DeBoer places 4th

Published 7:08 pm Saturday, June 9, 2012

Albert Lea’s Bryce DeBoer launches his first throw in the Class AA shotput of the Minnesota State Track and Field Meet Friday at Hamline University.

ST. PAUL — Albert Lea High School senior Bryce DeBoer threw 56 feet, 7.25 inches on Friday to place fourth in the Class AAA Minnesota State High School League state tournament.

DeBoer broke a school record by .25 inches and is the first male to score in the state meet from Albert Lea since Ethan Marquardt did in 2009.

Senior Isaac Staat ran in the 800-meter run on Friday in his second ever state meet.

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He ran in the preliminaries, but not advance to the finals.

Albert Lea's Isaac Staat runs with Hopkins' Thomas Heegaard in the second heat of the Class AA boys' 800 meter run Friday at the Class AA Minnesota State Track and Field Meet at Hamline University.

“He gave it his best effort running with the leaders for the first lap,” Tigers coach Kevin Gentz said. “Both boys represented Albert Lea very well, and we are extremely proud of their accomplishments, dedication, sportsmanship and character. It has been a priveledge coaching them.”


Girls’ track and field

In the girls’ competition, Chrissy Monson ran in the 3,200-meter run on Friday and the 1,600-meter run Saturday morning.

Monson finished sixth in the 3,200-meter run. Look for the results of Monson’s run in the 1,600-meter in the Monday edition of the Tribune.

“We’re pretty proud of her,” Tigers coach Margo Wayne said. “She ran a real courageous race.”

Albert Lea's Chrissy Monson overtakes Robbinsdale Armstrong's Melissa Cabak at the finish line during the 3200 meter relay finals Friday at the Minnesota State Track and Field Meet at Hamline University.

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