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Perham boys track season comes to an end at Sections

The Perham boys track team's season came to a close at the Section 6A Championship meet at Minnesota State University-Moorhead.

Brady Speicher had the top finish for Perham placing third in the 3200m run, in a time of 10:29.70. Kyle Toms, of West Central Area won the event, 10:14.80. Jacob Gerhartz, of Sauk Centre was second, 10:15.40. Gerhartz's finish nipped Speicher from a trip to state.

Billy Beseman was fourth, 10:45.10 and Brandon Karels finished 10th, 10:53.60.

Andrew Riestenberg fell two places from qualifying in a fourth place finish in the 1600m run. Riestenberg was one of three Yellowjackets in the top 10 in the event. Klaus Weber finished 10th, 5:00.64; Nick Carignan was sixth, 4:57.51. Riestenberg's fourth place time was 4:42.53. He finished behind a logjam of three runners all crossing the finish three-hundredths of a second apart.

Matt Neurerur, of Pillager, missed a state appearance finishing third, one one-hundredth back of Jonathan Johnson, of United North Central, in second, 4:38.86 to 4:38.87.

Dalton Dahms took home a sixth-place finish in the 800m run, 2:07.07. Jason Montonye, of Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, won the event in 2:01.22.

Mike Wiskow placed twice. He finished eighth in the high jump clearing five-feet, 11-inches, five inches better than his qualifying jump at Sub-sections.

Wiskow just missed a state trip in the 200m dash, where he finished third.

Michael Whitney, of Breckenridge won the event in 23.80. Frazee's Forrest Jackson was second, 23.92. Wiskow was just a step back finishing in 24.33. Shogo Suzuki was ninth, 25.19.

The Perham 4x800 relay team was kept from the state meet. Ottertail Central, who finished first in 8:27.04, beat their time of 8:35.16.

Tyler Kuhl took 11th in the 300m hurdles, 45.40.

Desmine Duffy finished 13th in the long jump clearing 17-feet, three and one-half inches.

Ben Collette took eighth place in the shot put with a throw of 41-feet two and one-half inches. Logan Meyer, of Wadena-Deer Creek won the event with a throw of 51-feet 10-inches.

Perham accumulated 27 team points for a 12th place finish out of 23 teams.

Pillager topped the standings with 60.5 points. Morris Area was second with 54.

Team scores: Pillager 60.5; Morris Area 54; Ottertail Central 46; Pequot Lakes 44; West Central Area 38; Sauk Centre 37; Browerville/Eagle Valley 36; Staples-Motley 35; Frazee 30; Breckenridge 30; Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 28; Perham 27; Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 16; Barnesville 15; Pelican Rapids 13; Wadena-Deer Creek 11; United North Central 10; Pine River-Backus 9; Ashby/Brandon/Evansville 6; Minnewaska Area 5.5; Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 4; Osakis 2; Hancock 1.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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