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Titans reach new heights at State

With the rainy conditions that greeted the athletes on Friday morning, May 24, the start of the 2019 State A Track and Field Meet was delayed one hour but by 10 a.m. Friday, Tea was buzzing with action as the top athletes from across the state readied to put on a show.

With the Titans hosting the opening day of the State Meet, Tea Area was ready to make their mark—they did not disappoint as several athletes reached the podium.

For the first time in school history, Tea Area had three athletes competing in the pole vault competition. Allison Kint, Carson Quigley, and Ean Minnaert all qualified during the Titans’ inaugural year of pole vaulting. Kint even found herself on the podium, claiming seventh place after clearing 8’6”. Quigley and Minnaert failed to place at State. Winning the State title in the girls’ pole vault was Custer’s Josey Wahlstrom who cleared 9’6” and winning the boys’ pole vault State title was St. Thomas More’s Jens Christiansen.

Kint also competed in the 300 meter hurdles; however, her time of 52.16 seconds in the preliminaries was not enough to reach the finals in the event.

Taking third place honors at the 2019 State A meet in the long jump was Tea Area’s Braden Beach. Beach jumped a distance of 21’2.5” to take third among the best jumpers in the State. Winning the event was Webster Area’s Jhett Prins with a jump of 21’7”.

In the girls’ triple jump, Sydney Mouw continued her success in the event, taking sixth place with a jump of 34’1.25”. Winning the State title was Ellie Brozik of Winner who jumped a distance of 36’2”.

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