MOORHEAD – The Perham girls track and field team kicked off its season with a bang on Tuesday at the Heart O’Lakes indoor meet.
The Yellowjackets cruised to a first-place finish with 126 team points. The 4x400-meter relay team of Gracie Morris, Leelou Novotny, Quincy Anderson and Jaden Hackel paced the pack with a time of 4:37.14. Anderson and Novotny also ran to first place (11:14.92) in the 4x800-meter relay with Liz Birkeland and Mia Lung.
Morris and Mya Richter each vaulted a height of 9-feet in the pole vault to claim the top two spots. Kennedy Pilgrim also took first in the triple jump with a length of 32-feet, 11-inches.
Barnesville took second place in the team standings with a score of 84. Crookson (78), Park Christian (69) and East Grand Forks (66) rounded out the top five team scores.
HEART O’LAKES INDOOR MEET GIRLS TEAM SCORES- 1- Perham 126, 2- Barnesville 84, 3- Crookston 78, 4- Park Christian 69, 5- East Grand Forks 66, 6- Thief River Falls 49, 8- Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, 9- Ashby-Brandon Evansville 19, 10- United North Central 17
PERHAM GIRLS TOP EIGHT FINISHERS- 200M DASH- 1st- Breanna Kressin (Crookston) 27.85; 3rd- Chesney Esser 29.50, 4th- Lauryn Rustad 29.65, 5th- Kennedy Pilgrim 30.07
800M- 1st- Lindsey Rotz (Barnesville) 2:27.32, 3rd- Leelou Novotny 2:46.07, 6th- Aspen Rohde 2:47.42, 7th- Liz Birrkeland 2:47.81
1600M- 1s- Lindsey Rotz (Barnesville) 5:33.41, 2nd- Gracie Morris 5:55.48,3rd- Ella Hendrickson 6:11.34, 4th- Quincy Anderson 6:11.34, 6th- Mia Lung 6:27.55
55M HURDLES- 1st- Breanna Kressin (Crookston) 8.88, 2nd- Lauryn Rustad 9.41, 3rd- Jaden Hackel 9.5, 6th- Lily Aakre 10.39,
4x200M RELAY- 1st- Barnesville 2:00.08, 5th- Trinity Covington, Ariana Doll, Kennedy Pilgrim, Lola Pulver 2:01.82
4x400M RELAY- 1st- Gracie Morris, Leelou Novotny, Quincy Anderson, Jaden Hackel (Perham) 4:37.14, 5th- Mia Lung, Liz Birkeland, Avalee Brown, Myriah Tharaldson 4:47.79
4x800M RELAY- 1st- Liz Birkeland, Quincy Anderson, Mia Lung, Leelou Novotny (Perham) 11:14.92
POLE VAULT- 1st Gracie Morris (Perham) 9’0”, 2nd- Mya Richter 9’0”, 4th- Danial Van Watermulen 8’6”, 6th- Natalie Rooney 8’0”TRIPLE JUMP- 1st- Kennedy Pilgrim (Perham) 32’11”, 8th- Jaden Hackel 28’7”