ST. PAUL - And the winner is ...
Unfortunately, individual prep track & field results from the Hamline Elite Meet at Kras Stadium in St. Paul were not available on the university's web site prior to the Sentinel going to press on Friday night.
Fairmont senior Ryan Heuer competed among the state's best hurdlers in the 110-meter highs and the 300-meter intermediates, while Cardinal freshman sprinter Sasha Riley hit the paved surface against the top quarter-milers.
Blue Earth Area senior Marissia Hagedorn topped the area representatives by testing her skills against the best competitors throughout the state in the high hurdles, 300 hurdles and the pole vault.
Blue Earth Area junior Krista Hassing competed against the elite 800-meter runners, while also running a leg on the Bucs' 4x400-meter relay team consisting of Taylor Grandgenett, Karli Olsen, Anne Franta and Shayna Stevermer.
Blue Earth Area senior Jake Zebedee, one of the few prep pole vaulters in the state to clear 15 feet this season, tested his mettle in his specialty, while Buc teammate Isaac Darrington battled the best in the state in the high jump.
Madelia/Truman's Caleb Arndt, Lee Leal, Adam Cooling and Cade Ekstrom traded handoffs against the elite 4x800-meter relay teams, while Martin County West sprinter Haley Jensen - a late invitee to the meet - competed against the top speedsters in the 100-meter dash.
Look for results in Monday's sports section of the Sentinel.
John Larsen Relays
Sprinter Tyler Feddersen captured the 200-meter run to ignite the North Union Warriors' third-place team showing at the John Larsen Relays on Thursday in Armstrong.
The fleet-footed Feddersen blistered the track in 23.62 seconds to break the tape before North Iowa's Mark Milbrandt (23.84).
Milbrandt then crossed the finish line in the open 400 in 54.28 before North Union's Jake Adams, who claimed second in 54.99.
Aric Runge and Austin Bierstedt posted a 2-3 finish in the 110-meter hurdles by finishing in 17.13 and 17.65, respectively, for the Warriors.
North Union's Evan Hagebock cleared 5 feet, 10 inches to place second behind Bishop Garrigan's Austin Vaske, who won with a height of 6-0.
Bierstedt also pocketed third place in the long jump by marking at 16-11 1/2, while teammate Marshall Klingenburg heaved the shot to a distance of 39-10 to place third in the field event.
Feddersen also placed fourth in the open 100 in 11.85, while Warrior teammate Brian Becker covered the 2-mile run in 11:37.43 to claim the fourth spot.
North Union hosts the Corn Belt Conference Meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Armstrong.
JOHN LARSEN RELAYS
Boys Team Standings: 1. Bishop Garrigan 170; 2. North Iowa 112; 3. North Union 93; 4. West Bend-Mallard 83; 5. Northwood-Kensett 51; 6. Ventura 22; 7. Corwith-Wesley-Luverne 18.
100: 1. Mitch Bonnstetter (WBM) 11.56; 4. Tyler Feddersen (NU) 11.86; 10. Christian Esselin (NU) 12.45.
200: 1. Tyler Feddersen (NU) 23.62; 9. Ty Anderson (NU) 26.77.
400: 1. Mark Milbrandt (No. Iowa) 54.28; 2. Jake Adams (NU) 54.99; 8. Evan Hagebock (NU) 58.0.
800: 1. Alex Boisjolle (Garrigan) 2:06.76; 10. (tie) Mason Harbaugh (NU) and Rory Lindell (NU) 3:00.0.
110 hurdles: 1. Adam Hamilton (Garrigan) 16.67; 2. Aric Runge (NU) 17.13; 3. Austin Bierstedt (NU) 17.65.
1,600: 1. Joel Toppin (Ventura) 4:49.26; 6. Brian Becker (NU) 5:09.38.
3,200: 1. Connor Smith (No. Iowa) 10:40.97; 4. Brian Becker (NU) 11:37.43; 9. Lucas Hardman (NU) 12:59.95.
400 hurdles: 1. Daniel Gelhaus (Garrigan) 59.44; 8. Dylan Moore (NU) 1:11.0.
Discus: 1. Shayne Olson (N-K) 120-3; 7. Dyson Umschied (NU) 92-9; 9. Michael Mather (NU) 80-11.
High jump: 1. Austin Vaske (Garrigan) 6-0; 2. Evan Hagebock (NU) 5-10.
Long jump: 1. Zac Keith (Garrigan) 19-1; 3. Austin Bierstedt (NU) 16-11 1/2.
Shot: 1. Mitch Rahm (Garrigan) 45-1 1/2; 3. Marshall Klingenburg (NU) 39-10; 7. Ty Anderson (NU) 33-7 1/4.
4x100: 1. Garrigan 46.68; 3. North Union (Austin Bierstedt, Dylan Moore, Brett Deitering, Tyler Feddersen) 48.7.
4x200: 1. West Bend-Mallard 1:38.49; 5. North Union (Christian Esselin, Trenton Fothergill, Joey S, Ty Anderson) 1:44.92.
4x400: 1. North Iowa 3:43.82; 2. North Union (Aric Runge, Matt Adams, Tyler Feddersen, Jake Adams) 3:44.47.
4x800: 1. West Bend-Mallard 8:49.63; 3. North Union (Brian Becker, Jake Adams, Drew Kingswan, Mason Harbaugh) 9:26.35.
Shuttle hurdle relay: 1. Garrigan 1:03.93; 2. North Union (Dylan Moore, Zach Ditsworth, Brett Deitering, Aric Runge) 1:06.08.
Distance medley relay: 1. West Bend-Mallard 3:55.62; 5. North Union (Marshall Klingenburg, Christian Esselin, Zach Ditsworth, Brian Becker).