Class 3A girls state track: Roseville sophomore Jayda Wilson earns pole vault crown

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Roseville sophomore Jayda Wilson finished fifth in the pole vault at the state meet a year ago.

And she learned some valuable lessons in the process.

“The environment here is so different,” she said. “Normally you start at a lower height, and you have some time to adjust. Here you have to make it happen a lot quicker.”

Wilson got the job done when she needed to Saturday, winning the pole vault with a height of 12 feet during competition at the Class 3A girls state track and field meet at St. Michael-Albertville High School.

“I passed on the first three heights and came in at 11 (feet),” she said. “That helped make it seem more normal to me.”

Winning a state title as a sophomore will increase expectations for the rest of Wilson’s career. She said she’s ready for that.

“I just want to keep improving and keep going higher,” she said.

— Lakeville North took home the state title in the girls 4×100 relay in a time of 48.24 seconds. Champlin Park was second in a time of 48.38.

“I couldn’t ask for anything more,” said senior Lauren Reynolds, who pushed through health issues this season and ran the anchor leg Saturday. “This was just the most perfect way to end my senior year, especially in a season where there’s been some setbacks. To see the way we all ran today was amazing.”

— Lakeville North senior Trinity Wilson finished second in the girls shot put with a throw of 42-feet, 4 1/2 inches. Rogers junior Anya Schmidt won the event with a throw of 43-11 3/4.

— Stillwater junior Liberty Quast had a full day, finishing third in the 100 (12.00), sixth in the 200 (12.09) and eighth in the triple jump (36-2.5). She also ran a leg of Stillwater’s 4X100 team, which finished fifth (48.78).

“I was very happy with how today went,” she said. “I surprised myself by running 12 flat in the 100 and finishing top three. I was really happy with that.”

Roseville eighth grader Emani Yarbrough finished third in the triple jump with a leap of 37-2.

— Hastings junior Carlee Kordosky finished second in the 100 hurdles in 14.55. Minnetonka senior Claire Kohler won in 13.86. Kohler also won the 300 hurdles in 42.16.

— St. Paul Central junior Laura McClary finished third in the 1,600 in 4:55.80.

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