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Sydney Cuperus places twice at section track and field meet

Madison, Williams compete well, nearly place in field events at Redwood Falls

June 4, 2014

Syd Cuperus placed in both the shot put and the discus at the Section 3A Meet. 
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FULDA FREE PRESS/Sheila Crowley
Syd Cuperus placed in both the shot put and the discus at the Section 3A Meet.
 Alyssa Williams ended in a three-way tie in the pole vault with 7-2 jump. 
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FULDA FREE PRESS/Sheila Crowley
Alyssa Williams ended in a three-way tie in the pole vault with 7-2 jump.
By Les Knutson

Sports Writer
Fulda High School junior Sydney Cuperus capped her fine all-around track and field season by placing in two events at the Section 3A Meet in Redwood Falls last Thursday, May 29.

Cuperus qualified to compete in both the shot put and discus after placing fourth in both events at the Sub-Section 10 Meet in Luverne eight days earlier on May 21.

At Redwood, Sydney improved her sub-section distance in each event and earned four points for the Raiders by placing sixth in the discus (94-7) and eighth in the shot put (32-8).

At Luverne, Cuperus reached distances of 87-9 and 32-1, respectively.

“Sydney really stepped up and performed very well in each event, especially in the discus,” praised FHS head coach Greg Erdmann. “She threw (the discus) nearly seven feet farther at Redwood than at Luverne, moving her from a projected (according to the seed distance) 15th-place ranking all the way up to sixth, which is a pretty impressive improvement.”

Cuperus was the only Fulda girl to score points (top eight places) in the section meet, earning three in the discus and one point in the shot put.

Several others, including freshmen Nicole Madison (10th, discus, 86-3) and Alyssa Williams (three-way tie for 10th, pole vault, 7-2), also competed well in the high-caliber meet, which features the best high school track and field athletes in Southwestern Minnesota.

Junior Sariah Cheadle, a fine all-around three-sport athlete for the Raiders, scratched on all three of her preliminary round leaps in the triple jump and did not get a recorded distance.

Freshman Bailey Wagner was close on each of her attempts at the opening height of 4-7 in the high jump, but was not able to clear the bar cleanly on any of her three tries.

Fulda’s 4x100-meter relay team, which advanced with a 55.0 (13th-best time among all four sub-section meets), was not able to match that speed at Redwood, finishing 16th with a time of 56.22.

Exchanging the baton for the Raiders were junior Suzanne Pagel, eighth-grader Camryn Baumhoefner, Wagner and junior Courtney Tiesler.

“All eight girls did a nice job of representing Fulda at the section meet,” declared Erdmann. “We had a nice season with many highlights, including having all eight of these girls qualify to compete at the section meet.”


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