Girls track and field: Yellowjackets dominate Hawley invite, Jaden Hackel competes at Hamline Elite meet
Results from Perham girls track and field at Hawley.
HAWLEY – The Perham girls track and field team took care of business on Thursday at the Hawley invitational.
The Yellowjackets dominated with a first-place team score of 169, winning five events.
Lauryn Rustad took the top spot in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.30 seconds. Jaden Hackel wasn’t far behind in sixth place at 18.83 seconds. Rustad also won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.23. Jaden Hackel took fourth at 52.51 seconds.
Leelou Novotny paced the 400-meter run at 1:05.85. Lola Pulver took fourth (1:07.98), while Caidyn Breid took seventh (1:09.96).
Four Yellowjackets placed in the top six in the 800-meter race. Gracie Morris finished in second place at 2:30.90, with Ella Hendrickson close behind at 2:35.56 in third. Liz Birkeland (2:39.94) and Mya Morris (2:30.94) finished within half of a second of each other in fifth and sixth place.
Quincy Anderson notched a pair of top-three finishes. After taking third in the 1,600-meter run (5:56.40), she clocked in at 12:43.99 for second place in the 3,200-meter race. Mia Lung took seventh in the 3,200 with a time of 13:39.95.
In the field events, Gracie Morris took the top spot in the pole vault at 10-feet, 6-inches. Natalie Rooney (9-feet, 6-inches), Maya Richter (8-feet, 6-inches), Danial Van Watermulen (8-feet, 6-inches) and Addi Hackel (6-feet) all placed in the top eight.
Willow Thiel jumped 4-feet, 10-inches in the high jump for one of her two fifth-place finishes on the day. She also cracked the top five in the 100-meter dash at 14.33 seconds. In the triple jump Kennedy Pilgrim (33-feet, 9-inches) and Addi Hackel (29-feet, 3.5-inches) took third and eighth. Gracie Edwards threw the second farthest discus at 93-feet, 4-inches.
On Friday, Jaden Hackel was one of three Yellowjackets who competed at the Hamline Elite invite. She joined seniors Jakob McCleary and Levi Richter in the invite-only competition. Hackel competed in the triple jump and took ninth place at 35-feet, 0.75-inches.