Track and Field WAyzata

The Wayzata boys track and field team finished third at the State Meet.

The Wayzata boys and girls track and field teams represented well at the state meet June 7-8 as the boys team placed third, and the girls team finished in fifth place.

The boys team had two state champions including the 4x800 meter relay team consisting of seniors Cameron Arkesteyn, Andrew Brandt, Patrick Leonard and Zachary Miller. The team clocked a winning time of 7:50.59 to best their closest competitors from Edina by almost three seconds.

Junior Dante White captured the state title in the long jump with a mark of 22-05. He placed third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.33 seconds.

White was also involved in the team’s 4x100 meter relay team, which finished third. White, junior Alvin George and sophomores Sean Diedrich and Owen Mickelson recorded a time of 42.61 seconds.

The team’s 4x400 meter relay team also took third place with a time of 3:20.92. That team included Arkesteyn, seniors Max Baker and Ethan Wagner and junior Ian Zukor.

Junior Drake Daniels made both finals in the hurdling events. He placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles (38.91 seconds) and ninth in the 110-meter event (15.12 seconds).

Junior Nicholas Hedlund added a fourth-place finish in the high jump by clearing 6-06. Patrick Leonard added a ninth-place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:10.82.

Girls results

Standout distance runner, junior Emma Atkinson, led the way for the Wayzata girls track and field team at the State Meet.

Atkinson placed second in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:56.97. She added a fifth-place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 2:13.80.

The team’s 4x400 meter relay team — senior Lillian Mann, juniors Anna Bartels and Olivia James and sophomore Mara Gillem — placed second with a time of 3:54.96.

Gillem, James, Mann and senior Jordan Hedtke combined to take sixth place in the 4x200 meter relay with a time of 1:43.37.

Bartels, junior Samantha Corning, sophomore Emelia Arnone and freshman Ella Braufman combined to take fifth place in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 9:27.55.

Arnone also added a ninth-place finish in the 3200 meters with a time of 11:08.98. Freshman Mara Braun took third place in the triple jump with a mark of 37-1 1/2.

Melissa Turtinen is the multimedia reporter for Lakeshore Weekly News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.

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