Happy homecoming

Published 12:07 am Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Albert Lea ninth-grader Lamanda Johnson competes in the 100-meter hurdles Tuesday at Hammer Field. Johnson set a personal record on the junior varisty, and the varisty team finished second of three teams. -- Andrew Dyrdal

The Albert Lea girls’ track and field team’s lone home meet this spring was a good one.

In perfect weather, the Tigers scored points in every field event for the first time this season and

Albert Lea’s Chrissy Monson takes a turn in the 1,600-meter run Tuesday at Hammer Field. Monson won the event. -- Andrew Dyrdal

placed second of three teams at Hammer Field.

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The Tigers scored 59 points, beating Rochester John Marshall (42) and falling to Rochester Mayo (84).

Kelly Nelson finished first in the shot put for the Tigers and second in the discus.

“Nelson has been working so hard,” Tigers coach Margo Wayne said. “For her to get first and second is amazing.”

Wayne also praised the efforts of sophomore Karli Kriewall who, despite only pole vaulting for a month, finished second with a personal-best vault of eight feet, six inches.

“A lot of girls stepped it up big time tonight,” Wayne said.

Albert Lea’s Galen Schultz competes in the 100-meter hurdles Tuesday at Hammer Field. -- Andrew Dyrdal

The Tigers received first-place finishes from Gretta Johnson in the 100-meter hurdles and Chrissy Monson in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs.

Long jumper Taylor Friehl finished second in the long jump and missed first by 1/4 inch.

Rochester Mayo 84, Albert Lea 59, Rochester John Marshall 42

Albert Lea results

Shot put: Kaley Waldemar fourth

High jump: Allison Scott, third

Pole vault: Karli Kriewall, second; Galen Schultz, fourth

Triple jump: Karli Kriewall, second

Long jump: Taylor Friehl, second; Sydney Rehnelt, third

100-meter hurdles: Gretta Johnson, first; Galen Schultz, fourth

100-meter dash: Colleen Thompson, fourth

4×200-meter relay: Bryn Woodside, Sarah Savelkoul, Samantha Stanley, Alissa Allison, second

1,600-meter run: Chrissy Monson, first

4×100-meter relay: Bryn Woodside, Colleen Thompson, Taylor Friehl, Sarah Savelkoul, second

300-meter hurdles: Larissa Hacker third; Galen Schultz fourth

800-meter run: Chrissy Monson first

200-meter dash: Alissa Allison third

3,200-meter run: Morgan Haney, second

4×400-meter relay: Samantha Stanley, Colleen Thompson, Sydney Rehnelt, Chrissy Monson, second