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The Shakopee track and field teams opened the outdoor season by winning its first outdoor meet.

Both the boys and girls track and field teams won a meet at Eagan High School on Tuesday when they narrowly edged out Eagan and Apple Valley.

The Saber boys earned first place with 68 points to beat Eagan, which scored 66 points. Apple Valley was third with 49 points.

The girls meet was just as close, as the Shakopee girls scored 79.5 points to beat Eagan’s 76 points. Apple Valley was third.

In the girls meet, Shakopee earned six first place finishes and multiple other high finishes.

The best event and biggest point-earner for the Sabers was the 800 meters, where they swept the top three spots and earned a big 10 points.

Jayda Becker was the first Saber to cross the finish line with a time of 2:33.47. Annika Willmert was second in 2:40.15 and Grace Schmelz-Bundt was third in 2:41.77.

Kylee Fuder had a strong meet as she earned two first place finishes for the Sabers.

She finished first in the 200 meters with a time of 27.98 seconds and in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 3 inches.

The 300 hurdles was another strong event for the Sabers as Sophie Moran led the charge and Shakopee finished in three of the top for spots. Moran was first with a time of 52.98 seconds.

Shakopee also won the 4x800 and 4x100 meter relays.

Other top finishes for the Saber girls were: Madelyn Bergien, third in the 100 hurdles; Madeline Loughlin, second in the 100 meters; Caitlin Harrison and Katelyn Buth, second and third in the 400; Leah Weier, Samyuktha Ravikumar and Callie Sellner finishing second, third and fourth in the 3,200; Abby Edgar, second in the pole vault; Makayla Cizek, second in the triple jump and Gabriella Dalsin, second in the discus.


In the boys track meet, Shakopee won five individual events and two relays to win finish first.

Connor Raines was a multiple event winner as he won the 200 meters with a time of 23.23 seconds and the long jump with a distance of 19 feet, 9.25 inches.

Ashton Schriever won the triple jump with a jump of 39-7 and Jared Meier won the high jump by clearing 6 feet, 2 inches.

Kyle Martin won the shot put with a throw of 41-3.

Shakopee also finished first in the 4x200 and 4x100 relays.

Other top finishes for the Sabers boys were: Montez Hinton, second in the 100 meters; Carter Broze, second in the 400; Josh Welch, second in the 300 hurdles; Matt Buckner, second in the pole vault; Charles Theis, second in the long jump and Julian Fletcher and Broze, second and third in the triple jump.

Sports editor

Todd Abeln has been the Shakopee and Jordan sports editor for more than 10 years. He enjoys highlight big accomplishments and competitive games. Todd also enjoys golf, softball and watching his kids play baseball, soccer, hockey and basketball.

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