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Girls track: Detroit Lakes wins six events on its way to home invite victory

The Detroit Lakes girls track and field team won the Craig Fredrickson Invite at Detroit Lakes High School with six event victories.

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The Detroit Lakes girls 800-meter athletes run the first lap on May 5, 2022 at Detroit Lakes High School in the Lakers' home track and field meet.
Jared Rubado / Detroit Lakes Tribune
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DETROIT LAKES – The Detroit Lakes girls track and field team took home six first-place finishes on Thursday night at the Craig Fredrickson Memorial Invite at Detroit Lakes High School.

Julia Steffl won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:48.32. She also ran in the 4x400-meter relay with Sadie Johnson, Lila Kallstrom and Marin Johnson to a fifth-place finish with a time of 4:39.12.

The team of Ella Paulson, Jerzie Horner, Haydon King and Abby Larson won the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 51.98. Horner also won the pole vault at 9-feet, with Jordan Ehnert (8-feet) and Skylar Nelson (8-feet) behind her in fourth and fifth.

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Detroit Lakes' Skylar Nelson takes fifth in the pole vault at 8-feeton May 5, 2022 at Detroit Lakes High School in the Lakers' home track and field meet.
Jared Rubado / Detroit Lakes Tribune

Annie Paulson Paced the 300-meter hurdles to a time of 48.32. Lily Anderson wasn’t far behind in eighth at 55.83. Anie Paulson and Anderson also competed in the triple jump. Anderson took second at 33-feet, 5.5-inches, while Paulson came in sixth (31-feet, 4.5-inches). Sasha Sekundiak took fourth in the triple jump at 32-feet, 9.5-inches.

The Lakers continued to dominate the throwing events. Brenna Skadsem won the shot put at 33-feet, 10-inches. Jacee Hauser took second (32-feet, 8-inches), followed by Elle Bettcher (29-feet, 11-inches, 5th), Fallon Lowell (28-feet, 4-inches, 6th), Madi Gerdes (27-feet, 11-inches, 7th) and Jadyn Wimmer (27-feet, 9-inches, 8th).

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Detroit Lakes' Lily Anderson runs the 300-meter hurdles to a time of 55.83 and an eighth-place finish on May 5, 2022 at Detroit Lakes High School in the Lakers' home track and field meet.
Jared Rubado / Detroit Lakes Tribune

Hauser (105-feet,1-inch) and Bettcher (100-feet, 10-inches) took the top two discus spots, with Lowell (88-feet, 5-inches), Skadsem (87-feet) and Madi Gerdes (79-feet,11-inches) in fourth, fifth and eighth.

Mallory Fischer took second in the long jump at 15-feet, 3.5-inches. Ella Paulson followed in sixth at 14-feet, 3.5-inches. King took seventh place at 14-feet, 0.25-inches.

Detroit Lakes rolled to a first-place finish with a team score of 155. Frazee (116.5) and Park Rapids (103.5) rounded out the top three.

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Detroit Lakes' Brenna Skadsem wins the shot put at 33-feet, 10-inches on May 5, 2022 at Detroit Lakes High School in the Lakers' home track and field meet.
Jared Rubado / Detroit Lakes Tribune

CRAIG FREDRICKSON MEMORIAL INVITE GIRLS TEAM SCORES- 1- Detroit Lakes 155, 2- Frazee 116.5, 3- Park Rapids 103.5, 4- Thief River Falls 91, 5- Fergus Falls 66, 6- Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 15

DETROIT LAKES GIRLS TOP EIGHT FINISHERS- 100M- 1st- Kendra Mehrkens (TRF) 12.62, 8th- Hailey Thielen 13.68

200M- 1st- Mehrkens (TRF) 27.29, 3rd- Ella Paulson 27.75, 5th- Molly Fischer 28.57

400M- 1st- Brynn Larson (Frazee) 1:06.43, 6th- Alex Bettcher 1:17.76

800M- 1st- Addison Lauwagie (Park Rapids) 2:29.61, 3rd- Sasha Sekundiak 2:34.77, Helena Daggett 2:36.28, Sadie Johnson 2:39.24, 8th- Lila Kallstrom 2:53.07

1600M- 1st- Julia Steffl (Detroit Lakes) 5:48.32; 6th- Lily Baethke 6:17.91, 8th- Marin Johnson 6:21.65

300M HURDLES- 1st- Annie Paulson (Detroit Lakes) 48.32, 8th- Lily Anderson (55.83)

4x100M RELAY- 1st- E. Paulson, Jerzie Horner, Haydon King, Abby Larson 51.89 (Detroit Lakes)

4x200M RELAY- 1st- TRF 1:51.96, 6th- Addison Lowell, Cora Martin, Mikayla Frentress, Brooklyn Markuson 2:04.09

4x400M RELAY- 1st- Park Rapids 4:13.09, 5th- Sadie Johnson, Kallstrom, M. Johnson, Steffl 4:39.12

HIGH JUMP- 1st- Ainsley Hansen (Fergus Falls) 5’7”, 2nd- Grace Gunderson 5’2”, 5th- Rylee Johnson 5’0”, 8th- Lily Anderson 4’8”

POLE VAULT- 1st- Horner (Detroit Lakes) 9’0”, 4th- Jordan Ehnert 8’0”, 5th- Skylar Nelson 8’0”

LONG JUMP- 1st- Ella Starzl (Fergus Falls) 16’0”, 2nd- M. Fischer 15’3.5”, 6th- E. Paulson 14’3.5”, 7th- King 14’0.25”

TRIPLE JUMP- 1st- Rylee Moore (Frazee) 36’1.5”, 2nd- L. Anderson 33’5.5, 4th- Sekundiak 32’9.5”, 6th- A. Paulson 31’4.5”

SHOT PUT- 1st- Brenna Skadsem (Detroit Lakes) 33’10”. 2nd- Jacee Hauser 32’8”, 5th- Elle Bettcher 29’11”, 6th- Fallon Lowell 28’4”, 7th- Madi Gerdes 27’11”, 8th- Jadyn Wimmer 27’9”

SHOT PUT- 1st- Hauser (Detroit Lakes) 105’1”, 2nd- E. Bettcher 100’10”, 4th- F. Lowell 88’5”, 5th- Skadsem 87’0”, 8th- M. Gerdes 79’11”

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Detroit Lakes' Jacee Hauser takes second in the shot put at 32-feet, 8-inches on May 5, 2022 at Detroit Lakes High School in the Lakers' home track and field meet.
Jared Rubado / Detroit Lakes Tribune

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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