Anna Anderson of Albert Lea performs the pole vault Tuesday at home against Mankato West, Rochester Century and Winona. — Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune
Anna Anderson of Albert Lea performs the pole vault Tuesday at home against Mankato West, Rochester Century and Winona. — Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune

Gallery: Albert Lea hosts first girls’ track meet

Published 7:26pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Albert Lea girls’ track and field team hosted its only home meet of the season Tuesday and beat two of its three opponents.

The Tigers scored 68 points to beat Rochester Century and Winona. Mankato West won the meet with 122.5 points.

Bryn Woodside and Elisa Staat led Albert Lea. Woodside took first place in the 400-meter dash and second in the 200, and Staat won the triple jump with a leap of 30 feet, 11 inches.

The Tigers had nine top-three finishes.

Larissa Hacker and Fran Eckstrom led Albert Lea in the hurdles. Hacker took second place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.45 seconds, and Eckstrom was the runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 54.9 seconds.

Sydney Rehnelt posted Albert Lea’s longest mark in the long jump with a leap of 15-1 to take second place.

In distance and middle distance races, Hannah Savelkoul, Rachel Kenis and Emma Behling led the Tigers.

Savelkoul finished second in the 800 with a time of 2:28.81. Rachel Kenis took third in the 1,600 in 6:00.14, and Emma Behling was third in the 3,200 with a time of 2:41.48.

Hanna DeVries led Albert Lea in throwing events. She tossed the discus 91-2 to take fourth place and shatter her old personal record of 89 feet, she said.

The Albert Lea girls’ track and field team is led by head coach Margo Wayne and assistant coaches Lindsey Hugstad-Vaa, Mary Beese and Jasmine Henrich.

Next, the Tigers will compete at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rochester Mayo with Winona and Austin.

Statistics are in the Scoreboard: April 15 post.