Concordia senior, RAHS athletes, compete at elite track meet

Clara Paul is in her final season of track and field at Concordia Academy and is looking to go out on a high note. She has already established herself as one of the top Class A long and triple jumpers and recently got the chance to compete against some top Class AA talent.

Paul was one of 11 girls to compete in the triple jump at the Hamline Elite Meet on April 29 in St. Paul. Eight of the competitors were from Class AA schools and Paul beat out five of them.

Paul finished fifth with a top effort of 36 feet, 4 3/4 inches. After fouling on her first attempt, Paul hit her top distance on try No. 2.

The only Class A competitor to beat Paul that night was Jordan High School junior Jenna Kes, who finished third with a jump of 36 feet, 5 3/4 inches. St. Cloud Tech sophomore Jodi Lipp won the event with a leap of 37 feet, two inches.

Paul entered her senior season as the school record holder in the triple jump and earlier this season broke the record in the long jump. Last season as a junior, Paul competed at the Class A state meet and took second in the long jump and third in the triple jump.

On the schedule this week for Concordia Academy is the section true team meet on May 10 at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School. The Tri-Metro Conference championships are the following week on May 18 at Hamline University.




The track and field teams from Roseville Area High School had six entries in the Hamline Elite Meet.

Senior Sam Adeniyi recorded the Raiders’ highest finish when he took second place in the 110-meter hurdles. His time was 15.21 seconds and left him 0.8 seconds behind the winner, senior Trevon Clay of St. Paul Como Park High School.

Senior Peter Keel wound up in fourth place in the triple jump with a top jump of 44 feet, 8 3/4 inches. That was nearly five inches more than his seed distance of 44 feet, four inches.

Senior Collin Kiley was the third and final entrant from the RAHS boys team. He competed in the 1,600 meters and finished eighth with a time of 4:23.60. That was nearly six seconds faster than his seed time of 4:29.42.

On the girls’ side, freshman Breonna Adams competed in two events. She finished ninth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.17 seconds. She also joined juniors Nicole Willmus and Megan Eklund and sophomore Annika Schmidt in the 4x200-meter relay, in which they finished eighth with a time of 1:47.12. Both of those times were faster than their seed times.

Senior Sarah Conlon ran in the 3,200 meters and finished 15th with a time of 11:13.64.

Both Roseville teams are in action on May 10 at the section true team meet at Mounds View High School. The winning teams advance to the Class AAA state true team meet on May 20 at Stillwater Area High School.


Brian Meyers can be reached at or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.






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