Patriot girls 2nd at True Team meet

Chloe Bermel scored two runner-up finishes to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots in second place at Section 8AA True Team track and field meet on Tuesday, May 5, at Detroit Lakes. The host Lakers were first with 693 while the Patriots followed with 571.

Chloe Bermel scored two runner-up finishes to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots in second place at Section 8AA True Team track and field meet on Tuesday, May 5, at Detroit Lakes. The host Lakers were first with 693 while the Patriots followed with 571.

Bermel was second in the 100- and 200-meter dashes while Pequot Lakes' 4x100 relay of Brittny Bzdok, Grace McGuire, Mirjana Ganley and Bermel placed first. The Patriots' Desera Engholm finished second in the discus with a toss of 105 feet, 4 inches.

"Going into the meet, we were anticipating fast times and a high score," said Pequot Lakes girls' coach Jana Lueck. "Throughout the day we hung in second place, and were not able to pull off a deficit of 120 points. As we get ready for our subsection (May 21), all of us are looking to fine tune and create the best possible outcomes."

The Pequot Lakes boys placed fifth as Chase Blaeser was second in both the 110 and 300 hurdles.

The Patriots' 4x100 relay of Blaeser, Cody Huss, Ben Nelson, Jeremiah Dischinger and Pequot Lakes' 4x400 relay of Reid Pierzinski, Huss, CJ Borleis and Dillon Nichols both finished third.


"Naturally, our track athletes perform at a higher level when put up against tough competition," said Pequot Lakes coach Dave Guenther. "We had several personal bests, which is exciting. We went into this meet knowing that there would be some good competition, and that pushes our athletes."

The Patriots are scheduled to host an invitational at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 15.

Boys team scores: 1-Detroit Lakes 649.5, 2-Perham 592.5, 3-Ottertail Central 536, 4-Little Falls 484, 5-Pequot Lakes 474, 6-Thief River Falls 424, 7-Fergus Falls 416, 8-Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 404.5, 9-Roseau 349, 10-East Grand Forks 349, 11-Badger-Greenbush/Middle River/Frazee 174, 12-Bagley/Fosston 172

110 hurdles: 2-Chase Blaeser (PL) 16.33, 3-Reid Pierzinski (PL) 16.58

300 hurdles: 2-Blaeser (PL) 42.67; 16-Hunter Goerges (PL) 47.84

100 dash: 10-Jeremiah Dischinger (PL) 11.96; 13-CJ Borleis (PL) 12.09

200 dash: 11-Cody Huss (PL) 24.6; 12-Ben Nelson (PL) 24.83

400 dash: 6-Nelson (PL) 54.05; 8-Reid Pierzinski (PL) 54.57


800 run: 17-Cam Boller (PL) 2:17.39; 18-Nichols (PL) 2:18.05

1600 run: 10-Tony Fitzer (PL) 4:55.14; 14-Jacob Tschida (PL) 5:04.25

3200 run: 8-Fitzer (PL) 10:58.86; 13-Russell Pierzinski

4x100 relay: 3-Pequot Lakes (Blaeser, Huss, Nelson, Dischinger) 46.8

4x200 relay: 7-Pequot Lakes (Dischinger, Austin Young, Blake Lane, Bolreis) 1:38.88

4x400 relay:3-Pequot Lakes (Reid Pierzinski, Huss, Borleis, Nichols) 3:38.5

4x800 relay: 7-Pequot Lakes (Boller, Marty Fitzer, Tschida, Nichols) 9:01.16

Shot put: 10-Jon Bocklund (PL) 41-8.5; 12-Chris Foster (PL) 38-6


Discus: 15-Jack White (PL) 104-6; 23-Haiden Rothwell (PL) 76-3

Long jump: 12-Nelson (PL) 17-11; 13-Borleis (PL) 17-8

Triple jump: 4-Reid Pierzinski (PL) 40-4; 18-Goerges (PL) 34-10.5

High jump: 12-Henry Harguth (PL) 5-6; 20-Nichols (PL) 4-10

Pole vault: 9-Addison Harrington (PL) 9-0; 10-Blaeser (PL) 8-6

Girls team scores: 1-Detroit Lakes 693, 2-Pequot Lakes 571, 3-Little Falls 527.5, 4-Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 509, 5-Perham 493.5, 6-Roseau 458, 7-Thief River Falls 398.5, 8-Ottertail Central 366.5, 9-East Grand Forks 346.5, 10-Fergus Falls 291.5, 11-Bagley/Fosston 277, 12-Badger-Greenbush/Middle River/Frazee 158

100 hurdles: 6-Ashley Koslowski (PL) 17.43; 10-Karli Skog (PL) 17.96

300 hurdles: 13-Koslowski (PL) 52.63; 15-Skog (PL) 55.21

100 dash: 2-Chloe Bermel (PL) 12.81; 3-Brittny Bzdok (PL) 12.92

200 dash: 2-Bermel (PL) 26.27; 3-Bzdok (PL) 26.28

400 dash: 3-Grace McGuire (PL) 62.58, 4-Olivia Lane (PL) 63.1

800 run: 10-Caitie Ryan (PL) 2:35.78; 11-Mackenzie Nelson (PL) 2:35.84

1600 run: 10-Jannah Hall (PL) 5:53.82; 17-Elsa Headlee (PL) 6:08.95

3200 run: 3-Jackie Brine-Doyle (PL) 12:12.02, 4-Gina Garai (PL) 12:19.64

4x100 relay: 1-Pequot Lakes (Bzdok, McGuire, Mirjana Ganley, Bermel) 50.88

4x200 relay: 10-Pequot Lakes (Skog, Candyce Spielman, Chelsea Skluzacek, Ganley) 1:55.30

4x400 relay: 5-Pequot Lakes (McGuire, Ryan, Nelson, Lane) 4:19.66

4x800 relay: 2-Pequot Lakes (Lane, Jannah Hall, Nelson, Ryan) 10:01.56

Shot put: 5-Desera Engholm (PL) 30-8; 7-Debra Mitchell (PL) 30-4.25

High jump: 4-Lyndsey Johnson (PL) 4-10, 5-Britt Kratochvil (PL) 408

Long jump: 3-Bzdok (PL) 15-3.75; 18-Bermel (PL) 13-5

Triple jump: 18-Alyssa Golden (PL) 28-2.25

Pole vault: 11-Golden (PL) 7-6; 12-Nelson (PL) 6-6

Discus: 2-Desera Engholm (PL) 105-4, 3-Brianna Anick (PL) 103-2

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