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Rutten, Koljonen lead NY Mills girls track to eighth place finish at Little Amik

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BEMIDJI — Eighth-grader Lydia Rutten captured the 400-meter dash title at the Little Amik meet at Bemidji State University's Gillett Fitness and Recreation Center Tuesday, April 2.

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Rutten added a fourth-place finish in the high jump with a leap of four-feet, eight-inches. Lydia's sister Ellie Rutten, a sophomore, was ninth clearing four-feet, nine-inches. Ellie also finished 15th in the 200-meter dash in a field of 132 runners with a time of 29.85.

Senior Kristy Koljonen added a fifth place finish in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 10.66. Koljonen qualified fourth in the preliminaries with a time of 10.38.

Sophomore Ann Hendrickx placed eight in the shot put with a throw of 30-feet, one-inch.

The New York Mills girls finished eighth recording 19.5 points. Bemidji won the meet with 105, edging Detroit Lakes by one-half point. The Lakers were runners-up with a score of 104.5.

The Eagles' boys team failed to score at the meet. Sophomore Josia Bessler finished 10th in the high jump for the boys' teams' top finish. Bessler cleared five-feet, three-inches.

Girls Team Results:

1. Bemidji 105

2. Detroit Lakes 104.5

3. Park Rapids Area 73

4. Warroad 56

5. Roseau 44

6. East Grand Forks 25

7. Crookston 22

8. New York Mills 19.5

T9. Thief River Falls 19

T9. West Marshall 19

11. Bagley/Fosston 18

T12. United North Central 13

T12. Ottertail Central 13

T12. Nevis 13

15. Pillager 12.5

16. Red Lake County 9

17. BGMR 8

18. Wadena-Deer Creek 4.5

19. Trek North 3

20. Clearbrook/Gonvick 2

T21. Northome/Kelliher/Blackduck 1

T21. Frazee 1

Full Meet results

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Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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