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Track squads fourth in True Team

Post-season competition is next on schedule as season winds down

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | May 30, 2021

Nick Frank prepares to let the discus fly at a track meet held earlier this year in Fairmont. Frank has been one of the leaders in the shot put and discus events.

The Section 2A True Team Track Meet was held on Friday, May 21 at St. Peter. Both the boys and girls teams from Blue Earth Area had good showings with each team placing fourth.

Girls results

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton had 621 points to capture first place out of the 12 teams who competed in the girls portion of the meet. St. Clair/IL was second with 549.5, Sibley East was third with 529 and BEA was fourth with 515.

The 4×200-meter relay team of Addison Armstrong, Kate Armon, Lauren Bleess and Tailor Douglas took first place with a time of 1:56.82.

Also capturing first place was BEA’s 4×100-meter relay team. Téa Armstrong, Sophie Keister, Bleess and Douglas clocked a time of 53.90 in their winning effort.

Addison Armstrong, Armon, Douglas and Eloise Blair finished second in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 4:36.00.

Téa Armstrong finished eighth in the 100-meter dash in 14.12 and seventh in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.65.

Kate Armon was 10th in the 400-meter dash in 68.93.

The 100-meter high hurdles saw Blair take second place with a time of 17.48. Blair was also second in the 300-meter low hurdles with a time of 49.48.

The 4×800-meter relay team of Elizabeth Jacobson, Leah Becker, Aubrey Hueper and Hope Goette finished eighth with a time of 13:37.60.

Addison Armstrong ran the 800-meter run in 2:39.29 to claim second place.

In the shot put, it was Téa Armstrong taking fifth with a throw of 32-4 1/2 and Chloe Groe taking sixth with a toss of 30-11 1/2.

Groe finished seventh in the discus with a throw of 92-1/2.

Keister won the high jump competition by clearing the bar at 5-0. Sarah Dohn was eighth at 4-4.

Lizzy Uecker was second in the long jump with a leap of 14-10 1/4 and Lauren Survis was seventh with a mark of 13-11 3/4.

Jazmyn Lunz and Addison Armstrong tied for seventh in the pole vault with a mark of 7-6.

Boys results

BEA tallied 504.5 points to finish in fourth place in the 12-team field. Finishing in first place was Sibley East with 663 points. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial-Nicollet was second with 635.5 and Maple River was third with 528.5.

Waylen Douglas, Jack Norman, Gabe Torres and Bruk Sonnicksen clocked a time of 1:39.86 in the 4×200-meter relay to finish in third place.

The 4×100-meter relay team of Riley Anderson, Austin Thielfoldt, Jacob Olson and Norman brought home a first-place finish in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 46.05.

Cameron Germain, Olson, Norman and Gabe Smith finished fifth in the 4×400-meter relay in 3:52.65.

Anderson sprinted to a third place finish in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.98.

It was a sixth place finish for Anderson in the 200-meter dash in a time of 24.78.

Torres was sixth in the 400-meter dash in 57.22.

Smith picked up a fifth place finish in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 45.35.

The 4×800-meter relay team of Germain, Smith, Aaron Lorenz and Torres finished in sixth place in 9:30.89.

Germain ran the 800-meter run in 2:17.57 to finish in sixth place.

Nick Frank took fifth place in the shot put with a toss of 43-9 while Luke Norman’s toss of 43-8 was good for sixth place.

Frank was the top finisher for BEA in the discus with a distance of 114-11 which gave him sixth place. Luke Norman was close behind in seventh place with a throw of 113-0.

Austin Thielfoldt won the long jump event with a leap of 20-9 1/4. That distance also put him in sixth place on the BEA Honor Roll.

Torres had a jump of 18-7 to finish in fifth place.

Austin Stauffer had a seventh place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 36-3.

Shane Levenhagen had a 10th place finish in the pole vault when he cleared the bar at 8-0.