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Yellowjackets sweep Hawley Booster Invitational

The Perham Track and Field teams made it a perfect three-for-three to start the 2017 season. It was a record-breaking day for the Yellowjackets when they captured the annual Hawley Booster Invitational at the Dale Skallerud Athletic Complex on May 2.

The Perham Track and Field teams made it a perfect three-for-three to start the 2017 season. It was a record-breaking day for the Yellowjackets when they captured the annual Hawley Booster Invitational at the Dale Skallerud Athletic Complex on May 2.

The Perham boys finished well out in front of the pack, recording 231 points for the win. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal came in second with 78 points, followed by Frazee in third with 69 points. Fertile-Beltrami came in fourth with 51 points, while Pelican Rapids was fifth with 46 points. Park Christian, Lake Park-Audubon and Rothsay rounded out the field.

The Perham girls captured the title with 205 points, besting Frazee, who came in second with 105 points. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal came in third with 70 points, while Pelican Rapids was fourth with 68 points. Park Christian was fifth, while Fertile-Beltrami and Lake Park-Audubon rounded out the field.

Perham sophomore Ashley Hokanson etched her name into the Perham record books on the pole vault. She bested a record that was on the books for less than a year when she finished first at the Hawley Booster Invitational. She finished with a vault of 10-10, knocking off the old mark, which was set by Jordan Martinson. Martinson set the mark last year in her senior year.

Hokanson led a trio of pole vaulters, who claimed the top three spots. Sydney Bahls was second with a vault of 9-6, while Emily Martinson was third, hitting 9-6 as well.

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Lizzy LaFond was the top finisher in the 100 meter dash, finishing with a time of 12.63 seconds, which was .20 seconds faster than the next closest competitor.

Perham’s Mesa Schultz was the top Yellowjacket in the 200 meter dash, finishing third with a time of 27.50. Hailey Wegscheid came in eighth of the 400 meter dash, finishing with a time of 1:07.62.

Caitlin Covington was the fastest runner in the 800 meter run. The sophomore distance runner finished with a time of 2:26.79. Hokanson was third in the event, finishing with a time of 2:29.91.

Abby Tweeton and Hailey Wegscheid finished in the top three of the 1600 meter run. Tweeton came in second at 5:42.93, while Wegscheid was third at 5:45.09.

Abbey Zepper was the top Perham runner in the 100 meter hurdles. She finished fifth at 18.48, while Emily Martinson was the top runner in the 300 meter hurdles. Martinson came in fourth at 51.34.

Lacy Richter, Caitlin Covington, Hokanson and Brynnan Covington set the meet mark with a time of 9:46.18 in the 4x800 relay. It knocked off the time set by Perham’s Maddie McClellan, Ali Januszewski, Abby Anderson and Brittany Gigstead, which was set in 2007.

Perham finished first in the 4x200 relay, finishing with a time of 1:51.30. They were second in the 4x100 at 52.40 and came in second of the 4x400 at 4:20.71.

Gabby DeBoer was second in the high jump. She finished with a leap of 4-8. Mesa Schultz won the long jump, leaping 16-9. Lizzy LaFond was the winner in the triple jump, leaping 33-3.50, while Maggie Ingebrand was fourth at 30-2.25.

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Leah Muer won the shot put, finishing with a put of 34-4.50. Muer doubled up and won the discus as well, finishing with a throw of 111-2.

Isaac Brown was the top finisher for the Yellowjackets in the 100 meter dash, finishing with a time of 12.98 for 12th place. John LaFond finished second overall in the 200 meter dash at 24.06.

Perham’s Adam Siira and Isaac Scheidecker led the pack in the 400 meter dash. Siira was first at 55.03, while Scheidecker was second at 58.78.

Perham’s Hunter Kjelshus was first in the 800 meter run. He finished with a time of 2:04.54. Perham had four of the top five finishers. Clayton Anderson was third, followed by Chase Belka and Aaron Wegscheid.

Perham claimed the top five spots in the 1600 meter run. Hunter Kjelshus was first at 4:35.66, while Carson Speicher was second at 4:39.01. Clayton Anderson was third, followed by Chase Belka and Aaron Wegscheid.

Perham’s domination in the distance events continued with the 3200 meter run. Brandon O’Hara was first overall at 10:29.44, followed by Nick Listrom at 10:43.21. Bailey Evenson was third at 10:44.05. Perham had five of the top eight finishers in the event.

Perham’s Seth Johnson was third in the 110 meter hurdles at 17.99, while Reid Moser won the 300 hurdles. Moser finished with a time of 43.59.

Perham won the 4x200 meter relay with a time of 1:36.12. Perham won the 4x400 with a time of 3:34.17, while finishing second in the 4x800 at 9:12.13. Perham was fourth in the 4x100 at 48.18.

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Nick Listrom was second in the high jump, leaping 5-6. Martin LaFond won the pole vault, vaulting 19-1.75. Dominic Erdman came in second of the triple jump, leaping 37-6.0. Colton Kostynick was the top Yellowjacket finisher in the shot put, finishing with a put of 38-9.50. He won the discus, finishing with a toss of 118-7.50.

The Yellowjackets are back in action with the annual Hank Emmel Invitational on May 4 in Pelican Rapids. The meet is set to begin at 4 p.m.

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