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West Fargo's Brooke Grooters takes the lead in the 3,200-meter relay Saturday during the Lyle Hokanson Memorial track meet at North Dakota State University. David Samson / Forum Communications Co.

WF track continues early season surge

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The West Fargo track and field team continued its early season dominations with a clean sweep Saturday at the Lyle Hokanson Memorial meet at North Dakota State University.

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The meet was jam packed with schools, as both Class A and B teams competed against one another.

In Class A, the Packers boys team tallied 253 points and the girls racked up 211.5. Runners up were Grand Forks Central with 182 points, and Grand Forks Red River with 168.5, respectively.

West Fargo's Amanda Levin swept the sprints after crossing the line in 12.27 seconds in the 100 meters, and 25.74 seconds in the 200 meters.

Levin also ran legs in two of the Packers' three winning relay races. In the 800 relay, Levin, Jaeden Metcalf, Samantha Gooding and Alissa Mears tallied a top time in 1:47.72.

Then, in the 1,600, Levin ran alongside Brooke Grooters, Gooding and Mears for a winning time of 4:04.73. Grooters, Christine Baltezore, Keana Karnopp and Mears teamed up in the 3,200 relay for a top time of 10:09.40.

The Packers girls also got wins from Christina Bruenjes in the triple jump with a leap of 35 feet, and Kaley Stotz in the pole vault after clearing 8 feet. West Fargo's Sawyer Uetz was runner up in the event after falling just four inches short of Stotz.

On the boys side, the Packers had five individual victories and a pair of relay wins.

Shane Siverson blazed to a 22.81 second first-place win in the 200 meters. He also finished runner-up in the 100 meters at 11.33 seconds, as teammate Alex Spacek nipped on his heals for a third-place finish.

Darin Baltezore took first in the 3,200 meters with a time of 10:05.70, or nearly six seconds faster than the runner up.

Spacek, Chaz Gunderson, Jaime Heinen and Siverson combined for a time of 43.53 and a first-place finish in the 400 relay. Spacek, Shelby Schulz, Chris Hansen and Siverson also picked up a win in the 800 relay with a time of 1:33-flat.

On the field side, Jordan Bishoff cleared 6-foot, 6-inches in the high jump for first place, while Heinen came in second just two inches lower. Both heights were personal bests. Austin Althoff made 5-10 for a 1-2-3 West Fargo finish.

Heinen placed first in both the long jump and triple jump, as well.

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