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Bucs host quadrangular track meet

Girls win 4x200 relay, Nick Frank takes first in the boys shot put

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | May 23, 2021

Lauren Bleess, left, reaches back to receive the baton from Sophie Keister during a recent track meet.

The Blue Earth Area girls and boys track teams hosted a quadrangular meet on Thursday, May 13, at Wilson Field.

Temperatures were in the 60s and it was a sunny day.

Girls results

Fairmont continued their successful season by winning the meet with 142 points. St. Peter was second with 45.5, Marshall was third with 44 and BEA was fourth with 37.5.

Téa Armstrong was BEA’s top finisher in the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.0 which put her in sixth place.

In the 400-meter dash it was Kate Armon crossing the line in sixth place in 66.8.

Lauren Bleess captured fourth place in the 200-meter dash in 28.9.

Eloise Blair took second place in the 100-meter high hurdles with her best-ever time of 16.8. Blair’s time of 50.4 in the 300-meter low hurdles was also good for a second-place finish.

Addison Armstrong had a strong showing in the 800-meter run. Her time of 2:40.2 put her in fourth place.

Téa Armstrong had a personal-best throw of 33-11 1/2 in the shot put to place second overall.

In the discus, Chloe Groe hit 87-5 to place second.

Sophie Keister’s leap of 4-10 put her in third place in the high jump.

Haley Kalis claimed sixth place in the long jump with a mark of 13-8 3/4.

Addison Armstrong finished third in the pole vault competition by clearing the bar at a height of 8-0.

The girls picked up a win in the 4×200-meter relay. Téa Armstrong, Blair, Bleess and Addison Armstrong produced a winning time of 1:55.0.

Téa Armstrong, Keister, Bleess and Tailor Douglas raced to a second place finish in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 61.6.

Addison Armstrong, Armon, Elizabeth Jacobson and Douglas joined forces to finish fourth in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 4:39.8.

Boys results

Riley Anderson placed third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.6.

Anderson was also the top finisher for the Bucs in the 200-meter dash. His time of 23.9 was good for fourth place.

In the 400-meter dash, Gabe Torres raced to a third-place finish with a time of 56.3.

Nick Frank had a personal best throw of 45-5 3/4 in the shot put to take first place. Jack Norman also had his best-ever throw of 40-2 1/2 to finish fifth.

Luke Norman finished second in the discus with a throw of 127-6. Frank was third with a mark of 125-8.

Cameron Germain had a time of 5:15.4 in the 1600-meter run to place fifth.

Angel Martinez finished fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23.5.

Austin Thielfoldt had a winning leap of 19-10 1/2 in the long jump. Torres was fifth with a jump of 18-8 1/2.

Jacob Olson cleared the high jump bar at 5-2 to finish in sixth place.

Anderson, Thielfoldt, Olson, and Jack Norman won the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 46.5. BEA’s second relay team of Austin Skaden, Arty Mwangi, Elijah Sanchez and Carson Meyers placed fourth in 51.4.

In the 4×200-meter relay, the team of Waylen Douglas, Jack Norman, Torres and Bruk Sonnicksen nabbed second place with a time of 1:41.1.

The 4×400-meter relay team of Germain, Smith, Aaron Lorenz and Martinez came in fourth in 3:53.5.

Eli Paz, Parker Stauffer, Marcus Eckles and Gibson Haase placed fourth in the 4×800-meter relay with a time of 13:30.8.