BHV girls team places third in Anderson-Cole Invitational

Rumor Stokes took top honors in the triple jump Friday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders collected a third place finish in the Anderson-Cole Invitational at Perham.

Rumor Stokes took top honors in the triple jump Friday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders collected a third place finish in the Anderson-Cole Invitational at Perham.

Stokes won the triple with a 30-10.75 effort. West Central Area’s Holly VanKempen was second with a 30-3 jump.

The Raiders dominated the shot put with second, third and fourth place finishes from Krista Dailey, Samara Tobeck and Mathilde Evensen. Dailey, a state qualifier in the event last year, was just one inch off the winning 33-11 toss by West Central’s Annabelle Haarstad. Tobeck took third with a 32-11.5 and Evensen was fourth with a 31-01.

Tobeck also gave the Raiders a runner-up toss of 100-3.5 in the discus. Evensen was third in the long jump with a 13-9.5.

The BHV girls were second in both the 4x200 and 4x400 relays with times of 1:55.99 and 4:31.16.


Kasey Willis turned in BHV’s strongest individual finish in the track events with a third place time of 51.29.

“We had a very strong showing,” BHV head coach Kenny Miller said. “Our handoffs need some work but once we get those figured out I think we can be very good in the relays.  We also scored a lot of points in the field events.”

Justin Gordon and two relay teams paced the BHV boys’ squad to a seventh place finish.

Gordon was second in the high jump with a 6-2 effort. West Central’s Dan Schack won the event with a 6-4 jump.

The Raiders took second in the 4x100 relay with a time of 47.23 and placed second in the 4x200 relay with a 1:38.75.

Anderson-Cole Invitational

Team Results



Perham 182,  West Central Area 78, Park Christian 64, Pelican Rapids 64, Park Rapids 47, Thief River Falls 42, Frazee 31, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 30, Lake Park-Audubon 8, New York Mills 8


Park Rapids 132, Perham 82, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale  74, Thief River Falls 65, West Central Area 48,  Frazee 46, Pelican Rapids 37, Park Christian 32, New York Mills 28, Lake Park-Audubon 3

Peterson, Jahnke, Vorderbruggen pace WolverinesWadena-Deer Creek’s Liz Peterson placed in four individual events while Autumn Jahnke and Hannah Voderbruggen each claimed titles Thursday in the Minnewaska Invitational. Jahnke had a winning vault of 8-6. Peterson was second in the event with a vault of 7-6. Peterson was also second in the 300 hurdles with a 55.26, third in the 100 hurdles with a 19.18 and fourth in the high jump with a 4-3.5. Vorderbruggen won the 1,600 with a time of 6:10.

Danyel Post gave the Wolverines a runner-up time of 1:06.21 in the 400 dash and took third in the 200 dash with a 28.93.Jessica Wood placed second in the discus with an 87-11 toss and took third in the shot put with a 26-8.

The Wolverines finished second in the 4x400 relay with a 4:40.

Sam Kelderman and Sutton Lohmiller paced the WDC boys with runner-up finishes. Kelderman took second in the 200 dash with a 24.93 and Lohmiller was runner-up in the shot put with a 41-10. Lohmiller was also fourth in the discus with a 100-01.


The Wolverines took second in the 4x200 relay with a 1:42.0.

Will Eliason and Jimmy Kim were fourth and fifth in the 800 run with times of 2:20.49 and 2:24.45

Minnewaska Invitational Team Results


Osakis 148, Otter Tail Central 106, WDC 99.5, Minnewaska 89,5, ABE 86, Prairie Valley 14, Hancock 3


Otter Tail Central 201, ABE 121, Minnewaska 79, WDC 44, Osakis 41, Prairie Valley 33

Jahnke triumphs in pole vault at Aurora Borealis Wadena-Deer Creek’s Autumn Jahnke won the pole vault competition Tuesday in the Aurora Borealis Indoor at Bemidji State University.


Jahnke cleared the bar at nine feet. Bagley/Fosston’s Gina Balstad was second with an 8-6 effort.

Led by Jahnke’s winning vault, the WDC girls finished 15th in a 24-team field with 13 points.

WDC’s Liz Peterson placed in three events. Peterson made the cut in the 60 meter hurdles with an 11.08 and placed 13th in the finals with an 11.44. Peterson tied for 11th in the high jump with a 4-6. She was ninth in the pole vault with a 7-0.

Danyel Post turned in a sixth place time of 1:05.9 in the 400.

Hannah Voderbruggen notched a 15th place time of 6:16.63 in 1,600 and a 17th place time of 2:52.68 in the 800.

The Wadena-Deer Creek boys took 19th in the 24-team boys meet with seven points.

Sutton Lohmiller was the top finisher for the WDC boys with a sixth place toss of 42-6 in the shot put.

Jimmy Kim ran the 800 in a seventh place time of 2:18.29. Will Eliason placed 11th in the event with a 2:20.14.


Sam Kelderman stayed under the minute mark in the 400 dash and placed 12th with a 58.46.

Tommaso Caramelli qualified 10th in the 60 dash with a 7.78 and then bettered his time in the finals with a 10th place time of 7.75.

BHV boys place 11th, girls finish 12th in Aurora Borealis Justin Gordon’s runner-up finish in the high jump sparked the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale boys in the Aurora Borealis while Rumor Stokes took second in the triple jump.

The BHV boys placed 11th with 19 points while the BHV girls took 12th with 16 points.

Gordon went 6-0 in the high jump and finished 14th in the 200 dash with a 25.85. He also ran a leg of BHV’s third place 4x200 relay team which posted a 1:42.38. Joining Gordon were Bradyn Sickels, Collin Morris and Diego Rodriguez.

Rodriguez took seventh in the 200 dash and ninth in the 60 dash with times of 25.32 and 7.74.

Brett Jansen set a pace that brought him across the finish line in the 3,200 run with a sixth place time of 11:57.85.

Samuel Moore made his mark in the shot put with a 13th place time of 39-5.


Stokes was a triple placer for in the girls’ competition. She tied for 11th in the high jump with a 4-6 and took 14th in the 200 with a 29.85.

BHV’s 4x400 relay team earned a sixth place finish with a time of 4:35.13. Their 4x200 relay took eighth with a 1:59.43.

The Raiders were strong in the shot put with Krista Dailey and Samara Tobeck placed sixth and eighth with throws of 33-1 and 32-5.

Courtney Templin ran a 1:06.33 for 10th in the 400 dash.

Abby Foy made the finals int he 60 dash with an 8.81 where she placed 13th with an 8.84. Kasey Willis finished 14th in the 60 hurdles with an 11.35 after qualifying with an 11.36.

Aurora Borealis

Team Results


Pequot Lakes 86, International Falls 85, Grand Rapids 75, Bagley/Fosston 38, Thief River Falls 36, Cromwell 31, Roseau 31, Pillager 30, United North Central 20, West Marshall 20, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 18, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 16, East Grand Forks 15, New York Mills 14, Wadena-Deer Creek 13, BGMR Freeze 12, Bemidji 10, Nevis 7, Deer River/Northland 7, Frazee 6, Red Lake County 4, Hibbing 4, Northome/Kelliher/Blackduck 4, Chisholm 2, Grand Forks Red River 1                                           


Pequot Lakes 77.50, Grand Rapids 69, Hibbing 54, Bagley/Fosston 47, Northome/Kelliher/Blackduck 45, Thief River Falls 39, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 37, East Grand Forks 35, Roseau 30.5, West Marshall 19.5, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 19, International Falls 16, Cromwell 15, Red Lake County 14, Chisholm 14, BGMR Freeze 10, Deer River/Northland 9, Grand Forks Red River 9, Wadena-Deer Creek 7, Pillager 5, Lake of the Woods 4, New York Mills 4, United North Central 3, Frazee 2

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