Eden Prairie's Mike Sandle, left, during the True Team Class 3A track and field championship in May. Kyndell Harkness, Star Tribune
State track and field meet records beware, a group of talented athletes look to run, jump or throw their way into the mix of all-time greats. Here are 10 to watch Friday and Saturday at Hamline University.
Calvin Clark | Senior | St. Paul Humboldt
Back to defend Class 1A titles in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter events. Set a Section 4 record in the 200 (21.85 seconds).
Mason Ferlic | Senior | Mounds Park Academy
Won 3,200 and placed second in the 1,600 last season. Also won the Class 1A cross country title last fall.
Mike Sandle | Senior | Eden Prairie
Defending triple jump champion set overall state record (50 feet, 4½ inches) this season. Also strong in the 200.
Franky Veldman | Senior | Eastview
Mr. Versatility (all-state as a sophomore in long, high and triple jumps) could win first title. Went 6-11 in high jump.
Trevor Yedoni | Senior | Benilde-St. Margaret’s
Joined high jump’s prestigious 7-foot club this spring. If healthy, he can challenge record of 7-1 set in 1973 and tied in 1993.
|100-Meter Dash||Ibrahim Kabia||Champlin Park||10.49||2004|
|200-Meter Dash||Jon Boyd*||Mankato East||20.92||2004 (PRELIMS)|
|400-Meter Dash||Randy Melbourne||Minneapolis Washburn||47.59||1993|
|800-Meter Run||Zach Mellon||Buffalo||1:49.69||2008|
|1,600 Meter Run||Nick Schneider||Benilde-St. Margaret's||4:08.51||2001|
|3,200 Meter Run||Mike Torchia||Rochester Lourdes||8:59.19||2006|
|110-Meter Hurdles||Niles Deneen||St. Paul Como Park||14.05||1994|
|300-Meter Hurdles||Dan Banister*||Minneapolis North||36.97||1987|
|High Jump||Rod Raver*||Rochester John Marshall||7-1||1973|
|Long Jump||Von Shepard*||St. Paul Central||24-9.25||1982|
|Pole Vault||Tim Koupal||Anoka||15-7||1997|
|Shot Put||Nate Englin||Mounds View||63-5.25||2004|
|Triple Jump||Mike Sandle||Eden Prairie||49-5.5||2010|
Sasha Davis | Senior | Park Center
Future Gopher must defend Class 2A titles in the 100, 200 and 400 and could challenge for long jump supremacy.
Maggie Ewen | Sophomore | St. Francis
Owns a Class 2A state title and the all-time state record in discus throw (166 feet, 8 inches). Also No. 1 seed in shot put.
Maria Hauger | Sophomore | Shakopee
Two-time Class 2A cross country champ out to become the 10th girl to add 1,600 and 3,200 titles and take distance running’s triple crown.
Analisa Huschle | Senior | Bagley/Fosston
Six-time Class 1A state champ in the mix in long and triple jumps and the 100 and 200. A triple jump title would be her fourth.
Jessica January | Sophomore | Richfield
Set the state’s all-time mark in the 100 hurdles last spring and added a 300 hurdles title. She could also challenge for long jump crown.
|100-Meter Dash||Kylie Peterson||Apple Valley||11.88||2008 (PRELIMS)|
|200-Meter Dash||Vanessa Clarida*||Bloomington Kennedy||23.93||2001|
|400-Meter Dash||Vanessa Clarida*||Bloomington Kennedy||54.36||2001|
|800-Meter Run||Jeanne Kruckeberg||Blooming Prairie||2:08.77||1986|
|800-Meter Wheelchair Division||Rose Hollerman*||Waterville-Elysian-Morristown||2:27.49||2011|
|1,600-Meter Run||Elizabeth Yetzer||Lakeville||4:46.14||2004|
|1,600-Meter Wheelchair Division||Rose Hollerman*||Waterville-Elysian-Morristown||4:47.16||2011|
|3,200-Meter Run||Bria Wetsch*||Holy Family Catholic||10:06.98||2006|
|100-Meter Hurdles||Jessica January*||Richfield||14.33||2010|
|300-Meter Hurdles||Liesa Brateng*||Roseau||42.62||1987|
|Discus||Jessica Cagle||Grand Rapids||162-4||2008|
|High Jump||Linda Barsness||Rochester John Marshall||5-10||1986|
|Long Jump||Charlene Butler||Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale||19-0||1997|
|Pole Vault||Alicia Rue||Robbinsdale Armstrong||12-9||2005|
|Shot Put||Liz Podominick||Lakeville||51-7.5||2002|
|Shot Put Wheelchair||Kathryn Lubahn*||Pine Island||10-11.5||2011|
|Triple Jump||Analisa Huschle*||Bagley/Fosston||39-4.5||2011|
When and where: Friday and Saturday at Hamline University
Daily start times: 9 a.m. for 2A, approximately 3 p.m. for 1A | Full Schedule
Championship events: Friday — 3,200 meters; girls’ long jump, high jump, discus; boys’ triple jump, pole vault, shot put. Saturday — all other events. | Results
Parking: Free at the State Fairgrounds. Free shuttle buseswill run every 10 minutes.
Tickets: $10 adults, $7 students