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Tiger relay team sets new school record, takes 3rd

Lincoln Arnold, anchoring the Tigers' 4X400 relay, reaches the finish line a fraction of a second behind the runner from Belle Plaine.

Morris Area's 4X400 relay team set a new school record and brought home third-place medals from the Minnesota Track and Field Meet.

The Tigers had participants in nine events and finished in a tie for ninth place in Class A Saturday at Klas Field on the campus of Hamline University.

The relay team of Cody Cannon, Stefan Lemke, Corey Nohl, and Lincoln Arnold broke the school record in Friday's preliminary round with a time of 3:26.02. The previous record of 3:26.2 was set in 1978 by Kevin Wilkins, Craig Jacobson, Rich Carlson, and Pete Warnes.

The 4X400 relay team had the highest placing for the Tigers, taking third in Saturday's finals with a time of 3:26.24. Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd won the relay in 3:24.53. Belle Plaine finished in 3:26.21, just .03 second ahead of the Tigers.

LQPV/D-B won the Class A title with a total of 53 points, just one more than second-place Worthington.

Light rain was falling throughout most of the meet, forcing the high jump and pole vault to be moved into the fieldhouse.

Stefan Lemke finished fourth in the 1600-meter race with a time of 4:24.83.

Jackson Henrich placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 150 feet, seven inches.

Lemke took sixth in the 800-meter run in 1:59.63.

Rachel Moser finished in a four-way tie for eighth place in the pole vault with a height of nine feet, six inches.

Arnold placed ninth in both of his sprints. He had a time of 23.46 in the 200-meter and 51.87 in the 400-meter.

Henrich finished 13th in the shot put with a throw of 47 feet, three and 1/4 inches, while Conor Arnold took 16th with a throw of 42 feet, eight and a half inches.