Perham seventh at State True Team Track
STILLWATER — Perham got off to a slow start while Totino-Grace was hot out of the blocks at the State True Team Track meet Saturday afternoon.
Perham was in eighth place out of nine teams after three events but climbed up one spot to seventh with four events remaining. That's where the Yellowjackets finished with a team total of 269 points. Perham placed above Cloquet (256.5) and Plainview-Elgin-Millville (239).
Totino-Grace won the meet by a 59-point cushion over Mankato East 446-387. Sartell-St. Stephen and Willmar tied for third place with 343 points each. Hutchinson, the wild card team, placed fifth (341.5); St. Croix Lutheran scored 308 for sixth place.
Perham's top finishes were no suprised as Keeghan Hurley contined a senior season where all he does is win races.
Hurley won the 800m 09 and the 1,600m run in 4:17.76. In the 1,600, Hurley grabbed the lead on the first lap and continually extended his advantage to the finish line. Teammate Billy Beseman showed he is used to keeping up with Hurley with an impressive third place finish in 4:24.20. Eighth-grader Carson Speicher placed 13th in the 800m behind Hurley in a time of 2:09.05.
Beseman and Jayden Cullen placed fifth and seventh in the 3,200m run. Beseman ran 10:05.74; Cullen 10:11.95. Isaiah Barlow, of Hutchinson, won the race in 9:53.73.
Perham had a pair of runner-up finishes. Eli Beachy cleared 13-feet in the pole vault, bested only by Calvin Deike, of Mankato East, at 13-6.
William Parks threw the discus 137-10 for second place behind Cloquet's Even Erickson (158-04). Jonathon Siira, of Perham, placed sixth with a throw of 126-05.
Perham's top relay mark came in the 4x800m in a fifth place time of 8:28.96.
Minnesota State True TeamAA - Track & Field ChampionshipStillwater, Minnesota - May 17Team Standings:1) Totino-Grace 4462) Mankato East 387T-3) Sartell-St.Stephen 343T-3) Willmar 3435) Hutchinson 341.56) St. Croix Lutheran 3087) Perham 2698) Cloquet 256.59) Plainview-Elgin-Millville 239
Boys 100 Meter Dash1 Grimsley, Robbie 11 Hutchinson 11.2113 Schmitz, Cole 11 Perham 11.9914 Vana, William 11 Perham 11.99Boys 200 Meter Dash1 Grimsley, Robbie 11 Hutchinson 23.0216 Vana, James 12 Perham 24.6517 Glynn, Patrick 11 Perham 25.14Boys 400 Meter Dash1 Schwartz, Ben 10 Mankato East 51.2610 Covington, Leighton 12 Perham 53.6613 Knutson, Christopher 12 Perham 54.29Boys 800 Meter Run1 Hurley, Keeghan 12 Perham 2:01.0913 Speicher, Carson 8 Perham 2:09.05Boys 1600 Meter Run1 Hurley, Keeghan 12 Perham 4:17.763 Beseman, Billy 11 Perham 4:24.21Boys 3200 Meter Run1 Barlow, Isaiah 12 Hutchinson 9:53.735 Beseman, Billy 11 Perham 10:05.747 Cullen, Jayden 12 Perham 10:11.95Boys 110 Meter Hurdles1 Tollefson, Jon 11 St. Croix Luther 14.1913 Carignan, Cole 10 Perham 17.5118 Winkels, Nic 11 Perham 18.08Boys 300 Meter Hurdles1 Tollefson, Jon 11 St. Croix Luther 40.2813 Winkels, Nic 11 Perham 45.0816 Carignan, Cole 10 Perham 46.05Boys 4x100 Meter Relay1 Mankato East 44.566 Perham 46.40Boys 4x200 Meter Relay1 Hutchinson 1:33.378 Perham 1:36.96Boys 4x400 Meter Relay1 Willmar 3:32.048 Perham 3:38.82Boys 4x800 Meter Relay1 Totino-Grace 8:17.675 Perham 8:28.96Boys High Jump1 Buller, Jacob 11 St. Croix Luther 6-04.0014 DeConcini, Ryan 11 Perham 5-06.0016 Muer, Sam 11 Perham 5-04.00Boys Pole Vault1 Deike, Calvin 12 Mankato East 13-06.002 Beachy, Eli 12 Perham 13-00.0013 Schmitz, Cole 11 Perham 10-06.00Boys Long Jump1 Seiler, Nic 11 Mankato East 20-03.0012 Muer, Sam 11 Perham 18-05.0015 Beachy, Eli 12 Perham 17-11.50Boys Triple Jump1 Lieberg, Jake 10 Sartell 42-11.258 Muer, Sam 11 Perham 39-05.0016 Berby, Tyler 10 Perham 37-01.50Boys Shot Put1 Barber, Kai 12 Totino-Grace 55-01.5010 Tellinghusien, Troy 12 Perham 44-04.2515 Siira, Jonathon 12 Perham 41-06.50Boys Discus Throw1 Erickson, Evan 9 Cloquet 158-042 Parks, William 11 Perham 137-106 Siira, Jonathon 12 Perham 126-05