LAKEVILLE, Minn. — Winona sprinters Marquetta Berlin-Burns and Anissa Lee are on their way to the MSHSL Class AA State Track Meet as they each beat the state qualifying times in the 100-meter dash at the Section 1AA Championships on Thursday at Lakeville South High School.
Berlin-Buns was fourth in the race, finishing in 12.27 seconds, while Lee was fifth in 12.37 seconds — both finishing faster than the qualifying standard time of 12.53 seconds.
Eight of nine finalists made the standard time with Farmington’s Nyeaee Robins finishing in 12.06 seconds and eighth-place Molly Haslam of Rochester Mayo running it in 12.47 seconds.
Berlin-Burns was third in the 200 meters in 26.06 seconds. Robins also won the 200 in 25.18.
The Winona girls 4x100 relay team was second in 49.5 seconds, behind only Red Wing (49.41).
Chloe Hughes was fifth in the 300 hurdles in 47.53 seconds, improving on her prelims time of 49.01 by nearly a second and a half. She was also 15th in the long jump, leaping 15 feet, 1 inch.
Terrell Hall was fourth in the boys 100-meter dash, running a personal-best time of 11.11 seconds — just a tenth of a second off the state qualifying standard of 11.01. Lakeville South’s Daniel Attoh won the event in 10.69 seconds.
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Satoshi Ishizaki finished ninth in the boys 400 meter dash in 54.05 seconds.
Carter Briggs just missed out on going to state in a second event after finishing second in the 3,200 on Thursday. But it wasn’t meant to be as he was fourth in the 1,600 in 4:22.19. He was just behind his teammate Colten Brand who finished third in 4:21.28.
In the girls 1,600, Winona’s Anni Skillicorn was fifth in 5:13.21 and Emily Carrie was 15th in 5:36.70.
Hailey Jones was 14th in the discus with a throw of 88 feet, 8 inches and was 13th in the shot put (31 feet, 8.75 inches).
Trey Prozanc was 11th in the boys shot put (131 feet, 6 inches) and 28th in the shot put (38 feet, 7.75 inches). Jared Johnson beat his teammate, finishing 25th with a throw of 39 feet, 6 inches.