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Trojan boys excel in Section 2AA track and field meet

Worthington High School seniors Abagotte Opiew and Marenono Opiew, as well as the Trojan boys’ 4x400 meter and 4x800 meter relay teams, qualified for the Minnesota Class AA track and field meet during the Section 2AA meet that concluded Friday in Worthington.

Abagotte Opiew took first place in the long jump with a leap 21 feet 7.5 inches and also captured the triple jump with an effort of 45 feet 6.25 inches. He also ran the anchor leg for the 4x400 quartet, which won with a time of 3:26.45 – just .01 second faster than Mankato East.

Marenono Opiew won the 300-meter hurdles for the Trojans with a time of 40.27 seconds. He also qualified for state by taking second in the triple jump at 42 feet 1.5 inches as well as in 110-meter hurdles at 15.07 seconds. Additionally, Marenono ran the third leg of the 4x400 team.

The WHS 4x800 relay team set a school record in qualifying for state with a second-place finish behind Mankato East. Competing on that team were Ofbeka Morke, Fanuel Wolday, Filmon Wolday and Mikele Walu. Members of the 4x400 relay team besides the Opiew brothers were Walu and Jacari Swinea.

The Trojan boys took third as team in the Section 2AA meet, finishing with a score of 95 points. Worthington’s girls’ team, meanwhile, placed 12th. Cassidy Madison had the best individual effort for WHS in the meet, placing sixth in the pole vault thanks to a personal record of 9 feet 2 inches.


The Worthington Trojans baseball team had its season come to end Saturday in the Section 2AAA baseball tournament as they lost to fourth-seeded Mankato West 10-4 in New Ulm. Tucker Brandner had three hits in the game for eighth-seeded WHS.


The Worthington Community Football Club UPSL Premier Division team suffered a 4-0 loss on the road to the defending regular-season champion Vlora Football Club on Friday night. Los Toros, now 2-4-1, will host a home match Wednesday against the Twin City Football Club.

Los Dos, meanwhile, dropped a 4-3 First Division match Saturday at the league-leading 18-26 Academy in Minnetonka. Los Dos, which came close to rallying from a 3-0 deficit, will host Skills Football Club at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Buss Field. Los Dos is 2-2.


In Section 2AAA baseball on Saturday, it was Mankato East 13, Marshall 0 and Mankato West 7, Marshall 5. In Section 3AA baseball, it was Luverne 2, Fairmont 1 and Paynesville Area 2, Windom 0. In Section 3A baseball, Murray County Central beat Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 13-5.

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