Olivia Haug, shown here during the Section 1A shot put competition, won her second straight section championship with the discus to earn another trip to state. LEE EPPS/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
Olivia Haug, shown here during the Section 1A shot put competition, won her second straight section championship with the discus to earn another trip to state. LEE EPPS/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
The two-day Section 1A Track& Field Championships took place last week at Paul Giel Field in Winona. Competitors who placed first or second in individual events, relays, and those who achieved a standard time, distance, or height advanced to the state tournament in St. Paul.

Junior Olivia Haug will represent Lanesboro/Fillmore Central/Mabel-Canton at state this year, after winning the section meet discus competition for a second-straight year.

Haug set another new personal record (PR), breaking 120 feet. Her throw of 120 feet, 3 inches also surpassed the standard of 119-10. Haug's best distance as a sophomore was 117-02. That PR was broken in La Crescent on April 25.

No other team members advanced to state, but two school records were set in Winona as the 4 x 400-meter relay (Bailey Ruen, Kendyl Bennett, Paige Bennett, and Kenzie Broadwater) took fourth and were within 2.5 seconds of earning a trip to state (4:09.05). Their new PR represents a school record for both Lanesboro and Fillmore Central.

The girls 4 x 800M relay (Alyssa Gathje, Leah Ruen, Bailey Ruen, and Kendyl Bennett) also set a PR and took 14.5 seconds off of their best time this year, placing fourth at 10:02.31.

Kenzie Broadwater took fifth in the 100M dash with a new PR of 13.18. Kiera Olson had a season PR in the 3200M run with a time of 11:59.65. That was good for fifth place.

The girls 4 x 200M relay (Sara Vettleson-Trutza, Paige Bennett, Leah Scheevel, and Broadwater) also set a PR in the prelims, but didn't advance to the finals with a time of 1:53.48 (one place out of the finals).

For the boys, Niko Anderson made the 200M dash finals and took seventh place with a time of 23.73 (one hundredth away from getting a sixth place medal). It was his second-best time of the year.

Bram Van Lent placed third in the 300M hurdles, with a new PR of 41.90. He was a half second from moving on to state.

The boys 4 x 100 relay took fifth place with a new PR of 44.81. The top four teams advanced by meeting the standard and the squad (Gabe Decker, Monty Holm, Bram Van Lent, and Anderson) missed that mark by by just 0.3 seconds.

The boys 4 x 400 relay (Quentin Case, Damon Zutz, Trey Chiglo, and Holm) made the finals and placed eighth. They had set a PR in the prelims with a time of 3:39.35.

The boys 4 x 200 relay (Decker, Van Lent, Anderson, and Holm) made the finals but placed eighth with a PR of 1:34.94.

The boys 4 x 800 relay (Zutz, Zach Voeltz, Chiglo, and Travis Troendle) took ninth, but ran a new PR for the year with a time of 8:51.66.

L/FC/M-C placed 10th in team points in girls events, and 15th in boys competitions. Plainview-Elgin-Millville won both. There were 25 teams in attendance. The state tournament will be held June 6 and 7 at Hamline University.