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Fergus track claims 3 firsts at Beaver Relays [UPDATED]

Published 10:59am Monday, April 22, 2013 Updated 11:08am Monday, April 22, 2013

After nearly two weeks without competing in a meet, the Fergus Falls track and field team traveled to Bemidji for the Beaver Relays Friday at Bemidji State University.

The Otter boys saw 3200 meter runner Connor Danielson take home top honors with a time of 10:07.51. Fergus placed ninth out of 20 teams at the event with Sartell-St.Stephen winning the team meet. Mitchell Cole added another top finish for the boys taking second in the high jump (5’10).

“We were finally able to get a meet in, even though it was indoors,” boys’ coach Randy Hansen said. “While it was great to compete, we were a little rusty. Nice performances by Connor Danielson & Mitchell Cole.”

Jacob Jennen (1600 meter, 5:04.06) and Brandon Smith (long jump, 18’04) each finished in sixth, Clay Danielson took seventh (3200 meter, 10:41.19), Kaleb Rotering finished in ninth (shot put, 42’10.5) and Al Suek took tenth (shot put, 42’04.5).

In girls action, Morgan Hensch had another great meet winning the triple jump (32’01.5) and scoring points in all four of her events, while the 4×100 relay team of CallieAnn Hoffbeck, Claire Ripley, Hensch and Brianna Ramusson took home top prize with a time of 53.51.

The Fergus girls finished in sixth place with 48.5 team score. Alexandria took top honors, followed by Willmar and Sartell-St. Stephen.

“We came without some of our team as this was a late scheduled meet and many had other activities,” girls’ coach Niki Welde said. “The girls who went had a great opportunity to compete in a season that has been stalled up this point due to extreme spring weather.”

Ramusson also placed third in the long jump (16’03.5) and Annie Magnusson finished in fourth hi n the 800 meter run with a time of 2:35.07.

Other top placers for the Otter girls include Lauren Norgren in the 200 meter dash (sixth, 29.17) and high jump (seventh, 4’10), Ripley in the triple jump (sixth, 29’11.75), Hoffbeck in the long jump (seventh, 15’00.25) and Samantha Velde in the shot put (seventh, 31’05).

The Otters’ meet in Breckenridge has been canceled, but the team will look to hopefully pick up another indoor meet to replace it.

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