Ottertail Central junior Grace VanErp placed third in the triple jump (37-09.00) at the Class A State Track and Field Meet on Friday in St. Michael-Albertville, leading area athletes who had qualified for the competition. She did not place in the long jump (16-04.50) and the OTC 4x200 meter relay team which consisted of VanErp, Erika Heibel, Brooke Hovland and Ally Hart did not place (1:49.75).
Perham junior Jacob McCleary won the 800 meter run (1:56.92) and was runner-up in the 1600 (4:16.38), leading Perham to a third place finish in the Class A Boys State Track and Field Meet at St. Michael-Albertville on Friday.
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).