Minneapolis Edison, Minneapolis North, North St. Paul and Eden Prairie were represented by track and field athletes who dominated a couple of weeks ago at the state track and field meet held at Hamline University.
Jia Lewis and Jada Lewis led Minneapolis Edison to its second straight Class A girls’ track and field championship.
Jia Lewis placed second in the 100 and 200 meter dashes with times of 11.93 and 24.46 respectively. Jada Lewis placed third in both events, finishing with times of 12.12 (100) and 24.88 (200).
The sisters then teamed with Linda Senaphanh and Cayliah Rush to lead the 4×100 relay team to victory with a time of 48.18.
T’Nia Riley of Minneapolis North won the 100 (11.79) and 200 (24.41) and was part of the 4×100 relay team with ShyKia Islam, Lauren Porter and Tyanna Jordan that placed second with a time of 49.54.
North St. Paul’s 4×100 relay team of Alexis Pratt, Shaliciah Jones, Jebh Cooke and J’Ianna Cager took first place honors at the Class AA girls’ meet with a time of 47.72. The “fab four” then did the same in the 4×200 relay, finishing with a time of 139.20
Denzel Brown won the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash while representing Eden Prairie at the boys’ Class AA state track meet held at Hamline University a couple of weeks ago. The senior ran the 100 in 10.50 seconds and the 200 in 20.97.
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Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald is a contributing columnist at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.