Pillager’s Devin Strack and Wadena-Deer Creek’s Logan Meyer earned third-place medals in the Class 1A state meet Friday at Hamline University in St. Paul.
Strack finished third in the triple jump (43-5) and Meyer was third in shot put with a heave of 52-0.25.
In other finals Friday, Pillager’s Cory VanHal was 14th in pole vault.
In the only final involving area girls, Staples-Motley’s Jaelin Beachy finished ninth in long jump and Crosby-Ironton’s Sienna Miller was 15th.
Beachy was the No. 1 qualifier in the girls 100 hurdles prelims with a time of 15.02.
In boys prelims, Pillager’s Wesley DeLong was the top qualifier in the 400 dash and was No. 4 in the 200 dash. Teammate Shane White was the fifth qualifier in the 110 hurdles.
“Wesley really came through in the 4x4,” Pillager coach Jim Bentson said. “The 4x4 just wanted to get in the finals. All the teams are within a second to a second and a half. Shane’s sitting fourth (in the 110s) and set a school record. Wesley had a beautiful day. We’re looking good heading into (Saturday).”
Pequot Lakes was the No. 3 qualifier in the girls 4x200 relay. The Patriots’ defending state champion 4x100 girls relay qualified fourth in the prelims.
Class 1A Boys
Shot put: 1-Brian Blasey (Ada-Borup) 53-11.50, 3-Logan Meyer (WDC) 52-0.25
Triple jump: 1-Eric Miklausich (Duluth Marshall) 44-10.25, 3-Devin Strack (Pillager) 43-5
Pole vault: 1-Grant Krieger (Blake) 15-0, 14-(tie) Cory VanHal (Pillager) 11-9
110 hurdles: 1-Cole Fuchs (Byron) 14.89, 5-Shane White (Pillager) 15.17
100 dash: 1-Michael Whitney (Breckenridge/C-T) 10.97, 14-Brian Huber (Staples-Motley) 11.30
200 dash: 1-Tyler Beehler (Foley) 22.08, 4-Wesley DeLong (Pillager) 22.38
400 dash: 1-DeLong 49.66
4x100 relay: 1-Concordia Academy 44.41, 7-Pequot Lakes (Travis Noska, Tyler Tappe, Isaac Allen, Nolan Michaelson) 44.99
4x200 relay: 1-Waseca 1:30.45, 12-Pillager (Jake Weizenegger, Devin Strack, Shane White, Travis Richards) 1:35.19
4x400 relay: 1-Rochester Lourdes 3:27.87, 7-Pillager (Josh Warren, Strack, Matt Neururer, DeLong) 3:28.77
Class 1A Girls
Long jump: 1-Danielle Wubben (Central MN Christian) 17-11.25, 9-Jaelin Beachy (SM) 16-3.5, 15-Sienna Miller (C-I) 15-8.25
100 hurdles: 1-Beachy 15.02
300 hurdles: 1-Marissa Janning (Watertown-Mayer) 46.22, 8-Beachy 47.17
400 dash: 1-Elizabeth Hemsworth (Sauk Centre) 57.10, 12-Emily Lundgren (Aitkin) 1:00.59
4x100 relay: 1-Annandale 49.91, 4-Pequot Lakes (Rachel Allen, Nicole Traut, Abigail Palmer, Vanessa Lane) 50.43
4x200 relay: 1-Chatfield 1:45.50, 3-Pequot Lakes (Brittny Bzdok, Traut, Mattie Lueck, Lane) 1:45.72
4x400 relay: 1-Blue Earth 4:02.38, DQ-Pequot Lakes (Bzdok, Palmer, Chloe Bermel, Lane)
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