Alexandria falls to Spuds in home opener

Moorhead was too much for the Alexandria boys track and field team as they come away with a 77-55 win in the opening meet of the season.

Teagan Pfeffer jumps to a first-place length of 18 feet and 4.75 inches int he long jump in Alexandria's dual-meet loss to Moorhead on Apr. 10, 2021.

The Alexandria boys track and field team ran into a good Moorhead team in the season opener on Saturday.

Despite six Alexandria first-place finishes, the Spuds came away with a 77-55 win in the first meet of the regular season.

Alexandria senior AJ Sparr had an impressive afternoon in hurdle events and the pole vault. He took first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.11 before finishing second in the 300-meter hurdle race (44.90). Sparr took third in the pole vault by clearing nine feet.

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Joel Brault cruises to a time of 4:50.53 and a third-place finish in the 1600-meter run on Apr. 10, 2021. Alexandria dropped its first dual meet of the season against Moorhead 77-55. (Jared Rubado / Echo Press)


Nolan Morical showed off his versatility with four top-three finishes. He led all runners in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.10 seconds. He also anchored Alexandria’s second-place 4x100-meter relay behind Teagan Pfeffer, Christian Doumbia and Nicholas Huss (45.03). Morical took second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.40 seconds and first in the high jump at five and a half feet.

Morcial’s relay teammate, Pfeffer, also impressed by taking first in the long jump (18-04.75). Jack Theien ran a first-place time in the 400-meter dash in 53.48 seconds. Huss led all pole-vaulters at 10 and a half feet.

Joseph Lanoux led Alexandria’s throwers. He took third in the discus (113-08) and second in the shot put (44-04)

Mason Teaser starts Alexandria's 4x200-meter relay team as they run to a second-place finish. Teaser, Matthew Johnson, Alex Zavadil and Ibukunoluwa Taiwo finished in 1:41.57. (Jared Rubado / Echo Press)


100M HURDLES- 1st- AJ Sparr 18.11; 3rd- Samuel Williams 19.34; 100M DASH- 1st- Nolan Morical 11.10; 4x200M RELAY- 2nd- Mason Teaser, Matthew Johnson, Alex Zavadil, Ibukunoluwa Taiwo 1:41.57; 1600M RUN- 2nd- Jacob Kleven 4:47.45; 3rd- Joel Brault 4:50.43; 4X100M RELAY- 2nd- Teagan Pfeffer, Christian Doumbia, Nicholas Huss, Morical 46.03; 400M DASH- 1st- Jack Theien 53.48; 3rd- Jordan Nicholson 56.16; 300M HURDLES- 2nd- Sparr 44.9, 3rd- Williams 46.2; 800M RUN- 2nd- Hayden Peterson 2:13.8; 200M DASH- 2nd- Morical 22.4; 4X400M RELAY- 3rd- Kleven, Brault, Nolan Peterson, Nathan Klimek 3:56.9; HIGH JUMP- 1st- Morical 5-06.00; POLE VAULT- 1st- Huss 10.50; 3rd- Sparr 9.00; LONG JUMP- 1st- Pfeffer 18-04.75; TRIPLE JUMP- 2nd- Teaser 35-11.50; DISCUS- 3rd- Joseph Lanoux 113-08; SHOT PUT- 2nd- Lanoux 44-04.00

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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