Class 1A Girls Track and Field: Klefsaas sets another state record; Patriots runners-up
ST. PAUL--Staples-Motley's Millie Klefsaas repeated as pole vault champion with a another meet-record height and the Pequot Lakes Patriots placed second in the Class 1A state meet Saturday at Hamline University.
ST. PAUL-Staples-Motley's Millie Klefsaas repeated as pole vault champion with a another meet-record height and the Pequot Lakes Patriots placed second in the Class 1A state meet Saturday at Hamline University.
Klefsaas, who set a state record in 2016 at 12 feet, finished at 12-3 Saturday to earn the gold medal. She also finished sixth in the 100 hurdles.
The Patriots, who finished 7.5 points out of first, attained victories in the 4x200 and 4x400 relays. The 4x200 consisted of Mirjana Ganley, Kristin Skog, Grace McGuire and Chloe Bermel. Running on the 4x400 were McGuire, Skog, Olivia Lane and Bermel. In the 400 dash, Bermel finished third.
Other area individuals achieving all-state status (top nine) included Pierz's seventh-place 4x200 relay of Breanna Kurtz, Leah Fuhrman, Avy Lease and Chelsie Kurtz); Pequot's Addie Hubbard in the 300 hurdles (seventh); Pierz's Beth-el Algarin (fourth) and Wadena-Deer Creek's Ellie Miron (ninth) in shot put; and Hubbard in triple jump (fifth).
Final Girls Team Scores: 1-Minneapolis Edison 48, 2-Pequot Lakes 41.50, 3-Belle Plaine 40, 4-Byron 38, 5-Jordan 35
4x800 relay: 1-Minnehaha Academy 9:41.27, 15-Pequot Lakes (Jennah Hall, Kristin Skog, Cassidy Chaney, Grace McGuire)
100 hurdles: 1-Clair Shepardson (LaCrescent) 14.55, 6-Millie Klefsaas (Staples-Motley) 15-10
4x200 relay: 1-Pequot Lakes (Mirjana Ganley, Kristin Skog, McGuire, Chloe Bermel) 1:44.23; 7-Pierz (Breanna Kurtz, Leah Fuhrman, Avy Lease, Chelsie Kurtz) 1:46.93
400 dash: 1-Kya Phillips (Cristo Rey) 56.40, 3-Bermel 58.41
300 hurdles: 1-Tyarra English-Pau (Watertown-Mayer) 44.38, 7-Addie Hubbard (Pequot Lakes) 47.83
4x400 relay: 1-Pequot Lakes (McGuire, Skog, Olivia Lane, Bermel) 3:57.44
Shot put: 1-Emma Gilbert (International Falls) 42-7.75, 4-Beth-el Algarin (Pierz) 40-9.75, 9-Ellie Miron (WDC) 38-1.75
Triple jump: 1-Jenna Kes (Jordan) 40-2.75, 5-Hubbard (PL) 36-8, 14-Kylie Monson (C-I) 35-0
Pole vault: 1-Klefsaas (SM) 12-3