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Spring Sports Preview: Tiger boys track aim to improve each week

Seven letterwinners return for the Tigers

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The Pine River-Backus track and field team

The Pine River-Backus Tigers boys’ track and field team has a small roster this season with a focus on improving each week, according to head coach Tom Demars, who is starting his 17th season with the program.

Returning letterwinners include seniors Robert Bueckers (throws), Jake Mills (throws/sprints), Caleb Ruhl (long jump, middle distance) and Jordan Tisdell (pole vault, distance); juniors Jacob Schnorr (distance) and Hunter Norman (middle distance, discus); and sophomore Andrew Bueckers (middle distance).

Newcomers include: senior Danny Irish, junior Elijah Schneider, and freshmen Tate Norman, Josiah Sechser and Dalton Minion.

Last spring, the Tigers tied for fifth at the Subsection 6A meet as Finn O’Dell was second in the pole vault and Tisdell advanced to sections in the pole vault.

PR-B will be competing in the Northland Conference and in Section 6A this spring.

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The Tigers are scheduled to open the season at the Pequot Lakes Invitational at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7.

Pine River-Backus track

April

7 - Pine River-Backus at Pequot Lakes 4 p.m.

11 - Pine River-Backus at Wadena-Deer Creek 4 p.m.

14 - Pine River-Backus at Pillager 4 p.m.

19 - Pine River-Backus vs. UNC at Sebeka 4 p.m.

26 - Pine River-Backus at Park Rapids 3;30 p.m.

29 - Pine River-Backus at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 4 p.m.

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May

5 - Pine River-Backus at Wadena-Deer Creek 4 p.m.

12 - Pine River-Backus at Lake of the Woods (conference) 1 p.m.

17 - Pine River-Backus at Northome-Kelliher 4 p.m.

26 - Pine River-Backus at Pillager (Subsection) 4 p.m.

June

2 - Pine River-Backus at Fergus Falls (Section) 10 a.m.

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