Gracie Koch claims state title in 100-meter hurdles
St. Paul sophomore Gracie Koch became the 1A state champion in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.37 seconds. The time was 0.25 seconds faster than her preliminary race, but not quite her personal best of 17.25 seconds which she set at the Special District 1 Championships.
Koch and sister Stella Koch, junior Halsie Hempfling and sophomore Meredith Coleman also competed in the 4x100-meter relay and took third place with a time of 53.86 seconds. The Koch sisters, Hempfling and junior Frankie Lear also competed in the 4x400-meter relay and took fourth with a time of 4:35.93.
Stella Koch took third place in the triple jump with a distance of 32 feet, 1.75 inches.
St. Paul junior Gage Cook reached the finals of the 100-meters and 200-meters, placing seventh and eighth respectively.
The St. Paul boys 4x100-meter relay team consisting of Cook, junior Mason Cacka and sophomores Ralph Pohlschneider and Aidan Britten took fourth place with a time of 46.28 seconds. Cacka, Cook, Pohlschneider and junior Jackson Cook also competed in the 4x400-meter relay and took third place with a time of 3:37.09.
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