Track: Yellowjackets girls track team takes title in Pelican Rapids; boys finish third

The girls earned 133.5 points to best second-place Park Christian's 108 points. The boys grab 112.5 points, behind first-place United Clay-Becker's 154.33 points and DGF's 128.5 points.

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Contributed / Perham Public Schools

PELICAN RAPIDS – The Perham girls track team claimed first place at the Hank Emmel Invitational at Pelican Rapids High School on Thursday, May 4, edging Park Christian which trailed by about 25 points and claimed second in the 11-team meet.

The Yellowjacket girls scored 133.5, and Park Christian tallied 108 points. Following in third was Barnesville with 106 points, followed by Pelican Rapids (102.83), Ottertail Central (72), Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (52), United Clay-Becker (48.66), Nevis (40), West Central Area (32), Breckenridge (23) and Hillcrest Lutheran (19).

The Perham boys track team finished third with 112.5 points, behind first-place United Clay-Becker with 154.33 points and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton with 128.5 points. In fourth place was Pelican Rapids with 111 points, followed by Park Christian (55), West Central Area (45.33), Barnesville (38), Ottertail Central (37), Nevis (25), Hillcrest Lutheran (22) and Breckenridge (9.33).

The Yellowjackets girls were led by a trio that placed in multiple events, including Lauryn Rustad who collected a title in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 15.24 and a matching title in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 47.39. She was also part of the girls 4x200-meter relay that finished second.

Kennedy Pilgrim showed out as well, finishing third in the triple jump with a leap of 33 feet, 5 inches, a fifth-place finish in the long jump with a jump of 15 feet, 2 inches and a sixth-place finish in the 100 meters in a time of 13.66. She also competed in the 4x100-meter relay team that finished third.


Also, Gracie Morris finished first in the pole vault with a vault of 11 feet and a third-place finish in the 800 meters in a time of 2:25.35. She also competed on the 4x200-meter team with Rustad that finished second.

Other second-place finishes included Ella Hendrickson in the 1600 meters in a time of 5:38.9; the 4x200-meter relay team of Morris, Rustad, Addi Hackel and Mya Morris which finished in 1:51.38; the 4x400-meter relay team of Aurora Schumacher, Quincy Anderson, Aspen Rhode and Liz Birkeland which finished in 4:30.99; and Willow Thiel in the high jump with a jump of 5 feet.

Also notable was the Yellowjackets placing four girls in the pole vault, including Morris’ first-place finish. Natalie Rooney finished second with a vault of 10 feet, Maya Richter in third at 9 feet and Danial Van Watermulen in fifth at 9 feet.

The boys team was led by Tyrus Coudron who claimed a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 meters in a time of 11.24 and the 200 meters in a time of 23.33. He also ran in the 4x200-meter relay that finished in first place.

Trystan Larson also performed well, taking sixth place in the pole vault at 10 feet and a seventh-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 18.21 seconds. He also ran in the 4x100-meter relay that took sixth place.

First-place finishes included Micah Thompson in the 800 meters in a time of 1:58.28; Aiden Kennedy in the pole vault with a vault of 12 feet; and the 4x200-meter relay team of Aiden Kennedy, Noah Thompson, Dayton Koetke and Coudron which finished in 1:33.20.

Notable events for the boys team included the 800 meters in which Thompson finished first and was followed by Dylan Guck in third with a time of 2:04.92, Henry Mathiason in fourth place with 2:07.99 and Carter Flatau in fifth with 2:08.35.

Also, the Yellowjackets placed four in the pole vault, including Kennedy’s first-place finish, Noah Novotny in second at 11 feet 6 inches, Noah Thompson in fourth with 11 feet and Larson’s sixth-place finish at 10 feet.


HANK EMMEL INVITATIONAL GIRLS TEAM RESULTS– 1- Perham 133.5, 2- Park Christian 108, 3- Barnesville 106, 4- Pelican Rapids 102.83, 5- Ottertail Central 72, 6- Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 52, 7- United Clay-Becker 48.66, 8- Nevis 40, 9- West Central Area 32, 10- Breckenridge 23, 11- Hillcrest Lutheran 19

HANK EMMEL INVITATIONAL BOYS TEAM RESULTS– 1- United Clay-Becker 154.33, 2- Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 128.5, 3- Perham 112.5, 4- Pelican Rapids 111, 5- Park Christian 55, 6- West Central Area 45.33, 7- Barnesville 38, 8- Ottertail Central 37, 9- Nevis 25, 10- Hillcrest Lutheran 22, 11- Breckenridge 9.33


100 METERS- 6th Kennedy Pilgrim 13.66, 8th Addy Draeger 13.70

400 METERS- 7th Leelou Novotny 1:05.96

800 METERS- 3rd Gracie Morris 2:25.35, 6th Mya Morris 2:35.86, 8th Aspen Rhode 2:37.47

1600 METERS- 2nd Ella Hendrickson 5:38.9

100 METER HURDLES- 1st Lauryn Rustad 15.24, 8th Lily Aakre 18.32


300 METER HURDLES- 1st Lauryn Rustad 47.39, 5th Lily Aakre 52.16

4x100 METER RELAY- 3rd Perham (Ariana Doll, Kennedy Pilgrim, Willow Thiel, Paiton Christianson) 52.93

4x200 METER RELAY- 2nd Perham (Gracie Morris, Lauryn Rustad, Addi Hackel, Mya Morris) 1:51.38

4x400 METER RELAY- 2nd Perham (Aurora Schumacher, Quincy Anderson, Aspen Rhode, Liz Birkeland) 4:30.99

4x800 METER RELAY- 4th Perham (Myriah Tharaldson, Liz Birkeland, Quincy Anderson, Aurora Schumacher) 11:06.24

HIGH JUMP- 2nd Willow Thiel 5’

POLE VAULT- 1st Gracie Morris 11’, 2nd Natalie Rooney 10’, 3rd Maya Richter 9’, 5th Danial Van Watermulen 9’

LONG JUMP- 5th Kennedy Pilgrim 15’2”, 7th Alexis Hartmann 14’7”


TRIPLE JUMP- 3rd Kennedy Pilgrim 33’5”, 5th Addy Draeger 32’3”


100 METERS- 2nd Tyrus Coudron 11.24 200 METERS- 2nd Tyrus Coudron 23.33 4x200 METER RELAY- 1st Perham

800 METERS- 1st Micah Thompson 1:58.28, 3rd Dylan Guck 2:04.92, 4th Henry Mathiason 2:07.99, 5th Carter Flatau 2:08.35

1600 METERS- 4th Blake Swenson 4:54.38, 5th Matt Jorgenson 4:59.88, 8th Brody Evenson 5:03.46

110 METER HURDLES- 7th Trystan Larson 18.21, 8th Will Baker 18.84

300 METER HURDLES- 8th Jovani Vazquez 47.60

4x100 METER RELAY- 6th Perham (Noah Thompson, Trystan Larson, Jovani Vazquez, Dayton Koetke) 47.98


4x200 METER RELAY- 1st Perham (Aiden Kennedy, Noah Thompson, Dayton Koetke, Tyrus Coudron) 1:33.20

4x400 METER RELAY- 5th Perham (Marcus Swentik, Sam LaFond, Chris Henry, Jack Hennagir) 3:46.09

4x800 METER RELAY- 5th Perham (Chris Henry, Sam LaFond, Reed Struchen, Jack Hennagir) 10:16.04

HIGH JUMP- 6th Will Baker 5’10”

POLE VAULT- 1st Aiden Kennedy 12’, 2nd Noah Novotny 11’6”, 4th Noah Thompson 11’, 6th Trystan Larson 10’

TRIPLE JUMP- 8th Kiethen Anderson 36’

SHOT PUT- 5th Brandon Sandberg 40’4.5”

DISCUS- 8th Brandon Sandberg 106’6”



4X100 METER RELAY- 7th Perham (Autumn Ziemann, Sara Barbero, Aaron Ziemann, Marcus Swentik) 59.90

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