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Larson runs 5th in state track

Sam Larson placed fifth in the 1,500-meters and sixth in the Class 3A 3,000-meters in the state track meet in Des Moines this week. Independent photo.

DES MOINES - Sam Larson placed fifth in the 1,500-meters in the Class 3A State track and field championships in Des Moines on Saturday, May 18. Larson was also sixth in the 3,000-meters on opening day of the meet held at Drake Stadium.

Larson finished the 1,500 in 4:56.45 and ran 10:49.07 in the 3,000. The Wildcats also had senior discus thrower Erica Lane place ninth at 114' 1" and the 4x800 relay also placed ninth in 9:52.33. Brittney Nilles, April Jones, Sam Larson and Maddie Kampen comprised the relay. The shuttle hurdle relay ran 18th in 1:11.45, consisting of Nilles, Maggy Duffield, Lane and Kaitlyn Jensen.

Humboldt's Jacob Miller ran 20th in the boys' 3A 3,200-meters in 10;38.12.

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