Bartley lone State Meet qualifier
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).