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Grandgenett, Hassing medal at State

By Staff | Jun 16, 2008

Mark Bartley took 11th place in the 3,200-meter run finals at the State Meet at Hamline University June 6,

Two Blue Earth Area track and field veterans capped off their high school careers competing in the State Meet held June 6-7 at Hamline University in St. Paul.

Running in his first State Meet, distance runner Mark Bartley finished 11th in the 3,200-meter run finals held Friday night. The Buc senior covered the eight laps in 10:15.75.

On the girls side, senior Meagan Grandgenett’s prelim times in the 100-meter high hurdles and 300-meter lows were good enough to advance into the finals.

The Buc standout was clocked in 15.68 to place fourth in her heat of the 100s, and also fourth in the 300s with a 47.81.

Sophomore Kate Hassing took fifth in her heat of the 200-meter dash with a personal-best time of 26.66. But, she placed 12th overall in the prelims and did not make the finals.

Meagan Grandgenett competes in prelims of a hurdles event

Grandgenett had superb start in the finals of the 100-meter highs to make a strong bid for an individual title.

Her time of 15.46 was the fifth-best overall among the field of nine finalists.

Grandgenett for the third straight year earned All-State honors in the event.

In the 300-meter lows, Grandgenett was clocked at 46.24 to place eighth.

Hassing soared to a new school record and a seventh-place medal in the triple jump.

Kate Hassing in the 200-meter dash prelims. To see more photographs of this event, log on to http://cu.faribaultcountyregister.com

After barely qualifying for the finals with a leap of 34 feet, Hassing uncorked a record measurement of 35-1 1/4 in the second of her three jumps in the finals.