Bucs power ahead in BSC
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls track team has done it again. This time, they have captured their first ever Big South Conference Small School Division Championship title. And, they captured it by just half of a point.
In the Big South Conference for track, schools are split into groups by size. Both large schools and small schools compete in their own divisions.
The BEA?girls placed first in the Small School Division Championship with 144.5 points with their competition from Luverne coming in second with 144 points.
The 4×400 meter relay team consisting of Taylor Grandgenett (63.9), Anne Franta (61.4), Amanda Jacobson (68.2) and Karli Olsen (59.8) placed first in their relay with a time of 4:13.62. They all have qualified for All Conference honors.
Grandgenett also took first place in the 300 meter low hurdles with a time of 50.78 and has qualified for All Conference.
Franta, too, qualified by taking second place in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.52 seconds.
Olsen also qualified for All Conference in the 400 meter dash competition. She placed first with a time of 61.15. She also placed third in the triple jump with a distance of 32 feet 5 inches, which also qualifies her for All Conference.
BEA’s 4×200 meter relay team placed second with a time of 1:53.28. Which means Olsen (28.6), Miranda Johnson (27.1), Alissa Norman (29.1), and Franta (28.3) will also be heading to All Conference.
Joining them will be team members Lindsey Norman who placed second in the shot put with a distance of 35 feet 9 3/4 inches.
Miranda Johnson qualified as well by placing third in the long jump with a distance of 14 feet 11 inches.
Melissa Hagedorn is joining her teammates with All Conference honors as well. She placed third in both the 100 meter high hurdles (17.34), and pole vault (9-0).
Nicole Lium was the Buccaneer to beat out Hagedorn for the number two position in pole vault, however, they both had the same height of 9-0. Lium also placed third in high jump with a height of 4 feet 10 inches, which qualifies her for All Conference as well.
100 meter dash: Miranda Johnson (fourth, 13.86), Paige Darington (14.03), Nyla Anderson (14.48).
200 meter dash: Ta Armstrong (29.75), Alissa Norman (30.02).
400 meter dash: Amanda Jacobson (fifth, 66.79), Sofie Blair (68.95).
800 meter run: Hannah Johnson (fourth, 2:38.33), Sam Ripley (3:08.35).
1600 meter run: Callie Stevermer (6:27.08), Sidney Blair (6:31.70), Izzy Walker (7:27.95).
3200 meter run: Kaitlin Johnson (14:59.60), Emma Germain (16:47.50).
100 meter high hurdles: Grandgenett (fourth, 17.37), Malorie Huber (18.59).
300 meter low hurdles: Hagedorn (fifth, 53.19), Malorie Huber (58.93).
4×100 meter relay: BEA (fourth, 54.33) Darrington, Miranda Johnson, Armstrong, Anderson.
4×800 meter relay: BEA (fourth, 11:20.13) Hannah Johnson (2:39.9), Sofie Blair (2:51.1), Kaitlin Johnson (2:54.5), Kiera Osmundson (2:54.3).
Pole vault: Izzy Walker (5-6).
High jump: Darrington (fifth, 4-8), Grandgenett (4-6).
Long jump: Hannah Johnson (fifth, 14-5 1/2), Kenya Whitlow (11-3).
Triple jump: Maddi Oelke (30-4), Amanda Jacobson (29-7 1/2).
Shot put: Brittany Johnson (27-1), Emma Lofblad (26-7).
Discus:Sam Ripley (91-6), Lindsey Norman (82-8), Brittany Johnson (66-5).
BEA’s boys track team took fourth at the Big South Conference meet with 100 points. Redwood Valley placed first in the championship meet with 155.5 points with Pipestone in second at 153 points. Luverne was able to beat the Bucs to third place by just 16 points.
BEA’s 4×200 meter relay team consisting of Jordan Frandle (25.0), Brandon Olson (23.4), Camden Bowers (24.0), and Bailey Olson (23.3) were able to place first in the relay race with a combined time of 1:36.09.
The 4×400 meter relay team for the BEA boys Clayton Johnson (55.3), Fabian Riegelsberger (54.3), Bailey Olson (54.0) and Bowers (55.5) placed second with a combined time of 3:39.37.
Bowers was able to place second individually in the triple jump with a distance of 39 feet 9 inches.
His relay partner, Bailey Olson, was able to take second place as well, but in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.92 seconds.
Buccaneer Brandon Olson took second place for BEA in the 110 meter high hurdles with a time of 16.74 seconds. He also placed third in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 43.13 seconds.
Teammate Grant Strukel also placed third, but for the 3200 meter run event. Strukel clocked in at 10:46.30.
The two relay teams, Bowers, Strukel, Brandon Olson, and Bailey Olson each qualify for All Conference honors.
100 meter dash: Jordan Frandle (12.25), Mason Mauris (13.57).
200 meter dash: Rylee McGuire (27.44), Mauris (28.93).
400 meter dash: Adam Griffin (59.14), Akeira Morrow (62.53).
800 meter run: Fabian Rigelsberger (fourth, 2:11.44), Brady Olsen (2:20.72).
1600 meter run: Zach Vaske (5:16.38).
3200 meter run: Franklin Huang (13:53.60).
110 meter high hurdles: Seth Becker (fourth, 44.93).
300 meter int. hurdles: Becker (44.93).
4×100 meter relay: BEA (51.26) Reed Krieger, Clayton Johnson, McGuire, Jared Armon.
4×800 meter relay: BEA (third, 9:16.26) Riegelsberger (2:08.6), Vaske (2:19.6), Adam Griffin (2:16.1), Akeira Morrow (2:31.9).
High jump: Clayton Johnson (5-6).
Long jump: Camden Bowers?(fourth, 19-10), Bailey Olson (19-5 3/4).
Triple jump: Akeira Morrow (31-10 1/2), Huang (31-7).
Shot put: Armon (fourth, 42-5), Krieger (37-11 1/2), McGuire (30-1 3/4).
Discus: Frandle (106-8), Krieger (91-2), McGuire (84-1).