State track and field results: Little Falls’ LeBlanc earns fourth and Ross takes sixth; Royalton’s Carlson places eighth

Results from the state track and field meet held Friday – Saturday at Hamline University in St. Paul:

Class AA

Little Falls senior Rachelle LeBlanc bettered her section height by 11 inches, taking fourth place in the pole vault with a height of 11-feet.

Little Falls senior Trysten Ross came up with a sixth place throw of 55-feet, 1.25-inches to also earn a place on the medal stand.

The Little Falls boys 4×800 relay team of senior Mathew Massmann, freshman Tyler Moore, eighth-grader Hunter Zupko and senior Sebastian Sowada took 10th in 8:11.79 and senior Dan Mushel tied for 13th in the pole vault with a height of 12-feet, 6-inches.


Class A

The lone area competitor to medal individually in Class A was Royalton junior Zach Carlson with an eighth-place performance of 9:54.85 in the 3,200, while the Holdingford boys 4×800 relay team of juniors Logan Smith and Abe Skwira, sophomore Marcus Rick and senior Brody Davidson took fifth place in 8:11.19.

Pierz junior Robbie Skiba just missed joining him, finishing just four hundredths of a second out of the final qualifying spot in the 400 with a prelim time of 50.44.

Upsala-Swanville Area junior Stephanie Koetter was one of 11 jumpers to reach 5-feet in the high jump, with a spot in the top seven just two inches away at 5-feet, 2-inches.

Holdingford had three other relay and three individual entrants in the competition.

For the Huskers boys, junior Grant Bullert was 11th in the triple jump (41-feet, 6.5-inches), Smith ran a 52.33 in his prelim in the 400 and the 4×400 relay team of senior Zach Juaire, Smith, Skwira and Davidson took sixth in its heat in 3:31.39.

For the Huskers girls, sophomore Summer Storm was 14th in the 300 hurdles (47.44), the 4×200 relay team of sophomores Rachael Preusser, McKenzie Schulte and Lizzy Solarz and freshman Arianna Vasilj was sixth in its heat in 1:48.03, less than a second out of the finals, and the 4×400 team of Preusser, Storm, Solarz and Vasilj was also sixth in its heat with a time of 4:09.33.