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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 one particular 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 ahead of clearing a very first-spot height of ten feet, 9 inches in the pole vault throughout 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 Region teammate Chloe Groe also doubled her sectional bids by qualifying in each throwing events. Groe captured second spot in the shot place with a heave of 35-three three/four, though hurling the discus to a fourth-spot mark of 99-11.

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

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

Kayla Mattson created 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-spot time of 68.1.

Lucy Larson and Katie Hartke topped Martin County West’s girls lineup by garnering second-spot 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, though 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, though the Mavericks’ 4×100 relay generated a second-spot time of 53.95 in the 4×100.

Jayhawk sprinter Ryan Koberoski delivered a 1-two scoring punch in the sprints to leading 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, though capturing second spot in half the distance in 23.44.

Josiah DeMaris also proved a double-qualifier for the Jayhawks by generating a pair of fourth-spot 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, though 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 yet another sectional bid by sprinting across the finish line in the open 400 in 53.41.

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

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

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

Norman completed fifth in the shot with a heave of 42-1 ahead of hurling the discus to an eighth-spot 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-spot person overall performance of 23.66 seconds in the 200-meter dash, though 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-spot 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-spot mark of 43-11 to complement throwing the discus to a sixth-spot distance of 124-ten.

Rodriguez created a sixth-spot time of 12.37 in the open one hundred, though 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), though the 4×400 relay completed fourth in three:36.78.

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