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Raider track teams compete at Anderson-Cole Invite

Nick Donovan crosses the finish line after running the anchor leg of the Raiders' 4x200m relay race. Robert Williams/Tribune

The Lake Park-Audubon track and field teams competed Friday in Perham at the Anderson-Cole Invite.

Mackenzie Ehlers and Lily Peterson led the girls' team with three top six performances.

Ehlers placed fourth in the 100m with a time of 13.50 and recorded personal bests in the 200m (30.13) and 400m (1:08).


Peterson placed third in her first 3,200m in a time of 12:28.95 and sixth in the 1600m (5:52.76).

Also recording personal bests were Brianne Huesman in the 100m (14.83) and Alexis Gehrig in the 400m (1:21.20).

On the boys' side, the 4x800 team of Sanden O'Connell, Nick Donovan, Will Hannesson, and Bailey Johnson placed third and came within two seconds of breaking the school record with a time of 9:05.74.

Will Hannesson placed sixth in the 200m (25.87). Nick Donovan came back in the 400m and placed sixth with a personal best time of 56.77 and Bailey Johnson ran a gutsy 800m to place fourth with a personal best time of 2:10.64.

William James III placed fifth in the long jump with a personal best of 18-01 and fifth in the long jump (18-01).

Also recording personal bests were Shawn Skjold (25.97), Jacob Beaudine-Schlick (30.81) and Patrick Cameron (26.03) in the 200m, Will Hannesson (57.61) and Patrick Cameron (1:00.91) in the 400m, as well as Jacob Beaudine-Schlick in the shot put (26-10).

The 4x200m relay placed sixth overall (1:45.22)l.

Girls team scores: Perham 220, Pelican Rapids 82, Park Rapids 78, Frazee 77, Wadena-Deer Creek 55.5, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 33.5, Lake Park-Audubon 11.

Boys team scores: Perham 191, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 79, Wadena-Deer Creek 77, Frazee 60, Park Rapids 53.5, Pelican Rapids 45, New York Mills 28, Lake Park-Audubon 16.5, Rothsay 8.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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