Minnesota state track meet: Huschle claims long jump
ST. PAUL -- She didn't get another state record, but Analisa Huschle was still in a class by herself in the long jump. The Bagley-Fosston standout jumped 18 feet, 4 3/4 inches to claim her second straight Class A long jump title at the Minnesota ...
ST. PAUL -- She didn't get another state record, but Analisa Huschle was still in a class by herself in the long jump.
The Bagley-Fosston standout jumped 18 feet, 4 ¾ inches to claim her second straight Class A long jump title at the Minnesota state track meet at Hamline University.
"I wanted to come down here and do my best, but it was just a little short of that," Huschle said. "It probably could've been better, but of course I'm happy with winning."
Huschle's winning jump was more than five inches farther than the runner-up mark of 17-9 ½ by Zimmerman's Mel Femrite.
The junior holds the all-time record in the event of 19-2 ¼ set last year.
"What happened last year really helped, because it showed me what it takes to come down here and win again," Huschle said. "I didn't go as far as I wanted to go today, but I'm still glad."
Huschle said she got a little busy in the long jump pits worrying about when she had to run the 200, but her schedule today is even more hectic than Friday.
Huschle's full slate begins with the triple jump at 3 p.m., followed by the finals of the 800 relay an hour later and the 200 finals at 6:05 p.m.
Huschle won the long jump, the triple jump and the 200 last year.
"I like all of them the same," Huschle said with a laugh. "It gets a little busy, but I still want to do all of them."
She's already defended her title in the long jump, and she had the fastest time in the 200 and top mark in the triple jump coming in this year.
"I put more pressure on myself than anybody else does, for sure," Huschle said. "I was kind of in a hurry today with the 200, but I have to do a lot more tomorrow.
"But it shouldn't be a problem. I'm used to it."