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Recent 8A Track & Field News

Joshua Finseth (DGF Track and Field)

By Craig Olson 06/14/2021, 12:00pm CDT

Junior Joshua Finseth of the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Boys' Track and Field team is the Olson Oil Company Athlete of the Week.

Junior Joshua Finseth of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton was a triple-event winner at the Section 8A Boys’ Track and Field Meet on Tuesday, taking first place in the 400 meter dash (49.84), long jump (21-09) and triple jump (45-03.00) as the Rebels scored 76 points to place third in the team competition behind East Grand Forks 79 and Park Rapids Area 78.

Finseth’s teammate Justin Wang, a senior, was third in the 400 (50.41), qualifying by meeting the state time standard.  Rothsay senior Colby Larson qualified for state as runner-up in the long jump (21-08.25).

Barnesville Girls Win Section 8A Track and Field Meet

By Craig Olson 06/08/2021, 7:30pm CDT

The Barnesville girls’ track and field team won the Section 8A meet in Park Rapids on Tuesday with 74.50 points.  Second place went to Thief River Falls with 69, followed by Crookston with 52, Park Rapids Area with 48 and Frazee with 40.

State qualifiers for the Trojans include Lindsey Rotz with a first place in the 800 meter run (2:24.23) and a second in the 1600 (5:15.72), Jordan Tschumperlin with a first place in the high jump (5-02.00) and Samantha Passa with a championship in the triple jump (34-04.00).  Tatianna Wiley of Pelican Rapids qualified first in the 400 meter dash (59.59) and the long jump (17-03.00), and Rylee Moore of Frazee was runner-up in both the high jump (5-02.00) and the triple jump (33-10.00).