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Two Minnetonka Athletes Take Titles at State Track Finals

The Skippers had one person on both the girls and boys sides finish first in their respective competitions.

Editor's Note: Photographs featuring the winners of the competition were not available.

The 2011 Minnesota State High School League Boys and Girls Track and Field Championships came to a close Saturday, and didn't leave empty-handed in the Class AA finals. 

Senior Christian Skaret took first place in the boys 1,600-meter run, finishing his final run at 4:16:72.

On the girls' side, freshman Piper Jensen captured the first place title in the triple jump, leaping a 37-9 in the final competition. 

Overall, the boys' team finished with a team ranking of 19, while the girl's team finished 22nd overall.

 

Other local athletes compete at state

In the boys high jump, Minnetonka junior Jamie Crum placed 3rd, with a final jump of 6-06.

Meanwhile on the girls' side, the 4x400 meter relay team of Anne Haakenstad, Elise Byron, Maggie Carruth and Elizabeth Endy placed 7th overall with a final run of 3:56.49.

In the girls long jump, freshman Anna Benke placed 9th, leaping a 16-07.50 in the final.

Check the Minnesota State High School League website for complete results from the boys and girls track and field championships.

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