Beacons shine at state track meet

Sam Adeniyl

Of its eight state entries, Concordia Academy’s track and field teams amassed five all-state honors.

The Beacons’ girls landed three and two went to the boys team at the Class A state meet on June 10-11 at Hamline University in St. Paul.


Concordia Academy girls

Clara Paul and Arika Robinson earned all-state honors for the Concordia girls. Paul landed in fourth place in the triple jump and fifth in the long jump. Her top efforts were 37 feet, one half inch in the triple and 16 feet, 9 1/2 inches in the long.

Robinson earned her all-state nod in the high jump, where she cleared five feet, two inches to place fifth. Robinson cleared the first three heights on her first try at each and then needed three shots to get over 5-2. She was then eliminated at 5-3.

Three other entries from the girls team did not advance to the finals in their respective events. Robinson and Erin Fallert both ran in the 300-meter hurdles and finished with times of 52.40 seconds and 50.37 seconds, respectively.

The 4x200-meter relay team of Rachel TerHaar, Hannah Lageson, Sally Paul and Mikella Schiller ran 1:48.47.


Concordia Academy boys

The boys’ team’s state contingent was smaller but both entries came home with all-state honors.

Guy Hanson, running in the 3,200 meters, finished third with a time of 9:47.20. That was 16.47 seconds faster than the time he ran in the section meet.

Casey Hackett made all-state in the triple jump with a top effort of 43 feet, 10 1/4 inches, an improvement of 10 and a quarter inches over his section distance.

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