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GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

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In 1986, Linda Barsness set the girls high jump record at the Minnesota High School Track and Field Championship Meet. That record still stands in Class AA. She went undefeated in Minnesota high school high jumping for three straight years. And track probably wasn’t even her best sport.
One of the main reasons I pursued a project on the 50th anniversary of Title IX was my understanding of the significance of women who paved the way for athletics today.
Panthers' 4x100 girls relay team finishes fourth at Nike Outdoors Nationals in Eugene, Ore.
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A pair of girls from Southeast Minnesota ran at the forefront of women's athletics in the groundbreaking years after the passage of Title IX.

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The Century 4x100 girls relay team got a spectacular final leg from Megan Lund and snuck past Minnetonka to give the Panthers a rare relay state title.
St. Michael-Albertville High School held the State Track & Field Finals on Saturday, June 11.
Winona senior Mandy Duellman finished her track-and-field career as a state champion, getting it done in the shot put on Saturday.
For the fourth straight year, the GMLOKS 4x200 girls relay team finished as a state champion.
State Class A Track and Field Finals took place on Friday, June 10, 2022, at St. Michael-Albertville High School in St. Michael.
Peyton Byrne, a Stewartville junior, didn't have his very best performance on Friday in the state track-and-field meet. But he was still good enough to earn a fourth-place medal.

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Pine Island senior Jarod White broke his own state track-and-field record in the pole vault, going 16 feet to easily win the event for the second straight year.
Century's Nathan Nelson finished with a pole vault height of 15 feet, equaling a personal best and earning him a second-place finish at the state track-and-field meet.
• At St. Michael-Albertville

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