STMA youth compete at track ‘State’

Three students from St. Michael-Albertville qualified for and competed in the State Finals of the Hershey’s Track and Field Games at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

Tucker Vaughan, 12, of Albertville qualified by placing first in the 400-meter and the 800-meter races at the district meet in Princeton. He also placed third in the standing long jump.

Abbie Vaughan, 10, of Albertville advanced to the state meet after placing first in standing long jump and 100 meter race, and third in the 400 meter at the Princeton meet.

Hannah Johnson, 11, of St. Michael qualified by placing second in the standing long jump at the local meet held in Annandale, and third in the 400 meter.

At the state level, Tucker earned two fifth place finishes in the 400 meter and 800 meter races. Hannah placed eighth in the standing long jump. Abbie took eighth in the 100-meter race and second in the 4×100 meter relay.

Abbie also set a new school record for the mile run at St. Michael Elementary School in May, with a time of 7:21.