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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.