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Track and field: Mariners set conference record

Silver Bay senior Jocelyn Russell won the 100-meter dash in 13.02 seconds at the Polar League Conference meet Wednesday, May 16, in Two Harbors. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)1 / 3
Silver Bay seventh-grader Danika Thompson (left) takes the baton from senior Everly Bauck in the 400-meter relay. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)2 / 3
Two Harbors senior Jake Paron finished second in the 1,600 meters at the Polar League conference meet. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)3 / 3

Records were falling as fast as the temperatures during the Polar League conference track meet

Wednesday, May 16, at Two Harbors High School.

Six Polar League records were broken during the meet, including a 10-year-old record in the 800-meter girls relay. The Silver Bay relay team of Corrina Marolt, Everly Bauck, Alexxa DeQuevedo and Jocelyn Russell won the event with a time of 1 minute, 50.9 seconds, breaking a record set by Esko in 2008 by one one hundredth of a second.

The other records broken included Nic Johnson of Cromwell-Wright in the 100 meters with a time of 10.88 seconds; Cromwell-Wright in the 800-meter boys relay in 1:34.42; Nick Carlson of South Ridge in the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 7.75 inches; Shaily Hakamaki of Cromwell-Wright in the long jump with 16 feet, 0.5 inches; and Hakamaki in the triple jump with 34 feet, 6.25 inches.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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