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Track and field: Detroit Lakes boys and girls kick off season at Concordia-Moorhead indoor

The Detroit Lakes boys and girls track and field teams each took seventh place in Moorhead last Friday.

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DETROIT LAKES – The Detroit Lakes track and field teams kicked off the spring sports season at the first Concordia-Moorhead indoor meet last Friday.

The boys and girls teams each took seventh place with several top-10 finished. Jackson Massjo took 10th in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:34.86. He also ran in the Lakers’ 4x400-meter relay (4:00.63). Alexander Fletcher notched a sixth-place finish in the pole vault at 9-feet, 6-inches.

The Laker boys recorded a team score of 15.5. Alexandria took first place (164.5), while Fergus Falls (109) and Moorhead (103) rounded out the top three.

The Detroit Lakes girls also took seventh with a team score of 21. In the 1,600-meter run, four Lakers finished in the top 11. Julia Steffl took fourth with a time of 6:08.56. Marin Johnson (6:44.71, Maria Foltz (5:46.08) and Isla Pender (6:45.62) placed 9-11 respectively.

Jerzie Horner raced to a 10th-place finish in the 55-meter dash. Brenna Skadsem (28’6”) and


Lexi Gerdes (28’4”) finished ninth and 10th in the shot put.

BOYS TEAM SCORES- 1- Alexandria 164.5, 2- Fergus Falls 109, 3- Moorhead 103, 4- Wahpeton 83.5, 5- Hillsboro-Central Valley, 6- Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta 29.5, 7- Detroit Lakes 15.5, 8- NCE-UH Titans 7, 9- Grafton 5.5

GIRLS TEAM SCORES- 1 Alexandria 190, 2-Moorhead 119.5, 3- Wahpeton 67.33, 4- Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta 58.5, 5- Hillsboro-Central Valley 45.33, 6- Grafton 36, 7- Detroit Lakes 21, 8- Fergus Falls 19.33

DETROIT LAKES BOYS TOP TEN FINISHERS- 4x800M RELAY- 1st- Fergus Falls 9:14.85; 5th- Barberg, Yliniemi, Guzman, Pace 10:25.54

1600M RUN- 1st- Isaac Martel (Moorhead) 4:47.65; 10th- Jackson Maasjo 5:34.86

4x400M RELAY- 1st- Wahpeton 3:51.05; 4th- Maasjo, Denardo, Skinner, Parks 4:00.63; 8th- Walz, Vargas, Hatch, Strand 4:14.68

POLE VAULT- 1st- Jordan Lee (Fergus Falls) 12’0”, 6th- Alexander Fletcher 9’6”

DETROIT LAKES GIRLS TOP TEN FINISHERS- 4x800M RELAY- 1st- Moorhead 11:04.06; 5th- Pender, Johnson, Skarie, Steffl 11:48.62;

55M DASH- 1st- Olivia Lebrija (MACA) 7.72; 10th- Jerzie Horner 8.19

1600M RUN- Ella Cole (Moorhead) 5:46.08; 4th- Julia Steffl 6:08.56; 9th- Marin Johnson 6:44.72; 10th- Maria Foltz 6:44.89; 11th- Isla Pender 6:45.62

4x400m RELAY- 1st- Moorhead 4:36.14; 8th- Blahut, Hunter, Johnson, Lowell 5:10.41

SHOT PUT- 1st- Scout Woods (Wahpeton) 34’8”, 9th- Brenna Skadsem 28’6”, 10th- Lexi Gerdes 28’4”

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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