Grace Drietz runs in the 800-meter run at the state.

Dreitz sixth, eighth at state track

Canby-Minneota eighth grader Grace Drietz finished sixth in the 1600-meter run (mile) Class A State Track Meet on Saturday.

She also finished in eighth place in the 800-meter race, earning two medals and places on the judges stand.

In the 1600-meter run, Drietz ran a 5:06.39, which was 16 seconds better than the time she used to get into the state meet.

Grace Ping of Cotter won the race in 4:57.86 with lauren Ping of Cotter in second at 4:58.25.

After qualifying for the 800-meter run on Friday, she ran a 2:19.68 in the finals to take eighth place. 

Ava Hill of Mesabi East won the race in 2:13.13 with Taylor Kreitinger of Byron in second at 2:14.44.

The Blake School won the state tournament with 46 points. All of Canby-Minneota's points came from Drietz and they finished 48th with six points.

Drietz was the only Canby-Minneota trackster to qualify for the finals and to run on Saturday. Two boys' relay and a girls' relay lost in the preliminaries, as did Carter Wente on the hurdles and Norah King in the discus.

Grce Drietz with her sixth and eighth place medals. (Photo by Payl Raymo, Q92 Radio).

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