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Both had margins of 16 inches over the Elite Meet runners-ups. They both came to pole vaulting after focusing on other sports. Fixsen was a high-level youth gymnast, while Ciganik focused on wrestling as a kid and played football through his junior season.
Both began pole vaulting in eighth grade. Ciganik cleared 8 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault as an eighth-grader, and he was hooked right away. Ciganek and Fixsen combine for five trips to the state meet. Fixsen won the Class 2A championship as a sophomore last season, clearing 11 feet, 6 inches. As a freshman she cleared 13 feet at state and placed second behind senior and four-time champion Jacobs.
Fixsen first went to state as an eighth-grader, finishing ninth.
Ciganik was the 2A boys champ as a sophomore two years ago and was the state runner-up last year. Fixsen is looking to top 14 feet this spring and Ciganik would like to clear plus and set a state record.
But for both of them, how hard they work is more important than how high they fly. I want to continue the tradition of Mounds View pole vault, those are my goals. Both combine speed, strength and quickness to sail high and twist their bodies over the bar. The first day, it was familiar to me because of the gymnastics skills and my background. When she went to set the state record, there was plenty of excitement but no one was too surprised.
And talking positively to myself and to others around me. I want to be talking and thinking positively. He cleared 16 feet there in February and felt right at home. Between now and then, the gravity-defying Mounds View duo will keep aiming high.
Follow John on Twitter: Relay races are an important part of the sport, of course, but even in those events each athlete runs as one until handing off the baton. Continuing down this train of track thought, the question is sometimes asked: Why is high school track and field split into classes? There are two classes in Minnesota, which seems about right. The debate about classes is not new, no matter the individual sport being discussed: One thing is certain, however, and that is the delight taken by fans of small schools when their kids come out on top in competition with kids from the big schools.
Boys — Finished 14th at Class 4A state meet.
Girls — Finished fifth at 4A Region 3 meet. New head coach Addie Bracy joins the Tigers this season, coming over from her assistant coach position at Niwot. Said Bracy, "We are a fairly young team particularly on the girls side with most or all of those girls never having raced at the state meet.
However, the team is really enthusiastic this year and has been putting in some really good work the last month or two. We have record numbers on the team and a really positive and hardworking team environment. Darren Bessett 1st year. Boys — Finished 18th at Class 5A state meet. Girls — Finished third at Class 5A state meet. The Knights fielded young teams, boys and girls, at the state meet last year. The majority of the Knight's girls and boys athletes are returning this year in great physical condition, faster and more mature.
This is all good news for first-year head coach Darren Bessett, who took over in July when Josh Glaab took a head coaching job at Quinnipiac University. Michele Blanken 2nd year. Boys — Finished ninth at 4A Region 3 meet.
Girls — Finished 10th at 4A Region 3 meet. The Warriors haven't qualified a runner for state in the past two season but they have been steadily building up the program.
That building process will continue in with the hope of finishing near the top five at regionals this October. Dave Good 22nd year. Boys — Finished fifth at 4A Region 3 meet.
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Girls — Finished 23rd at Class 4A state meet. The transition back down to Class 3A this season won't necessarily be an easy one for the Tigers, who graduated several talented seniors last season and will have to rebuild in But coach Good said the team has had a good summer and is focused on molding its younger runners and returning leaders into a team that could eventually make a run at a league or regional title.
Ben Hershelman 8th year. Boys — Finished 11th at Class 3A state meet. Girls — Finished 11th at Class 3A state meet. The Jaguars added a middle school program last fall and are hoping that will create a greater influx on freshman talent that can help the high school team.
This season's boys team, however, will be led by four upperclassmen with lofty goals. The girls team also returns a strong group with state meet experience and both teams expect to be competitive at every meet this season. Boys — Finished sixth at Class 5A Region 3 meet.
Girls — Finished eighth at Class 5A Region 3 meet. Following a bit of a down season inthe Lightning runners are expecting an upswing this fall.
Hummel said he expects to qualify a couple boys for state, if not a team, and plenty of positive surprises on the girls side. There might even be a Lightning freshman or two who have early breakout seasons. Kevin Akers 5th year. Boys — Finished 24th at Class 4A state meet. Girls — Finished seventh at 4A Region 4 meet. Said Akers, "We will aim for each runner to improve themselves as a student athlete from where they were last year. I think this will be one of the most enjoyable teams I have had the privilege to coach judging by our summer workouts.
Mark Roberts 21st year. Boys — Won the Class 2A state meet. Girls — Finished third at Class 2A state meet. The Lions boys are young, but they've embraced the challenge of carrying on the legacy of the teams that have come before them, which includes four straight state titles on the boys side. The girls, in particular, would like to bring home a state trophy after finishing off the podium for the first time in four years in Chris Reynolds 4th year Last year: Boys — Finished seventh at 4A Region 3 meet.
The Mead boys team had its highest-ever finish at the league and regional meets last fall and the girls team missed the state meet and third place in the region by 10 points. With their returning athletes and a slate of young talent, the Mavericks are excited to exceed expectations and see what they can do in late October. Kent Rieder 13th year. Boys — Finished sixth at Class 5A state meet.
Girls — Finished sixth at Class 5A state meet.
The Coyotes boys and girls both return a number of runners from last year's state rosters, including Holly Bent and Charlie Perry, both of whom were injured at the end of last season. Both teams are deep and will look to improve on last year's sixth-place finishes in Class 5A, while senior Isaac Green will try to defend his individual state championship. Danny Shea 2nd year.
Boys — Finished 10th at 2A Region 1 meet. The Panthers may be small in number this season but they're hoping their high-altitude training regimen will start them on their way significant individual improvements this season. The team's goal is two second two or three runners to state this season, one of whom could be raw-but-talented sophomore Sam Figgins. Kelly Christensen 1st year. Boys — Finished 16th at Class 4A state meet. Girls — Finished ninth at Class 4A state meet.
It may take half the season to adjust to the new training program and coaching style of coach Christensen, but the Cougars hope to reclaim conference and regional team titles and return to being a top five team in the state. Several athletes are returning from last year's state teams which should provide great leadership.
Said Christensen, "Both teams have clear top talent and it may take the entire season to lower the one through five pack time and establish runners four through seven. Mary Marr 3rd year. This is the team's first year as a CHSAA member program and first season with eligibility for postseason competition. This is the Miners' first year as a Colorado High School Activities Association sanctioned program and the young school won't have seniors until next year so this season is all about building up the young program.
That said, many of the Miners runners have been together since middle school and have been working hard in the offseason so they're not ruling out their chances of making it to state now that they're eligible.
Kim McConnell 3rd year.
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Boys — Finished ninth at Class 3A state meet. Girls — Finished runners up at Class 3A state meet. Said coach McConnell, "The Pumas boys are picking up nicely and poised to surprise. This young team has continued to improve and may turn a few heads this fall. Our girls look forward to simply enjoying the process of executing on their fitness.
The strength of both the boys' and girls' teams is their relative youth.