Blessum takes state title in pole vault
In the State Class B Track and Field State Championship meet held in Bismarck May 25 and 26, the Rugby Panthers Girls tied for fourth place with Dickinson-Trinity. Hazen had a total of 65 points to take first place. Hillsboro/Central Valley took second and Park River/Fordville-Lankin, third.
Taking the pole vault state championship was Rugby Panther’s Maria Blessum with a 11′ 0″ height to take first place.
In the long jump, Brooke Blessum was eighth place with a 16′ 1/4 inches jump to give her eighth place.
Maddie Uhlenkamp placed third in State in the shotput, with a 36′ 4 1/2″ and runner-up in the Discus with 115′ 10.” Brooke Blessum was runner-up in the triple jump with 35′ 113/4.”
In the 100-meter dash Kristina Brossart placed fifth with a time of 12.98. In the 100-meter hurdles, Maria Blessum placed fifth with a time of 16.28.
In the 4 x 200 meter relay, Rugby placed fifth in the finals. The team consisted of Maria Blessum, Anni Stier, Emily Mattern and Kristina Brossart. Their total time was 1:46.94.
In the 4 x 400, Rugby also placed fifth. The team consisted of Tristin Lunde, Emily Mattern, Maria Blessum and Anni Stier. Their time was 4:10.21.
Boys track takes 26th at state
Rugby High School’s boys track & field team found itself in a three-way tie at the State Class B Track & Field Tournament last week in Bismarck.
The team tied with Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood and Hankinson’s boys teams for 26th place out of 80 teams.
The 4×100-meter relay team (Keith Vetsch, John Butler, Kaden Jaeger and Corey Mattern-46.47) took seventh place. The 4×200-meter relay team (Vetsch, Butler, Jaeger and Cody Jundt-1:32.89) took fourth. The 4×400-meter relay team (Jundt, Mattern, Butler and Warren Walker-3:38.51) took 13th. The 4×800-meter relay team (Walker, Cole Wentz, Trace Goven and Dawson Schepp-9:10.83) took 19th place. Schepp took 19th (10:48.05) in the 3200-meter run. Jaden Hamilton took eighth in high jump with a six-foot jump. Mattern took 10th in triple jump with a 41-foot, 0.25-inch jump.
Jaeger placed 11th in the 100-meter dash. Butler placed 17th in the 200-meter dash. Jundt placed 17th in the 400-meter dash. J.D. Matehs placed 16th and Hayden Thingvold placed 18th in the 110-meter hurdles. Keith Vetsch placed 11th and Matehs placed 18th in the 300-meter hurdles.
Rugby Boys Track Coach and Athletic Director Scott Grochow was named the Subway State Coach of the Year for Boys Class B according a Twitter post from the North Dakota High School Coaches Association.
Tribune Staff contributed to this report
Please Enter Your Facebook App ID. Required for FB Comments. Click here for FB Comments Settings page