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Track and field: Detroit Lakes girls cruise to Mid-State Conference title, Laker boys take fourth

Results from Detroit Lakes track and field at the Mid-State Conference championships

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PARK RAPIDS – The Detroit Lakes girls track and field team is set to compete for the state Class 2A True Team title on Saturday in Stillwater. But first, the Lakers took home a Mid-State Conference championship.

The Detroit Lakes girls won eight events to take home the team championship with a score of 167. Pequot Lakes, who finished with the second-best Section 8-2A True Team score, took second on Tuesday at 138.

Jacee Hauser took home a pair of first-place finishes in the shot put and discus events. She threw the discus 11-feet, 5-inches at the shot put 35-feet, 10-inches. Brenna Skadsem and Elle Betcher also placed in the top eight in both throwing events.

Grace Gunderson took first place in the high jump at 5-feet. Rylee Johnson, who won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.41 seconds, took second in the high jump at 4-feet, 10-inches. Annie Paulson also won a hurdles event. She took the 300-meter race with a time of 48.22 seconds.

Abby Larson is typically at the top of the standings in the 100 and 200-meter races. She won individual conference championships in both events on Thursday. She clocked a 100-meter time of 13.16 seconds and a 200-meter time of 27.14 seconds. Larson also anchored the second-place relay team with Ella Paulson, Hailey Thielen and Jerzie Horner to a time of 52.81 seconds.


The relay team of Morgan Hausten, Horner, Mallory Fischer and Annie Paulson took second place in the 200-meter race with a time of 1:51.97. The 4x800-meter team of Sadie Johnson, Amaya LeCleir, Helena Daggett and Ava Jones took third place with a time of 10:26.53.

Ella Paulson wasn’t far behind Larson in the 200-meter race at 28.05 seconds. Julia Steffl took third in the 3,200-meter (12:34.58) and fourth in the 1,600-meter (5:45.67) races.

Detroit Lakes boys finish fourth

With some heavy hitters not in Tuesday’s lineup, the Laker boys took fourth place as a team in the Mid-State championships. Alexander Fletcher and Ethan Carrier, who usually notch several point-scoring finishes, did not compete.

Brandton Marsh was one of two Detroit Lakes boys conference champions. He won the triple jump at 41-feet, 3-inches. The 4x100-meter relay team of Cameron Marxen, Mason Carrier, Jack Pace and Hunter Zempel won with a time of 45.07 seconds.

Zempel took home one of five third-place finishes for the Lakers. He finished the 100-meter race in 11.84 seconds. He also ran the second leg of the 4x200-meter relay team. Ethan Lundberg, Zempel, Jamus Walz and Marxen finished with a time of 1:38.19. In the 4x800-meter relay, Pace, Marsh, Lundberg and Mason Carrier took third with a time of 9:08.65.

Mason Carrier is throwing the shot put for the first time this spring. On Tuesday, he took home third place at 45-feet, 3-inches. Noah Lason also took third in a field event. He leaped 18-feet, 1.5-inches in the long jump.

Park Rapids won the boys Mid-State team title with 163 points. Pequot Lakes beat out Crosby-Ironton for second place with 143 points. The Lakers totaled 76 points on Tuesday.

MID-STATE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS GIRLS TEAM SCORES- 1- Detroit Lakes 167, 2- Pequot Lakes 138, 3- Park Rapids 137, 4- Staples-Motley 92, 5- Crosby-Ironton 20

MID-STATE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS BOYS TEAM SCORES- 1- Park Rapids 163, 2- Pequot Lakes 143, 3- Crosby-Ironton 91.5, 4- Detroit Lakes 76, 5- Staples-Motley 75.5

DETROIT LAKES GIRLS TOP EIGHT FINISHERS- 100M- 1st- Abby Larson (Detroit Lakes) 13.16; 5th- Hailey Thielen 13.93, 7th- Jerzie Horner 14.06

200M- 1st- Larson (Detroit Lakes) 27.14, 3rd- Ella Paulson 28.05

400M- 1st- Natalia Lopez (Park Rapids) 1:01.59, 5th- Helena Daggett 1:05.23, 7th- Ava Jones 1:06.55

1600M- 1st- Carly Chaney (Pequot Lakes) 5:24.02, 4th- Julia Steffl 5:45.67, 7th- Marin Johnson 6:13.34

3200M- 1st- Kyanna Burton (Staples-Motley) 11:38.91, 3rd- Steffl 12:34.58, 7th- Lily Baethke 13:46.63

100M HURDLES- 1st- Rylee Johnson (Detroit Lakes) 16.41, 4th- Jade Adams-Tolbert 19.08

300M HURDLES- 1st- Annie Paulson (Detroit Lakes) 48.22, 5th- Maddie Blahut 53.71

4x100M RELAY- 1st- Pequot Lakes 51.19, 2nd- E. Paulson, Thielen, Horner, Larson 52.81

4x200M RELAY- 1st- Pequot Lakes 1:49.04, 2nd- Morgan Hausten, Horner, Mallory Fischer, A. Paulson 1:51.97

4x400M RELAY- 1st- Park Rapids 4.11.37, 4th- Grace Gunderson, Fischer, Haydon King, A. Paulson 4:27.76

4x800M RELAY- 1st- Park Rapids 9:53.24, 3rd- Sadie Johnson, Amaya LeCleir, Daggett, Jones 10:26.53

SHOT PUT- 1st- Jacee Hauser (Detroit Lakes) 35’10”, 3rd- Brenna Skadsem 32’8”, 7th- Elle Bettcher 29’10”

DISCUS- 1st- Hauser (Detroit Lakes) 110’5”, 2nd- E. Bettcher 100’4”, 8th- Skadsem 82’9”

HIGH JUMP- 1st- Gunderson (Detroit Lakes) 5’0”, 2nd- Johnson 4’10”, 7th- Lily Anderson 4’6”

POLE VAULT- 1st- Morgan Koppelman (Park Rapids) 9’0”, 2nd- Horner 8’6”, 8th- Skylar Nelson 7’6”

LONG JUMP- 1st- Reese Laposky (Pequot Lakes) 15’6.5”, 5th- A. Paulson 14’1.5”, 6th- King 14’0”

TRIPLE JUMP- 1st- Anderson (Detroit Lakes) 33’2”

DETROIT LAKES BOYS TOP EIGHT FINISHERS- 100M- 1st- Remington Converse (Staples-Motley) 11.40, 3rd- Hunter Zempel 11.84, 4th- Mason Carrier 11.85, 5th- Cameron Marxen 12.06

200M- 1st- Cruz Megazzini (Pequot Lakes) 23.13, 6th- Caden Strand 24.67

400M- 1st- Megazzini (Pequot Lakes) 50.39, 6th- Jack Pace 55.02

3200M- 1st- Eli Hall (Pequot Lakes) 10:03.88, 6th- Micah Barberg 11:51.69

110M HURDLES- 1st- Charles Schiessl (Pequot Lakes), 5th- Brady Wirtz 20.12

4x100M RELAY- 1st- Marxen, M. Carrier, Pace, Zempel (Detroit Lakes) 45.07

4x200M RELAY- 1st- Crosby-Ironton 1:34.6, 3rd- Ethan Lundberg, Sempel, Jamus Walz, Marxen 1:38.19

4x400M RELAY- 1st- Park Rapids 3:38.15, 3rd- Pace, Brandton Marsh, Lundberg, M. Carrier 3:45.46

4x800M RELAY- 1st- Park Rapids 8:19.64, 4th- Brayden Francis, German Guzman, Connor Jensen, Xander Jessen 9:08.65

SHOT PUT- 1st- Luke Hartung (Park Rapids) 45’8”, 3rd- M. Carrier 45’3”, 6th- Jacob Ehnert 41’4”, 7th- Braydon Sjoblom 41’0”

DISCUS- 1st- Tristin Hill (Park Rapids) 142’5”, 6th- Charlie Zok 116’0”, 7th- Lawson Greene 111’9”,

HIGH JUMP- 1st- Hunter Miller (Staples-Motley) 6’2”, 6th- Marsh 5’4”

POLE VAULT- 1st- Nick Nierenhausen (Crosby-Ironton) 13’0”, 7th- Coye Braten 9’0”

LONG JUMP- 1st- Megazzini (Pequot Lakes) 20’3.5”, 3rd- Noah Larson 18’1.5”, 5th- Evan Thomas 17’7.25”, 7th- KaDan Smith 17’4”

TRIPLE JUMP- 1st- Marsh (Detroit Lakes) 41’3”, 4th- Thomas 37’0”, 5th- Caden Strand 36’0”

Related Topics: TRACK AND FIELD
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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