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Hornet girls, guys finish fifth at meet

The boys' and girls' track teams at Frazee -Vergas High School earned identical fifth-place finishes at the Varsity Invitational meet in Barnesville Tuesday.

Senior Forrest Jackson continued to dominate the 100-meter dash field, earning gold with his time of 10.86. He also took first in the long jump with a distance of 20-10.

On the distance side, Ellie Bachman also earned Hornet gold in the girls' 800-meter run with her time of 2:32.85, just ahead of Lake Park-Audubon's Breann Hogie with her time of 2:34.95.

Frazee also recorded a top five finish in the girls' 100-meter hurdles, as Krissy Marlen finished fourth with a time of 18.59.

In the boys' 800-meter run, Frazee's Bruce Lemon came in second to Fergus Falls' Mike Hurley with a time of 2:07.41. Hornet freshman Tristan Watchorn also brought home silver in the boys' 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:47.33.

Hornet junior McKinzie Tangen took home silver in the girls' triple jump with a distance of 31-10, while sophomore Cody Nordquist also took second in the boys' 110-meter hurdles.

Frazee took home a trio of bronzes in the relays as well, including the boys' 4x100 with a time of 46.31; the girls' 4x800 meter relay with a time of 10:36.24; and the girls' 4x200 meter relay at 1:54.94.

"We let the kids mess around with different events and have a little fun today," said Frazee coach Brian Tangen. "We still had some good results and may have found a couple new events for some guys."

Frazee will now prepare for its sub-section meet, which starts at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Pelican Rapids. 

Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.

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