Cards open state track and field meet todayAlexandria’s state track and field athletes will have their hands full today as they open with State Class AA action at 9 a.m.
Alexandria’s state track and field athletes will have their hands full today as they open with State Class AA action at 9 a.m.
Freshman Rosey Erickson has the largest performance requirements on day one as she is set to begin the finals in the long jump at 9 a.m.
Then, at 10:15 a.m., she will compete in the 100-meter dash preliminaries, with the prelims in the 200-meter dash set for 12:40 p.m.
Eighth grader Jamie Piepenburg will be competing in the finals of the 3,200-meter run at 9 a.m. today as well, along with senior Jack Trebelhorn, who will have the finals of the triple jump at 9 a.m.
On Saturday, Trebelhorn begins again at 9 a.m., this time in the long jump, while Erickson will compete in the 9:50 a.m. 100-meter finals if she advances through the prelims.
Piepenburg faces her second test at 10:23 a.m. Saturday as the 1,600-meter run finals begin.
Junior Drew Paradis is right behind her as the 1,600-meter run finals for the boys begins at 10:31 a.m.
Erickson’s final event of the meet, if she makes it through the prelims, will be the 200-meter dash finals at 12:05 p.m. Saturday.
Boys’ 1,600-meter run
Paradis comes into the meet with a qualifying time of 4:28.95.
The best times in the field belong to Rob Finnerty of Burnsville at 4:06.49 and Jordan Carlson of Rosemount with a 4:07.12.
Boys’ long jump
Trebelhorn is in the first flight and has a qualifying distance of 20-09.
The best jump in his flight is Joshua Allen of Minnetonka with a 21-05, and the best jump in the event belongs to Diahn Zeon of Richfield with a 22-10. He is in the second flight.
Boys’ triple jump
Trebelhorn comes into the meet with a 43-1.5. The best jump in his flight is 43-8 and belongs to Cooper Wahlo Jr. of Woodbury.
The best jump overall is 45-4 and belongs to Austin Delaney, St. Louis Park, who is in the second flight.
Girls’ 100-meter dash
Erickson heads into the prelims with a 12.37, the second best time in her heat.
The best is Alex Beckman of Eastview with a 12.26, while the best time overall also belongs to Beckman and to Caitlin Dhein of St. Cloud Tech, who has a 12.26 and is in the first heat.
Girls’ 200-meter dash
Erickson brings a 26.13 into the second heat. The best time in her heat belongs to Kylie Peterson of Apple Valley with a 25.12.
The best time overall also belongs to Peterson, who is tied with Brianna Fernholz, Willmar, from the first heat.
Girls’ 1,600-meter run
Piepenburg sports a 5:13.76 heading into the race with the best time belonging Cassy Opitz of Eden Prairie at 5:07.19.
Girls’ 3,200-meter run
Piepenburg comes in at 11:18.80. The best time belongs to Danielle Berndt of Kennedy at 10:59.50.
Girls’ long jump
Erickson has a 16-6 going into the first flight with the best jump going to Emily Klatt of Woodbury at 17-2.
The best jump overall belongs to Kjirsten Jacobson of Eastview at 18-3.