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State Class A track and field: ABE's Jansen third in triple jump

Ashby-Brandon-Evansville's Caroline Jansen landed during her last long jump of the finals at the Class A state track and field meet on Friday. Jansen advanced to the finals twice, finishing ninth in the long jump and taking third in the triple jump on Saturday. (Eric Morken, Echo Press)

Ashby-Brandon-Evansville's Caroline Jansen earned her way to the podium twice this past weekend as the junior finished ninth in the long jump before returning on Saturday for a third-place finish in the triple jump.

Jansen stretched for a 36'1" jump in the triple to earn her medal. Her long jump distance on Friday was 16'6.75".

Winning the long jump was Deidre Hahn with a distance of 17'2.75", with the triple jump crown going to Katie Heilman of Watertown-Mayer with a distance of 37'4.5".

Jansen's teammate, Megan Friedrich, who was in the field for the 100-meter hurdles, ran a 16.56, short of qualifying for the finals. Jaelyn Beach of Staples-Motley repeated as champion in the event, running at 15:12.

Ashby-Brandon-Evansville finished 35th as a team with 35 points.

West Central Area's Daniel Schack was ninth in the high jump, clearing 6'2" and Matt Neururer of Pillager had a jump of 6'6" to win the title.

The Knights' 4x800-meter relay team of John Olhoft, Tyler Schill, Bryce Paulson and Alex Toms did not place as they finished with a time of 8:44.88. Perham topped the field with a time of 7:57.58.

Kylee Fernholz of WCA, who qualified for the 800-meter run, ran a 2:21.68 on Friday in the preliminaries, missing the cut. Emi Trost of Cannon Falls won the event with a time of 2:15.05.