GMLOS's Elizabeth May tries to hold of Marta Springer of St. Peter in the final stretch of the 400-meter dash at the Class 'A' state track and field meet in St. Paul Saturday. -- Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com
GMLOS's Elizabeth May tries to hold of Marta Springer of St. Peter in the final stretch of the 400-meter dash at the Class 'A' state track and field meet in St. Paul Saturday. -- Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com

May and relay team take ninth for GMLOS at state track meet

Published 9:05pm Saturday, June 8, 2013

ST. PAUL — The Grand Meadow-LeRoy-Ostrander-Southland track and field team saw two strong seniors run their last races at the Class ‘A’ state track and field meet Saturday.

GMLOS's Danielle Hanson takes off after getting the hand-off from teammate Sydney Bendtsen in the 4 x 400-meter relay in the Class 'A' state track and field meet in St. Paul Saturday. -- Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com
GMLOS’s Danielle Hanson takes off after getting the hand-off from teammate Sydney Bendtsen in the 4 x 400-meter relay in the Class ‘A’ state track and field meet in St. Paul Saturday. — Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com

Elizabeth May took ninth place in the 400-meter dash and she was on the 4 x 400-meter relay team along with senior Danielle Hanson, sophomore McKenzie Kirtz and freshman Sydney Bendtsen that took ninth.

May finished with a flurry, but couldn’t quite hold off St. Peter’s Marta Springer in the final stretch. May finished with a time of 1:00.23 seconds as she missed out on seventh place by .02 of a second.

“I wanted to catch her really bad,” said May, who plans on running at UW-La Crosse next season. “Being in the inside lane, I could see all of the girls and I was trying to my best to stay with them and catch them.”

GMLOS's McKenzie Kirtz, right, runs during the 4 x 400-meter relay in St. Paul Saturday. -- Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com
GMLOS’s McKenzie Kirtz, right, runs during the 4 x 400-meter relay in St. Paul Saturday. — Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com

The GMLOS 4 x 400-meter relay team logged a time of 4:10.59 and it was .03 of a second from eighth place.

“Being my senior year and making it to the state finals is a huge accomplishment, and I’m really proud of what’s happened,” May said.

 


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