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Fergus Falls School
Fergus Falls Track & Field (B)

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Track & Field (B)

Sewell Qualifies for State in the Long Jump

By Craig Olson - Moorhead, MN

Junior Robert Sewell of the Fergus Falls boys track and field team is headed to the Class AA State Meet next Friday and Saturday at Hamline University in St. Paul. Sewell won the Section 8AA Long Jump competition on Saturday in Moorhead with a jump of 22-feet-one-half-inch. 

“Nice showing by the boys today at a very tough meet,” said Fergus Falls Head Coach Randy Hansen.  “The conditions were not ideal for season best performances.  Robert has worked so hard all season and off season.  To have him be rewarded for that work by winning the long jump and advancing to state next weekend is a great achievement for him.”  

Sewell also placed eighth in the 100 meter dash (12.08) and was a member of the sixth place 4 x 100 relay team (45.36) along with Jarrett Huus, Caleb Neubauer and Peter Anderson

Tyler Hansen came close to a personal best time in the 400 (52.58), placing fifth, and also finished eighth (5-08.00) in the high jump. 

The 4 x 800 relay team of Hunter Eldien, Jacob Marvel, Sam Eggen and Matthew Oehler) took seventh place (8:42.09). 

“They all scored points for us, helping us to a 13th place finish in a tough section,” reported Coach Hansen.  “It was a good day for the Otters!” 

Moorhead won the team competition with 117 points and Alexandria was second with 77.5 points. They were followed by Brainerd (69), Rocori (63), St. Cloud Apollo (61), Becker (60), Sartell-St. Stephen (46.5), Willmar (44), Detroit Lakes (37), St. Cloud Tech (31), Bemidji (27), Monticello (24), Fergus Falls (21), Foley (10), Sauk Rapids-Rice (8), Thief River Falls (4) and Little Falls (2).

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