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Kerry Collins, Published June 07 2009

Jackson wins 100

ST. PAUL – Skyler Jackson has been thinking about being a two-time state champ in the 100 for year.

Nobody else even had a chance.

The Frazee senior was the first out of the blocks and never trailed, winning in 11.16 seconds on a windy, rainy day at Hamline University.

“I was gone,” Jackson said after the 100. “I knew I needed a good start and I got a great one.

“That’s the one I wanted.”

Jackson set the state record in the event in Friday’s sunny prelims, running 10.81.

Jordan’s Cameron Boy was second in the 100 (11.22) and Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal’s Nate Mattson was third (11.40).

Jackson’s win last year was much closer. He charged from fourth with 20 meters to go to win. The top three finishers were just .05 apart in that race.

“I had to fight through it last year,” Jackson said. “I wish the conditions were better, because I was really happy with that one.

“This is my event. This is the one I really love.”

Boy – the state record holder in the 200 – got a measure of vengeance in the longer event.

The Jordan senior won the 200 in 22.25. Jackson was second in 22.92.

“I knew he’d get me in the 200, so I’m not too upset about that,” Jackson said. “To come down here and get a first, a second and a fourth (in Friday’s triple jump), I’m pretty happy with that.”

Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal’s Mattson was also fourth in the 200 (23.38).

Kujava second in 400

Payton Kujava’s senior season has been full of pleasant surprises. Saturday’s might have been the best of all.

Running in Lane 8, Kujava raced to second place in the Class 1A 400 in 49.90.

“I figured it was my last race, so I might as well go all out right away,” Kujava said. “Coming off the 200, my coach was yelling to me that I was way in front. I tried to hold on.”

Kujava needed only 30 meters to make up the stagger on the runner in Lane 9, and didn’t see another runner until about 80 meters remained in the race.

That runner was Southwest Minnesota Christian’s Nicholas Pfeifle, who went on to win in 49.45.

“I couldn’t see anybody, so I was just running scared,” Kujava said with a laugh. “You pretend a guy is right behind you, yelling at you, and you’re just trying to get away.”

Kujava was also part of the Cougars football team that made the 9-man semfinals, and basketball team that took third in Class 1A.

Bye finishes sixth

Moorhead’s John Bye took sixth in the 300 hurdles (40.55), but the senior was oh-so-close to nearly winning it.

Bye shot out of the blocks, and – despite starting in Lane 9 – was the first racer over the first six hurdles.

He was just a step behind eventual champ James Butler of Tartan when he clipped the second-to-last hurdle, and lost his balance for an instant.

Sprints

Moorhead’s 3,200 relay finished ninth in 8:19.39. … Buffalo won the Class 2A team title with 60 points, eight more than runner-up Wayzata. … St. Croix Lutheran was the Class 1A team champion, scoring 45 points. Brooklyn Center was second with 34.

Class 2A

Team scores: Buffalo 60, Wayzata 52, Rosemount 49, Andover 39, Owatonna 37, St. Paul Highland Park 32, Hopkins 30, White Bear Lake 24, Eastview 23.5. Chaska 23, Irondale 22, Coon Rapids 22, Farmington 22, St. Paul Johnson 20, Forest Lake 20, St. Cloud Tech 19.5, St. Michael-Albertville 19, Austin 18, Lakeville North 17, Park Center 16, Stillwater 14, Minneapolis North 14, Blaine 14, Mahtomedi 14, Robbinsdale Armstrong 13, Tartan 13, Roseville 13, Minnetonka 12, St. Francis 12, Columbia Heights 12, Fridley 12, Rochester John Marshall 12, St. Paul Central 11, Anoka 11, Red Wing 11, Grand Rapids 10, Woodbury 10, Brainerd 9, Eagan 9, Cretin-Derham Hall 8, Mounds View 8, Robbinsdale Cooper 8, Winona 8, Bloomington Jefferson 6, Elk River 6, Osseo 6, Sartell-St. Stephen 5, Hastings 5, Dover-Eyota-St. Charles 5, Bemidji 5, Sauk Rapids-Rice5, Champlin Park 5, Moorhead 5, Albert Lea 4, Simley 4, Eden Prairie 4, Minneapolis Southwest 4, Alexandria 4, Mankato East 3, Minneapolis South 3, Maple Grove 2, Burnsville 2, Totino-Grace 2, Monticello 1, Mankato West 1, Centennial 1, Cambridge-Isanti 1.

Individual winners and local placers

100: 1, Matadi, St. Paul Johnson, 11.03.

200: 1, Capek, Rochester John Marshall, 22.19.

400: 1, Pollard, Highland Park, 48.71.

800: 1, Abda, Fridley, 1:52.23.

1,600: 1, Dulian, Coon Rapids, 4:16.56.

110 hurdles: 1, Stangl, Buffalo, 14.73.

300 hurdles: 1, Butler, Tartan, 38.90. 6, Bye, Moorhead, 40.55.

400 relay: 1, Andover (Bobaric, Ekpo, Beeskow, Herber), 42.89.

800 relay: 1, White Bear Lake (Glasgow, Thibault, Olson, Steiner), 1:28.79.

1,600 relay: 1, Buffalo (Ernster, Stevens, Vick, Mellon), 3:21.76.

3,200 relay: 1, Wayzata (Moline, Day,Johnson, Wasz), 7:56.19. 9, Moorhead, 8:19.39.

High jump: 1, Jerde, Chaska, 6-9.

Long jump: 1, Steele, Columbia Heights, 22-10.

Discus: 1, Dehn, Owatonna, 165-4.

Class 1A

Team scores: St. Croix Lutheran 45, Brooklyn Center 34, Lac qui Parle Valley-DB 31, Glencoe-Silver Lake 30.5, Morris 29, Frazee 28, Pequot Lakes 26, Concordia-Roseville, 24, Warroad 24, SW Minn. Christian 24, Eveleth-Gilbert 24, Paynesville 23, Providence Academy 23, Blake 22, Cotton-CCO 22, Jordan 22, Stewartville 20, Minnesota Valley Lutheran 19, Annandale 19, LeSueur-Henderson 19, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 18, Mahnomen-Waubun 18, Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal 18, Lanesboro-Fillmore Central 17, Chatfield 16, Redwood Valley 16, Litchfield 15, DeLaSalle 14, Atwater-CGC 14, Meadow Creek Christian 12, Albany 11, Holy Family 11, Plainview-EM 11, Medford 10, Schaeffer 10, Ada-Borup 10, Foley 10, Central Minn. Christian 10, Worthington 10, Caledonia-Spring Grove 10, New Life 9, Milaca 8, Pine Island 8, Blue Earth 8, Nevis 8, Luverne 7, Byron 6, St. Agnes 6, Rushford-Peterson-Houston 6, Pillager 5.5, Breck 5, Belle Plaine 5, United South Central 5, Kasson-Mantorville 5, Benson-KMS 5, Pierz 5, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 4, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 4, Mora 4, Hills Beaver Creek-Ellsworth 3, Staples-Motley 3, Hayfield 3, Rochester Lourdes 3, Cromwell 3, Waterville-EM 2, Mounds Park 2, St. Cloud Cathedral 2, Pipestone 2, Renville County West 2, GFWMW 1, Ortonville 1, West Marshall 1, Roseau 1, MACCRAY 1, Royalton 1, Canby-Minneota 1, Greenway 1.

Individual winners and local placers

100: 1, Jackson, Frazee, 11.16. 3, Mattson, Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal, 11.40.

200: 1, Boy, Jordan, 22.25. 2, Jackson, Frazee, 22.92. 4, Mattson, Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal, 23.38.

400: 1, Pfeifle, SW Minn. Christian, 49.45. 2, Kujava, Ada-Borup, 49.90.

800: 1, Heppner, Warroad, 1:55.77. 2, Foster, Pequot Lakes, 1:58.93.

1,600: 1, Heppner, Warroad, 4:16.17. 2, Foster, Pequot Lakes, 4:26.57.

110 hurdles: 1, Robinson, Brooklyn Center, 15.20.

300 hurdles: 1, Robinson, Brooklyn Center, 40.15.

400 relay: 1, St. Croix Lutheran (Gavin, Roeller, Koester, Hulsebus), 44.17. 6, Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal, 44.68.

800 relay: 1, Glencoe-Silver Lake (Kuester, Alsleben, O’Donnell, Lightfoot), 1:30.87.

1,600 relay: 1, Meadow Creek Christian (Budish, Franzen, Ness, Fritz), 3:26.47.

3,200 relay: 1, Stewartville (Huiras, Langseth, Christian, Orte), 8:19.01.

High jump: 1, Dennis, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, 6-6. 6, Stone, Mahnomen-Waubun, 6-3.

Long jump: 1, Lindblad, Lac qui Parle Valley-DB, 21-10 ¼.

Discus: 1, Johnson, Eveleth-Gilbert, 163-6. 8, LaVoy, Mahnomen-Waubun, 130-9.


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