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Girls, boys do well at Sub-Section

Bucs will compete in 16 individual events and four relays at Section

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | Jun 13, 2021

Austin Thielfoldt sends particles of sand flying everywhere when he lands in the long jump pit. Thielfoldt placed first in the long jump competition at the Sub-Section track meet with a leap of 19-6. He was one of many BEA athletes who qualified to compete in the Class 2AA Section track meet in Mankato on June 12.

The Sub-Section track meet was held on Thursday, June 3, with a chance to qualify for the Class 2AA Section Meet on the line. Both the BEA boys and girls teams were successful in qualifying many individuals and some relay teams for the Section competition, which will be held on June 12, in Mankato.

To qualify for the Section meet as an individual, the athlete had to finish in fourth place or higher. A relay team had to finish first or second to move on to Sections.

Girls results

The following girls qualified for the Section meet.

Téa Armstrong ran a 28.02 in the 200-meter dash to finish in first place.

Addison Armstrong ran the 400-meter dash in 63.71 to earn the top spot in the event.

The 4×200-meter relay team of Addison Armstrong, Kate Armon, Lauren Bleess and Tailor Douglas finished with a time of 1:55.23 to finish in second place and move on to the Section competition.

Téa Armstrong, Eloise Blair, Bleess and Douglas ran the 4×100-meter relay in 52.09 which gave them second place.

BEA qualified a third relay team for the Section meet when Téa Armstrong, Addison Armstrong, Armon and Douglas finished the 4×400-meter relay in 4:21.99 to take second place.

Eloise Blair qualified in both hurdle events. Her time of 17.01 was good for second place in the 100-meter high hurdles. Blair also finished in second place in the 300-meter low hurdles with a time of 50.18.

Addison Armstrong cleared the bar at 9-0 in the pole vault competition to claim first place. It also put her in fifth place on the BEA Honor Roll for pole vaulters.

Sophie Keister finished third in the high jump with a mark of 4-8.

The final Buc girl to qualify was Haley Kalis in the long jump. Her leap of 14-2 was good for fourth place.

Boys results

The boys had one relay team qualify for Sections. They also qualified athletes in eight individual events.

Riley Anderson, Austin Thielfoldt, Jacob Olson and Jack Norman joined forces to cross the finish line ahead of the competition with a time of 45.71 in the 4×100-meter relay.

Anderson also qualified as an individual in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.65.

Gabe Torres finished the 400-meter dash in 55.15 to take third place and move on to the Sections.

Cameron Germain ran the 800-meter run in 2:12.47 to earn a second-place finish.

Also qualifying for Sections was Gabe Smith in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Smith’s time of 43.75 was good for a third place finish.

Nick Frank had a toss of 47-8 1/2 to finish second in the shot put. It also put him in eighth place on the BEA Honor Roll.

Luke Norman finished second in the discus with a throw of 128-3 which put him in second place. Frank also qualified in the discus with a throw of 122-6 and a fourth place finish to also advance to the Section meet.

Thielfoldt flew threw the air on his way to a leap of 19-6 and a first-place finish in the long jump.