TRACK AND FIELD: Panther Boys, Girls Tops at CNDC Meet
The Rugby boys and girls track & field teams both took first place Tuesday at the Central North Dakota Conference meet in Rugby.
Relays were a strong spot for the girls, as the 4×100- (Sara, Emily and Anni Stier and Maria Blessum), 4×400- and 4×800-meter (Karin Selland, Tristin Lunde, Bailey Nelson and Allison Foster) teams each took first place with times of 52.73, 4:27.65 and 10:57.35, respectively.
Emily Stier took first in long jump (16’11), and second in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes – with times of 12.97 and 26.61, respectively. All three spots were state-qualifying spots. Sister Sara took first in triple jump (34′ 10 1/2″) for a state-qualifying spot, second in long jump (16′ 3 1/2″) and fourth in the 200 dash (28.07). Sister Anni took second in the 400-meter dash (1:05.16), fifth in the 200 dash (28.51) and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles (55.19).
Maria Blessum tied for second in pole vault (7’6″), took second and a state-qualifying spot in triple jump (34′ 7 1/2″) and fourth in long jump (16′ 2 1/4″).
Lunde took first in the 800-meter run with a 2:37.29 time.
Nelson took first in the 1600-meter run with a 6:23.65 time. Freshman Dessa Denich took second in the event with a 6:44.10 time.
Foster took first in the 3200-meter run with a 12:47.41 time.
Sophomore Jazlyn Brossart took first in the 100-meter hurdles with an 18.32 time, and fifth in the 300 hurdles with a 54.62 time.
Senior Jessica Blessum took first in pole vault (9′), and second in high jump (4’9).
Sophomore Kari Fritel took first and a state-qualifying spot in shot put (37’9), and fifth in javelin (80’10”).
On the boys’ side of things, relays were also a high point. The 4×100 team (juniors Ryan Michels and Victor Gronvold, sophomore Kade Leier and senior Brad Heidlebaugh) took first and a state-qualifying spot with a 45.53 time. Also taking first in relays was the 4×400 team (Michels and seniors Nolan Hovland, Zach Miller and Tanner Bernhardt), who finished with a 3:40.44 time.
Gronvold took first and a state-qualifying spot in 300 hurdles (42.10), first in pole vault (11’6″) and second in the 100 dash (11.76).
Hovland took first and qualified for state in both high jump (6’6″) and triple jump (43’2″).
Michels took second and qualified in high jump (6’2″).
Heidlebaugh took first in discus (159’10”).
Miller took first in long jump (21’5″) and second in triple jump (42′ 1/2″).
Bernhardt took second in long jump, with a score of 21’4″.
As teams, the girls scored 282 and the boys scored 193.
PANTHERS TAKE FIRST AT PEACE GARDEN MEET
Relays again were high points for both the boys and girls teams at the Peace Garden Conference meet late last week in St. John.
For the girls, the 4×100 (Sara, Emily and Anni Stier and Maria Blessum), 4×200 (Kristina Brossart, Selland, Lauren Kraft and Anni Stier), 4×400 (Brossart, Selland, Lunde and Emily Salwey) and 4×800 (Salwey, Lunde, Nelson and Foster) relays all took first, with respective times of 53.24, 1:56.56, 4:40.06 and 10:43.14.
In terms of relays for the boys, the 4×100 (Leier, Gronvold, Michels, Bernhardt), 4×200 (Bernhardt, Hovland, Michels, Miller) and 4×400 (junior Tyler Schmaltz, Leier, Miller, Hovland) all took first, with respective times of 46.06, 1:38.18 and 3:44.
Emily Stier took first for the girls in the 200 dash (27.41), and Gronvold took first in that event for the boys (23.84). Stier also took first in long jump (15’4 “), and classmate Miller took first in long jump for the boys (19’1 “). She also took second in the 300 hurdles (49.02), and Hovland took first in that event (42.68).
Sara Stier took first in triple jump (32’9″), as did Miller (41’4″). Sara also took second in the 100 dash (13.59), and in that event Gronvold took first (11.94).
Shea and Brad Heidlebaugh both took first in discus, with Shea throwing 94’2″ and Brad throwing 148’11”.
Fritel took first in shot put, throwing 35’6″. Brad Heidlebaugh took third in that event, throwing 40’4″.
Jessica Blessum took first in pole vault (8’6″), and second in high jump (4’9″).
Hovland took first in high jump for the boys with a 6’4″ score.
Lunde took first in the 800 run, finishing in 2:36.41 minutes.
Foster took first in the 3200 run (12:46.18), and second in the 1600 run (6:04.15).
The track teams compete today at a meet in Harvey, and have one more meet (Velva on May 11) before the regional competition on May 16 in Rugby.
Tribune Staff Report
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