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3 Fergus track athletes receive all-conference

Published 10:04am Friday, May 24, 2013

SAUK RAPIDS — The Fergus Falls track and field team saw three athletes receive Central Lakes All-Conference honors in Thursday’s conference championship meet at Sauk Rapids.

Connor Danielson, Brianna Rasmusson and Samantha Velde were awarded all-conference honors in their respected events.

Danielson won the 3200 meter run with a time of 9:45.51. Velde received two all-conference nods with a third place finish in the discus (108’09) and a throw of 31’11.5 in the shotput, while Rasmussen took second in the triple jump (34’03.5) and received an honorable mention in the long jump (16’09.75) finishing fourth.

“We had a great night,” Otter girls coach Niki Welde said. “The weather and the hard work of the season came together to give us many season best times and distances.”

The Otters also picked up several conference honorable mentions including Morgan Hensch in the triple jump (fourth, 33’03.25), Lauren Norgren in the high jump (fifth, 4’08.00), Annie Magnusson in the 800 meter run (sixth, 2:27.14), CallieAnn Hoffbeck in the 100 meter dash (sixth, 13.26) and Clay Danielson in the 1600 meter run (fourth, 4:39.96).

“The boys competed hard today,” Otter boys coach Randy Hansen said. “The CLC is a tough conference and we are a very young team.”

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