Two Minnetonka Athletes Take Titles at State Track Finals
The Skippers had one person on both the girls and boys sides finish first in their respective competitions.
Editor's Note: Photographs featuring the winners of the competition were not available.
The 2011 Minnesota State High School League Boys and Girls Track and Field Championships came to a close Saturday, and Minnetonka High School didn't leave empty-handed in the Class AA finals.
Senior Christian Skaret took first place in the boys 1,600-meter run, finishing his final run at 4:16:72.
On the girls' side, freshman Piper Jensen captured the first place title in the triple jump, leaping a 37-9 in the final competition.
Overall, the boys' team finished with a team ranking of 19, while the girl's team finished 22nd overall.
Other local athletes compete at state
In the boys high jump, Minnetonka junior Jamie Crum placed 3rd, with a final jump of 6-06.
Meanwhile on the girls' side, the 4x400 meter relay team of Anne Haakenstad, Elise Byron, Maggie Carruth and Elizabeth Endy placed 7th overall with a final run of 3:56.49.
In the girls long jump, freshman Anna Benke placed 9th, leaping a 16-07.50 in the final.