The Woodbury and East Ridge girls track and field teams traveled to Mounds View High School on Tuesday for one of the first meets of the season.

It was a good chance to open the season and have different opportunities for many of the girls on the team to do field and track events.

It was a strong day for the Royals and Raptors as many runners ended in the top 10 or top 20 to finish a day full of sun and warmer weather.


The day started off with 100-meter hurdles and Addawiyat Lawal was the top finisher for the Royals with a 20.09 time and a 31st-place.

The 100 dash had some top finishers for Woodbury as Alexandrya Paulson finished in fourth place with a time of 13.55. Egypt Dohbila and Kathleen Vaske both finished in the top 25 with times of 13.86 and 14.20 respectively.

Abigail Parent was the top finisher in the 1600 run with a time of 5:49.49. The Woodbury's 4x100 relay finished in third place with a time of 52.04.

Vaske ended the 400 dash in the top 10 with a seventh-place finish and a time of 1:05.28. Lawal also had a strong finish in the 300 hurdles with a time of 52.51 and ending in the top 15.

Anna Muellner had a strong day in the 200 dash as she placed second with a time of 26.40, while Lillian Orf finished in 22nd with a time of 29.19.

Tiffany Holiday ran the longest race, the 3200 run, and finished in ninth place with a time of 12:01.49.

In the field events, Ellen Joyce had a strong day with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump with a 32-09.75 jump. Maya Cochrane also had a big day at the discus throw and shot put.

In the discus throw, Cochrane finished sixth with a 114-00 throw and ended her day with a first-place finish in the shot put with a 39-06 throw.

Oluwasolape Amusan also finished in the top 15 at the shot put event with a throw of 31-01, which placed her 14th overall.

The Royals will get back on the track next week at Eagan as the boys and girls teams compete on Tuesday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m.

East Ridge

The day started with the 100 hurdles and Rachel Okeleye was the top finisher for the Raptors as she finished 14th with a time of 17.51. Megan Gerhardt ended the 100 dash in 11th place with a time of 13.78.

The Raptors finished fifth and seventh in the 4x200 relay with times of 1:50.15 and 1:54.00 respectively. In the 4x100, East Ridge finished seventh and ninth overall with times of 53.90 and 55.17 respectively.

The 200 dash was a successful event for the Raptors as they had four runners finish in the top 20. Megan Clark was the top finisher for East Ridge as she ended in sixth place with a time of 27.56.

Nam Phuong Dao finished in 10th place with a time of 28.20, while Rosanna Meier and Meghan Boyles finished 14th and 19th overall with times of 28.59 and 28.95 respectively.

The 4x400 relay team finished in fourth place with a time of 4:13.63.

In the field events, East Ridge had three girls finish in the top 30 for pole vault. Caroline Eggert, Emma Grant and Julia Kothe ended the event in 14th, 20th and 28th place respectively.

Sydney Shaffer finished the long jump in 12th place with a jump of 15-03. Gerhardt also had a strong outing in the triple jump with a 30-01 jump.

The East Ridge girls team will be heading to Edina on Friday, May 3 at 3 p.m.