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Otterdahl, Peterson capture day one championships at state track

Senior Lauren Peterson took first in the 3,200 on Friday, June 7, at the Class AA state track and field meet with a time of 10:38.03. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 7
Senior Arianna Passeri made the podium in the long jump for the second year in a row on Friday, June 7, at the Class AA state track and field meet. Passeri took third in the event after finishing fifth as a junior. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 7
After winning a state championship in the 3,200-meter run on day one of the Class AA state track and field meet Friday, June 7, Peterson will attempt to win the 1,600 on Saturday. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 7
Senior Arianna Passeri took third in the long jump with a distance of 17 feet, 11 inches at the Class AA state track and field meet on Friday, June 7. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 7
Senior Max Otterdahl has won two-straight Class AA shot put state championships and will seek one in the discus on Saturday, June 8. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 7
Senior Luke Labatte took fourth in the 3,200-meter run on Friday, June 7, the first day of the Class AA state track and field meet. He finished eighth in the event as a junior. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 7
Senior Max Otterdahl defended his state championship in the shot put Friday, June 7, on day one of the Class AA state track and field meet with a throw of 64 feet, 4 inches. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 7

Rosemount seniors Max Otterdahl and Lauren Peterson both captured day one state championships Friday, June 7, at the Class AA state track and field meet. Otterdahl captured his second-straight shot put state championship with a throw of 64 feet, 4 inches which is a new personal record and school record for Otterdahl. Peterson won the 3,200-meter race with a time of 10 minutes, 38.03 seconds, out-racing Analee Weaver of Stillwater by just over two seconds. The effort of those two and several other podium finishes by Irish athletes in the day's field events catapulted the Rosemount girls to the team lead with 25.75 points while the Irish boys are in second with 18 team points, four behind Eden Prairie. Senior Arianna Passeri took third in the long jump with a leap of 17-11. Senior Luke Labatte finished fourth in the 3,200 with a time of 9:20.66, just over three seconds out of third. In the high jump, junior Lauren Preiner tied for third with a jump of 5-4 and senior Alexys Berger was 16th with a mark of 5 feet. Junior Cameron Schulz took 12th in the pole vault with a vault of 13 feet.

Friday was also the day when all the preliminaries were held for the running events and relays, except for the 4x800 relay. A total of six entries advanced to the finals on Saturday, June 8, along with the finals for the 1,600 races, 4x800 and the field events that are left. Junior Prince Nti qualified for the finals in the 100 with a prelims time of 10.91. Junior Jonathan Mann took third in the prelims of the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.68 and qualified for the finals. In the prelims for the girls' 300 hurdles, freshman Ava Cinnamo took sixth with a time of 44.98 and senior Rose Sieve was right behind her in seventh in 45.17 and both qualified for the finals.

Sophomore Brian Boakye-Ansah took third in the prelims for the 400 with a time 49.25 to qualify.

The boys 4x200 relay took third with a time of 1:28.39 and also qualified. Joining them will be Peterson and Labatte in their respective 1,600 races, Otterdahl in the discus, Berger in the pole vault and senior Tierra Doss in the shot put.

Other preliminary results were: Passeri took 14th in the 100 prelims with a time of 12.55, freshman Jenna Johnson finished 10th with a time of 58.58 in the 400 and the girls' 4x200 relay team finished 10th in 1:43.92.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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