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Perham boys hold off the competition

It was down to the wire but the Perham boys track and field team secured the Heart O’Lakes Conference for the third straight year on May 14 in Hawley.

The Yellowjackets won the meet by a narrow margin. They finished with 158 points, while Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton came in second with 150.50 points. Thief River Falls was a distant third with 55 points, while Frazee was fourth with 53 points and Breckenridge came in fifth with 40 points to round out the top five.

Perham showed its strength in the relay events and picked up a key victory in the discus event, which helped them hold of the Rebels for the win.

Colton Kostynick was first for Perham in the discus event. He had a winning throw of 144 feet, nine inches. Kostynick was second in the shot put as well with a throw of 45 feet, eight inches.

Perham won the 800m relay, the 1600m relay and the 3200m relay, while finishing second in the 400m relay. The 800m relay team finished with a time of one minute, 35.17 seconds, while the 1600m relay team finished with a time of three minutes, 33.76 seconds. The 3200m relay team came in with a finishing time of eight minutes and 32.22 seconds.

The Yellowjackets had a pair of individual wins as well. Jakob McCleary was first in the 800m run with a time of 2:02.21, while Brandon O’Hara led a trio of Yellowjackets across the line in the 1600m run. O’Hara finished with a time of 4:31.56. He was followed by McCleary in second and Clayton Anderson in third.

Isaac Scheidecker came in first place in the 110m hurdles. He finished with a time of 15.04 seconds to lead the pack.

Bailey Evenson captured second place in the 3200m run, while Anderson was third. Dylan Lysne finished with a third place finish in the triple jump as well for Perham.

Heart O’Lakes Conference

Boy’s Team Results

Perham 158, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 150.50, Thief River Falls 55, Frazee 53, Breckenridge 40, United Clay-Becker 39.50, Pelican Rapids 33, Barnesville 29

Perham Individual Results

100m dash-7 Dylan Lysne, 11.66; 15 Ethan Siira, 12.08; 17 Jaden Cummings, 12.19; 200m dash-9 Colton Hackel, 24.13; 14 Carter Aakre, 25.12; 15 Grant McMartin, 25.36; 400m dash-5 John LaFond, 54.51; 13 Thomas Vana, 59.65; 16 Aaron Lorentz, 1:03.35; 800m run-1 Jakob McCleary, 2:02.21; 3 Chase Belka, 2:04.40; 8 Brandon O’Hara, 2:09.07; 1600m run-1 Brandon O’Hara, 4:31.56; 2 Jakob McCleary, 4:34.02; 3 Clayton Anderson, 4:41.17; 3200m run-2 Bailey Evenson, 10:11.40; 3 Clayton Anderson, 10:18.18; 5 Tesfaye Young, 10:42.15; 110m hurdles-1 Isaac Scheidecker, 15.04; 9 Dakota Perry, 17.84; 10 Carter Aakre, 18.45; 300m hurdles-10 Elijah Morris, 46.44; 11 Carter Aakre, 47.20; 13 Caden Bormann, 48.51; 400m relay-2 PER 46.72; 800m relay-1 PER, 1:35.17; 1600m relay-1 PER, 3:33.76; 3200m relay-1 PER, 8:32.32; High Jump-2 Elijah Morris, 5-7; Pole Vault-3 Levi Richter, 11-6; 7 Carter Aakre, 9-6; 7 Karter Kasowski, 9-6; Long Jump-1 Isaac Scheidecker, 19-11.50; 7 Colton Hackel, 18-6.5; 13 Quentin Frohling, 17-4; Triple Jump-3 Dylan Lysne, 39-3.25; 5 John LaFond, 37-7.25; 10 Connor Kostynick, 34-10; Shot put-2 Colton Kostynick, 45-8; 7 Karter Kasowski, 39-9; 8 Connor Kostynick, 37-11.5; Discus-1 Colton Kostynick, 144-9; 5 Dakota Perry, 113-8; 7 Connor Kostynick, 110-4.5.

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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