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Boys track team continues winning ways

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BARNESVILLE —The Perham boys track team swept the top two spots in the distance races and the top three spots in the pole vault to give the tream their second meet victory this season, this time at the Hawley Booster Meet held in Barnesville Tuesday.

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Mark Heubsch added a pair of runner-up finishes to add to Perham’s winning team point total of 128. Park Christian finished second with 115.5. Third place Pelican Rapids was well back with 88 points.

Jayden Cullen won the 1600m run, while XC teammate Ben Sullivan edged out Dylan Olson of Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal for second place. Cullen’s winning time was 4:51.07. Cullen’s 4:56.31 was a 35 hundredths faster than Olson’s 4:56.66. Sophomore Kanyon Edvall finished seventh in 5:15.13.

Edvall and freshman Nathan Coleman swept the 3200m race showcasing plenty of talent in Perham’s distance team. Edvall won in 11:31.30, a full 46 second ahead of Coleman in second in 12:17.69.

Heubsch had second place finishes in the 110m hurdles - 16.73 and in the 400m dash -56.23. Leighton Covington was fourth in the 400m-57.10.

Andrew Johnson added six team points with a third place finish in the 300m hurdles. The sophomore’s time was 46.58. Fellow sophomore Nic Winkels was fourth - 48.29 and junior Daniel Hill was fifth 48.85, for 10 team points between the trio.

Eli Beachy, Cole Schmitz, Patrick Glynn and Joe LaFond took four of the top five pole vault spots.

Beachy cleared 10-feet, six-inches for the win; Schmitz was second at nine-feet-six; Glynn was third clearing eight-feet-six and LaFond was fifth with a vault of seven-feet. Hunter Olson squeezed into the quartet with a fourth place seven-feet vault.

Other top finishes were Chris Knutson’s third place 800m time of 2:14.62 and Brady Speicher’s fourth place high jump of five-feet, four-inches. The 4x400m relay team finished second to Pelican Rapids 4:01.17 to 3:48.71.

New York Mills’ top finishes were from the 4x800m relay winning team in a time of 9:50.37. The 4x200m relay team finished third in 1:45.34. A sixth place finish in the 4x100m relay added the final point of 17 of 18 points scored by the Eagles. Taylor Ericksrud earned a team point with a sixth place finish in the 400m dash.

Track results

Perham at Hawley Booster Meet, Barnesville, Minn., Tuesday, April 30.

Boys team results: Perham 128, Park Christian 115.5, Pelican Rapids 88, Barnesville 53.5, LPA 39, Hawley/U-H 30, W-DC 24, Rothsay 23, New York Mills 18

Perham event results —100m: 1. Adam Lutz, Park Christian 11.08; 24. Jamie Heitala 13.06; 27. Joe LaFond 13.81.…200m: 1. Adam Lutz, Park Christian 23.39; 7. Leighton Covington 24.68; 9. Mark Huebsch 24.90; 10. Nic Winkels 25.09; 20. Andrew Johnson 26.36; 21. Daniel Hill 26.39; 31. Zach Lahr 27.38; 35. Mark Murphy 28.23; 37. Trevor Guck 29.68; 40. Reid Moser 30.41…400m : 1.Tory Haglund, LPA 55.94; 2. Mark Heubsch 56.23; 4. Leighton Covington 57.10; 6. Taylor Ericksrud, NYM 59.16; 16. Mark Murphy 1:04.85; 18. Trevor Guck 1:08.89; 22. Reid Moser 1:13.24…800m: 1.Cody Bekkerus, Pelican Rapids 2:11.50; 3. Christopher Knutson 2:14.62; 15. Alex Wegscheid 2:36.98; 18. Aaron Wegscheid 2:39.83; 21. Chase Lietz 2:46.90; 23. Matthew Siira 2:55.13…1,600m: 1. Jayden Cullen 4:51.07; 2. Ben Sullivan 4:56.31; 7. Kanyon Edvall 5:15.13; 10. Carson Speicher 5:23.12; 11. Jacob Dickerson 5:23.39; 13. Nathan Coleman 5:24.67; 14. Alex Wegscheid 5:35.75; 17. Hunter Kjelshus 5:41.38; 18. Aaron Wegscheid 5:42.80; 24. Adam Siira 5:51.23; 26. Chase Lietz 5:58.21; 30. Austin Gray 6:07.23; 32. Matthew Siira 6:24.12…3200m: 1. Kanyon Edvall 11:31.30; 2. Nathan Coleman 12:17.69… 110m hurdles: 1. Matt Moberg, Park Christian 15.76; 2. Mark Huebsch 16.73; 5. Andrew Johnson 17.58; 6. Nic Winkels 18.50; 8. Zach Lahr 20.34... 300m hurdles:  1. Matt Moberg, Park Christian 43.88; 3. Andrew Johnson 46.58; 4. Nic Winkels 48.29; 5. Daniel Hill 48.85; 9. Zach Lahr 51.87; 11. Reid Moser 55.58; 12. Trevor Guck 56.53... 4x100 relay: 1. Barnesville 46.91; 4. Perham 49.87…4x200 relay: 1. Pelican Rapids 1:38.61; 3. New York Mills 1:45.34; 4. Perham 1:45.40…4x400 relay: 1. Pelican Rapids 3:48.71; 2. Perham 4:01.17…4x800 relay: 1. New York Mills 9:50.37; 4. Perham 10:01.45... Shot Put: 1. Eddie Ramos, Pelican Rapids 44-11.25; 6. Troy Tellinghuisen 38-11.50; 7. Jonathon Siira 38-05.50; 8. Austin Ashcraft 38-00.50; 11. Zac Campana 32.02-25; 12. William Parks 31.04-75; 14. Ben LaFond 30-02.50; 23. Andrew Cullen 26-00.50... Pole Vault 1. Eli Beachy 10-06; 2. Cole Schmitz 09-06; 3. Patrick Glynn 08-06; 5. Joe LaFond 7-00…Long Jump: 1. Matt Moberg, Park Christian 20-01; 25. Nickolas Listrom 12-03…Triple Jump: 1. 1. Matt Moberg 40-07.25; 9. Jamie Heitala 31-05.50…High Jump: 1. 1. Hunter Nickel, Park Christian 6-00; 4. Brady Speicher 5-04; 7. Nick Carignan 4-10.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
(218) 346-5900 x223
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