The Free Press, Mankato, MN


May 8, 2013

East girls win section true team meet


St. Peter's Sean O'Connell was first in the 100-meter dash (11.47).

Sec. 2A Girls: Blue Earth Area scored 664 points to win the Section 2A girls true team track meet at Mapleton Tuesday. United South Central was second (628), St. James Area was third (551.5) and Mankato Loyola was ninth (411.5).

Taylor Grandgenett won both the 100-meter (16.99) and 300 hurdles (47.54) for BEA. Teammate Krista Hassing won the 400 meters (61.04), the 800 meters (2:25.33) and the triple jump (33-feet-0.5). The Bucs also won the 4x400 relay (4:14.33).

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown's Tierney Winter captured the 1,600 meters in 5:21.07 and New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva's Carlie Wagner won both the 200 meters (27.14) and the high jump (5-2). Aryn Eckstrom won the 3,200 meters for SJA in 11:57.54.

United South Central's Linsey Thisius won the pole vault (8-0), St. Clair's Katelyn Weber won the shot put (41-6.5) and discus (131-10).

Sec. 2A Boys: Blue Earth Area made it a clean sweep, compiling 587 points to win the Section 2A true team meet at Mapleton. Mankato Loyola was second with 582 points.

BEA's Nick Beattie captured the 110-meter dash (11.40) and the 200 meters (23.07), The Bucs also won the 4x2 relay (1:35.65) and 4x1 relay (45.71),

Maple River's Sam Duncanson won the 110 hurdles (16.32); NRHEG's T.J. Schlitz won both the 1,600 (4:33.06) and 3,200 (10:00.27); MVL's Matt Tessmer took the open 400 (51.0); Le Sueur-Henderson's Alex Haas was first in the 300 hurdles (42.87); and St. Clair's Tyler Hauser won the 800 (2:05.17).

St. James Area won the 4x4 relay (3:30.75); Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial/Nicollet's Evan Guffey won the long jump (19-11.5) and the triple jump (40-1.25); St. James' Miguel Gonzalez won the high jump (6-0); St. Clair's Eric Peterson was first in the pole vault (11-6); LSH's Dustin Gill took the shot put (53-9.25) and the discus (166-5).

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