Bethlehem Academy’s Avery Hunt in Class A State Track Meet
Faribault Bethlehem Academy junior Avery Hunt has been plagued by a heel injury the past few weeks but still qualified for this weekend's state track and field meet in St. Paul.
Hunt is competing in the triple jump, and I can't even imagine trying to make a attempt let alone qualify for state with a painful heel. Hunt's seed mark is 43-feet-1.75-inches and the top mark is 46-feet-1-inch by senior Eric VanErp of Ottertail Central.
Unfortunately last year's champion, Noah Carlson of Rushford-Peterson, is unable to defend his title due to a tear of his hamstring; last year he won with a distance of 48-feet-2-inches, just six and a half inches off the Class A state record set by Ed Hegland of Appleton/Milan in 1987.
The national high school record is 52-feet-10.5-inches set in 1980 by Charles Mayfield of Pasadena Muir High School.
Here are the other KDHL/Power 96 area Class A state meet participants this weekend at Hamline University in St. Paul.
110 Meter Hurdles
Jared Miller (11), Le Sueur-Henderson
100 Meter Dash
Leif Bungum (12), Triton
800 Meter Run
Jack Williams (12), Pine Island
Carl Kozlowski (12), Lake City
Stephen Dobie (11), Maple River
4 by 400 Meter Relay
Lake City: Edwin Vasquez (12), Mitchell Mund (12), Ethan Heitman (10), Carl Kozlowski
Luke Barth (11), Byron
Jackson Nesmoe (10), Tri-City United
4 by 800 Meter Relay
Lake City: Mitchell Mund (12), Nate Jasso (12), Denilo Baltazar (12), Carl Kozlowski
Ethan Heitman (10), Lake City
Alex Guse (12), Zumbrota-Mazeppa
Ethan Heitman (10), Lake CIty
Frank Turek (12), Le Sueur-Henderson