Section 6A track meet to be held in Pelican Rapids

By Chad Koenen

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Ally Hart secured three first place finishes, while Kinley Bormann and Grace VanErp secured two more top spots as the Otter Tail Central track team competed at the sub section meet on Thursday.

Held at Wheaton High School, the meet featured 11 teams from across the region. The top six finishers individually, along with the next four fastest times in the section, and the top three relays and the next two best times, will compete at the section meet. The section meet is set for Thursday in Pelican Rapids. The Bulldogs will have 18 athletes in 19 different events

Hart took first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a season record time of 16.64, as well as the 300-meter hurdles with a personal best of 48.07. She also captured first place in the high jump with a jump of 5’, to edge teammate Myiesha Antoni who took second place with a personal best of 4’10”. 

Bormann took first place in the 400-meter run with a personal best mark of 1:04.47, while VanErp took first place in the triple jump with a jump of 36’7 1/2” and second place in the long jump with a jump of 15’11”. 

Nora Froslee also finished near the top spot as he took third place in the 3200-meter run with a time of 12”59.08. 

On the boys side, the 4×800-meter relay team of Jonah Hegemesiter, Blake Alonzo, Joseph Froslee and Isaac Scherfenberg took first place with a time of 8:52.38, while Scherfenberg was the top individual finisher as he took second place in the 800-meter run. 

One of the biggest accomplishments of the meet was Jonas Hegemesiter tied the program’s pole vault record that was established in 1991, by clearing 10’6.

“All season coach Brian Hovland and I have told our teams the goal is to be our best at championship time,” said coach Brady Speicher. “We left the meet with many athletes improving personal best and beating their projected ranking. I’m excited to keep the momentum going into sections next week.”

Men’s results

100 Meters – 20. Quinn Condiff 14.66 PR

400 Meters- 8. Jonas Hegemesiter 56.31 PR; 9. Caden Meek 58.23; 16. Aiden Heggem 1:00.62

800 Meters- 2. Isaac Scherfenberg 2:09.78; 11. Joseph Froslee 2:28.95

1600 Meters- 7. Blake Alonzo 5:22.98 SR; 12. Nathan Russ 5:43.34 PR; 19. Jack Jossart 5:59.63 PR

3200 Meters- 3. Peter Newark 10:49.74; 10. August Wicklund 12:17.26; 13. Norman Hoff 13:07.02

4×400 Relay- 4. Caden Meek, Blake Alonzo, Jonas Hegemesiter, Isaac Scherfenberg 3:50.85

4×800 Relay- 1. Jonas Hegemesiter, Blake Alonzo, Joseph Froslee, Isaac Scherfenberg 8:53.38

Shot Put- 10. Kale Rich 37-00.25 PR; 13. Sam Jossart 35-06.75; 25. Victor Johnson 29-08.50

Discus- 8. Kale Rich 111-07 PR; 16. Caden Meek 90-06; 20. Max Mekalson 88-09 PR

High Jump- 12. Jaxon Rich 5-00.00

Pole Vault- 3. Jonas Hegemesiter 10-06.00 PR; 9. Jaxon Rich 9-00.00

Long Jump- 17. Max Mekalson 16-05.00 PR; 20. Aiden Heggem 15-07.75 PR

Triple Jump- 14. Aiden Heggem 34-06.50 PR

Womens results

100 Meters- 10. Erika Heibel 14.43; 23. Clara Mark 15.46; 25. Kalli Christianson 15.49

200 Meters- 9. Erika Heibel 29.16a SR

400 Meters- 1. Kinley Bormann 1:04.07 PR

800 Meters- 5. Kallyn Grove 2:34.39 PR; 17. Lila Thorson 3:08.39

1600 Meters- 6. Elane Frost 6:11.11 SR

3200 Meters- 3. Nora Froslee 12:59.08; 5. Kyleigh Shebeck 13:32.47

100m Hurdles- 1. Ally Hart 16.64 SR

300m Hurdles- 1. Ally Hart 48.07 PR

4×200 Relay- 2. Erika Heibel, Ally Hart, Kinley Bormann, Grace VanErp 1:50.65

Shot Put- 16. Madison Cameron 26-04.50 PR; 17. Ava Eckhoff 26-01.50

Discus- 12. Madison Cameron 79-05 PR; 25. Brailey Wilson 57-06; 28. Ava Eckhoff 54-02

High Jump- 1. Ally Hart 5-00.00; 2. Myiesha Antoni 4-10.00 PR

Pole Vault- 4. Ava Carlson 7-06.00; 9. Avaya Condiff 6-06.00

Long Jump- 2. Grace VanErp 15-11.00; 9. Kalli Christianson 14-08.50 SR; 11. Erika Heibel 14-00.00

Triple Jump- 1. Grace VanErp 36-07.50; 5. Kinley Bormann 31-09.50; 9. Kallyn Grove 30-09.75 SR