Bagley-Fosston's Balstad, Carlson place seventh at state meet
ST. PAUL – Gina Balstad finished seventh in the pole vault and Marissa Carlson was seventh in the 1,600 Saturday at the Minnesota State High School League Class A meet held at Hamline University.
Each sophomore earned three team points and Bagley-Fosston’s six total points gave the Flyers 45th place in the state competition.
Carlson ran 5:32.12 in the Section 8A meet but she trimmed almost 16 seconds off that mark on Saturday, hitting the finish line in 5:16.61.
Clare Flanagan of Blake won the event in 4:48.41.
Balstad also had a great effort as she soared 9-6 in the pole vault. At the section meet she went 9-0.
Carolyn Nye of Blake cleared 10-6 to take first place.