BEA girls track team takes first
Four school indoor track records fell as the Blue Earth Area girls track and field team grabbed first place at a pentangular held March 27 at Minnesota State University in Mankato.
Sophomore Kate Hassing set individual records in the 400-meter dash and triple jump, while senior Meagan Grandgenett ran to a record in the 55-meter high hurdles.
Hassing’s 61.7 in the 400 earned her first place and surpassed Kelsie Wagner’s record time of 62.9 set in 2002. Teammate Sara Warmka posted a 66.2 to grab fourth place and No. 6 on the Bucs all-time indoors.
Hassing set another record in the triple jump when she soared to a 34-9 for first place. She also led the way in the 200-meter dash, gaining first with a time of 28.5.
Grandgenett hurdled to a school record with aN 8.9 in the 55-meter highs, breaking her previous mark set a week before. The Buc standout also was first in the long jump when she hit the sand at 16-3.
The Buc 4 x 400-meter relay team of Kate Hassing (62.6), Miranda Murray (66.9), Rylee Wagner (64.6), and Meagan Grandgenett (63.7) stopped the watch at 4:17.7, topping the previous mark of 4:19.6 was set last year by Hassing, Murray, Grandgenett and Christine Henke.
Two other relay teams were able to take home gold medals.
The 4 x 200-meter relay foursome of Meagan Grandgenett (27.9), Meghan Mittelstadt (29.2), Annemarie Hoyt (29.1), and Lexi Holland (29.3) raced to a winning time of 1:56.6. That ranks them No. 3 all-time indoors for BEA track and field.
Courtney Grandgenett (2:35.2), Sara Warmka (2:39.1), LaNay Walker (2:47.7), and Mandy Warmka (2:43.4) raced to a winning time of 10:45.3 in the 4 x 800-meter relay. It also earns the squad No. 3 all-time on the Indoor Honor Roll.
BEA did well in the sprinting events.
In the 55-meter dash, Lexi Holland hit the finish line in 7.9 to earn fourth place, while Meghan Mittelstadt posted an identical time of 7.9 to nab sixth. The two now occupy the No. 9 slot on the indoor rankings.
Holland also was able to leap 16-0 for a second-place finish in the long jump. She now holds the No. 2 spot all-time indoors.
Mittelstadt was clocked in 29.8 to win her heat in the 200-meter dash and take third overall. No. 6 on the indoor honor roll. Annemarie Hoyt wasn’t too far behind in fourth place with a 30.0; placing her No. 7 on the all-time indoor list. In the 800-meter run, Murray edged out Courtney Grandge-nett for third place with a time of 2:43.4 to the Buc eighth-grader’s 2:43.5.
The Bucs placed two in the top five in the 1,600-meter run.
Freshman Rylee Wagner claimed third place with an indoor-best of 5:51 to put her No. 6 on the indoor mile honor. In her first indoor mile, eighth-grader Marissia Hagedorn was fifth overall with a 6:15.7. In the high jump, Wagner cleared 4-6 to tie for second place.
Sophomore Mandy Warmka covered the 16 laps of the 3,200-meter run in 13:19.7 to grab second and No. 4 all-time on the indoor honor roll. Senior Sarah Sonnek placed sixth overall in 15:01.8.
In the triple jump, Sara Warmka’s distance of 30-5 1/2 gave her fourth place and the No. 5 spot on the indoor honor roll.
Carolin Oswald’s toss of 30-6 helped her seize fifth place in the shot put competition and move into No. 7 all-time indoors. Senior Danielle Hanson grabbed eighth overall with 27-5 1/2.
LaNay Walker vaulted 7-0 to tie for first in the pole vault competition, while Marissia Hagedorn also cleared 7-0 to take third, and Nikita Welder 6-6 to nab fourth.
Team scores: Blue Earth Area 162.5, Hutchinson 119, New Ulm 91.5, Jackson County Central 56, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 23
Other BEA results:
55-meter high hurdles — Ellen Eckhardt 11.5 (7th); Kelly Aukes 12.1 (12th).
55-meter dash — Caitlynne Tyler 8.4 (10th); Mercedes Briseno 8.8 (12th); Courtney Wayslow 8.8 (13th); Brooke Gies 9.2 (20th); Kelsey Engesser 9.4 (22nd).
200-meter dash — Krista Hassing 31.0 (11th); Caitlynne Tyler 32.8 (12th); Mercedes Briseno 33.0 (13th); Courtney Wayslow 33.8 (15th).
Shot put — Bethany Pecholt 26-3 1/2 (11th); Annemarie Hoyt 23-9 1/2, (15th); Alicia Johnson 23-5 (17th); Christine Patrzyk 21-1 (23rd).
Triple jump — Amy Arends 27-9 (9th); Erika Myers 26-5 (14th); Krista Hassing 25-3 (15th).
Long jump — Amy Arends 14-2 1/2 (5th, No. 6 indoor rankings); Cassie Thompson 14- 1/2 (6th, No. 7 indoor rankings); Mara Fenske 12-9 (10th); Mercedes Briseno 11-9 (12th); Jessie Griffin 11-0 (16th).
High jump — Carolin Oswald 4-6 (7th); Ellen Eckhardt 4-6 (8th); Amy Arends 4-4 (10th).
4 x 200-meter relay — Cassie Thompson (29.6), Mara Fenske (32.2), Jessie Griffin (34.5), Jastin Meyer (33.5) 2:09.8 (6th).
800-meter run — Carmen Wiedemann 2:55.3 (9th); Jennifer Krussow 2:59.9 (11th); Sarah Warner 3:19.9 (13th).
4 x 400-meter relay — Carmen Wiedemann (73.9), Jennifer Krussow (74.1), Sarah Warner (88.3), JuWon Oh (81.4), 5:18.5 (7th).