The Minnesota high school track and field championships, often competed in notable heat and sun, is facing rain and 40-degree temperatures Saturday at Hamline University in St. Paul. It was pouring rain for part of the Class A afternoon action. You can follow the action live on the superb running blog Down the Backstretch here. There’s also some good action photos from former Duluthian Gene Niemi of Minneapolis, one of the state’s most passionate track fans. He has a shot of Grand Rapids senior Jessica Cagle winning the Class AA girls discus Friday.
Results have three Grand Rapids athletes placing in the top three of Class AA events:
1. Troy Pollard of Highland Park wins in 48.71 … 2. Frank Falzone, Stillwater 49.51 … 3. Patrick Marx, Grand Rapids 49.29 … 4. Christian Willman, Rosemount 49.55
1. Erica Dombro of Highland Park wins in 56.44 … 2. Lindsy Mattson, Grand Rapids 56.66 … 3. Sophie Charlton, Mayo 56.90. Duluth Denfeld’s Paige Stratioti was fifth
Girls Shot Put
1. Kim Hovey of Red Wing wins with 42-8 1/4 … 2. Janae Burich, Roseville 40-9 1/2 … 3. Jessica Cagle, Grand Rapids 40-6