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May 27, 2023

Addison Armstrong

MAPLETON — Blue Earth Area’s Addison Armstrong displayed her athletic versatility by striking gold in an person sprint and a single field occasion to complement anchoring a runner-up relay to energy the area’s track &amp field contingent to subsequent week’s Section 2A Meet.

Armstrong broke the tape in the 400-meter dash in a winning time of 63.23 seconds just before clearing a initially-location height of ten feet, 9 inches in the pole vault in the course of Thursday night’s South Sub-Section competitors in Mapleton.

Armstrong also joined forces with Eloise Blair, Tailor Douglas and Katherine Armon in putting second in the 4×200-meter relay race. Blair, Douglas, Armon and Armstrong compiled a time of 1:53.26 to advance to the sectional meet that begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June three, at Mankato West Higher School’s athletic facility.

Blue Earth Location teammate Chloe Groe also doubled her sectional bids by qualifying in each throwing events. Groe captured second location in the shot place with a heave of 35-three three/four, although hurling the discus to a fourth-location mark of 99-11.

Douglas and Blair also netted person berths in the sectional meet for the Bucs. Douglas claimed sixth location in the pole vault by clearing 7-six, although Blair glided more than the higher hurdles to location seventh in 18.16.

Natalie Schiltz netted fifth location in the open 400 with a time of 67.75 for Blue Earth Location, although teammate Aubrey Woodwick rounded out the team’s advancers by pocketing seventh in the three,200-meter run in 13:36.72.

Kayla Mattson developed the Madelia/Truman/ Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Martin Luther Jayhawk team’s lone girls sectional bid by crossing the finish line in the open 400 in a sixth-location time of 68.1.

Lucy Larson and Katie Hartke topped Martin County West’s girls lineup by garnering second-location showings in their respective sprint and lengthy-distance races. Larson struck silver by crossing the finish line in the one hundred-meter dash in 13.87, although Hartke delivered a runner-up time of 12:46.56 in the three,200-meter run to advance to subsequent Saturday’s section meet.

Avery Sanders netted the eighth and final qualifying spot in the open one hundred (14.42) for Martin County West, although the Mavericks’ 4×100 relay generated a second-location time of 53.95 in the 4×100.

Jayhawk sprinter Ryan Koberoski delivered a 1-two scoring punch in the sprints to top rated the location boys’ contingent gaining bids to subsequent Saturday’s sectional bid. Koberoski won the sub-section’s gold medal in the open 400 with a time of 50.99, although capturing second location in half the distance in 23.44.

Josiah DeMaris also proved a double-qualifier for the Jayhawks by generating a pair of fourth-location showings in each the mile and two-mile runs. DeMaris trailed only 3 lengthy-distance runners in the 1,600 run with a time of four:45.41, although claiming fourth in twice the distance in the three,200 (ten:02.96).

Sprinter Jackson Madsen also collected two sectional bids by finishing fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.95 for the Jayhawks. Madsen then claimed one more sectional bid by sprinting across the finish line in the open 400 in 53.41.

BEA teammates Jack Norman and Austin Stauffer every delivered a pair of sectional-qualifying person performances.

Stauffer cleared 18-eight 1/two to capture sixth location in the lengthy jump, although collecting the eighth and final advancing spot by spraying the sand at 38-1 three/four in the triple jump.

Meanwhile, Norman proved a fantastic four-for-four by advancing to sectional action in each throwing events, although operating the third legs on each the Bucs’ third-location 4×200 and third-location 4×100.

Norman completed fifth in the shot with a heave of 42-1 just before hurling the discus to an eighth-location toss of 118-eight. Norman also traded handoffs with Nick Nelson, Gage Barker and Jacob Grandgenett in each the 4×1 (45.07) and 4×2 (1:34.51) to move on to Mankato West’s higher college campus subsequent Saturday.

Grandgenett also generated a third-location person efficiency of 23.66 seconds in the 200-meter dash, although Cory Kitchel rounded out the Bucs’ sectional qualifiers by netting eighth in the higher hurdles in 19.five.

Ryan Pierson topped Martin County West/Butterfield-Odin by covering the three,200-meter run in a third-location time of ten:02.four.

Max Olson and Carlos Rodriguez generated double-advancing efforts for the MCW/BO conglomerate. Olson launched the shot to a fourth-location mark of 43-11 to complement throwing the discus to a sixth-location distance of 124-ten.

Rodriguez developed a sixth-location time of 12.37 in the open one hundred, although meriting the eighth and final qualifying spot in the 400-meter dash (54.15).

Berent Kosbab claimed seventh in the open one hundred (12.44) for MCW/BO, Jamesson Forsberg pocketed eighth in the 1,600-meter run (four:54.43), although the 4×400 relay completed fourth in three:36.78.

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