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Kallstrom, Rosemeier medal for Benson/KMS at Class A state

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Hunter Kallstrom unleashes the shot put for Benson/KMS during the Class A State Championships June 6 at St. Michael-Albertville High School.

By Sam Peterson
Swift County Monitor
The 2024 Class A State Track and Field Championships were held at St. Michael-Albertville High School June 6-7. There were seven different events and eight different athletes representing the Benson/KMS track and field team. The athletes from Benson/KMS included: Eshon Freeman Jr., Quin Peterson, Jaden McCarter, Hunter Kallstrom, DeAndre Holloway, Amber Rosemeier, Ava Noble and Carly Tolifson. Kallstrom and Rosemeier both finished the meet with a state medal, finishing in the top-five of their respective events.
Kallstrom had the highest finish for Benson/KMS at state. He qualified by finishing second in Section 3A with a toss of 52’ 11’’. He improved his distance at state and threw 53’ 2’’ to finish fourth. TJ Christensen from Litchfield won the event with a throw of 59’ 2.75’’.
Rosemeier qualified for state in the 400 by winning the Section 3A meet with a time of 1:00.51. In the prelims on day one at state, the top two out of all three heats and the next three best times advanced to the finals. Rosemeier finished the prelims in fifth with a time of 59.55 to advance to the finals. The following day, she ran her personal best time of 58.64 to finish fifth. Addison Hoof, of Lester Prairie, won the event with a time of 57.13.
Noble was the second Benson/KMS athlete to find their way to the finals of the running events. She qualified for state in the 300 hurdles by finishing third in Section 3A with a time of 46.40. During a windy day at state, she finished with a 46.76 in the prelims to place seventh and advance to the finals. In the finals, Noble finished ninth with a time of 46.81. Elizabeth Tuttle from St. Paul Academy won the race with a time of 44.82.
Noble also qualified in the 100 hurdles by finishing third in Section 3A with a time of 16.06. In the state prelims, Noble shaved her time down to 15.85, but finished 12th and did not advance to the finals. Lucea Wales, of Ashby/Brandon-Evansville, won the event with a time of 14.76.
DeAndre Holloway got to the state meet by finishing second in Section 3A by clearing 6’ 3’’. Holloway could not match that height at state and cleared 6’ 2’’ to finish 11th. Sam Snitker, of GMLOKS, won the event with a jump of 6’ 6’’.

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