East Ridge track & field: Roese is state champ in 400
It was a golden day for East Ridge's Nate Roese.
Roese, a junior, became the state champion in the 400-meter dash at the 2012 State Track and Field Meet, held Friday and Saturday at Hamline University in St. Paul.
Roese won the 400 at state with a time of 47.79 seconds, edging defending state champion Austin Salargo, a senior from Hopkins who had a time of 47.91.
Last year, Roese finished second to Salargo in the 400 at state with a time of 49.07.