Friday, April 28, 2017

The Temperature was Chilly, but the Sprinters were Hot at the Hamline Elite Meet

The Temperature was chilly, but the sprinters were hot at the Hamline Elite Meet at Klas Field Friday night. St Michael Albertville's Anna Keefer dominated her three events: the 100, 200, and long jump. Keefer said of the three the long jump was her favorite.  Though she had some trouble with fouls, on her last jump Keefer broke the Meet and Klas Field records, soaring through the air and landing 19' 3.50 inches from the end of the board to break Minnetonka' grad Mia Baron's marks by .75 meters.

Keefer won the 100 in 12.15 and finished her sweep with a winning time of 24.85 in the 200.  North St Paul's foursome triumphed in both the 4 by 100 and 200, setting a new meet record in the 4 by 200 in 1:42.66, breaking Waconia's 2016 standard by one hundreth of a second.
North St. Paul 4 by 100 and 4 by 200 champion relay team. (From L to R)
Alexis Pratt, Shaliciah Jones, Jebeh Cook, and J'lanna Cager
Photo by Gene Niemi

For the boys, Eden Prairie's Denzel Brown rewrote the 100 record that was set last year by Evon McClellon by four hundreths of a second with a time of 10.53.  Brown finished his individual sprint sweep in 21.62 in the 200. He added to his titles by leading off Eden Prairie's four by 100 relay.  East Ridge broke the meet record in the 4 by 200 relay with a time of 1:29.00

St. Francis' Genuine Mathews shattered Wayzata's Mike Smith's meet record running 47.79 in the 400 to top off the rewriting of all but one of the boy's individual sprint records.  The top four finishers in the 300 hurdles broke Minnetonka's Angus Stout's five year old record in that event.

More coming tomorrow including photos

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