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Seven-time Champs!

By Staff | May 13, 2012

The Blue Earth Area girls track and field team poses with the team trophy after winning the Section 2A True Team title on Thursday in Mapleton. The Bucs will now compete in the State True Team Meet held in Stillwater.

Blue Earth Area girls track and field team will be making its seventh straight trip to the State True Team Meet held May 19 in Stillwater.

The Bucs finished with 713 points to win the team title at the Section True Team Meet held Thursday in Mapleton.

Finishing second with 666 points was United South Central. The Rebels could still qualify for state as a wildcard selection.

Leading the way for BEA was Marissia Hagedorn with three individual first-place victories.

The Buc senior was had the fastest time in the 100-meter hurdles with 15.26 seconds. USC’s Kendall Ward was fourth in 17.06 seconds and teammate Lizzy Leland took fifth in 17.26.

Hagedorn won the 300-meter hurdles in 47.80 seconds, while Taylor Grandgenett was clocked in 49,15 seconds to claim fourth.

In the pole vault, Hagedorn cleared 10 feet to win the event. The Rebels Linsey Thisius was third with a vault of 8 feet, while BEA’s Chante Anderson was fifth with 7 feet, 6 inches.

BEA’s Krista Hassing took first place in the 400-meter dash in 60.64 seconds, while teammate Karli Olsen was second with a time of 62.24 seconds.

Olsen also took fourth place in the 200-meter dash in 27.88 seconds.

Hassing also won the 800-meter run in 2:26.15, and took third in the triple jump with a mark of 32 feet.

Olsen’s leap of 15 feet, 10 1/2 inches topped the competition in the long jump.

Anissa Janzig was the top Rebel finisher in the triple jump with a distance of 31 fet to claim fifth place.

In the distance race, USC’s Emily Mantor won the 3,200-meter run in 11:32.06 and teammate Bethany Koziolek took second in 12:15.0. The Bucs Courtney Grandgenett was one spot back in third with 12:39.56.

Grandgenett was third in the 1,600-meter run in 5:37.16, while Mantor was fourth in 5:38.85 and Koziolek fourth with 5:45.05.

The top Buc finisher in the 100-meter dash was Anne Franta in fifth place with a time of 12.97 seconds. She also was fifth in the 200 with a time of 28..08 seconds.

USC’s Amanda Allis’ toss of 39 feet, 9 1/2 inches was good enough for a third-place finish in the shot put.

In the relays, BEA grabbed first place in the 4 x 400 with a time of 4:14.58 and USC was second with 4:21.22.

The Buc 4 x 800 squad was clocked in 10:19.10 to take first and the Rebels were third with 10:35.80.

USC posted a winning time of 53.13 seconds in the 4 x 100, while BEA was third with 54.23 seconds.

The Bucs took second in the 4 x 200 in 1:52.51 and USC claimed fourth place in 1:55.11.

Teams results

BEA 713, United South Central 666, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial/Nicollet 594, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 511, Minnesota Valley Lutheran 479.5, Martin County West 437, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 419, Mankato Loyola 391, Madelia-Truman 360, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 346, Maple River 339.50, LeSueur-Henderson 325.50, St. Clair 321.50.

Other results

100-meter dash

Skylee Bell (BEA) 13.25, 6th; Linsey Thisius (USC) 13.26, 7th; Mikayla Gormley (USC) 13.51, 9th.

1,600-meter run

Mariah Halvorson (BEA) 6:22.69, 15th.

400-meter dash

Nancy Christensen (USC) 64.42, 7th; Anissa Janzig (USC), 65.21, 9th.

300-meter hurdles

Aubrey Olson (USC) 52.70, 6th; Lizzy Leland (USC) 55.53, 12th.

800-meter run

Shayna Stevermer (BEA) 2:36.37, 10th; Andrea Escherich (USC) 2:37.49, 12th; Bailey Olson (USC) 2:39.81, 14th.

200-meter dash

Mikayla Gormley (USC) 28.662,, 7th; Linsey Thisius (USC) 29.01, 10th.

3,200-meter run

Mariah Halvorson (BEA) 13:2453,, 10th.

Long jump

Miranda Johnson (BEA) 14-4, 7th; Kendall Ward (USC) 13-9 1/4, 10th; Bailey Olson (USC) 13-5 1/4, 14th.

Triple jump

Allie Voigt (USC) 30-11, 6th; Sara Warmka (BEA) 29-3, 9th.

High jump

Shayna Stevermer (BEA) 4-6, 10th; Paige Darrington (BEA) 4-2, 11th; Tyra Johnson (USC) 4-0, 13th.

Pole vault

Annie Tomschin (USC) 7-0, 8th.

Shot put

Allie Voigt (USC) 32-5, 8th; Hannah Twedt (BEA) 27-2, 16th; Rowan Hacken (BEA) 26-9, 19th.


Allie Voigt (USC) 999-4, 6th; Amanda Allis (USC) 94-3, 9th; Annemarie Hoyt (BEA) 91-0, 11th; Hannah Twedt (BEA) 78-10, 18th.