne was second at 119.5 points, MACCRAY/Renville County West was third and Worthington fourth.


For the Trojans, placers included New Gora, first in the high jump, and Grace Bates, second in the long jump and third in the high jump.




In boys golf, Worthington won a home meet against Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda by a score of 158-188. 


Logan Powers was medalist for WHS with a round of 36, rallying after being 4-over-par through five holes. Powers eagled the sixth hole and finished three under for the final four.


Andew Mulder added a 39 for the Trojans, Spenser Nickel shot a 41 and Wesley Widboom had a 42. Nathan Kueny’s 39 was the low round for Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda.


The Trojans girls golf team, meanwhile, competed against HL-O/F – which didn’t have a complete team – in Fulda. Madison Beckmann led WHS with a 48, Claire Mahlberg carded a 54, Claire Meyer had a 57 and Payton Nickel shot a 59. Marenna Bang was lowest for the Coyotes at 50.  




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