Boys track and field: McCleary, Richter compete at Hamline Elite invite after Perham takes first at Hawley

Results from Perham boys track and field at Hawley and Hamline.

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ST. PAUL – The Perham boys track and field team was represented in three events on Friday at the Hamline Elite Meet.

Senior Jakob McCleary ran in the 800 and 1,600-meter races, while senior Levi Richter competed in the pole vault. McCleary took 12th in the 800 with a time of 2:00.56. He then finished in 11th place in the 1,200 at 4:27.31.

Richter took 10th place in the pole vault at 2-feet, 6-inches. Fergus Falls’ JordanLee (13-feet) and Wadena-Deer Creek’s Brady Domier (14-feet) also competed in the pole vault.

Hawley Invitational

On Thursday, the Yellowjackets took first place at the Hawley invite behind five first-place finishes. Micah Thompson won the 400-meter dash at 54.42 seconds. Bjorn Anderson also took home a first-place finish in the 3,200-meter run at 10:40.69. Carter Flatau took second (10:49.13), while Dylan Guck finished third (10:51.92). Flatau also took third in the 1,600-meter run at 5:00.45.

Connor Kostynick continued his impressive season in the throwing events. He threw the discus 144-feet, 7-inches for first place. He also took second in the shot put at 44-feet, 6.5-inches.


The Yellowjackets took the top three pole vault positions. Richter took first at 12-feet, 6-inches. Noah Novotny and Aidan Kennedy each vaulted 11-feet.

Jovani Vazquez notched a pair of top-eight finishes in the two hurdles events. He took sixth in the 300-meter race at 49.57 seconds and eight in the 110-meter race at 20.76 seconds.

HAWLEY INVITE BOYS TEAM SCORES- 1- Perham 131, 2- Pelican Rapids 127, 3- Park Christian 86, 4- Frazee 63, 5- Barnesville 61.50, 6- United Clay Becker 53, 7- Nevis 48, 8- Breckenridge 34.5, 9- Ottertail Central 34, 10- NCE-UH Titans 25, T11- Red Lake County Central, Rothsay 14

PERHAM BOYS TOP EIGHT FINISHERS- 4x800M RELAY- 1st- Perham 8:51.04, 5th- Perham (B) 9:54.00

110M HURDLES- 1st- Caden Larson (Park Christian) 17.56; 8th- Jovani Vazquez 20.76

4x200M RELAY- 1st- Pelican Rapids 1:36.47; 2nd- Perham 1:39.97

1600M- 1st- Charlie Larson (Pelican Rapids) 4:54.41; 3rd- Carter Flatau 5:00.85

4x100M RELAY- 1st- Park Christian 46.39, 4th- Perham 47.6

400M- 1st- Micah Thompson (Perham) 54.42

300M HURDLES- 1st- Nathan Johannsen (Frazee) 47.61, 6th- Vazquez 49.57

800M- 1st- Charlie Larson (Pelican Rapids) 2:09.28, 4th- Caden Doll 2:13.42, 5th- Blake Swenson 2:13.42

3200M- 1st- Bjorn Anderson (Perham) 10:40.69, 2nd- Flatau 10:49.13, 3rd- Dylan Guck 10:51.92

4x400M RELAY- 1st- Pelican Rapids 3:46.75, 4th- Perham 4:03.05, 7th- Perham (B) 4:17.26

SHOT PUT- 1st- Justin Jacobson (Pelican Rapids) 44’9.5”, 2nd- Connor Kostynick 44’6.5”, 8th- Gordy Enyart 37’0”

DISCUS- 1st- Kostynick (Perham) 144’7”

TRIPLE JUMP- 1st- Braeden Bredman (Barnesville) 40’04.75”, 5th- Blake Swenson 37’3.5”, 7th- Skylar Goninan 35’11.5”

POLE VAULT- 1st- Levi Richter (Perham) 12’6”, 2nd- Noah Novotny 11’0”, 3rd- Aiden Kennedy 11’0”

Related Topics: TRACK AND FIELD
Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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