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Ranger Relays Rule 

 The Ranger track and field squad competed at the windy Douglas Early Bird meet on Saturday.  Teams competing in the meet included AA schoolsRapid City Stevens and Central, Douglas and Sturgis.  Several other area A schools were also in attendance.  Winds were strong and steady throughout the day, but that didn’t stop the Rangers from several great performances.

The Ranger girls began the meet with a win in the 4x800 meter relay.  Mariah Asheim led off the race with a great opening leg, followed by Alise Kelting and Mackenzie Swanson.  Stephanie Qualm came from behind on the last lap to complete the win over Rapid City Stevens.  Later in the day Qualm was also third in the 1600 meter race.

In the sprints, Jessica McDonald ran well, finishing 4th in the 200 meter dash and 5th in the 400 meter run (65.95). McDonald, Kelting , Asheim and Qualm combined for a 5th place finish in the 4x400 relay to finish off the running events for the day.

Stephanie Burleson placed 5th in the Shot Put (29’6.5”) to lead the field event placers.  Kelby Weiderhold threw 80’11” to place 8th in the Discus.

For the boys, Clint Lewis started off the day with a 3rd place finish in the 3200 meter run.  Lewis ran 11:28.24 for the eight windy laps.  The boys 4x800 relay team of Hudson Koel, Adrian Salinas, Andy Quenzer and Andy Coy ran 8:49.41 finishing 2nd behind Rapid City Stevens.  Later in the day, Koel, Quenzer, Chance Clason and Coy won a thrilling 4x400 meter race, edging Rapid City Stevens at the wire.

Jake Allen placed third in the triple jump with another great leap of 41’2.5”.  Later in the day, Allen was 4th in the 110 hurdles (16.40).

The 1600m sprint medley relay team of Chance Clason, Cody Skiles, Clint Lewis and John Bintliff placed 6th.

Trevor Rossknecht threw very well in the discus to place 6th  (115’-11”).

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