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Jun. 13—LAKEVILLE — After turning in a brilliant afternoon of performances at the Lakeville South track on Saturday, Byron senior Katie Lambrecht will perform next week in three events — the 100, 200 and 400 meters.

Lambrecht saw to all of that in the Section 1AA track and field meet at Lakeville South. She was second in the 200 and 400 and qualified by standard in the 100, where she was third. Lambrecht began the season just hoping to make it to state in one event.

“This is mind blowing to me,” said Lambrecht, who like the rest of her Byron team was moved from Class A in 2019 (no season in 2020 due to the COVID 19 pandemic) to Class AA this year. “My goal was to make it to one event and now I’m going in the 100, 200 and 400. There is no way to explain it. But it’s just the most exciting thing I’ve ever done.”

The top-two finishers in each section event qualify for state. Athletes can also get there by hitting the state standard in any event.

The state meet is Thursday-Saturday at St. Michael-Albertville.

Lambrecht looked like she wasn’t going to make it in the 200. She needed plenty of extra in the final 30 meters to get past Winona star Marquetta Berlin-Burns, who seemed ready to take second place.

But there went Lambrecht in the nick of time, turbo charged when it mattered most. She was timed in 25.34, while Berlin-Burns — who was second in the 100 — finished in 25.40.

“I knew I had to finish strong, but I knew I could hold my speed and catch her,” Lambrecht said. “It just came down to drive.”

Century’s Gordon excels

Century’s Penelopa Gordon is headed to state in a pair of events.

The junior was second in the 800 in a personal-best 2:18.38 and was part of a first-place 4×800 relay team (Gracie Shannon, Sophia Trabuco, Kennedy Speer, Gordon) that was clocked in 9:43.57.

“I had great competition in the 800,” Gordon said. “The girl in front of me (Rosemount’s Taylor Heimerl, 2:16.99) really helped me. I followed her lead and then got a personal record. But I love the competition and the weather was great today (low 80s temperatures) — way better than Thursday (upper 90s).”

Century also had a great showing in the 4×100 relay (Favor Omoijuanfo, Addison Clarey, Sarrah Lindner, Madison Habberstad). That group was second behind Winona (Anissa Lee, Chloe Hughes, Nevaeh Mitchell, Marquette Berlin-Burns) in a school-record 49.40. Winona was clocked in 49.19.

Winona’s foursome was operating together for the first time. Mitchell, an eighth-grader, hadn’t been a part of the relay until this last week.

“I was still confident in our group,” said standout Berlin-Burns, who ran the final leg for the Winhawks. “I get a little bit nervous about the handoff to me, because sometimes I take off too soon. But we did well today and (Mitchell) is going to do some amazing things for us.”

Hughes battles; Hanson state bound

Winona’s Hughes figured to be the Section 1AA champion in the 100 and 300 hurdles. But a left hip that’s been bothering her got even worse on Saturday.

With it, she settled for third place in the 100 hurdles and was second in the 300s. She was also on that blue-ribbon 4×100 relay team.

“I just tried to do my best,” Hughes said. “My entire season wasn’t dependent on what happened today. I’ve had a good year.”

Talented Mayo sophomore Hannah Hanson landed second in the 100 hurdles, in 14.56. That was a personal best.

“I felt really good about my race today,” said Hanson, who was third in the 300 hurdles. “I’m super pleased to get a (personal best).”


—At Lakeville South

Girls team scores

Rosemount 177, Farmington 89, Lakeville South 85.5, Century 74, Byron 47, Winona 45, Lakeville North 43, Northfield 35.5, Mayo 26, Owatonna 20, Austin 13, Faribault 13, Hastings 13, John Marshall 13, Red Wing 8

Individual results

Running events

Winner; Rochester-area top nine

(Top two advance to state; —qualified by standard)

100 — 1. Mackenzie Jacobson (Ros) 12.13; 2. Marquetta Berlin-Burns (Win) 12.29; —3. Katie Lambrecht (By) 12.44; 6. Megan Lund (Cen) 12.87. 200 — 1. Mackenzie Jacobson (Ros) 25.23; 2. Katie Lambrecht (By) 25.34; 3. Marquetta Berlin-Burns (Win) 25.40; 5. Olivia Amundson (By) 26.54. 400 — 1. Jenna Johnson (Ros) 58.09; 2. Katie Lambrecht (By) 58.50; 7. Shannon Chen (Mayo) 1:1.39; 8. Autumn Danielson (Cent) 1:02.56; 9. Kaia Berry (Cen) 1:03.20. 800 — 1. Taylor Heimerl (Ros) 2:16.99; 2. Penelopea Gordon (Cen) 2:18.38; 5. Gracie Shannon (Cen) 2:25.31; 6. Kylie Stockton (RW) 2:26.08; 8. Kennedy Speer (Cen) 2:29.98. 1,600 — 1. Anna Fenske (Farm) 5:07.22; 5. Greta Freed (JM) 5:29.87; 9. Jazzlyn Hanenberger (Cen) 5:36.02. 100 hurdles — 1. Ava Cinnamo (Ros) 14.34; 2. Hannah Hanson (Mayo) 14.56; 3. Chloe Hughes (Win) 15.08; 5. Emma Johnson (By) 15.90; 8. Taylor Dean (By) 17.30. 300 hurdles — 1. Ava Cinnamo (Ros) 44.81; 2. Chloe Hughes (Win) 46.26; 3. Hannah Hanson (Mayo) 46.28.


4×100 — 1. Winona (Anissa Lee, Chloe Hughes, Nevaeh Mitchell, Marquette Berlin-Burns) 49.19; 2. Century (Favor Omoijuanfo, Addison Clarey, Sarrah Lindner, Madison Habberstad) 49.40; 6. Mayo 51.41. 4×200 — 1. Rosemount (Catelyn Ketterling, Mackenzie Jacobson, Shay Payne, Jenna Johnson) 1:43.25; 3. Century 1:47.63; 7. Byron 1:49.47. 4×400 — 1. Rosemount (Ava Cinnamo, Tahlor Heimerl, Mya Cinnamo, Jenna Johnson) 4:00.99; 5. Century 4:13.68; 7. Red Wing 4:19.82; Byron 4:23.36; 9. 4:26.11. 4×800 — 1. Century (Gracie Shannon, Sophia Trabuco, Kennedy Speer, Penelopea Gordon) 9:43.57; 5. Mayo 10:12.34; 6. Byron 10:12.36.

Field events

Pole vault — 1. Mikelle Maatjes (LN) 11-6; 3. Emma Johnson (By) 10-3; 4. Madison Habberstad (Cen) 10-0; Triple jump — 1. Ava Cinnamo (Ros) 37-1; 4. Sarrah Lindner (Cen) 35-7; 5. Olivia Walsh (Aus) 35-1 1/2; 9. Ella Henrichsen (Cen) 33-5 1/4. Shot put — 1. Jordan Hecht (Ros) 38-10 1/4; 4. Mandy Duellman (Win) 36-7 1/2.