Girls win Buc Invite, boys finish second
The Blue Earth Area track and field teams finished 1-2 in the Buc Hexangular held April 25th at Wilson Field in Blue Earth.
The girls claimed first place with 130 points, well ahead of second-place New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva with 91.
On the boys side, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial-Nicollet won the team title with 125 points, while BEA took second with 88.
The Bucs finished 1-2-3 in the 100-meter high hurdles.
Caitlynne Tyler posted a winning time of 18.9, followed by Kelly Aukes (19.2) and Chante’ Anderson (19.7).
Aukes edged out Tyler (59.3) in the 300-meter low hurdles with her fourth-place time of 58.3.
BEA also had three in the Top 5 in the 100-meter dash.
Lexi Holland’s 13.5 was the fastest time of the day. Meghan Mittelstadt was clocked in 13.7 to nab fourth place and Katie Krieger was fifth with a 14.1.
Ashley Olson was second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.8, while Sara Warmka claimed third place with a 29.8.
In the 400-meter dash, Krista Hassing’s 63.8 gave her third place and Krieger was fifth in 67.6.
The distance runners also turned in some Top 5 performances.
Courtney Grandgenett covered four laps of the 1,600-meter run in 5:47 to grab second place.
In the 3,200-meter run, LaNay Walker crossed the finish line in 13:01.5 for the second overall best time. Mandy Warmka took third place in 13:09.1.
Walker tied the school record in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 9-0. However, Marissia Hagedorn took second place with the same height, ahead of Walker. MacKenzie Determan went over 7-0 to take fifth place.
Rylee Wagner’s leap of 4-8 was good enough for second place in the high jump.
Sara Warmka took second in the triple jump with a mark of 31-7, Aukes was fifth with a distance of 28-.25.
In the long jump, Krista Hassing’s 13-3 was the fifth best leap of the day.
Sydney Ristau led the shot putters with a third-place toss of 27-1, while Krieger was fifth with a 26-7.
Krieger would take third in the discus with a distance of 89-7, in front of fourth-place finisher Annemarie Hoyt (85-5).
BEA had two relays taking first place.
The 4 x 100-meter foursome of Mittelstadt, Hoyt, Olson and Holland posted a winning time of 52.9.