Boys track and field: Olson, Alexander shine for Lakers at Rocori

Detroit Lakes boys track and field results at Rocori

Detroit Lakes track and field

COLD SPRING – The Detroit Lakes boys track and field team had some standout performers at last Thursday's Rocori invite.

The Lakers took seventh place with a team score of 59.61. Zach Olson placed in the top eight in four events, including a first-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.20 seconds.

Olson also took second in the 110-meter hurdles at 16.51 seconds before running in the sixth-place 4x400-meter relay race with Jack Pace, Caden Strand and Jamus Walz to a time of 3:49.82. Olson also tied for eighth place in the high jump at 5-feet, 2-inches.

Alexander Fletcher took fourth place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.71. He also tied for third in the pole vault at 11-feet, and took fifth in the high jump at 5-feet, 6-inches.

Mason Carrier took fourth place in the 400-meter dash at 56.58 seconds. He also took fourth in the long jump at 18-feet, 4inches. Evan Thomas was right behind Carrier in sixth place at 17-feet, 10.5-inches.


Willmar won the meet with a team score of 138.83. Fergus Falls (118.5), Park Rapids (100), Rocori (89.11) and Sauk Rapids-Rice (75.11) rounded out the top-five team scores.

Detroit Lakes' meet on Tuesday in Park Rapids was canceled due to weather conditions.

ROCORI INVITE BOYS TEAM SCORES- 1- Willmar 138.83, 2- Fergus Falls- 118.5, 3- Park Rapids 100.11, 4- Rocori 89.11, 5- Sauk Rapids-Rice 75.11, 6- Pequot Lakes 68.61, 7- Detroit Lakes 59.61, 8- St. Cloud Apollo 51

DETROIT LAKES TOP EIGHT FINISHERS- 400M- 1st- Garret Broman (SRR) 56.80, 4th- Mason Carrier 56.58

110M HURDLES- 1st- Carter Loesch (SRR) 16.45, 2nd- Zach Olson 16.51, 4th- Alexander Fletcher 16.71

300M HURDLES- 1st- Zach Olson (Detroit Lakes) 43.20

4X200M RELAY- 1st- Willmar 1:36.45, 5th- Ethan Carrier, Tyler Ostilie, Cameron Marxen, Hunter Zempel 1:40.33

4X400M RELAY- 1st- Willmar 3:38.63, 6th- Jack Pace, Caden Strand, Jamus Walz, Zach Olson 3:49.82

HIGH JUMP- 1st- Luke Newman (Fergus Falls) 6’0”, 5th- Alexander Fletcher 5’6”, T6th- Lawson Greene 5’4”, T8th- Zach Olson 5’2”

POLE VAULT- 1st- Jordan Lee (Fergus Falls) 11’6”, T3rd- Alexander Fletcher 11’0”

LONG JUMP- 1st- Cruz Megazzini (Pequot Lakes) 21’01”, 4th- Mason Carrier 18’04”, T6th- Evan Thomas 17’10.5”

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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