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Blaine standout Caleb Butler finished his final prep season in a Bengal uniform at the state track and field meet June 7.
Butler, a three-sport captain for the Bengals, will play football in the fall at North Dakota State University. But before he could turn his focus to the gridiron, he had to give it his all in the throwing events at the state meet.

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Blaine junior Alex Williams was in line to set a new state record in the 100-meter hurdles after a prelim time of 14.22. She beat the previous record of 14.32, set by Richfield standout Jessica January in 2012. A stumble on the wet track at Hamline University didn’t help Williams finish strong, but she settled for an eighth place finish in 17.61 seconds during Saturday’s Class AA finals.

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Legacy Christian freshman Josh Peterson helped the No. 3 seeded Lions open the Section 5A tournament with an 8-0 win against No. 6 North Lakes Academy in Andover May 23. Peterson no-hit North Lakes, struck out 16 batters, walked one and hit one batter.

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