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TRACK and FIELD: Preimesberger jumps into state


COLLEGEVILLE — The Pierz Pioneers’ Amber Preimesberger cleared 5-foot-3 earning top honors in the high jump at Wednesday’s Section 5-1A meet at St. John’s University.


Preimesberger also finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles and 16th in the 300 hurdles. Pierz’s Bridget Bednar finished ninth in the high jump.

Michael Marshik completed a triple jump of 39-3 for 11th place and Tyler Milner finished 15th the 300 hurdles.

Preimesberger will compete at the Class 1A state track and field meet at Hamline University on Friday, June 10.

Boys team scores: 1-Holdinford 58.5, 2-Dassel-Cokato 57.5, 3-Annandal 52, 4-St. Cloud Cathedral 51, 5-Foley 50.5

300 hurdles: 1-Tyler Boltz (DC) 41.05, 15-Tyler Milner (Prz) 44.67

Triple jump: 1-Brandon Zylstra (NLS) 44-0.5, 11-Michael Marshik (Prz) 39-3

Girls team scores (28 teams): 1-St. Cloud Cathedral 74, 2-Annandal 72.50, 3-New London-Spicer 53, 4-Foley 50, 5-Litchfield 43, 19-Pierz 13

100 hurdles: 1-Alanna Dietz (NLS) 15.15, 6-Amber Preimesberger (Prz) 16.81

300 hurdles: 1-Zoe Novak (SJP) 46.11, 16-Preimesberger (Prz) 53.69

High jump: 1-Preimesberger (Prz) 5-3, 9-Bridget Bednar (Prz) 4-7

Next: Class 1A state track and field meet at Hamline University, St. Paul June 10-11.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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