Yellowjackets earn two more HOL championshipsPublished 9:28am Wednesday, October 9, 2013
ROSEAU — The Perham boys and girls cross country team cemented their claim as the Heart O’ Lakes team of the decade Tuesday afternoon. The boys team won its 12th straight conference title and the girls earned its 10th straight at the Conference Championship in Roseau.
The boys took first place with a score of 17. THe next closest team was West Central Area at 84. On the girls side, the Yellowjackets scored 46 points. Roseau followed behind at 68.
Keeghan Hurley led the Yellowjackets boys team with another individual HOL conference championship, finishing first with a time of 15:35. Brynnan Covington earned runner-up recognition in the girls race, finishing with a time of 15:34.
The Perham boys swept the top four positions, as Billy Beseman finished second (16:22), Jayden Cullen finished third (16:24) and Ben Sullivan fourth (16:44). The Yellowjackets just missed a perfect score with Christ Knutson finished in seventh (17:13). Kanyon Edvall took ninth place overall (17:23), with all six of the top Perham runners earning All-Conference honors.
Lizzie Fudge finished in the second spot of the girls team, taking fifth in the race (15:50). Seventh grader Caitlin Covington earned a seventh place finish (15:55) and Sydney Karels took 13th (16:23), giving the Perham girls four All-Conference runners. Jenna Wegscheid just missed the honor, taking 18th overall (16:31).
The Yellowjackets can look forward to continued success in the future as well. The Yellowjackets swept all six races ran on the day, with the boys and girls junior varsity and junior high teams taking top team spots as well.