Area track and field athletes compete at Class A state meetPublished 10:41am Monday, June 10, 2013
ST. PAUL — After a short and fast track season, several area athletes competed in the 2013 Class A track and field meet at Hamline University Friday and Saturday.
Looking to defend last season’s discus title, Otter Tail Central’s Steffan Stroh finished in seventh, in both the discus (149’05) and the shotput (49’07.5). OTC’s Megan Biegler’s best throw of the meet, 34’09.5, did not qualify her for the finals.
Petric VanErp finished in fifth place (48’08) in the triple jump and high jump, while teammate Collin Dague did not advance to the finals of the 300 meter hurdles after being disqualified.
The Bulldogs’ Noah Thompson, Dague, Keith Stueve and Luke Himmelspach took ninth in the 4×200 with a time of 1:35.21.
Pelican Rapids’ Sommer Haugrud, last year’s 200 meter dash champion, took fifth place (25.92) in the event. The Viking boys’ 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams were both able to break its school records in Friday’s qualifying round. The 4×200 team of Robert Mazariegos, Carlos Gutierrez, Arturo Saavedra and Colton Mickelson took seventh in the finals with a time of 1:33.04, while Mazariegos, Gutierrez, Saavedra and Luis Martinez finished in ninth (3:34.07) in the 4×400.
Ashby/Brandon-Evansville’s Caroline Jansen captured third in the triple jump with an attempt of 36’01. Jansen also took ninth in the long jump on Friday. Teammate Megan Friedrich did not qualify for finals in the 100 meter hurdles (16.56).
Daniel Schack of West Central Area took ninth place in the high jump with a leap of 6’02, while Kylie Fernholz ran the 800 meter run (2:21.68) on Friday, but did not qualify for the finals.
The Knights’ 4×800 meter relay team of John Olhoft, Tyler Schill, Bryce Paulson and Alex Toms (8:44.88) were unable to place.