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Bartley lone State Meet qualifier

By Staff | Jun 9, 2008

Senior Mark Bartley (right) qualified for the State Meet in the 3,200-meter run when he placed second with a time of 10:18.26 at the Section 2A Meet held May 31 in Mankato.

The first time at a Section Meet proved to be a charm for one senior trackster, while the third time for another was again frustrating.

Senior Mark Bartley was the lone Buc to qualify for the State Meet held June 6-7 at Hamline University in St. Paul.

His time of 10:18.26 was good enough to grabbed second place in the 3,200-meter run.

“That was a nice accomplishment for him. He had never run in a section meet before,” says Head Coach Tom Plocker. “It’s a real neat honor for him.”

Fellow senior Jonathan Leitzke just missed qualifying for State by one position for the third straight year.

The Buc 800-meter runner placed third with a 2:00.11. His time was barely above the State-qualifying standard of 1:59.13.

Team scores: Glencoe-Silver Lake 104.5, Le Sueur-Henderson 102, Unites South Central/Alden Conger 83, St. James 81, Fairmont 77 … BEA 59.5 (7th out of 22 teams).

Other BEA results:

200-meter dash — John Franta 23.55, (6th).

110-meter high hurdles — Nate Carr 16.85, (8th).

300-meter intermediate hurdles — Carr 42.02, (3rd).

800-meter run — Eduardo Vega 2:14.10, (14th).

High jump — Robin Ulrich 6-0, (3rd); Carr 5-10, (tied for 6th).

Long jump — Ulrich 18-7 1/2, (12th).

Triple jump — Santos Flores 35-1, (15th).

Discus — Dan Lyke 127-7, (6th).

Shot put — Lyke 44-11, (4th); Jake Lee 41-8, (12th).

4 x 200-meter relay — Franta (23.2), Daniel Plocker (24.9), Derek Olinger (23.8), and Lyke (23.7) 1:35.48, (3rd).

4 x 400-meter relay — Carr (54.5), Olinger ( 53.7), Leitzke (54.9), and Lyke (52.4) 3:35.55, (6th).