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FF track compete in St. Cloud

Published 9:42am Monday, April 8, 2013

ST. CLOUD – The snow has limited any outdoor activities, but the Fergus Falls Track and Field team was able to find success indoors as they saw Morgan Hensch, the girls 4×100 relay team and Connor Danielson each have a great meet in the Central Lakes Conference indoor meet at St. Cloud.

Hensch’s triple jump of 32’01.5 gave her a first place finish in the event. Claire Ripley took sixth (29’11.75) in the event. Brianna Rasmusson found a spot on the podium in the long jump with a try of 16’03.5 for third, while CallieAnn Hoffbeck finished in seventh for Fergus with a jump of 15’00.25.

Other top finishers included Annie Magnusson (fourth, 2:35.07) in the 800 meter run, Samantha Velde (seventh, 31’05) in the shot and Lauren Norgren sixth (29.17) and seventh (4’10.00) in the 200 meter dash and high jump.

In the relay events, the team of Hoffbeck, Ripley, Hensch and Rasmusson claimed a first place finish in the 4×100 with a time of 53.51. The Fergus 4 x 400 relay (fourth, 4:28.75) and 4 x 800 relay (eighth, 12:10.41) also had good finishes.

The team finished in sixth overall with Alexandria winning the meet.

“I think we had great results at this years CLC indoor meet,” Otter girls coach Nikki Welde said. “Considering we are a very young team, I think we held our own. Our veterans led the charge today.”

The Fergus boys finished in eighth place with 34 points, while Sartell-St. Stephen took home top honors (107.75).

Danielson was able to take runner-up in the 3200 meter run (10:10.57) for the boys, while teammate Mitchell Cole finished in third in the high jump with a leap of 5’10. Danielson also placed fifth in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:11.06.

Other top performers for the Otters included Jake Jennen taking sixth in the 1600 meter run(5:04.06), Clay Danielson finishing in seventh in the 3200 meter run (10:41.19) and Brandon Smith leaping to sixth in the long jump (18’04).

Throwers Kaleb Rotering (ninth, 42-10.50) and Al Suek (10th, 42-04.50) finished in the top ten in the shot.

The Otters boys relay teams finished fourth in the 4×100 (48.06), fifth in the 4×400 (3:55.82) and eighth in the 4×800 (10:39.89).

The Otters will look to get their first taste of the outdoors Friday as they travel to Moorhead for a 2 p.m. meet at Concordia College.

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