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DGF Track & Field News

Otter Girls Host True Team Track and Field Meet

By Craig Olson 05/11/2022, 1:45am CDT

Fergus Falls hosted the 8AA True Team Track and Field Meet on Tuesday.  Detroit Lakes (561), Pequot Lakes (543.5) and Perham (527.5) finished 1-2-3 in the team competition.  Fergus Falls was eighth out of eleven teams with 326 points.

“I am so proud of the way our girls performed and stepped up to challenges tonight,” said Head Coach Niki Welde of the Otters.  “Ainsley Hansen won both the long jump and high jump with a PR in the long jump.  She also stepped up to run on our 4x2 relay team.  Ella Metcalf performed in true, True Team fashion with an excellent PR in the pole vault, Sarah Nordlund furthered her best in the triple jump and we again saw excellent PRs from our 200 sprinters Siiri Smestad and Aisling Cox.  We welcomed Cassie Wellman in the 3200 and Violet Mcconn in the 800 tonight from our Middle School team.  Both performed just as we were hoping.”

Perham's Lauryn Rustad broke the school's 100 meter hurdle record with a time of 16.31.  The previous record of 16.69 was held by Becca Peloquin and was set in 2008.

Here are the girls’ team results:
1. Detroit Lakes 561, 2. Pequot Lakes 543.5, 3. Perham 527.5, 4. Park Rapids Area 467, 5. Little Falls 447, 6. Est Grand Forks 339.5, 7. Thief River Falls 328, 8. Fergus Falls 326, 9. United Clay-Becker 321.5, 10. Melrose Area 226, 11. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 223