Crist Wins 800M At McDowell

ERIE, Pa. — Ava Crist of Maple Grove competed at the McDowell Track and Field invitational Saturday, winning the 800 meters in a time of 2:26.91. She also finished fifth in the 1,600 with a time of 5:40.

“I was proud of how Ava refocused after her 1,600 race,” Maple Grove coach Steve Matteson said. “She was not happy with how she raced in the 1,600. We talked about the 800 and came up with a game plan. I then told her she had to forget the 1,600 and refocus on the next race, and she did just that. She executed her race plan perfectly and didn’t let the other competitors or the weather affect her.”