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
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.