Girls track and field: Yellowjackets dominate Hawley invite, Jaden Hackel competes at Hamline Elite meet

Results from Perham girls track and field at Hawley.

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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.

HAWLEY INVITE GIRLS TEAM SCORES- 1- Perham 169, 2- Barnesville 105, 3- Frazee 89.5, 4- Pelican Rapids 73, 5- Ottertail Central 66, Park Christian 53, 7- United Clay-Becker 52.5, 8- Breckenridge 41, 9- Nevis 35, 10- Red Lake County Central 3, Rothsay 2

PERHAM GIRLS TOP EIGHT FINISHERS- 4x800M- 1st- Perham 10:25.00

100M HURDLES- 1st- Lauryn Rustad (Perham) 16.83, 6th- Jaden Hackel 18.83

100M- 1st- Hailey Selly (Frazee) 13.87, 5th- Willow Thiel 14.33, 7th- Addi Hackel 14.42

4x200M RELAY- 1st- Ottertail Central 1:52.94, 7th- Perham 1:58.26

1600M- 1st- Lindsey Rotz (Barnesville) 5:38.49, 3rd- Quincy Anderson 5:56.40, 4th- Aspen Rohde 6:01.13

4x100M RELAY- 1st- Barnesville 54.08, 5th- Perham 56.87

400M RELAY- 1st- Leelou Novotny (Perham) 1:05.85, 4th-Lola Pulver 1:07.98, 7th- Caidyn Breid 1:09.96

300M HURDLES- 1st. Lauryn Rustad (Perham) 50.23, 4th- J. Hackel 52.51

800M- 1st- Lindsey Rotz (Barnesville) 2:26.96, 2nd- Gracie Morris 2:30.99, 3rd- Ella Henrickson 2:35.56, 5th- Liz Birkeland 2:39.94, 6th0 Mya Morris 2:39.94

3200M- 1st- Paula Heide (United Clay Becker) 12:30.35, 2nd- Anderson 12:43.99, 7th- Mia Lung 13:39.95

4x400M RELAY- 1st- Pelican Rapids 4:23.27, 2nd- Perham 4:24.12, 7th- Perham (B) 4:43.79

SHOT PUT- 1st- Liddy DeWulf (Nevis) 34’3.5”, 8th- Cate Diggins 23’10.5”

DISCUS- 1st- Rumley Biewer (Barnesville) 94’11”, 2nd- Gracie Edwards 93’4”

LONG JUMP- 1st- Grace VanErp (Ottertail Central) 16’9.5”, 5th- Alexis Hartmann 14’6”

TRIPLE JUMP- 1st- VanErp (Ottertail Central) 37’7.5”, 3rd- Kennedy Pilgrim 33’9”, A. Hackel 20’2.5”

HIGH JUMP- 1st- Rylee Moore (Frazee) 5’3”, 5th- Thiel 4’10”

POLE VAULT- 1st- G. Morris (Perham) 1-’6”, 2nd- Natalie Rooney 9’6”, 4th- Maya Richter 8’6”, 5th- Danial Van Watermulen 8’6”, 8th- A. Hackel 6’0"

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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