Jared Syverson and Grant Magnuson

River Falls will be well represented on Championship Saturday at the WIAA State Track and Field Championships after setting four school records on day one of the state meet Friday, May 31, in La Crosse.

Both the boys’ and girls’ 4x100 relays and the boys’ 4x200 and 4x800 relay teams set new school marks Friday.

Jared Creen, Karl Linton, Mason Prigge and Stefan Klechefski will take the sixth fastest time into Saturday’s 4x100 boys’ finals after combining for a school record mark of 42.31 seconds, while Mariah Marg, Emily Banitt, Sarah Langlois and Sofia Naranjo Mata also qualified sixth for the girls’ finals in a school record 48.53.

The boys’ 4x200 relay team of Creen, Linton, Klechefski and Nate Rixmann set a new school mark of 1 minute, 29.74 seconds, ninth fastest in Saturday’s finals, while the 4x400 team of Payton Flood, Jared Syverson, Josh Linton and Niko Zoller qualified with an eighth place time of 3:24.42.

Syverson, Grant Magnuson, Josh Linton and Mason Shea also set a new school mark in the 4x800 to finish 14th overall.

Klechefski and Naranjo Mata also advanced in their respective 100 meter dash races, with Klechefski taking a fourth place time of 10.81 seconds into the boys’ finals and Naranjo Mata a ninth place time of 12.43 seconds into the girls’.

Creen finished 17th in Friday’s 100 dash preliminaries with a time of 11.24 seconds and Flood was 12th in the 400 in 50.57 while Zoller was 19th in the 400 in 51.47. The girl 4x200 relay team of Naranjo Mata, Banitt, Langlois and Rachel Randleman placed 18th with a time of 1:45.78.

In addition to the three relay finals and Klechefski and Naranjo Mata competing in the 100 dash finals Saturday, Naranjo Mata will compete in the girls’ triple jump and Creen in the boys’ long jump while Shea will run in the boys’ 1600.

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