Five area athletes qualify for Class ‘A’ state track meet, BP’s Thomas advances in three eventsPublished 11:40pm Thursday, May 30, 2013
WINONA – Five area athletes qualified for the Class ‘A’ state track and field meet at the Section 1A meet in Winona Thursday.
Blooming Prairie senior Michael Thomas had a huge day as advanced to state in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and the high jump. Thomas took first in both of his sprints and placed second in the high jump.
GMLOS senior Elizabeth May advanced to state by taking second in the 400-meter dash for the second straight year and the GMLOS 4 x 400-meter relay team of Sydney Bendtsen, Danielle Hanson, McKenzie Kirtz and May took second to get to state.
Hanson missed out on what would’ve been her fifth straight trip to state in the 300-meter hurdles as she finished fifth in the event.
GMLOS’s Addison Tapp took sixth in the high jump as she jumped a career-best height of 4-feet, 11-inches.
Lyle-Pacelli’s Sarah Holtz finished fourth in the triple jump, but missed out on state.
200-meter dash: Michael Thomas (BP) (first, 22.76); Cole Sunde (BP) (sixth, 23.84); 400-meter dash: Michael Thomas (BP) (first, 50.56); 800-meter run: Nathan Drees (LP) (ninth, 2:25.66); 1600-meter run: Alec Ille (BP) (seventh, 4:51.55); discus: Dominiq Bouska (GMLOS) (sixth, 138-2)
100-meter dash: Sydney Bendtsen (GMLOS) (eighth, 13.70); 400-meter dash: Elizabeth May (GMLOS) (second, 1:00.30); 1600-meter run: McKenzie Kirtz (GMLOS) (third, 5:27.24); Danielle Hanson (GMLOS) (fifth, 48.76); Katelyn Luthe, Kaitlyn Kirtz, Corbyn Bendtsen, Addison Tapp (GMLOS) (eighth, 53.17); 4 x 200-meter relay: Danielle Hanson, Elizabeth May, Addison Tapp, Sydney Bendtsen (GMLOS) (fifth, 1:48.81); Sydney Bendtsen, Danielle Hanson, McKenzie Kirtz, Elizabeth May (GMLOS) (second, 4:10.47); high jump: Addison Tapp (sixth, 4-11); triple jump: Sarah Holtz (LP) (fourth, 34-6); shot put: Morgan Schmitz (third, 34-2.75); Morgan Schmitz (third, 110-1)