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

Pole Vault

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

Long Jump

Ethan Heitman (10), Lake City

High Jump

Alex Guse (12), Zumbrota-Mazeppa
Ethan Heitman (10), Lake CIty

Discus

Frank Turek (12), Le Sueur-Henderson

Minnesota State Boys AA Track Meet in 2015