Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

By Al Rose
Moose Lake Star Gazette 



Al Rose

The Section 7A Track and Field Meet was held at Esko on Thursday, June 2.

Rebels sophomore Ethan Olson (pictured, right, with distance coach Adam Whelan) heads up a threesome of MLWR athletes who qualified for the state meet. Olson, the school record-holder in the 1,600-meter run, continued to lower his times and won the event with a new standard of 4:32.74. Olson also qualified by placing second in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:14.09. Olson is the school record holder in that event at 10:08.51. It will be Olson's first trip to the state meet.

Freshman Kennedy Byrant will be competing in her third state meet as she qualified for the big show as both a seventh- and an eighth-grader. Bryant placed second in the long jump with a leap of 15-9. Bryant's season's best was tied for second in the Northland at 16-2.

Junior Sam Coil, who made the podium at the state meet last year in the shot put, will return in that event as he won the section title with a throw of 48-8. Coil's season's best was first in the area at 52-2. Unfortunately, despite a season's best of 147-5 that was good for third in the area in the discus, Coil was hampered by a nagging injury and was unable to qualify for the final flings.

The Barnum Bombers will be represented by Sophie Richardson. The eighth-grader placed second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.29.

The Class A State Meet will be held at Hamline University on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11.


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