Emily Covert and Tierney Wolfgram both made their collegiate debuts recently
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Covert made her long-awaited collegiate debut this month in track and field by running the 1500m at the Jack Christiansen Invitational. She finished in third place with a time of 4:31.91. This was her first time since 2016 running an official 1500m and her new time of 4:31.91 was a 13 second personal best.
She also ran the 5k at the GCU Invitational running a 16:31.63, which is an all-around new personal best for her.
See: Alumni Focus: Emily Covert | Emily Covert Wins Girls Gold In 17:28 | Emily Covert Ready To Put A Cap On All-Star Career | Emily Covert Makes Pledge To Colorado | Emily Covert Sets a Meet Record in 10:18
Wolfgram made her collegiate debut and did what she normally does, dominate the field. She ran in the 5000m at the Fresno St. Invitational and ended up with a time of 16:44.15, 40 seconds ahead of the competition.
Byron High School
Class of 2021
Katie broke the Byron school record in the 400m at the Byron varsity meet #3 with a time of 58.97. This broke the longtime school record of 60.10 set by Judy Hawley in 1978.
Check out where Katie ranks in Minnesota here: Girls Outdoor Rankings
Eden Prairie High School
Class of 2022
Nia Holloway has reached new heights in the high jump with a new PR of 5-8. This is the top jump in the state so far this season and makes her the favorite at state.
Stewartville High School
Class of 2021
Maia Peterson like Katie Lambrecht also broke her school recod at the Byron Varsity Meet #3. She ran a new PR of 59.88 to break the school record.
Cinnamo, Payne, Johnson, and Jacobsen combined to break the school record in the 4x200. They ran a time of 1:43.40 which puts them as the best in the state by far this season.
Check out the Minnesota state rankings here: Girls Outdoor Rankings
North Saint Paul High School
Class of 2017
One of the great throwers in state history will be transferring from the University of Pennsylvania and come home to the University of Minnesota to finish his collegiate career. The former North Saint Paul standout won two state title in high school, ranks 16th all-time in the shot put, and 2nd all-time in the discus. He got ever so close to breaking Karl Erickson's state record in the discus.
Fernando set a huge personal best in the 5000m with a time of 14:35.63 at the Hamline Showcase. This is his first time running a sub 15 minute 5k, as his old personal best was 15:11.54 from earlier in the season.