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SILVER MEDALS ALEXA BOSCH of Vermont fires her shot put to take second place in the Blue Earth track and field competition Friday night at Wilson Field in Blue Earth. (Photo by Greg Appel)

BLUE EARTH — The Vermont Cardinals boys and girls track and field teams swept the Blue Earth Invitational Friday night at Wilson Field.

The Cardinals have had 14 first-place finishes, including Corene Moeller, who posted a winning time of 13.1 seconds in the 100-meter dash to help speed up the girls’ winning performance.

Hadley Arts of Vermont claimed the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 51.2. The 4×100 relay team of Kennedy Baker, Hadley Aartz, Hana Gurnet, and Bella Larsson achieved first place with a score of 54.6; The 4×200 relay team of Goerndt, Emelia Klanderud, Kennedy Becker, and Bella Larson won in 1:55.9; The 4×400 relay team of Cadence Leiding, Abbie Simpson, Klanderud, and Harper Artz won in a time of 4:34.9; The 4×100 hurdles relay team of Leiding, Bella Schroeder, Anna Ottermark and Hadley Arts crossed the line first in 1:15.4; Alexa Bosch raised the discus to 99 feet 7 1/2 inches; Jazzlyn Gerdes won the triple jump, 32-6.

Landon Gilbertson paced the Fairmont boys’ team by winning the 300-meter hurdles, with a time of 44.9; The 4×400 relay team of Gilbertson, Caleb Chambers, Nolan Schultz, and Blaise Geiger combined for first place with a time of 4:42.6; Sauer Tordsen won the shot put with a throw of 48-1 and the discus with a throw of 159-7.

The Vermont 4×100 hurdles team of Ethan Gerdes, Jaron Schutz, Ethan Pokross, and Gilbertson ran a winning time of 1:14.6; and Nelson Remington captured the 100-meter wheelchair event in 20.1.

“I have all the confidence in the world in these kids,” said Vermont coach Jesse Walters. “Getting in their best effort reaffirms the hard work they put in during the week.”

At the start of the meet, temperatures were in the high 70s, but a cold front began with light rain, winds picked up and temperatures dropped 20 degrees.

Vermont won the boys’ team competition with 395 points, followed by Maple River with 336 points, Jackson County Central with 325 points, St. James District with 296.5, Blue Earth District with 247.5, Martin County West with 226 points, and United South Central with 74 points. .

In the final girls’ standings, Vermont has 402 points to win the team championship, followed by Jackson County Central with 381, Blue Earth District with 317.5, St. James District with 258, Martin County West with 202.5, Maple River with 170 and United. South Central with 156.

The Cardinal’s success continued beyond the event champions as Hank Aartz finished second in the shot put and third in the discus with shots of 47-3 and 134-7 respectively.

Trey Templeson of Vermont finished second in the long jump with a mark of 19-2 1/2.

Jacob Grandjenet of Blue Earth came third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 11.7, while his teammate Cady Gaydon finished second in the 300-meter hurdles at 47.7.

BEA’s Austin Stover finished second in the high jump with a disproportion of 5-8.

MCW’s Ryan Pearson was the 3200-meter champion in 10:24.3, and the MCW 4×800 relay team of Ryan Pearson, Grant Cohnen, Jamison Forsberg, and Riley Cole won in 8:55.6.

The MCW duo of Jamesson Forsberg and Grant Koehnen finished second and third in the 1600m, with times of 5:10.3 and 5:21.6, respectively.

The MCW 4×200 relay team of Kole Hanson, Berent Kosbab, Joseph Forsberg, and Kylar Larson finished third in a time of 1:14.0.

In the girls’ meet, Harper Arts, who finished second in the 400m with a time of 1:06.2, and Carys Goodall, who finished third in the 3200m with a time of 13, were in the girls’ meet. : 47.0.

The Cardinals 4×800 relay team of Selma Bliss, Audrina Socco, Elena Anderson, and Goodall finished second with a time of 11:48.3.

Alexa Bush of Vermont was second in the shot put at 31-7 and Kennedy Baker was third in the shot put at 28-6.

Jazzlyn Gerdes was second in the long jump with a score of 14-9 1/2 while Abby Simpson was second in the triple jump with a score of 30-5.

Blue Earth had two champions in the girls’ portion of the competition at Wilson Field with Chloe Gro taking first place in the shot with a throw of 32-11.

Sprinter Addison Armstrong took top honors in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:03.2, as well as showcasing her field event skills by clearing a 10-foot even to win the pole vault for the host Bucs.

Blue Earth long-distance runner Aubrey Woodwick finished second in the 1600m in 6:40.3, while Gro added second in the discus throw with a 98-6 1/2.

Sarah Domme of Blue Earth Area finished third in the high jump with a disproportion of 4-6.

For Martin County West, Katie Hartke finished second in the 3200m with a time of 13:41.2.

Fairmont Maple River rivals and hosts Mankato East at 4 p.m. Triangle Non-Conference Tuesday at Wolverton Field in Mankato.

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