Lake Mills boys’ shuttle hurdle relay team crowned champions

Published 4:23 pm Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saturday marked the final day of the Iowa High School state track and field tournament, and Lake Mills took home a state title on the boys’ side.

In the 4×110-meter shuttle hurdle relay, the Bulldogs team of Alex Albert, Slade Sifuentes, Grant Fjelstad and Charlie Dugger took home first-place hardware with a finishing time of 59.48, edging out St. Ansgar, which finished with a time of 59.66.

Also on Saturday, Lexi Groe took third place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.90. She finished behind Sigourney’s Autum Barthelman (15.26) and Bedford’s Charissa Mogler (15.84).

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The third-place finish for Groe came after she placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles on Friday.

In the 4×100-meter relay, Lake Mills’ group of Megan Groe, Lyv Arispe, Dana Baumann and Lexi Groe took seventh place with a time of 51.81.

Lake Mills hurdler Lexi Groe took third place at the state meet in the 100-meter hurdle on Saturday. She finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles on Friday.

In the boys’ 4×400-meter relay, the group of Parker Eaton, Luke Groe, Sifuentes and Dugger finished in eighth place with a time of 3:32.56.

Those finishes on Saturday were added to a long list of respectable finishes for the Bulldogs at the state meet.

The 2017 Lake Mills boys’ and girls’ track and field state meet participants pause for a picture during the state meet.

Other notable finishes for Lake Mills track and field

Fourth place — Grant Fjelstad in 110-meter high hurdles.

Fifth place — Gabe Irons in discus.

Ninth place — Parker Eaton 100-meter dash.

12th place — Boys’ 4×200-meter relay.

13th place — Lyv Arispe 100-meter dash.

16th place — Girls’ shuttle hurdle relay; Boys’ 4×100-meter relay.

19th place — Carson Rygh in 3200-meter run.