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3/21/2013 10:04:00 AM Email this articlePrint this article 
Quinn Cullen and Claire Cullen Darlington distance runners.
Redbirds hit the track running at Tri-State Indoor
PLATTEVILLE - Darlington's distance runners worked the winter blahs out of their legs to highlight the Redbirds showing at the annual Tri-State Indoor Track and Field Invitational held at UW-Platteville's Williams Fieldhouse on Saturday, March 16.

Senior Quinn Cullen won the boys' 800-meter run and helped the 4x800-meter relay team to another first-place performance as the Redbirds placed sixth overall in the Small School Boys' standings, while his sister, junior Claire Cullen, locked up one of the team's two second-place finishes in the girls' 3,200 run to lead the Lady Redbirds to a fifth-place finish in the Small School Girls' standings.

Lancaster took home the boys' title with 79.5 total points. Sugar River was a close second with 76 points, followed by Lena-Winslow with 73 points. Darlington pulled in sixth at the 18-team meet with 46.5 points.

Northeast cruised to the girls' team title with 84 points. Sugar River was second with 76 points and Camanche was third with 71 points. Darlington was fifth with 41 points.

Quinn Cullen raced to the title in the 800 with a winning time of 2:04.04 and he joined with senior Garth Garrison, junior Tyson Miehe and sophomore Thomas Schultz to win the 3,200 relay in 8:42.82.

Garrison added a second-place finish in the 3,200 run (10:49.44) and Miehe took second in the 1,600 run (4:29.19) at the meet. Senior Robert Martin also placed seventh in the 3,200 (11:15.53) for the Redbirds.

Junior Kyle Johnson turned in a second-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles (8.32), and senior Ethan Glendenning tied for eighth in the high jump (5'6") to round out the team scoring for the 'Birds.

Claire Cullen placed second in the girls' 3,200 in 13:36.65, while the Lady Redbirds' 4x800 relay squad of seniors Cheyenne Wolfe, Harley Douglas, Tatum Evenstad and Christa Wamsley added a second-place finish in 10:45.83.

Evenstad teamed with senior Claire Scott, junior Shai Rowe and freshman Carly Langkamp to place fifth in the 4x400 relay (4:36.14), and Wamsley came in seventh in the 1,600 (6:01.8) for the Lady 'Birds.

Seniors Cassidy Chambers and Abigail Merriam finished third and fourth, respectively, in the high jump with top marks of 4'10" on the day; while Scott placed third (29'7.75") and Merriam placed seventh (27'8") in the triple jump.

Darlington finishes off the indoor season by participating in the Benton Indoor Invitational at UW-Platteville on Saturday, March 23, starting at 10 a.m.

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