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Yellowjackets sweep Harrington Early Bird

It was a clean sweep for the Perham Yellowjacket track and field teams at the Harrington Early Bird Invitational on April 5 at Fergus Falls High School.

It was a clean sweep for the Perham Yellowjacket track and field teams at the Harrington Early Bird Invitational on April 5 at Fergus Falls High School.

The Yellowjackets started the season with convincing wins for the boys and the girls teams. The girls ran to the title by 77 points, while the boys won the event by 30.5 points.

The Yellowjacket girls cruised to the title with 193 points, besting the seven team field. Fergus Falls was second with 116 points, while Ottertail Central was third with 73 points. Breckenridge followed in fourth place, while Pelican Rapids was fifth. Ashby/Brandon/Evansville and Detroit Lakes rounded out the field.

The Yellowjacket boys finished with 155.5 points, besting the six team field. Fergus Falls came in second with 125 points, while Ottertail Central was third with 124 points. Breckenridge finished fourth, followed by Pelican Rapids and Ashby/Brandon/Evansville.

The first meet of the season is usually a good opportunity for teams and competitors to give themselves a base time to build off going forward. The Yellowjackets established many strong times on the course.

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“Our first competition of the season went well. We just needed to find out what everyone can do in a competitive situation,” Perham track and field head coach Mike Peterson said. “We now have a starting point with times and distances and have some goals to set from that. We were very happy with our teams.”

The Yellowjacket girls earned first place finishes in eight of the 18 events on April 5. Perham’s Lizzy LaFond was a double winner for the Yellowjackets. She won on the track and in the field. She led the pack in the 100 meter dash, finishing with a time of 13.13 seconds. LaFond followed with a win in the long jump. She had a jump of 15 feet, 4.50 inches, besting the deep field in that event as well.

Ashley Hokanson was tops in the 400 meter dash. Hokanson won the event with a time of 1:05.91. Brynnan Covington led a pair of Yellowjackets across the finish line in the 800 meter run. Covington finished first with a time of 2:29.15, while Sydney Karels came in second place. Karels came across at 2:38.63. Covington was second in the 1600 meter run, finishing with a time of 5:31.12.

Caitlin Covington earned top honors in the 3200 meter run. She finished with a time of 12:12.00 and was followed by Jenna Wegscheid. Wegscheid came in second at 12:49.00.

Lacy Richter finished second in the 300 meter hurdles. Richter came in with a finishing time of 52.00.

The Yellowjacket 4x100 meter relay team of Olivia Januszewski, Lizzy LaFond, Mesa Schultz and Jordan Martinson came in first with a time of 55.64. The Perham 4x800 meter relay team of Hokanson, Wegscheid, Sydney Bahls and Covington came in first with a time of 10:30.25.

Jordan Martinson continued where she left off from last season in the pole vault. The current school record holder earned top honors in the event. Martinson finished first with a vault of 9-6. Bahls finished in second with a vault of 8-0.

Leah Muer was second in the shot put. She finished with a put of 31-10, starting the season with the second place finish.

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Yellowjacket Hunter Kjelshus was a double winner for the boys. Kjelshus led the way in the two distance events for Perham. Kjelshus finished first in the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:50.25, while finishing first in the 3200 meter run as well. He earned a time of 10:24.57, winning his second event of the day.

Kjelshus led four straight Perham Yellowjackets across the finish line in the 1600 meter run. Carson Speicher came in second with a time of 4:52.52, followed by Jacob Dickerson in third at 4:59.46 and fourth was Clayton Anderson at 5:00.76. Brandon O’Hara followed in second place in the 3200 meter run, finishing with a time of 11:08.06.

Perham’s John LaFond came in second in the 200 meter dash, finishing with a time of 24.78. Reid Moser finished second in the 110 meter hurdles. Moser crossed the finish line at 18.65. Cole Carignan was second in the 300 meter hurdles, earning a time of 45.65. The Perham 4x100 meter relay team of Martin LaFond, John LaFond, Tyler Berby and Jaden Anderson came in second at 48.97. The Perham 4x800 meter relay team of Aaron Wegscheid, Nathan Coleman, Adam Siira and Nick Listrom came in second with a time of 9:15.78.

Tyler Berby earned a second place finish in the triple jump. He finished with a jump of 39-5.

The Yellowjackets continue the new season on Friday, April 15 with the Anderson-Cole Invitational at the Meinhover Athletic Complex. The Yellowjackets follow the Anderson-Cole Invitational with the Perham Invitational on Tuesday, April 12, also at the Meinhover Athletic Complex.

Harrington Early Bird

Fergus Falls High School

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April 5

Boys Team Results

Perham155.5

Fergus Falls125

OTC124

Breckenridge73.5

Pelican Rapids53

A/B/E25

Perham Individual Results

100 meter dash-1. Malik Gill, OTC, 11.45; 10. Noah Monson, PER, 12.51; 15. Dominic Erdman, PER, 12.96; 16. Jack DeConcini, PER, 13.00; 21. Nick Vana, PER, 13.22; 27. John LaFond, PER, 13.50; 28. Alex Monson, PER, 13.59; 34. Zack Zajac, PER, 13.89; 35. Juan Martinez, PER, 13.93; 36. Mohamed Bakari, PER, 14.21; 44. Brayden LaFromboise, PER, 15.68; 200 meter dash-1. Gill, OTC, 24.01; 2. LaFond, PER, 24.78; 7. Jaden Anderson, PER, 25.43; 8. Noah Moulzoff, PER, 25.92; 12. Erdman, PER, 26.52; 17. Martinez, PER, 27.25; 21. Vana, PER, 27.72; 23. Tanner Knutson, PER, 27.85; 26. Zajac, PER, 28.71; 400 meter dash-1. Nick Peterson, OTC, 54.51; 3. Adam Siira, PER, 56.57; 9. Chase Belka, PER, 1:00.47; 13. Trevor Guck, PER, 1:01.68; 17. Elijah Schmidt, PER, 1:10.33; 800 meter run-1. Charlie Frost, OTC, 2:10.47; 3. Jacob Dickerson, PER, 2:13.32; 4. Carson Speicher, PER, 2:16.93; 6. Nathan Coleman, PER, 2:21.33; 7. Aaron Wegscheid, PER, 2:23.33; 10. Eli Roe, PER, 2:33.00; 11. Bailey Evenson, PER, 2:34.00; 12. Mason Skorup, PER, 2:34.60; 14. Ethan Bachmann, PER, 2:44.00; 1600 meter run-1. Hunter Kjelshus, PER, 4:50.25; 2. Speicher, PER, 4:52.52; 3. Dickerson, PER, 4:59.46; 4. Clayton Anderson, PER, 5:00.76; 10. Evenson, PER, 5:27.80; 13. Roe, PER, 5:36.60; 15. Skorup, PER, 5:46.70; 3200 meter run-1. Kjelshus, PER, 10:24.57; 2. Brandon O’Hara, PER, 11:08.06; 5. Nick Listrom, PER, 11:45.96; 110 meter hurdles-1. Alex Evenson, FF, 17.89; 2. Reid Moser, PER, 18.65; 3. Palo DeConcini, PER, 16.97; 4. Seth Johnson, PER, 20.90; 300 meter hurdles-1. Treyton Hought, BRECK, 44.47; 2. Cole Carignan, PER, 45.65; 3. Moser, 46.16; 4. DeConcini, PER, 46.77; 5. Johnson, PER, 48.70; 4x100 relay-1. Pelican Rapids, 47.23; 2. Perham, 48.97; 4x200 relay-1. OTC, 1:36.13; 4, Perham, 1:47.97; 4x400 relay-1. OTC, 3:45.87, 3. Perham A, 3:53.26; 4. Perham B, 3:58.16; 7. Perham C, 4:07.16; 4x800 relay-1. OTC, 9:04.90; 2. Perham A, 9:15.78; 4. Perham B, 9:20.16; 7. Perham C, 10:01.00; high jump-1. Eric VanErp, OTC, 6-2; 5. Aaron Solberg, PER, 5-4; 7. Zajac, PER, 5-4; 8, Listrom, PER, 5-2; 12. Knutson, PER, 4-10; pole vault-1. Zach Peterson, BRECK, 10-00; Long Jump-1. Stevin Lipp, BRECK, 19-1.50; 7. John LaFond, PER, 17-2.50; 10. Erdman, PER, 15-10; 21. Schmidt, PER, 12-10; 24. LaFromboise, PER, 11-2.50; 25. Martinez, PER, 10-11.50; Triple Jump-1, VanErp, OTC, 43-9.50; 2, Tyler Berby, PER, 39-5.00; 6. Jack DeConcini, PER, 34-8.00; 7. Jaden Anderson, PER, 34-5.00; Shot put-1. Zack Kunz, FF, 44-1.50; 8. Tanner Berby, PER, 36-4.50; 9. Colton Hammans, PER, 34-10; 10. Adam Dykhoff, PER, 33-5.0; 11. Colton Kostynick, PER, 32-5.0; 17. Tristan Groff, PER, 28-5.0; Discus-1, Kunz, FF, 131-4; 7. Dykhoff, PER, 110-5.0;8. Kostynick, PER, 99-4; 9. Hammans, PER, 99-4; Tanner Berby, 92-0; 19. Groff, PER, 68-9;

Harrington Early Bird

Fergus Falls High School

April 5

Girls Team Results

Perham 193

Fergus Falls116

OTC73

Breckenridge62

Pelican Rapids43

A/B/E36

Detroit Lakes34

Perham Individual Results

100 meter dash-1. Lizzy LaFond, PER, 13.13; 4. Sydney Bahls, PER, 14.16; 13. Annika Kovar, PER, 14.91; 30. Laura Alstadt, PER, 15.75; 42. Julia Mattfeld, 16.47; 45. Kyleigh Swift, PER,  16.57; 49. Mary Wunderlich, PER, 17.08; 51. Unnamed, PER, 17.19; 52. Nienke Vis, PER, 17.34; 200 meter dash-1. Alex Henrickson, BRECK, 28.69; 3. Amanda Winkels, PER, 29.51; 30. Aniya Siira, PER, 33.94; 32. Megan Tellinghuisen, PER, 34.15; 33. Grace Littrell, PER, 34.66; 43. Vis, PER, 36.64; 44. Mattfeld, PER, 37.18; 45. Samantha Charboneau, PER, 37.45; 400 meter dash-1. Ashley Hokanson, PER, 1:05.91; 13. Maggie Ingebrand, PER, 1:13.91; 16. Megan Tellinghuisen, PER, 1:15.69; 20. Makaila Hopwood, PER, 1:20.29; 800 meter run-1. Brynnan Covington, PER, 2:29.15; 2. Sydney Karels, PER, 2:38.63; 4. Hailey Wegscheid, PER, 2:44.63; 12. Abby Tweeton, PER, 3:02.00; 14. Amber Thompson, PER, 3:07.00;17. Hailey Galbrecht, PER, 3:13.90; 18. Destini Branchaud, PER, 3:14.00; 21. Chantelle Lysne, PER, 3:22.00; 22. Lourdes Anderson, PER, 3:23.00; 1600 meter run-1. Annie Magnusson, FF, 5:19.75; 2. Brynnan Covington, PER, 5:31.12; 3. Hailey Wegscheid, PER, 6:10.53; 5. Tweeton, PER, 6:23.28; 7. Evalyn McCleary, PER, 6:39.09; 8. Madison McCrary, PER, 6:41.33; 10. Thompson, PER, 6:42.40; Brooklyn Koetke, PER, 6:42.80; 15. Anderson, PER, 6:59.50; 16. Lysne, PER, 7:26.10; 3200 meter run-1. Caitlin Covington, PER, 12:12.00; 2. Jenna Wegscheid, PER, 12:49.00; 4. Brooklyn Koetke, PER, 14:18.00; 100 meter hurdles-1. Courtney Dague, OTC, 18.23; 4. Lacy Richter, PER, 19.16; 5. Abbey Zepper, PER, 19.35; 12. Kate Neitzke, PER, 21.41; 13. Tayler Parks, PER, 21.53; 15. Emily Martinson, PER, 22.07; 300 meter hurdles-1. Sabrina Fronning, FF, 51.09; 2. Richter, PER, 52.00; 4. Abbey Zepper, PER, 56.58; 6. Emily Martinson, PER, 56.90; 12. Parks, PER, 1:00.48; 14. Neitzke, PER, 1:01.65; 15. Grace Littrell, PER, 1:02.47; 18. Aniya Siira, PER, 1:05.25; 4x100 relay-1. Perham, 55.64; 4x200 relay-1. BRECK, 1:54.25; 3. Perham, 1:58.15; 4x00 relay-1. Pelican Rapids, 4:24.69; 2. Perham A, 4:27.50; 5. Perham B, 4:40.02; 4x800 relay-1, Perham, 10:30.25; High Jump-1. Fronning, FF, 4-10; 7, Olivia Januszewski, PER, 4-6; 30. Megan Tellinghuisen, PER, 3-8; Pole Vault-1. Jordan Martinson, PER, 9-6; 2. Bahls, PER, 8-0; Long Jump-1. Lizzy LaFond, PER, 15-4.50; 2. Mesa Schultz, PER, 15-1.25; 14. Amanda Winkels, PER, 13-4.25; 31. Laura Alstadt, PER, 11-3; Triple Jump-1. Fronning, FF, 32-3.75; 7. Ingebrand, PER, 28-8.50; 17. Alstadt, PER, 24-8.50; Shot put-1. Jacey Schlosser, A/B/E, 34-9.0; 2. Leah Muer, PER, 31-10; 15. Parks, PER, 25-10; 29. Kaitlin Abel, PER, 20-10; Discus Throw-1. Emily Kunz, FF, 92-3; 4. Parks, PER, 83-1; 8. Muer, PER, 75-8; 19. Abel, PER, 65-10.

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