Area runners advance to finals at Class ‘A’ state track and field preliminariesPublished 7:53pm Friday, June 7, 2013
ST. PAUL — All five of the area athletes competing in the Class ‘A’ state track and field preliminaries advanced to the finals at Hamline University Friday.
Blooming Prairie senior Michael Thomas took fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.76 to advance to the finals and he took third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.65 seconds to advance to the finals.
Both of Thomas’s times on Friday were better than his Section 1A times.
Elizabeth May, a GMLOS senior, took seventh in the 400-meter dash to qualify for Saturday’s finals. May ran .06 of a second faster than she did at the Section 1A meet as she put in a time of 1:00.24.
The GMLOS 4 x 400-meter relay team of Sydney Bendtsen, Danielle Hanson, McKenzie Kirtz and May took ninth to qualify for Saturday’s finals with a time of 4:09.64.