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Cantrell, Craig, VanDeunheuvel earn runner-up honors

Photo by Jeff Meyer/Pelican Rapids Press Wadena-Deer Creek pole vaulter Shaye Blessing cleared seven feet in the Hank Emmel Invitational May 5 at Pelican Rapids.1 / 2
Photo by Jeff Meyer/Pelican Rapids Press Wadena-Deer Creek's Neil Janson, left, competes in the 800 run May 5 at the Hank Emmel Invitational. The WDC distance runner has been slowed this season by a knee alignment problem.2 / 2

Wadena-Deer Creek's Charley Cantrell and Rachel Craig and Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Kathryn VanDenheuvel racked up second place finishes Tuesday in the Section 6A True Team track and field meet in Glyndon.

Cantrell was five seconds off the winning pace in the 1,600 run with a 5:41.6 and added a sixth place time of 2:42.10 in the 800. Craig put the shot 33-10 for her runner-up finish and took sixth in the discus with a toss of 89-5.5. The WDC senior was her team's top scorer in the true team meet with 116 points. VanDenheuvel cleared the high jump bar at five feet.

WDC distance standout Emma Schmitz ran a 13:20.5 for fifth-place honors in the 3,200 run.

BHV runners claiming individual honors included Kasey Willis and Hannah Barrett. Willis placed fifth in the 300 hurdles with a 51.85 while Barrett took sixth in the 100 hurdles with an 18.37.

Double winners in the girls' competition were Park Rapids' Lydia Lutz in the 1,600 and 3,200 and Breckenridge's Kelsey Dahlgren in the triple and long jump.

Park Rapids racked up eight victories to win the girls' title with 902 points. WDC placed 10th in the 17-team field with 513.5 points while BHV took 12th with 479.

The top WDC finisher in the boys' meet was Neil Janson who placed eighth in the 800 with a 2:17.36. Brody Wangsness ran a 20.03 for 10th place in the 110 hurdles and went 7-0 in the pole vault for 12th to lead the WDC boys' scoring with 71 points. Will Eliason gave the Wolverines a 13th place finish in the 1,600 with a time of 5:14.61.

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's 4x100 relay team ran fourth in a time of 48.57.

Breckenridge's Michael Whitney was a double winner in the 100 and 200 dash events and West Central Area's Beau Kashmark took first in the triple and the high jump. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal's 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams all captured firsts.

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton won the meet with 939 points. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale finished 12th with 394 points and WDC was 16th in the 17-team meet with 320.5.

Cantrell earns first

Wadena-Deer Creek's Charley Cantrell posted a first in the 1,600 run with a 5:37.40 Thursday in the Hank Emmel Invitational at Pelican Rapids.

Cantrell added a runner-up finish in the 800 with a 2:33.65.

Rachel Craig also placed high for the Wolverines earning runner-up finishes in the shot put and discus with throws of 34-5.5 and 100-10 and the high jump with a 4-10 effort. Craig's 17.47 time in the 100 hurdles gave her a fifth.

Emma Schmitz picked up an individual third for the Wolverines 12:36.28.

Racking up fifth place points for the Wolverines Shaye Blessing in the pole vault with a 7-0 jump and the 4x200 relay team with a 1:57.08.

Logan Meyer chalked up a runner-up finish in the shot put with a toss of 48-1.

Section 6A True Team


Park Rapids Area 902, Breckenridge/C-T 860, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 848, Otter Tail Central 759, Barnesville 739, Ada-Borup 724, Pelican Rapids 650, ABE 550, West Central Area 520, Wadena-Deer Creek 513, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 495.5, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 479, Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 447.5, Nevis 368, New York Mills 342, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 258, Mahnomen/Waubun 215.5


Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 939, Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 928, Otter Tail Central 839, Breckenridge/CT 831, Barnesville 733.50, Ada-Borup 689, West Central Area School 664, Park Rapids 585, Pelican Rapids 567.5, Mahnomen/Waubun 460, ABE 419.5, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 394, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 351, Nevis 328, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 321, Wadena-Deer Creek 320, New York Mills 268

Hank Emmel Invitational


Breckenridge/C-T 71, Pelican Rapids 65.50, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 58.83, Wadena-Deer Creek 55.50, ABE 52, Perham 48, Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 40, Barnesville 34, Otter Tail Central 31.66, Hillcrest Lutheran 31, West Central Area School 20, Park Christian 16, Lake Park-Audubon 15, Rothsay 8, New York Mills 6, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 5.5


Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 90, Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 89, Breckenridge/C-T 63, Otter Tail Central 58.50, Perham 54, West Central Area School 52.50, Barnesville 48.50, Pelican Rapids 32, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 21, ABE 14, New York Mills 12.50, Park Christian 8.50, Wadena-Deer Creek 8, Lake Park-Audubon 4, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 2, Rothsay .50