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Tyler Tappe sets school record in pole vault

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Tyler Tappe set a school record and tied the indoor meet record on his way to winning the boys’ pole vault while Abby Palmer won the girls’ triple jump when the Pequot Lakes Patriots competed in the Paul Bunyan High School Classic on Tuesday, March 26, at Bemidji State University.

Tappe vaulted 14-10 and the Pequot Lakes boys’ team tied for fifth place. He was voted the most valuable male athlete of the meet. Teammate Travis Jacobsen was runner-up in the shot put.

Palmer triple jumped 32-11 as the Patriots’ girls team finished fourth. Teammate Vanessa Lane was runner-up in the 60-meter dash and was third in the 200. Chloe Bermel finished third in the 400 dash.

“Abby came back after a difficult long jump to do very well in the triple,” Patriots girls’ coach Brian Kazmierczak said. “Vanessa was as strong as ever. She is stretching her legs to the 400 and is still learning how to run that event.

“Chloe had a great day in the 400 and the 4x200, and to top it off, making the finals in the 60 is just great for an eighth-grader.”

Kazmierczak also singled out the efforts of Ellie Erholtz in shot put, Jackie Brine-Doyle in the 3200, Corrina Ruud in high jump and Catie Ryan in the 1600.

“Catie is a great addition to our distance,” he said. “It was her first 1600 race ever and she placed (fifth) with a very good time. When she figures out the strategies of those distance races she will be a very important piece of the puzzle.”

Boys team scores: 1-Grand Forks Red River 152, 2-Grand Forks Central 70.50, 3-Bemidji 67, 4-Hibbing 49.50, 5-Roseau and Pequot Lakes 34, 7-East Grand Forks 32, 8-Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 28.50, 9-Park Rapids 18, 10-Grand Rapids 16, 11-Crookston 15, 12-Nevis and Browerville 13, 14-Badger-Greenbush/MR 10, 15-International Falls, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley & Bigfork 6, 18-Bagley/Fosston and 18-Cromwell 5, 20-Wadena-Deer Creek 2.50, 21-Fertile-Beltrami 1, 21-Fisher/EGF Sacred Heart 1

60 dash: 1-Brady Schmidt Bem 7.24, 28-Isaac Allen PL 7.86

200 dash: 1-Deion Harris Hibb 23.37, 4-Tyler Tappe PL 24.19

400 dash: 1-Tyler Jerkovich Hibb 53.90, 18-Dillon Nichols PL 59.58

800 run: 1-Elias Hendrickson Bem 1:58.62, 12-Michael Ryan PL 2:18.14

1600 run: 1-Sam Carlson Bem 4:34.16, 11-Michael Ryan PL 5:02.59

3200 run: 1-Isaac Overmyer Park Rapids 10:19.41, 5-Trent Midthun PL 10:53.91

4x200 relay: 1-Grand Forks Central 1:37.83, 9-Pequot Lakes (Isaac Allen, Jonny Craig, Tyler Tappe, Dustin Northenscold) 1:43.66

4x400 relay: 1-Bemidji 3:44.43, 9-Pequot Lakes (Tyler Tappe, Mikey Ryan, Dillon Nichols, Lance Squires) 4:03.87 2

4x800 relay: 1-Grand Forks Red River 8:44.87, 11-Pequot Lakes (Sean Murray, Shawn Gerdes, Eric Olson, Nathan McDonald) 10:00.79, 12-Pequot Lakes (Tony Fitzer, Carl Brine-Doyle, Jacob Tschida, Tent Midthun) 10:00.86

Shot put: 1-Bryan Bjerk GFRR 55-0.25, 2-Travis Jacobsen PL 49-09.5

Long jump: 1-Calvin Burkholder GFRR 20-5.5, 30-Hunter Goerges PL 15-07.0

Triple jump: 1-Tyler Jerkovich 41-10.5, 25-Hunter Goerges PL 31-10.5

High jump: 1-Jordan Feder Nevis 6-2, 14-Isaac Allen PL 5-3

Pole vault: 1-Tyler Tappe PL 14-10, 6-Kale Wurdeman, PL 11-0

Girls team scores: 1-Bemidji 86, 2-Grand Forks Red River 74, 3-Grand Rapids 65, 4-Pequot Lakes 61, 5-Park Rapids 56, 6-Grand Forks Central 45, 7-International Falls 39.50, 8-Cromwell 23, 9-Hibbing 22,10-Osakis 21, 11-Roseau 20.50, 12-Bagley/Fosston 13, 12-Crookston and Fertile-Beltrami 13, 15-Badger-Greenbush/MR 11, 16-Bigfork 7, 17-Nevis 5, 17-Thompson N.D. 5, 19-East Grand Forks 4, 20-Wadena-Deer Creek 1

60 hurdles: 1-Megan Grimes Park Rapids 10.17, 5-Brittny Bzdok PL 10.82

60 dash: 1-Bailee Brazerol GR 8.08, 2-Vanessa Lane PL 8.12

200 dash: 1-Ellen (Maea) Wall Bem 26.67, 3-Vanessa Lane 27.46, 4-Brittny Bzdok 27.82

400 dash: 1-Ashley Rone GFRR 1:01.46, 3-Chloe Bermel PL 1:03.54

800 run: 1-Ali Lindsay GFC 2:29.96, 18-Madison Rupp PL 2:56.73

1600 run: 1-Andrea Hakamaki Crom 5:47.66, 5-Catie Ryan PL 5:52.95

3200 run: 1-Erin Baker GR 11:30.93, 6-Jackie Brine-Doyle PL 13:24.50

4x200 relay: 1-Osakis 1:53.94, 3-Pequot Lakes (Brittny Bzdok, Rachel Allen, Abbie Palmer, Chloe Bermel) 1:54.26

4x400 relay: 1 Bemidji 4:28.72, 10-Pequot Lakes (Corina Ruud, Candyce Spielman, Colleen Tschida, Catie Ryan) 4:55.04

4x800 relay: 1-Grand Rapids 10:14.97, 9-Pequot Lakes (Catie Ryan, Jackie Brine-Doyle, Maddie Rupp, Elsa Headlee) 11:21.18

Shot put: 1-Alli Heifort Bem 41-11.5, 6-Elanor Erholtz PL 32-4

Long jump: 1-Ellen (Maea) Wall 16-7, 5-Vanessa Lane PL 14-4.5

Triple jump: 1-Abigail Palmer PL 32-11, 9-Josie Nistler PL 29-11.5

High jump: 1-Megan Grimes 5-0, 9-Corina Ruud PL 4-6

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