Rebels’ Allis takes 3rd

Published 6:28pm Saturday, June 8, 2013

By Micah Bader
and Rocky Hulne
tribsports@albertleatribune.com

ST. PAUL — Amanda Allis of the United South Central/Alden-Conger girls’ track and field team earned third place in the Class A in shot put Saturday on Day 2 of the state meet.

United South Central/Alden-Conger’s Amanda Allis throws the shot put at the Class A state track meet in St. Paul on Saturday. Allis took third place. — Rocky Hulne/Albert Lea Tribune
United South Central/Alden-Conger’s Amanda Allis throws the shot put at the Class A state track meet in St. Paul on Saturday. Allis took third place. — Rocky Hulne/Albert Lea Tribune

“It was my goal to make it to state, and to place was the highlight of my career,” Allis said. “I was very relaxed and wasn’t worried about it.”

Allis, a senior, competed in the first flight of the event, and she earned a toss of 37 feet, 10 inches to earn the top finish of any athlete in the Tribune’s coverage area. She made her best throw of the season earlier this year: 38 feet, 6 1/2 inches, which still would have earned third place.

“It wasn’t my best performance ever, but I’m proud of how I did,”
Allis said.

Katelyn Webber of St. Clair was the Class A state champion with a toss of 32 feet, 8 1/2 inches, and Nailah Hill of the Breck School threw the shot put 38 feet 7 1/2 inches to take second.

Sixteen throwers competed at state.