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BEA just misses State medal

Lium takes 10th place in pole vault

June 16, 2017
Katie Mullaly - Register Staff Writer ( , Faribault County Register

Just one spot away from earning a State medal, but a fantastic season all the same.

Blue Earth Area's Nicole Lium performed and represented BEA well, according to her head coach, Tom Plocker.

Lium placed 10th with a vault of 9-6 in her first Minnesota State High School League State Meet.

Clearing heights 8-6, 9-0, and 9-6 on her first attempts were easy enough for the young pole vaultist, but it was the dreaded 10-0 that proved to be a bit more challenging for Lium.

Not only that, but the weather conditions at Hamline University were not ideal, either. Temperatures that reached to the mid-90s while high, gusty winds pushed through the June 10 State meet to procure an added challenge to the young BEA athlete.

Nevertheless, a new Minnesota State Meet Class A record of 12-3 was established by senior Millie Klefsaas of Staples-Motley school, and fellow Section 2A competitor Samantha Petry of Waterville-Elysian-Morristown claimed the silver medal with a mark of 11-3.

In the season, Lium established personal bests both in and outdoors, won nine pole vault competitions and became the Big South Conference champion to qualify for state.



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