North Union’s Anderson 7th in 200-meter state prelim

DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union sprinter Brendan Anderson finished seventh in the Heat 2 preliminaries of the 200-meter dash on Thursday at the Iowa Class 1A state track & field meet.

Anderson crossed the finish line in 23.74 seconds en route to netting 17th overall out of the 23-sprinter qualifying field.

Grundy Center’s Will Grames posted the top qualifying time — 23.25 — for Saturday’s 200-meter finals at Drake Stadium.

Elliott Hagebock, Sam Nielsen and Hope Steinberger will represent North Union in the state high jump today, while Steinberger also will trade handoffs with Vanessa VonBank, Lily Henderson and Cassie Beadle in the distance medley relay.

Section 1A team tennis field nearly intact

Three of the four Section 1A Team Meet boys tennis quarterfinals were completed Thursday.

No. 2-seeded St. James Area posted a 5-2 victory over No. 7-seeded Blue Earth Area to earn a spot in the sectional team semifinals at 11 a.m. Monday at the Swanson Tennis Center on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus in St. Peter.

St. James Area awaits the winner between tonight’s 6 p.m. sectional quarterfinal between No. 3-seeded Schaeffer Academy and No. 6-seeded Fairmont in Rochester.

Top-seeded Rochester Lourdes shut out No. 8-seeded Stewartville in Thursday’s quarterfinals, while No. 4-seeded Cotter downed No. 5-seeded Waseca, 5-2.

Sleepy Eye slips past Madelia in golf

MADELIA — Andrew Neid fired a 2-over nine-hole round of 37 to earn medalist honors in helping Sleepy Eye United nip Madelia, 159-161, during triangular golf action Thursday.

Carson Wihlm carded a 39 to pace the hometown Blackhawks, while Jared Henry and Colin Wihlm each produced 40s. Cade Lunz netted a 42 to complete Madelia’s counting marks.

Colby Wihlm and Collin Tierney fired a 49 and a 50, respectively, for Madelia.

Toby Weiss and Thor Weiss each generated 40s for SEU, while Carson Erickson chipped in a 42.

Garrison Beckius penciled in a 51 to top Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial/Nicollet’s third-place 212.