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They’re number 1

By Staff | May 15, 2016

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls track team pose for a photo after taking first place at the Section True Team Track Meet last Tuesday afternoon and evening at the USC track in Wells. This is the 11th consecutive title for the Buccaneers at the Section True Team Meet.

Eleven. That is the new number for how many times the Blue Earth Area girl’s track team have taken first place for the Section True Team meet. And, that means that the girls are going to State True Team, again.

Not only that, but the girls made a clean sweep by beating their second place opponent, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial-Nicollet, by a whopping 137 points.

You read it right. The BEA girls earned first place with 777 points with LCWMN coming in second with 640 and Waterville-Elysian-Morristown taking third, just a half point behind LCWMN, with 639.5 points.

The BEA boys track team did well in the True Team Section as well, earning second place with 667.5 points. Minnesota Valley Lutheran snatched first place from BEA by a 35.5 lead ahead of the Bucs, a total of 703, while Maple River placed third at the meet with 654 points. The BEA?boys still have the possibility of going to State True Team as a wild card.

For the maroon and gold girls, Karli Olsen placed first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 59.35 seconds, giving the Bucs plenty of momentum to score well in the rest of the events. Olsen also placed second in the triple jump with a distance of 32 feet 6 inches, and third in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:33.07.

Nicole Lium placed first in the high jump with a height of 4 feet 10 inches. She also placed second in pole vault with a height of 9 feet 6 inches.

Melissa Hagedorn placed first in the 100 meter high hurdles with a time of 17.10 seconds. She also took third place in pole vault with 8 feet 6 inches.

Teammate Taylor Grandgenett was right behind Hagedorn in the 100 meter high hurdles. Grandgenett placed second with a time of 17.39 seconds. Grandgenett also placed third in both the 300 meter low hurdles with a time of 49.76, and in the high jump with a height of 4 feet 8 inches.

Lindsey Norman placed second in shot put for the Bucs with a distance of 35 feet 4 inches.

The 4×200 meter relay team consisting of Shayna Stevermer (27.8), Alissa Norman (29.3), Ta Armstrong (28.4), and Anne Franta (27.6) placed first for the Bucs with a combined total time of 1:53.83.

BEA’s 4×400 meter relay team duplicated the success of their teammates by placing first with a time of 4:14.10 thanks to the efforts of Stevermer (63.3), Grandgenett (64.2), Sofie Blair (65.7), and Olsen (60.2).

And, the 4×800 meter relay team consisting of Hannah Johnson (2:33), Sofie Blair (2:37), Kaitlin Johnson (2:43.7), and Kiera Osmundson?(2:35.5) competed for the Bucs and placed second.

Other results:

100 meter dash: Miranda Johnson (fourth, 13.71), Paige Darrington (14.43).

200 meter dash: Anne Franta (fourth, 27.61), Miranda Johnson (28.30).

400 meter dash: Amanda Jacobson (65.08).

800 meter run: Hannah Johnson (2:37.13).

1600 meter run: Kiera Osmundson (6:12.53), Sidney Blair (6:20.77).

3200 meter run: Callie Stevermer (13:53.65), Sidney Blair (14:21.91).

300 meter low hurdles: Shayna Stevermer (fourth, 50.16).

4×100 meter relay: BEA (third, 53.09) Darrington, Miranda Johnson, Armstrong, Franta.

Long jump: Miranda Johnson (51-1), Hannah Johnson (14- 1/2).

Triple jump: Maddi Oelke (30- 1/2).

Shot put: Emma Lofblad?(27-8).

Discus: Sam Ripley (85-6), Lindsey Norman (84-0).

Boys results:

BEA’s Camden Bowers pulled out as many show stoppers as he could at the True Team Sections meet in Wells. He placed first in the long jump with a distance of 20 feet 3 1/2 inches, and also placed first in the triple jump with a distance of 39 feet 10 3/4 inches.

The BEA 4×400 meter relay team took second with the efforts of Clayton Johnson (55.7), Fabian Riegelsberger (53.5), Gunnar Fering (55.8), and Seth Becker?(56.2).

Brandon Olson also put in a strong effort for the maroon and gold. He placed third in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 42.25 seconds, and he placed third in pole vault as well with a height of 10 feet 6 inches.

Other results:

100 meter dash: Bailey Olson (12.20), Jordan Frandle (12.64).

200 meter dash: Bailey Olson (fourth, 23.36), Bowers (23.84).

400 meter dash: Bowers (fourth, 53.71), Bailey Olson (56.58).

800 meter run: Fabian Riegelsberger (fourth, 2:06.07), Adam Griffin (2:17.60).

1600 meter run: Grant Strukel (4:54.08), Zach Vaske (5:08.10).

3200 meter run: Strukel (fifth, 10:38.09), Vaske (11:14.80).

110 meter high hurdles: Brandon Olson (fourth, 16.64), Seth Becker (fifth, 17.66).

300 meter int. hurdles: Becker (43.95).

4×800 meter relay: BEA?(fourth, 9:03.18) Rigelsberger (2:07.5), Adam Griffin (2:13.4), Brady Olsen (2:20.9), Akeira Morrow (2:20.9).

4×200 meter relay: BEA (1:39.89) Adam Griffin (24.9), Clayton Johnson (25.5), Fering (24.7), Frandle (24.5).

4×100 meter relay: BEA (fourth, 47.97) Frandle, Cameron Anderson, Johnson, Fering.

High jump: Johnson (5-8), Strukel (4-10).

Long jump: Bailey Olson (18-5 1/2).

Triple jump: Fering (34-8 1/2).

Shot put: Reed Krieger (36-8), Grant Madetzke (94-8).

Pole vault: Thomas Lindsey (6-6).