Junior Lauren Dubois and eighth-grader Sammy Carr earned some state meet experience June 9 at St. Michael-Albertville High School.
The two were representing the Shakopee girls track and field team at the Class 3A competition and both finished a couple spots shy of the medal stand. For both, it was their first-ever state appearance.
Dubois finished 11th in the high jump with a leap of 5-2. She set a new school record in that event with a leap of 5-6 in the Section 2AAA competition to qualify for state.
The previous school record was 5-5, which was first set in 1980 by Jane Weinzierl and then matched by Gina Britz in 1997.
Senior Niamya Holloway of Eden Prairie won the state title in the high jump for a second straight year with a height 5-8.
Meanwhile, Carr ended up 11th in the long jump with with a mark of 16-10 1/4. She took second at sections with a leap of 17-4 3/4 to make the state field.
Senior Maddie Dahlien of Edina won the long jump (18-8 1/2) at state.
Jayda Becker, a 2021 Shakopee graduate, holds the school record in the long jump (17-7 1/2), so Carr is not far off from that mark and still has four more seasons to attain it.
Carr and Dubois didn’t score any team points for the Sabers. Rosemount won the team championship for a second straight year with 93 points, which was 12 better than runner-up Minnetonka.
Edina was third (63), followed by Wayzata (56) and St. Michael-Albertville (39).
On the boys side, Shakopee did not have state qualifiers for a second straight year.
Andover won the state team title (62.2), followed by Rosemount (58), Moorhead (55), Champlin Park (52) and Owatonna and Robbinsdale Armstrong (40).