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Perham track third at DGF Invite

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Both the boys and girls track teams put up numbers for third place finishes at the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Invitational in what Head Coach Mike Peterson called, "horrible conditions."

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The girls 107 points was bested only by meet winners Breckenridge's 134 and the host Rebels' 116.

The boys' 91 points was third to Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal's 93 and the host DGF's 164.

Mike Wiskow continues to impress in sprints finishing second in the 200m dash in a time of 24.99. Michael Whitney of Breckenridge won the event with a 24.47.

Perham boys dominated the 1600m run putting six runners in the top 10.

Brady Speicher led the way with a second place finish in a time of 5:04.30. Klaus Weber was third, 5:09.63. Jayden Cullen finished fourth, 5:21.22. Mark Shipman, Chris Knutson and Mark Huebsch wrapped up the eight, nine and 10 spots. DGF's Tyler Henner won the event just ahead of Speicher in a time of 5:03.73.

Speicher teamed up with three other Yellowjackets to dominate the 3200m run. Brandon Karels won the event, 10:39.73. Nick Carignan was second, 10:48.63. Speicher and Jayden Cullen finished fourth and fifth, 10:57.44 and 11:28.98, to give Perham four of the top five finishes.

Tyler Kuhl crossed the finish of the 300m hurdles in a best time of 44.64. Matt Shipman gave the Jackets two of the top three spots with a third place finish of 46.78.

The Perham 4x800 relay team took top honors in a time of 8:59.31, the only team to break the nine-minute mark. DGF finished in second place 16 seconds back.

Lizzie Fudge received the Outstanding Distance Runner Award for the meet.

Fudge finished second in the 1600m run in a time of 6:12.70 and second in the 3200m run, 13:48.38. Her 3200m time was bested by teammate Cassie Beseman, 13:42.86.

The top 4x800m relay team matched the boys win in the event. Perham's A squad won the 4x800 in a time of 10:55.80.

Bailey Meyer continues to impress in the shot put. She won again with a throw of 30-01. Britney Lockhart was third at 29-07.

Miranda Lockhart earned a top spot in discus as the girls continue to really improve in field events. Lockhart won the discus with a throw of 93-08. Amber Kalina was fourth at 86-11. Meyer was sixth, 84-05.

Miranda Lockhart took a third place finish in the high jump at 4-08.

Kelsey Kratzke won the 800m run for the second time this year finishing six seconds ahead of Breckenridge's Olivia Boldingh in a time of 2:39.00. Racole Karels was third at 2:47.68.

Correction: In last week's print version of the boys track story, Brady Speicher's finishing time in the 3200m was incorrectly reported. The FOCUS and sports editor Bob Williams regret this error.

Track results

Perham boys at DGF Invitational.

Event results -- 200-meter dash: 2. Wiskow 24.99...400-meter dash: 5. Leighton Covington 1:01.76...800-meter run: 4. Dalton Dahms 2:17.11; 8. Chris Knutson 2:29.80; 10. Johannes Goedeking 2:30.79...1,600-meter run: 2. Brady Speicher 5:04.30; 3. Klaus Weber 5:09.63; 4. Jayden Cullen 5:21.22; 8. Mark Shipman 5:32.75; 9. Chris Knutson 5:34.96; 10. Mark Huebsch 5:35.20...3,200-meter run: 1. Brandon Karels 10:39.73; 2. Nick Carignan 10:48.63; 4. Brady Speicher 10:57.44; 5. Jayden Cullen 11:28.98...110-meter hurdles: 7. Matt Shipman 20.03...300-meter hurdles: 1. Tyler Kuhl 44.64; 3. Matt Shipman 46.78... 4x100: 3. Perham A 49.46...4x800: 1. Perham A 8:59.31... Shot put: 5. Ben Collette 41-03...Pole vault: 7. James Vana 7-00.

Track results

Perham girls at DGF Invitational.

Event results -- 200-meter dash: 5. Ciarrin Covington 31.17; 7. Rayna Jacobson 31.48...400-meter run: 10. Ciarrin Covington 1:11.89... 800-meter run: 1. Kelsey Kratzke 2:39.00; 3. Racole Karles 2:47.68; 7. Kellyn Barney 3:02.95...1600-meter run: 2. Lizzie Fudge 6:12.70; 5. Kellyn Barney 6:27.50; 9. Jessica Dreier 6:44.35; 10. Emily Tobkin 6:44.42...3,200-meter run: 1. Cassie Beseman 13:42.86; 2. Lizzie Fudge 13:48.38... 100-meter hurdles: 6. Reagen Vaughan 20.43; 9. Katie Herrmann 21.72...300-meter hurdles: 5. Kelli Meehl 56.64; 9. Katie Herrmann 1:02.73; 10. Reagen Vaughan 1:03.14...4x100: 5. Perham A 1:03.30...4x200: 4. Perham A 2:09.62... 4x800: 1. Perham A 10:55.80...Shot put: 1. Bailey Meyer 32-01.00; 3. Britney Lockhart 29-07.00; 5. 10. Abby Nygaard 24-03.00...Discus: 1. Miranda Lockhart 93-08; 4. Amber Kalina 86-11; 6. Bailey Meyer 84-05; 8. Britney Lockhart 80-00. Pole vault: 6. Susan Merkins 6-00.00... High jump: 3. Miranda Lockhart 4-08.00.

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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.
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