The Free Press, Mankato, MN


May 8, 2013

East girls win section true team meet

MANKATO — Mankato East scored 507 points to win the 10-team Section 2AA true team girls track and field meet at Wolverton Stadium Tuesday.

The win gives the Cougars an automatic berth in the true team state meet. It is their seventh trip to the true team state competition.

Mankato West finished second with 495 points, St. Peter was fourth (417), Waseca was sixth (367), Madelia-Truman took eighth (266) and New Ulm/New Ulm Cathedral finished 10th (160).

East's Mishya Rowe-Swanson won the 400-meter dash in 1:01.66. The Cougars' 4x100 relay of Jenny Vetter, Emily Altenburg, Emma Baynes and Rebekah Kolstad won in 52.22.

East's Claire Ziegler won both the high jump (5-feet-2) and the shot put (36-2.5). Teammate Alyson Enderle won the discus at 110-6.

Mankato West's Holly Hankins was first in the open 800 in 2:28.83. The Scarlets also won the 4x200 relay (1:51.55) and the 4x400 relay (4:13.73) and received a first-place effort from Taylor Amundson in the pole vault (8-6),

Logan Retzlaff led St. Peter, winning the 300 hurdles in 48.25. Waseca took first in the 4x800 relay in 10:07.79.

Sec. 2AA Boys: Faribault ran away with the Section 2AA boys true team track and field title Tuesday, scoring 497 points at Wolverton field.

Mankato East was in second with 459. Mankato West finished third (450.5), Waseca was fourth (418), Madelia-Truman took seventh (316), St. Peter placed eighth (257) and New Ulm/New Ulm Cathedral was ninth (242.5).

Brad Kunz led East with a first-place time of 10:19.28 in the 3,200-meter run. He was the only individual champion for the Cougars.

Mankato West was led by Logan Bristol and Will Claussen. Bristol won the high jump (6-2) and Claussen captured the long jump (20-8).

Waseca had four first-place efforts. Shane Streich won both the 800 meters (2:00.16) and the triple jump (42-4.5). Teammate Brock Kolander took the 1,600 meters (4:23.96) and Tyler Kolander won the discus (155-2).

Madelia-Truman's DaMarko Thomas won the open 200 in 23.13. Teammate Adam Cooling won the 400 meters in 51.97. The Jayhawks also won the 4x200 relay (1:34.17) and the 4x400 relay (3:27.19).

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