Track and field: Yellowjackets collect 10 first-place finishes at Heart O'Lakes Conference championships

Results from Perham track and field at the HOL Championships.

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Perham's Olivia Rosenthal runs in the 300-meter hurdles on May 11, 2022 at Ted Meinhover Field in the Perham track and field invite.
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DILWORTH – The Perham track and field teams are gearing up for another successful postseason after a great showing at the Heart O’Lakes Conference championships.

The Perham girls took first place with a team score of 166, while the boys took second at 172. Between the boys and the girls, the Yellowjackets notched 10 first-place finishes in Dilworth last Tuesday.

Senior Jakob McCleary won the 400 and 1,600-meter races. He ran the 400-meter race in 52.11 seconds and the mile in 4:30.51. Bjorn Anderson was right behind McCleary in the 1,600 in second place with a time of 4:37.69.

Anderson took first place in the 3,200-meter run at 10:24.00. Carter Flatau (10:28.56) and Dylan Guck (10:29.56) took second and third place.

The Perham pole vaulters soared on Tuesday. Levi Richter vaulted 14-feet to take home first place, while Aiden Kennedy (11-feet, 6-inches) and Noah Novotny (11-feet, 6-inches) took second and third. Gracie Morris won the girls pole vault at 10-feet. Danial Van Watermulen (9-feet, 6-inches) and Natalie Rooney (9-feet) also took second and third.


Jaden Hackel won the 300-meter girls hurdles race with a time of 60.79. Perham had five hurdlers place in the top eight across two events, including Lauryn Rustad’s runner-up finish in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.76 seconds.

Connor Kostynick has been at or near the top of every throwing competition this season. He took first place in the discus at 160-feet, 8-inches. He also won the shot put competition with a throw of 46-feet, 10.5-inches.

The Perham girls beat Barnesville by 34 points to win the Heart O’Lakes Conference Championship. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton won the boys HOL title by 16 points over the Yellowjackets.

HEART O’LAKES CONFERENCE GIRLS TEAM SCORES- 1- Perham 166, 2- Barnesville 132, 3- Frazee 113, 4- Pelican Rapids 80, 5- Breckenridge 75, 6- United Clay Becker 74, 7- DGF 53

HEART O’LAKES CONFERENCE BOYS TEAM SCORES- 1- DGF 188, 2- Perham 172, 3- Pelican Rapids 117, 4- Barnesville 68, 5- Frazee 53, 6- United Clay Becker 48, 7- Breckenridge 30

PERHAM GIRLS TOP EIGHT FINISHERS- 100M- 3rd- Willow Thiel 14.06, 7th- Ariana Doll 14.46, 8th- Addi Hackel 14.53

200M- 6th- Alexis Hartmann 29.42

400M- 7th- Leelou Novotny 1:06.33

800M- 4th- Caidyn Breid 2:33.42, 5th- Liz Birkeland 2:34.42, 7th- Ella Hendrickson 2:38.20

1600M- 2nd- Gracie Morris 5:33.85, 4th- Hendrickson 5:43.78, 6th- Quincy Anderson 5:53.54

3200M- 2nd- Avalee Brown 12:28.11, 3rd- Anderson 12:34.34, 5th- Aspen Rhode 13:13.74

100M HURDLES- 2nd- Lauryn Rustad 16.76, 6th- Olivia Rosenthal; 18.20

300M HURDLES- 1st- Jaden Hackel 50.79, 7th- Lily Aakre 57.08, 8th- Rosenthal 59.80

4x100M RELAY- 3rd- Perham 55.42

4x200M RELAY- 5th- Perham 1:55.15

4x400M RELAY- 2nd- Perham 4:19.51

4x800M RELAY- 2nd- Perham 10:36.67

SHOT PUT- 8th- Autumn Ziemann 30’3”

DISCUS- 6th- Gracie Edwards 93’0”

HIGH JUMP- 2nd- Thiel 5’0”

POLE VAULT- 1st- Morris 10’0”. 2nd- Danial Van Watermulen 9’6”, 3rd- Natalie Rooney 9’0”

LONG JUMP- 4th- Lola Pulver 14’8.5”

TRIPLE JUMP- 2nd- J. Hackel 33’5.5”, 3rd- Kennedy Pilgrim 32’11”, 7th- Addi Hackel 29’11”

PERHAM BOYS TOP EIGHT FINISHERS- 100M- 5th- Micah Thompson 37’5”, 8th- Blake Swenson 34’11”

200M- 3rd- Aiden Kennedy 24.06

400M- 1st- Jakob McCleary 52.11, 5th- Swenson 55.42

800M- 2nd- Thompson 2:03.98, 8th- Caden Doll 2:15.51

1600M- 1st- McCleary 4:30.51, 2nd- Bjorn Anderson 4:37.69, 5th- Caden Doll 4:55.38

3200M- 1st- Anderson 10:24.99, 2nd- Carter Flatau 10:28.56, 3rd- Dylan Guck 10:29.56

110M HURDLES- 6th- Jaylon Hornbacker 21.80, 7th- Will Baker 22.67

300M HURDLES- 7th- Hornbacker 52.50, 8th- Baker 54.17

4x100M RELAY- 3rd- Perham 47.64

4x200M RELAY- 1st- Perham 1:37.47

4x400M RELAY- 1st- Perham 3:38.59

4x800M RELAY- 2nd- Perham 8:53.30

SHOT PUT- 1st- Connor Kostynick 46’10.5”, 7th- Teagan Bennett 39’4”

DISCUS- 1st- Kostynick 160’8”

POLE VAULT- 1st- Levi Richter 14’0”, 2nd- Aiden Kennedy 11’6”, 3rd- Noah Novotny 11’6”

TRIPLE JUMP- 5th Thompson 37’5”, 8th- Swenson 34’11”

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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