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Perham boys first at Perham Invitational

Perham's Isaac Scheidecker clears the hurdle and holds off the field when he finished first in the 110m hurdles at the Perham Invitational on Apri. 16. Jason Groth/FOCUS

The Perham boys track and field team opened the 2019 outdoor track and field season with a first place finish at the annual Perham Invitational on April 16 in Perham.

The Yellowjackets finished with 139 points for first place, while Frazee came in second with 94 points. Breckenridge was third with 85, while Ottertail Central came in fourth. ABE rounded out the top five.

Perham's Bailey Evenson takes the turn and stretches the Perham lead in the 3200m relay during the Perham Invitational.

Perham showed its strength in the relays and distance events as they came away with several top finishes in those events.

Perham senior Isaac Scheidecker posted the fastest time in the 110 meter hurdles when he finished with a time of 15.56. Perham’s 1600m relay finished first with a time of three minutes and 14.97 seconds. The 3200m relay captured top honors as well, finishing with a time of 8:21.70.

Levi Richter earned top honors in the pole vault for Perham. He finished with a vault of nine feet. Colton Kostynick earned a first place finish in the discus. He had a toss of 125-7 for the win. He finished second overall in the shot put.

Chase Belka earned second place honors in the 800m run, while Brandon O’Hara was second in the 1600m run. Bailey Evenson came in second in the 3200m run, while Elijah Morris earned a pair of second place finishes. He was second in the 300m hurdles and second in the high jump.

Perham's Elijah Morris tries to clear the bar in the high jump.

The Yellowjackets return to the track on April 18 when they host their second outdoor event of the season.

Full results can be found here.

Perham Invitational

April 16

Boys Team Scores

Perham 139, Frazee 94, Breckenridge 85, Ottertail Central 71, A.B.E. 34, Parkers Prairie 29, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 24, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 11, New York Mills 7, Rothsay 2

Perham Top 10 Individual Results

100m dash-5 Dylan Lysne, 12.05; 200m dash-5 John LaFond, 24.63; 400m dash-7 Jaden Cummings, 1:00.02; 800m run-2 Chase Belka, 2:05.95; 1600m run-2 Brandon O’Hara, 4:40.08; 6 Jakob McCleary, 4:56.55; 7 Tesfaye Young, 5:11.06; 3200m run-2 Bailey Evenson, 10:24.75; 3 Clayton Anderson, 10:35.50; 6 Tesfaye Young, 11:01.20; 110m hurdles-1 Isaac Scheidecker, 15.56; 7 Carter Aakre, 18.97; 300m hurdles-2 Elijah Morris, 44.98; 400m relay-4 PER A, 49.19; 800m relay-1 PER A, 1:37.21; 1600m relay-1 PER A, 3:41.97; 5 PER B, 3:54.13; 6 PER C, 3:54.88; 3200m relay-1 PER A, 8:21.70; High Jump-2 Elijah Morris, 5-8; Pole Vault-1 Levi Richter, 9-0; 4 Aiden Kennedy, 7-6; 6 Owen Werner, 7-6; Shot Put-2 Colton Kostynick, 44-6; 8 Connor Kostynick, 35-3.50; Discus-1 Colton Kostynick, 125-7; 4 Dakota Perry, 109-5; 5 Karter Kasowski, 103-8; 6 Connor Kostynick 103-3; 9 Andrew Jacobson, 99-9.

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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