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FF, Perham runners open at Moorhead

Published 9:40am Tuesday, August 28, 2012

MOORHEAD — With the heat catching up to several runners late, the Fergus Falls Otters and the Perham Yellowjackets opened their season at the ‘Shocky’ Strand Invitational Monday.

In boys action, the Bemidji Lumberjacks were able to pick up the win scoring a 46 with Perham close behind finding three runners in the top 10 for a score of 53.

Perham’s Keeghan Hurley took top honors at the invite with a time of 16:41. The Otters were led by Connor Danielson, who finished in 10th place with a time of 17:16.

“From what we have seen in practice so far we are going to have 7 guys that have the potential to run with the top individuals in the state,” Perham coach Jeff Morris said. “We definitely were hoping to get the win today, but will for sure use this race as motivation to train that much harder ever day.”

The Willmar Cardinals were able to edge the hosting Spuds as they scored a 29 team score to Moorhead’s 39. The Perham girls finished in third with a 85, while the Fergus Falls girls finished in seventh with a 168 team score.

The Yellowjackets saw Brynnan Covington lead the team with a 12th place finish (16:40), while the Fergus girls were led by Cierra Larson (18:07.50) for a 31st place finish.

“Our Varsity girls all ran within seconds of each other,” Otters coach Niki Welde said. “We like to see that in a team. When they pack run like that, they help each other and draw a great race.”

The Otters next race will be at Bemidji on Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m., while the Yellowjackets will travel to Wadena to compete in a meet on Sept. 4.


Girls Team Scores: 1. Willmar – 29, 2. Moorhead – 39, 3. Perham – 85, 4. Bemidji – 97, 5. Park Rapids – 119, 6. Detroit Lakes – 155, 7. Fergus Falls – 168


Girls Individuals: (FF) 31. Cierra Larson 18:07.50; 32. CallieAnn Hoffbeck 18:08.70; 33. Paige Larson 18:09.70; 35. Kayla Jarandson 18:11.60; 37. Johanna Schmidt 18:15.20; 40. McKenna Hatlewick 18:39.20; 45. Josie Schmidt 18:15.20; 52. Katie Vosberg 20:57.30.

(PER) 12. Brynnan Covington 16:40; 16. Ciarrin Covington 17:03; 18. Sydney Karels 17:08; 21. Mary Riestenberg 17:28; 23. Racole Karels 17:38; Lizzie Fudge 17:44; 32. Emma Sweere 18:07; 42. Marlee Curtis 18:31; 45. Tanya Berns 18:50; 50. Maren Anderson 19:21.


Boys Team Scores: 1. Bemidji – 46, 2. Perham – 53, 3. Moorhead – 68, 4. Willmar – 91, 5. Park Rapids – 145, 6. Fergus Falls – 153, 7. Detroit Lakes – 172


Boys Individuals: (FF) 10. Connor Danielson 17:16; 22. Clay Danielson 17:54.60; 32. Jacob Jennen 18:48.50; 44. Cal Mouritsen 22:47.90; 45. Jesses Schneeberger 23:00.70; 47. Joe Kitzman 23:23.60; 48. Joe Mach 25:29.60.

(PER) 1. Keeghan Hurley 16:41; 8. Brady Speicher 17:13; 9. Dalton Dahms 17:15; 16. Billy Beseman 17:41; 21. Jayden Cullen 17:50; 22. Ben Sullivan 17:53; 25. Mark Huebsch 18:01; Nick Carignan 18:07; 38. Chris Knutson 18:58; 47. Leighton Covington 19:53.

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