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Tracksters finish 1st, 3rd at Rebel Relays

By Staff | Apr 20, 2009

The Blue Earth Area girls and boys track and field team finished first and third respectively at the Rebel Relays held Tuesday in Wells.

The Buc girls won the team title tallying 102 points, ahead of United South Central/Alden-Conger (86), St. James (65) and Madelia/Truman (34).

USC/AC won the boys competition with 102 points, followed by St. James (84), BEA (70) and Madelia/Truman (20).

Places were not kept in each event. Rather, scoring was determined by the top three finishers in individual events.

In girls competition, BEA’s relays had several first-place finishers.

In the 4 x 800-meter relay, Krista Hassing, Sara Warmka, MacKenzie Determan and Kate Hassing posted a winning time of 10:25.32.

The squad of Meghan Mittelstadt, Annemarie Hoyt, Ashley Olson and Lexi Holland captured first in the 4 x 200-meter relay with a time of 1:55.32. The foursome of Nicole Carr, Chante’ Anderson, Brooke Gies and MacKenzie Determan was clocked in 2:11.04 to take sixth place.

The sprint medley relay team of Carr, Katie Krieger, Kate Hassing and Rylee Wagner crossed the finish line first in 4:35.95, while Mercedes Briseno, Marissa Reeves, Makenzie Jenkins and Natalie Hanson were sixth overall with 6:10.96.

BEA took first place in the 4 x 100-meter relay with Mittelstadt, Hoyt, Olson and Holland posting a 52.5. The team of Mara Fenske, Jastin Meyer, Kristine Brown and Jessie Griffin finished with fifth-place time of 61.5.

And, Gies, Reeves, Moira Jans and Alesha Wickersham were seventh with a time of 68.8.

Krista Hassing, Wagner, Krieger and Kate Hassing turned in a winning time of 4:18.72 in the 4 x 400-meter relay.

The Bucs took runner-up honors in the distance medley relay with a time of 14:18.03. Members of the team included Sara Warmka, Mandy Warmka, LaNay Walker and Courtney Grandgenett.

Placing fifth (18.13.5) in the medley were Natalie Hanson, Jenkins, Lene Sollie and April Royer.

BEA was first in the team 1,600-meter run.

Grandgenett had a time of 5:46, followed by Walker (6:00) and Mandy Warmka. Sollie completed the race in 7:37.

In the jumping events, the triple jump team of Kate Hassing (32-11), Kelly Aukes (29-1) and Sara Warmka (28-10) earned first place.Marissia Hagedorn (8-6), Walker (8-0) and Anderson (6-0) nabbed first place in the pole vault. Determan cleared a height of 5-6.

Holland (14-1), Krista Hassing (13-2) and Fenske (12-10), were second in the long jump team competition. Briseno had a distance of 12-2 and Hagedorn was right behind with a leap of 12-1

The high jump team grabbed third place.

Wagner cleared the bar at 4-8, followed by Hoyt at 4-4 and Meyer at 4-2. Krista Hassing went over 4-0 and Carr, also was at 4-0.

Hagedorn (18.05) led the way for the 100-meter high hurdles team’s second-place finish. Caitlynne Tyler was clocked in 19.43, Aukes (19.97) and Anderson 21.08.

The 300-meter low hurdles team again was led by Hagedorn with a 53.58, followed by Aukes (57.38), Tyler (60.26) and Anderson (61.68).

The Bucs discus team grabbed first with Hoyt recording a mark of 92-8.75, Alicia Johnson (77-7.25) and Krieger (77-4.5). Sydney Ristau had a throw of 63-3.75, while Courtney Wasylow finished with 55-7.25 and Jessie Griffin, 52-.5.

The second-place shot put team was led by Ristau’s toss of 30-2. She was followed by Krieger (26-9), Johnson (25-8), Wasylow (22-7), Griffin (20-8) and Jans (16-5).

The boys had first-place finishes in the shot put and 4 x 200-meter relay.

The ‘Lee Boys’ led the charge in the team shot put and discus events.

Jake Lee tossed the shot 43-3, while Nick Lee had a mark of 40-3 and Taylor Andrews was at 36-9.

Sinjin Bell had a heave of 35-0, followed by Sam Lee (33-0), Jared Brown (28-5), Daniel Griffin (26-10), Kiley Hyland (26-5) and Josh Kafka (25-0).

In the discus team competition, Jake Lee’s toss was measured at 101-8. Nick Lee was next at 92-4 and Brown came in at 89-10.5 to give the Bucs a third-place finish.

Bell had a throw of 83-7, Sam Lee (73-7), Griffin (67-11), Kafka (57-8) and Hyland (56-9).

The 4 x 200-meter quartet of Zach Tvedten, Daniel Plocker, Adam Meyer and Nate Carr passed the baton in a winning time of 1:37.52.

Matt Dulas, Jacob McNamara, Hyland and Ryne Myers took fifth place in 1:51.62.

BEA had two other relays running to a second-place finish.

The sprint medley squad of Dulas, McNamara, Jake Zebedee and Jake Wagner had a winning time of 4:11.18, and Tvedten, Plocker, Santos Flores and Meyer were timed in 47.33 in the 4 x 100-meter relay.

The other 4 x 100-meter squad of Isaac Darrington, Cole Klinksiek, Nick Beattie and JT Roe were in fifth place with a 50.78.

The 4 x 400-meter quartet of Zebedee, Olson, Wagner and Eduardo Vega covered the four laps in 3:54.87 to take third place.

Brandon Christians, Dan Eckhardt, Travis Hagedorn and Jesse Alleven combined for a time of 10:17.21 for third place.

Carr led the 110-meter high hurdles team to second place overall with his time of 16.59. He was followed by Myers with a 21.89 and Alvin Goraczkowski’s 31.52.

The same trio combined for a third-place showing in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Carr was clocked in 42.31, Myers at 51.47 and Goraczkowski at 72.36.

In the jump events, BEA took second in the long jump.

JT Roe soared to a distance of 18-0, ahead of Flores (15-9), McNamara (14-9), Beattie (14-9) and Goraczkowski (11-4).

The high jump and pole vault teams earned third-place finishes.

Carr cleared 5-10 in the high jump. Next for the Bucs was Darrington at 5-4, followed by Wagner (4-10).

Zebedee led the pole vaulters with a height of 9-6. Steven Plocker was next with a 7-6 vault. Alleven also cleared 7-6 and Hagedorn went over 6-6.

In the triple jump, Flores (35-5), Daniel Plocker (34-8) and Olson (32-0) combined for fourth place.

The Bucs 1,600-meter run team trio of Eduardo Vega (5:17.92), Abi Vasquez (5:21.02) and Micah Zastrow (5:35.13) took third place.