Trio competes at Hamline Elite
Three Blue Earth Area athletes competed in the Hamline Elite Track and Field Meet held April 23 at Hamline University in St. Paul.
It was the second straight year for seniors Kate Hassing and Nate Carr, and the first time for Marissia Hagedorn.
The state’s “Top 9” athletes in each individual events and relays are invited to the annual event held at Klas Stadium.
Carr placed fifth in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.89 seconds.
The winning time was 15.19 by Dustin Britten of Grand Rapids.
Other top five finishers were: Jerome Begin of Buffalo, 15.33, 2nd; Brian Grand of North Branch, 15.58, 3rd; and Derrick Mora of Eagan, 15.77, 4th.
Carr also took fifth place in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles, crossing the finish line in 40.24 seconds.
Begin of Buffalo took first place in 38.94. Others in the top five were: Will Darling of Austin, 39.72, 2nd; Britten of Grand Rapids, 39.89, 3rd; and Grand of North Branch, 40.07, 4th.
Hassing was clocked in 1:00.15 to grab seventh overall in the 400-meter dash. Erica Dombro of St. Paul Highland Park claimed first place in 56.71.
Placing in the top six were: Bridget Sweeney of Hopkins, 57.02, 2nd; Lindsy Mattson of Grand Rapids, 57.16, 3rd; Paige Stratioti of Duluth Denfield, 58.25, 4th; Jenna Halvorson of Faribault, 59.60, 5th; and Ashley Heize of Moorhead, 59.69, 6th.
In the pole vault competition, Hagedorn cleared the bar at 9 feet, 6 inches to take seventh. The winning vault was 11 feet, 1 inch by Katie Murgic of Rosemount.
Fairmont’s Erica Thate also cleared 9 feet, 6 inches and finished in eighth place.