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Panthers run away with several Mid-State Conference track honors

Eight members of the Park Rapids boys and girls track and field teams earned all-conference honors with winning efforts at Tuesday's Mid-State Conference meet at Staples.

Summer Ellefson, Lydia Lutz and Shelby Pierce claimed individual titles and joined Lora Remus on the winning 4 x 800-meter relay team as the Panthers finished second in the girls meet.

Lutz won the 1,600 run in 5:32.70, Ellefson won the 400 dash in 1:01.34 and Pierce won the 800 run in 2:25.58. Those three joined Remus in the 4 x 800 relay, which led the field with a winning time of 9:52.20. Those four efforts led the Panthers to runner-up honors with 124.83 points. Detroit Lakes won the conference title with 162.33 points.

In the boys meet, Brock Fritze, Austin Carlson, Forrest Drury and Herman Stieng won the 4 x 400 relay in 3:37.23. Stieng (in 52.91) and Carlson (in 53.53) went 1-2 in the 400 dash as the Panthers finished fourth with 54 points. Detroit Lakes won the boys title with 181 points.

Adding runner-up finishes for the Panthers in the girls meet were Mady Vaudrin in the 200 dash (26.59), Grace Bateman in the pole vault (9 feet, 6 inches), and the 4 x 400 relay team of Ellefson, Lutz, Mandy Schirmers and Pierce (4:14.50).

Drury cleared 12 feet in the pole vault to earn runner-up honors in the boys meet.

Girls team scores: Detroit Lakes 162.33, Park Rapids 124.83, Pequot Lakes 79.33, Staples-Motley 77, Crosby-Ironton 67.50, Wadena-Deer Creek 46.

Individual results

4 x 800 relay: 1, Park Rapids (Ellefson, Lutz, Remus, Pierce), 9:52.20.

100 hurdles: 1, Beachy, SM, 15.31. 5, Grimes, PR, 17.43. 6, Lauderbaugh, PR, 18.93.

100 dash: 1, Lane, PL, 12.46. 3, Vaudrin, PR, 12.93.

4 x 200 relay: 1, Pequot Lakes, 1:49.40. 4, Park Rapids (Grimes, Klingenberg, Mueller, Vaudrin), 1:53.50.

1,600 run: 1, Lutz, PR, 5:32.70.

4 x 100 relay: 1, Detroit Lakes, 51.53. 4, Park Rapids (Rittgers, Polley, Bateman, Gorder), 53.78.

400 dash: 1, Ellefson, PR, 1:01.34.

300 hurdles: 1, Beachy, SM, 45.91. 4, Bateman, PR, 48.21. 5, Grimes, PR, 50.94.

800 run: 1, Pierce, PR, 2:25.58. 3, Remus, PR, 2:34.53.

200 dash: 1, Heineke, DL, 25.88. 2, Vaudrin, PR, 26.59. 5, Gorder, PR, 28.15.

3,200 run: 1, Prushek, CI, 12:19.14. 4, Lageson, PR, 12:41.59.

4 x 400 relay: 1, Staples-Motley, 4:14.00. 2, Park Rapids (Ellefson, Lutz, Schirmers, Pierce), 4:14.50.

Shot put: 1, Nielsen, DL, 36-9. 5, Sam. Harshman, PR, 29-10.50.

Discus: 1, Craig, WDC, 97-0. 3, Sar. Harshman, PR, 87-5. 4, Sam. Harshman, PR, 84-11.50.

Long jump: 1, Berg, DL, 16-5.

Triple jump: 1, Miller, CI, 34-1. 4, Ellefson, PR, 30-8. 5, Klingenberg, PR, 30-5.50.

High jump: 1, Craig, WDC, 5-0. 4, Grimes, PR, 4-9.75. 5 (tie), Lauderbaugh, PR, 4-8.

Pole vault: 1, Stelter, DL, 10-0. 2, Bateman, PR, 9-6. 4, Andersen, PR, 7-0.

Boys team scores: Detroit Lakes 181, Pequot Lakes 130.50, Staples-Motley 121, Park Rapids 54, Crosby-Ironton 48.50, Wadena-Deer Creek 21.

Individual results

4 x 800 relay: 1, Detroit Lakes, 8:42.60. 4, Park Rapids (McBrady, Goebel, Deitchler, Kimball), 9:25.10.

110 hurdles: 1, Anderson, PL, 15.97.

100 dash: 1, Huber, SM, 11.18. 5, Stieng, PR, 11.85. 6, B. Fritze, PR, 11.85.

4 x 200 relay: 1, Pequot Lakes, 1:35.70. 6, Park Rapids (Hensel, K. Fritze, Gorder, Kimball), 1:45.55.

1,600 run: 1, Ramstad, DL, 4:43.76.

4 x 100 relay: 1, Detroit Lakes, 46.38. 5, Park Rapids (Gorder, Schulz, McBrady, Hensel), 52.07.

400 dash: 1, Stieng, PR, 52.91. 2, Carlson, PR, 53.53.

300 hurdles: 1, Anderson, PL, 40.62. 6, Drury, PR, 46.22.

800 run: 1, Skjeveland, CI, 2:05.62.

200 dash: 1, Huber, SM, 22.75. 5, Carlson, PR, 24.38.

3,200 run: 1, Ramstad, DL, 10:31.96.

4 x 400 relay: 1, Park Rapids (B. Fritze, Carlson, Drury, Stieng), 3:37.23.

Shot put: 1, Meyer, WDC, 49-6. 5, Tretbar, PR, 39-11.

Discus: 1, Parker, PL, 133-0.

Long jump: 1, Huber, SM, 21-5.

Triple jump: 1, Kalberer, DL, 42-1.50. 4, Wolff, PR, 37-3.50.

High jump: 1, Huber, SM, 6-3.

Pole vault: Tappe, PL, 12-6. 2, Drury, PR, 12-0.

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