Hagedorn 3rd, Carr 4th at State
It was gray and gloomy outside, as day two of the Class A State Track Meet took place at Hamline University on Saturday, June 12. However, Marissia Hagedorn and Nate Carr shined brightly to finish third and fourth in their respective events.
Hagedorn, a sophomore competing for the first time at the state meet, took third place in the pole vault, while Carr, a senior, took fourth in the 300 meter hurdles.
The weather, which was rainy most of the day, forced the pole vault competition to be moved inside.
A field of 15 vaulters began the competition. Hagedorn was one of seven girls to successfully clear the bar at a height of 10 feet or better. Her best vault of the day was 10 feet 3 inches. The winning vault was 11 feet 1 inch by Chelsey Pflipsen of Foley.
“I felt good, but could have done a little better,” said Hagedorn, who regularly cleared 10 feet 6 inches during the year. “It was a fun experience to compete at state.”
Carr took to the track in the late afternoon and turned in a time of 39.45 for fourth place. The second place time was 39.42 and the third place time was 39.44. Jordan Jarland of Lanesboro/Fillmore Central won the race with a time of 38.76.
“I felt good and did my best, but didn’t attack the last two hurdles like I should have,” said Carr. “The rain wasn’t a problem.”
Carr finished third in last years’ State Track Meet. His time this year would have been good enough to win at last year’s meet.
“The competition this year was really strong,” notes Carr.
The senior three-sport standout will be attending Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall this fall where he will be playing football.