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Perham takes both meets at Wadena Invite

Published 9:57am Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Perham Yellowjacket cross country team chalked up another good showing at the Wadena Invite Tuesday afternoon, taking victories at both the girls and boys meet.

Keeghan Hurley was at the head of the pack for the Yellowjacket boys, taking the top individual spot. Following close behind were Jayden Cullen and Ben Sullican.

Billy Beseman ran to a sixth place finish overall and was followed by teammates Chris Knutson and Kanyon Edvall, who finished in seventh and eight place, respectively. Freshman Jacob Dickerson rounded out the top seven for the Yellowjackets.

The Otter Tail Central Bulldog boys finished fourth overall (97) and saw Luke Himmelspach (18:31) and Ben Himmelspach (18:32) finish 11th and 12th, respectively.

The girls squad ran their top five runners into the top 10 on the day. Brynnan Covington led the girls, finishing in second place overall. Lizzie Fudge followed just 15 seconds behind.

Sydney Karels, Mary Riestenberg and Racole Karels each finished in the top 10 as well.

The OTC girls saw Maddie Iverson pace the team with a time of 19:35 (31st) followed by teammate Emily Erlandson with a time of 19:44.

The Bulldog girls finished sixth at the invite.

The Yellowjacket boys still sit atop of the Class A state rankings, with Hurkey third individually. Teammate Billy Beseman ranks in at seventh.

The Yellowjacket girls are ranked fourth in the state at the Class A level.

The Yellowjackets will lace up their shoes once again on Sept. 12 in Little Falls at the Lucky Lindy Invite. The meet will feature some of the best Class AA talent in the state with four ranked girls teams and up to three ranked boys team.

The Bulldogs will now travel to Long Prairie to compete in the LPGE Invite Monday at 4:30 p.m.

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