State Track Underway

     If you can’t make it to the Minnesota high school track meet Friday and Saturday at Hamline University in St. Paul, you can get all the results and some play-by-play from the all-running blog Down the Backstretch here.

     Section 7 did claim two titles Friday, in the Class AA girls discus with Grand Rapids senior Jessica Cagle throwing 157-6, nearly 20 feet ahead of second place, and in Class A boys triple jump with Cotton senior Kenny Schofield in 45-1.50. It was a second title for both.

Girls AA Discus Finals

   1. Jessica Cagle, Grand Rapids 157-6 … 2. Kim Hovey, Red Wing 136-7 … 3. Maggie Ewen, St. Francis 132-6.

Boys A Triple Jump

     1. Kenny Schofield, Cotton, 45-1.50; 2. Laquone Robinson, Brooklyn Center, 44-11.50; 3. Tim Halvorson, Concordia Academy, 44-3.75.

      In the girls 400-meter preliminaries, sophomores Lindsy Mattson of Grand Rapids and Paige Stratioti of Duluth Denfeld advanced to Saturday’s final. Duluth East freshman Quinton Coleman, who has been bothered by a sore hamstring, did not advance out of the boys 200, placing last in the field in 24.99. Grand Rapids senior Patrick Marx qualified for the Class AA boys 400 final.

Girls’ 400m Prelims

Heat 1 — 1. Erica Dombro, Highland Park 57.34 Laura Schnittker, Maple Grove 57.56 … 3. Sophie Charlton, Mayo 57.84

Heat 2 — 1. Lindsy Mattson, Grand Rapids 56.66 … Bridget Sweeney, Hopkins 56.92 … 3. Paige Stratioti, Denfeld 57.42

Finalists: Mattson, Dombro, Sweeney, Schnittker, Stratioti, VenHeel, Pratt, ,Charlton, and Campbell.

Boys’ 200m Prelims

Heat 1 — 1. Chichi Ojika, Irondale 21.77w … 2. Frank Falzone, Stillwater 21.98
Heat 2 — 1. Richard Wilhite, Cooper 21.56 … 2. Lee Dhein, SC Tech 21.64
Heat 3 — 1. Austin Eliason, Rosemount 21.56 … 2. Andrew Lewis, SP Central 22.04
Heat 4 — 1. Emmanuel Matadi, SP Johnson 21.57 … 2. Jacob Cepek, John Marshall 21.76

Finalists: Wilhite, Matadi, Ojika, Eliason, Dhein, Capek, Falzone, Lewis, and Jackson

Boys 400m Prelims

Heat 1 — 1. Troy Pollard, Highland Park 49.00 … 2. Aric Hoeschen, STMA … 3. Christian Willman, Rosemount 49.94

Heat 2 — 1. Frank Falzone, Stillwater 50.11 … 2. Dan Guelle, Hastings 50.52 … 3. Josh Nielen, Forest Lake 50.66

Finalists: Pollard, Falzone, Hoeschen, Guelle, Willman, Darling, Marx, Nielsen, and German.

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State Track Underway

     If you can’t make it to the Minnesota high school track meet Friday and Saturday at Hmline University in St. Paul, you can get all the results and some play-by-play from the all-running blog Down the Backstretch here.

     The 3,200 finals in Class AA are already listed along with prelims in other events. You won’t miss a thing going on in Class A and AA.

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