The Blue Earth Area girls track and field team keeps shining. They placed second at the South Central Conference Championship meet on Tuesday, May 14.
Unusually high temperatures and winds did not stop the girls from placing first in several events.
The 4x400-meter relay started off with Taylor Grandgenett, and the baton was then passed to Anne Franta, who handed it off to Karli Olsen, with Krista Hassing taking the last leg. They placed first with a total time of 4:07.4.
Krista hassing took the lead once again in the 400-meter dash, (60.9) and also the 800-meter run, (2:27.3).
Skylee Bell took first with the 100 and 200-meter dash, 12.8 and 26.8, respectively. She was followed closely by teammate Anne Franta in the 200-meter dash, who took second with a time of 26.9.
Another first place was taken by Taylor Grandgenett for the 300-meter low hurdles at 47.2.
Fairmont 142, BEA 116, St. Peter 102, Waseca 92, St. James Area 86.5, New?Ulm 17.
2nd, 1:53.1 Paige Darrington, Miranda Johnson, Shayna Stevermer, Anne Franta.
2nd, 52.6 Paige Darrington, Miranda Johnson, Karli Olsen, Skylee Bell.
Karli Olsen, 62.7, 3rd.
Madalyn Gaydon, 15.1, 11th; Mariah Mauris, 15.3, 13th.
Mariah Twedt, 31.9, 10th.
Rowan Hacken, 6-6, 7th; Madalyn Gaydon, 6-0, 9th.
Taylor Grandgenett, 4-10, 5th; Paige Darrington, 4-6, 8th.
Mariah Twedt, 26-4 1/2, 12th; Emma Olson, 25-11, 14th; Mariah Mauris, 24-8, 16th.
Jennifer Quintero, 77-2, 10th; Emily Hynes, 67-9 1/2, 14th; Emma Olson, 62-7, 16th.
300-meter low hurdles
Shayna Stevermer, 52.5, 6th; Sierra Halvorson, 55.1, 9th.
100-meter high hurdles
Zoe Thompson, 18.2, 5th; Taylor Grandgenett, 18.9, 8th; Melissa Hagedorn, 19.4, 11th.
Miranda Johnson, 14-9, 3rd; Skylee Bell, 14-7, 4th; Karli Olsen, 14-4, 6th.
Krista Hassing, 33-9 3/4, 3rd; Nyla Anderson, 29-2, 10th.
Jenna Stevermer, 7:00.2, 14th.
4th, 11:09.1 Shayna Stevermer, Sierra Halvorson, Kaitlyn Olsen, Jenna Stevermer.
BEA?boys take third
At the South Central Conference Championship, the BEA boys track team walked away with third place.
Nick Beattie grabbed the first place spot for both the 100 and 200-meter dashes, with times of 11.1 and 22.7, respectively.
In the shot put event, Steven Plocker took first with 48-4 and Brad More grabbed second place with 44-10, both new personal records.
Waseca 144.5, Fairmont 103.5, BEA 93, St. Peter 90, New Ulm 66, St. James Area 48.
2nd, 1:36.0 Taylor Olson, Alberto Ocampo, Nick Shure, Bailey Olson.
2nd, 45.0 Taylor Olson, Justin Ritter, Nick Shure, Nick Beattie.
5th, 4:00.3 Bailey Olson, Camden Bowers, Chris Sanders, Ethan Rorman.
Alberto Ocampo, 53.5, 5th; John Lindsey, 62.9, 10th.
Dakota Jahnke, 12.3, 7th; Brandon Purvis, 25.5, 9th.
Justin Ritter, 25.5, 9th.
Brandon Olson, 10-6, 2nd; Jacob Johnson, 9-6, 5th; Tyler Hannaman, 8-0, 9th.
Brandon Olson, 5-2, 11th.
Danny Krieger, 39-5 1/2, 9th.
Brad More, 111-5 1/2, 4th; Danny Krieger, 103-10, 7th; Justin Ritter, 85-11, 12th.
300-meter int. hurdles
Brandon Olson, 46.8, 8th; Jacob Johnson, 47.1, 10th.
110-meter high hurdles
Brandon Olson, 17.3, 3rd; Jacob Johnson, 18.7, 9th.
Taylor Olson, 19-0, 3rd; Camden Bowers, 17-8 1/2, 5th; John Lindsey, 15-5 1/2, 12th.
Nick Shure, 39-5 1/2, 4th; Bailey Olson, 38-4, 6th; Tyler Hannaman, 32-3 1/2, 10th.
Chris Sanders, 5:13.3, 6th; Jakob Thomsen, 5:26.4, 10th; Kyle Mercer, 5:46.4, 13th.
Zach Vaske, 11:53.2, 9th; Jaxx Jacobsen, 14:53.7, 12th.
6th, 10:14.4 Isaac Miranda, Jakob Thomsen, Zach Vaske, Ethan Rorman.