Owatonna, Blooming Prairie, Triton and Waseca Qualifiers for State Track and Field
Three athletes from Owatonna have qualified for the state track and field meet at Hamline June 5 and 6. Blooming Prairie and Triton each send one athlete. Waseca sends many.
Owatonna High School senior Matt Kingland qualified for state in the high jump for the second straight year. His jump of 6-feet-5-inches is one of the top qualifying leaps. The high jump event is Saturday at 9AM at Hamline University in St. Paul.
OHS junior Jake Johnson won the section title in the 110 hurdles in 14.58 seconds, which is the third-fastest time in his heat for Friday morning at 9:52AM.
Huskies freshman Margo Achterkirch made it to state in the 200 meter dash and will run preliminaries Friday at 12:17PM.
Blooming Prairie senior Taylor Hagen will throw the shot put Saturday afternoon at 3:30PM.
Triton sophomore Leif Bungum qualified for state in the 100 meter dash. Prelims are Friday at 4:03PM.
Waseca qualified boys relay teams in the 4-by-100, 4-by-400 and 4-by-800. Shane Streich qualified in the 800 and 1600. Cole Streich made it in the 3200. Tyler Kolander qualified in the shot put and discus. The Bluejays J.P. Eykyn made it to state in the 300 hurdles.
Kenyon-Wanamingo athletes qualifying for state include Caleb Greseth in the 110 hurdles, Mason Stevenson in the 300 hurdles and Mara Quam in the 100 hurdles, long jump and triple jump.