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Jahnke sparks Wolverines with winning pole vault

Autumn Jahnke took top honors in the pole vault Thursday as the Wadena-Deer Creek girls placed fourth in the Hank Emmel Invitational at Pelican Rapids.

The veteran pole vaulter claimed first with a 9-0 effort. Teammate Liz Peterson placed fourth with a 7-6 vault.

Peterson was also an individual finisher for WDC in the 300 hurdles with a sixth place time of 54.89

Danyel Post was a runner-up finisher in the triple jump with a 31-0.5. Post ran fifth in the 200 dash with a 28.34.

Hannah Vorderbruggen captured third place in the 1,600 run for WDC with a time of 5:59.73.

WDC’s 4x400 relay team also took a third with a 4:34.44. The Wolverines placed fourth in the 4x200 with a 2:00.71.

Jessica Wood tossed the discus 95-7 to earn fourth place points for the Wolverines.

A double winner in the girls’ meet was Park Christian’s Sydney Larson who ran the 100 and 300 hurdles in times of 16.98 and 51.14.

The Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton girls won the team title with 90 points.

The WDC boys scored five points in the invitational. Tommaso Caramelli notched a sixth-place finish in the 100 dash with a time of 11.95. WDC’s 4x200 relay team took fourth with a 1:40.86.

Otter Tail Central’s Ben Himmelspach, West Central Area’s Dan Schack and Park Christian’s Matt Moberg were all double winners. Himmelspach took both distance events with a 4:42.46 in the 1,600 and a 10:15.72 in the 3,200. Schack won the high jump with a 6-2 and the triple with a 41-4.5. Moberg earned laurels in the 300 hurdles with a 41.47 and the long jump with a 19-01.5.

Otter Tail Central came up with three winning relay times. The Bulldogs ran the 4x200 in 1:37.50, turned the 4x400 in 3:40.93 and won the 4x800 in a time of 8:59.39.

Team honors in the boys’ meet went to DGF with 124 points. OTC was second with 102.

Hank Emmel Invitational


Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 90, Pelican Rapids 81, Otter Tail Central 55, Wadena-Deer Creek 46, Breckenridge/Campbell-Tintah 45, West Central Area 44, Perham 35, United North Central 30, Park Christian 28, Hillcrest 27, New York Mills 22, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 20, Barnesville 19, Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 16


Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 124, Otter Tail Central 102, Perham 84, Pelican Rapids 58, Park Christian 56, Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 55, West Central Area 41, Rothsay 9, United North Central 8, Hillcrest 8, Wadena-Deer Creek 5, New York Mills 4