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BREAKING NEWS

Girls claim True Team title

By Staff | May 15, 2011

Sara Warmka

It was total domination as the Blue Earth Area track and field team won its sixth straight title at the Section 2A True Team meet held Tuesday in Mapleton.

The Bucs finished with 830.5 points, well ahead of second-place United South Central/Alden Conger with 669.

The team will now compete in the State True Team meet against nine other teams on May 21 in Stillwater. Last year, they took third place.

BEA had four athletes taking first place in six individual events.

Krista Hassing, Courtney Grandgenett and Marissia Hagedorn led the way with two titles apiece.

Hassing was first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 61.90 seconds and leaped to a first-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 33 feet, 1 inch. That also puts her No. 3 on the outdoor honor roll list.

In the 800-meter run Hassing was third in 2:27.26.

Grandgenett won both the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races.

In the 1,600 she was clocked in 5:42.78 and 12:36.09 in the 3,200.

Hagedorn was first in the 100-meter high hurdles in 15.3 seconds. She won the pole vault competition going over 10 feet, while LaNay Walker cleared 9 feet, 9 inches to take second and claim the No. 2 spot on the honor roll.

In the 300-meter lows, Hagedorn took second with a time of 49.88 seconds. Taylor Grandgenett was fifth and earned the No. 8 honor roll spot with her time of 51.74 seconds.

Three relays finished in the top three.

Jenny Smith, Annemarie Hoyt, Ashley Olson and Lexi Holland passed the baton in 52.43 seconds to win the 4 x 100-meter relay.

The foursome of Krista Hassing (2:25.4), Karli Olsen (2:38.2), Taylor Grandgenett (2:45.4) and Kaitlyn Olsen (2:46.2) combined for a winning time of 10:35.32 in the 4 x 800.

In the 4 x 200, Jenny Smith (27.2), Sara Warmka (29.2), Ashley Olson (27.4) and Anne Franta (28.4) finished second in 1:52.18.

Lexi Holland led the sprinters with a third-place time of 12.8 seconds in the 100-meter dash, while Franta was close behind with 12.9 for fifth place.

Holland is now No. 3 on the honor roll and Franta is No. 4.

In the 200-meter dash, Franta’s time of 27.53 seconds was fourth overall.

Other top five finishers in field events for the Bucs were Rylee Wagner taking second in the high jump, clearing 4 feet, 10 inches.

Cassie Thompson also went over 4 feet, 10 inches to place fourth and claim the No. 7 spot on the honor roll.

In the triple jump, Warmka took fifth place with a mark of 31 feet, 9 1/2 inches and Sydney Ristau was fifth in the shot put with a toss of 35 feet, 9 inches.Team results

BEA 830.5, United South Central/Alden Conger 669, Le Sueur-Henderson 664, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial/Nicollet 571.5, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 541.5, Martin County West 500.5, Le Center-Cleveland 469, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 453, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 449, Minnesota Valley Lutheran 446, Madelia/Truman 367.5, St. Clair 353, Maple River 333, Loyola 227

Other results:

Shot put

6. Katie Krieger – 34-6.

Discus

9. Hannah Twedt – 96-6, No. 9 on honor roll.

10. Katie Krieger – 95-7.

Long jump

6. Lexi Holland – 14-8 1/4.

13. Cassie Thompson – 14-1 3/4.

1,600-meter run

7. Signe Olson – 6:00.01.

100-meter high hurdles

9. Kelly Aukes – 17.7.

200-meter dash

14. Ashley Olson – 28.86.

400-meter dash

6. Rylee Wagner – 65.60.

800-meter run

6. Karli Olsen – 2:39.91

3,200-meter run

8. LaNay Walker – 13:13.47.

4 x 400-meter relay

3. BEA – 4:16.09

Rylee Wagner (64.5), Jenny Smith (64.4), Cassie Thompson (64.1), Karli Olsen (62.9).