Track & field: Fourteen compete in Star of the North Games
Fourteen area runners took to the track for the Star of the North Games Saturday at Macalester College in St. Paul.
The open track meet is a qualifier for the State Games of America in Hershey, Penn.
Rosemount's Tess Durscher, Olivia Passeri, Arianna Passeri and Lexy Berger combined to win the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Arianna Passeri and Berger each added wins in the high jump in their respective age groups and Olivia Passeri was first in the long jump.
Rosemount High School gymnastics coach Jason Passeri topped the other two competitors in his age group to finish first in the 100-meter dash, shot put and 4x100.
Also winning multiple events was Carter Huschka of Farmington, who was first in the 80-meter hurdles and 4x400. He was also second in the high jump, long jump and 100. Rosemount's Jacob Kenninger was first in the 80 hurdles and 4x400, as well.
Other local first-place finishers were Tim Follett-Dion in the 100, Spencer Schultz in the high jump, Adam King in the triple jump, Ethan Marshall in the 110 hurdles and Alexis Kiefer of Farmington in the pole vault.
Dani Follett-Dion placed second in the 1,500.
Abby Kenninger was third in both the 4x100 and long jump.
Arianna Passeri, Olivia Passeri and Dani Follett-Dion will compete in the USAFT Region 8 Meet this weekend in Aberdeen, S.D. The top five finishers at that meet will qualify for the Junior Olympic National Championships in North Carolina.