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Cross country: Yellowjackets show out at Roy Griak Invitational

The Perham cross country teams took second and third place at the Roy Griak Invitational last Friday in Minneapolis.

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The Perham cross country teams run at the Roy Griak Invitational to second and third place finishes on Sept. 23, 2022 in Minneapolis at Les Bolstad Golf Course.
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MINNEAPOLIS – The Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota is one of the nation's most prestigious cross country events.

The Perham teams showed out last Friday at Les Bolstad Golf Course. The girls took second, while the boys finished in third place in a field of over 50 teams in the maroon races.

Gracie Morris paced the girls with a ninth-place finish at 20:06.2. Ella Hendrickson (20:44.3, 29th), Leelou Novotny (20:46.6, 31st), Quincy Anderson (20:48.0, 33rd) and Mya Morris (21:13.0, 48th) totaled a team score of 146. The Yellowjackets trailed only Brainerd (112) while beating Divine Savior Holy Angels (306), and Woodbury (323). Urbandale (335) and Chaska (335) for a top-2 finish.

Bjorn Anderson added one of his most impressive finishes to his breakout season with a second-place time of 16:37.5. He led the Perham boys to a third-place score of 143.

Micah Thompson clocked in at 17:37.3 in 24th, followed by Dylan Guck (17:41.1, 25th), Caden Doll (18:01.1, 47th) and Carter Flatau (18:05.8, 53rd). The Yellowjackets were 15 points behind Notre Dame for second place. LSW Lee’s Summit West won the events with a total of 121.

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PERHAM BOYS ROY GRIAK INVITATIONAL FINISHERS- 2- Bjorn Anderson 16:37.5, 24- Micah Thompson 17:37.3, 23- Dylan Guck 17:541.1, 45- Caden Doll 18:01.1, 53- Carter Flatau 18:05.8, 104- Brayden Glorvigen 18:32.3, 126- Blake Swenson 18:48.2, 150 Henry Mathaison 19:03.0, 22- Brodey Evanson 19:34.1

PERHAM GIRLS ROY GRIAK INVITATIONAL FINISHERS- 9- Gracie Morris 20:06.2, 29- Ella Hendrickson 20:44.3, 31- Leelou Novotny 20:46.6. 33- Quincy Anderson 20:48.0, 48- Mya Morris 21:13.0, 92- Liz Birkeland 21:57.6, 107- Myriah Tharaldson 22:03.9, 130- Aspen Rohde 22:21.3, 143- Lauryn Rustad 22:28.8

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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