Boys Track | Hegerle sets record at Hamline's Elite Meet

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

ST. PAUL — Kasson-Mantorville track and field star Micah Hegerle won the boys discus competition and set a new meet record in the process Friday at Hamline University’s State Hamline Elite Meet.

Hegerle, a senior, won the discus throw with a distance of 179 feet, 11 inches. His toss eclipsed the old record of 175-4 set by Owatonna’s Mike Shaver at the 2007 meet.

The meet was held outdoors at Klas Field, and conditions were less than ideal when the event began at 5 p.m. It was rainy with a light wind, with the temperature just 45 degrees. The pole-vault and high-jump competitions were moved indoors.

The Elite Meet brings together track and field athletes from schools of different class sizes across Minnesota.


Zumbrota-Mazeppa distance runner Travis Beniak finished third in the 1600-meter run in 4:23.52. The winner, Andy Richardson of Irondale, won in a meet record time of 4:15.16.

Other local entrants were Century’s David Grissom (400) and Brian Wille (1600); Schaeffer Academy’s Joshua Dockter (800); Kingsland’s Lance Arneson (300 hurdles) and Carl Calabrese (pole vault); and Tanner Ties (pole vault) of Lewiston-Altura.

Competing in the girls events were Lake City’s Maranda Dohrn (high jump); and Austin’s Jessica Webber (300 hurdles, long jump) and Magie Darling (100 and 200).

Complete meet results will be posted at

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