PHS Track Spring Preview
Head Coach: Mike Peterson--25th Season
Assistant Coaches: Jon Skow (Jumpers & Pole Vaulters), Jeff Morris (Distance), Kay Morris (Hurdlers), Eryn Moser (Throws & Jr. High), Nick Courneya (Sprints & Jr. High)
2008 Season: Both Perham's boys and girls team swept the Heart O' Lakes team titles last spring. The boys were also
Sub Section 2 Champions, Section True Team Champions, Section 6A Champions, and 4th at the State Class A Meet.
The girls were also SubSection 2 Champions, the Section 6A Runner-up, and 4th at the State Class Meet.
2008-09 Seniors: Boys team: Alex Barney (Sub Section: Champ 4x800, 4th 1600m run; Section: Champ 4x800), Derek Wallace (Sub Section: 4th 4x100), DJ Alstadt (Sub Section: 6th Shot). Girls team: Heather Schultz (Sub Section: Champ Shot-5th Discus-Section: Champ Shot- State: 3rd Shot -School Record Set Shot), Maddie Covington (Sub Section: 4th 3200-Champ 4x800-Section: 2nd 4x800- State: 4th 4x800).
Boys team--Juniors: Jared Dornbusch (Sub Section: 4th 200-5th Pole Vault-6th 100-5th 4x100), Charlie Schmitz (Sub Section: 2nd Pole Vault-4th 4x100-5th 4x200-Section: 6th Pole Vault), Chris Scheidecker (Sub Section: 5th Long Jump-6th 100- 4th 4x100- 5th 4x200)
Sophomores: Keith Schornack (Sub Section: 3rd 3200- Section: 5th 3200).
Abby Anderson (Sub Section Champ 1600-Champ 4x400-Champ 4x800 Section: Champ 1600- 2nd 4x800 State Entrant- State: 2nd 1600-4th 4x800- School Record Set 1600), Maddie McClellan (Subsection: Champ 3200- Champ 4x400- Champ 4x800-Section: Champ 3200- 2nd 4x800 State Entrant-State: 3rd 3200-4th 4x800 -School Record Set 3200), Elisa Moenkedick: (SubSection: Champ Discus-3rd Shot-Section: Champ Discus-2nd Shot-State: 3rd Discus-State Entrant Shot- School Record Set Discus), Holly Sheets (SubSection:Champ 4x800-Champ 800-Champ 4x400-Section: 2nd 4x800-State: 4th 4x800), Jenna Gigstead (SubSection: 2nd 200-2nd 400-Champ 4x400), Courtney Guck (SubSection: 6th 100 Hurdles).
"The Perham Boys lost a solid group of seniors that were very talented. This years Yellowjackets will once again strive to be very diverse and score in many events across a meet for the best possible success. With strong returning leadership from Alex Barney, Derek Wallace, and DJ Alstadt along with a great group of Juniors and Sophomores Perham will once again make s astrong run at this years Heart O Lakes Conference, Sub Section 2 and Section 6A Championships. Strong teams in our area are Breckenridge, Frazee, and Hawley."
"The Perham Girls Track Team has all of its 2008 state qualifiers returning for another campaign. Heather Schultz and Maddie Covington are great leaders and hardworkers that will lead Perham back to another state place finish in 2009. The Juniors are a state experienced group with loads of talent that will help create a lot of depth for the Yellowjackets this year. The Juniors are led by Abby Anderson, Maddie McClellan, Holly Sheets, and Elisa Moenkedick. Last year was a fantastic year for the girls and this years team looks even better. Strong area teams are: Staples, Pequot Lakes, Sauk Centre, Clinton-Graceville, and Minnewaska.