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HHS girls advance 9 events to state track, boys 2

Humboldt's varsity girls' track team has qualified nine events for the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships after competing in a qualifying meet in Nevada on Thursday night (May 15). Humboldt had five automatic qualifiers and four provisional. All five events placed runner-up to secure a state berth. The first and second place finishers in each event, along with the eight next best times and distances statewide, advance to the state meet in Des Moines May 22-24.

The Wildcat 4x800-meter relay placed second with a time of 10:03.94. The relay consisted of Brittney Nilles, April Jones, Beth Duffield and Maddie Kampen. Sam Larson was second in the 3,000-meters in 10:55.89. Nilles was also second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:11.49. Kampen took second in the 800-meters in 2:26.20 while Duffield was second in the 400-meters in 1:02.40. In addition, Beth Duffield qualified in the 200-meters (27.7) and Larson qualified in the 1,500-meters (5:07.82). Maggy Duffield qualified for state in the 100-meter hurdles (16.58) and the distance medley relay also advanced with a time of 4:33.76. They include Caitlyn Wadsley, Maggy Duffield. Kampen and Larson.

Humboldt's boys advanced two events to the state meet. Brady Ross, who was third in the shot put with a throw of 45-feet 11.5-inches, earned a state berth, along with the Wildcats' 1,600-meter medley relay, which ran 3:46.97 for 5th on Thursday. The relay consisted of Tony Nielsen, Jordan Edwards, Reed Burres and Brayden Collins.

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