Meyer sixth in shot at state meet
The 2011 Minnesota State Track and Field competition is in the books and Wadena-Deer Creek's Logan Meyer has a medal.
The WDC junior threw the shot 50-6 in Friday's Class A event at Hamline University in St. Paul to take sixth place in a field of 16.
Meyer was appearing in the state meet for the first time after winning the Section 6A shot put title June 2 in Moorhead with a personal best toss of 51-10. Meyer entered state competition with the fourth-best qualifying throw.
Meyer's sixth place finish capped a brilliant season which began in March with victories in both the Little Amik indoor meets at Bemidji State.
LeSueur-Henderson's Jack Fraser won the event with a 55-0.25. Meyer was only four inches short of matching fifth place finisher Brady Fuchs of Byron. The top nine finishers earned medals.
"He had a pretty good day," Wadena-Deer Creek head coach Terry Olson said. "I think Coach (John) Crandall was more nervous than Logan."
Crandall and Olson will be putting Meyer on a training program they are receiving from the Hamline University throwing coach. According to Crandall, a shot putter usually improves 3-4 feet a year.
"We'll see where he starts out next spring," Crandall said. "If he starts out where he did this year he will do very well."
2011 Class A Boys Shot Put Results
1. Jack Fraser, LeSueur-Henderson, 55-0.25
2. Ben Tonsager, St. James, 53-7.25
3. Brian Blasey, Ada-Borup, 52-5.50
4. Hunter Anderson, Hayfield, 51-6.75
5. Brady Fuchs, Byron, 50-10
6. Logan Meyer, Wadena-Deer Creek, 50-6
7. Corrie Smith, Minneapolis, 50-0.75
8. Jordon Bents, Worthington, 49-5.75
9. Andrew Barnes, Litchfield, 48-10
10. Jedre Cyr, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, 47-0.25