Panthers take top spot at Lloyd Memorial meet
Athletes from two Pierce County high schools traveled to Fessenden Tuesday to compete in the Clark and Sharon Lloyd Memorial Track and Field Meet.
Rugby High School’s boys’ and girls’ squads took first place in the meet, outscoring the 19 other participating schools by a wide margin, just as they had in the April 5 CNDC Meet in Minot.
“We got a few kids qualified (for state competitions) today,” noted RHS Coach Bill Jansen. “We didn’t have a meet until the 24th last year, so we’re really kind of a week ahead. But we really haven’t a chance to practice yet outside and get in the pit, so we’re a little rusty.”
Jansen added, “We’ve got some good kids, so we got some qualified events.”
The Panther 4×100 meter relay team of Keith Vetsch, Jaden Hamilton, Cody Jundt and Corey Mattern qualified for state at the meet with their first place finish in the event with a time of 45.53 seconds. The Panthers tied a meet record and qualified for state in the 4×200 meter event as Keith Vetsch, J.D. Matehs, Jundt and Corey Mattern finished first in that event with a time of 1:34.76.
Corey Mattern also qualified for state in the boys’ triple jump with a score of 41 06.25. Other Panthers finishing in the top for the event include Tim Mueller, with 38-09.50, 4th place; Devan Michels with 38-09.25, 5th place, and Jaden Hamilton, 38-07.75 in 6th place. Cole Slaubaugh of Wolford High School scored 36-07.00, finishing in 9th place for the Comets.
Keith Vetsch took second in the boys’ 100-meter dash with a time of 11.66 seconds, while Hudson Hooker took 25th place, finishing in 12.77 seconds. Riley Odden finished the event with a time of 14.47 seconds. Wolford High’s Tyrel Yoder finished in 11th place, finishing for the Rolette/Wolford Comets in 12.37 seconds.
Jundt took third place for the Panthers in the boys’ 200 meter dash, finishing in 24.21 seconds. Mueller finished in 7th place with a time of 24.76 seconds, while Odden finished 49th with a time of 30.05 seconds.
Panther finishers in the boys’ 400 meter dash were: Warren Walker with 57.17 seconds for 9th place; Hooker with 1:00.82 for 27th place, and Odden with a time of 1:06.93 for 47th place. Tyrel Yoder finished in 11th place for the Comets, finishing with a time of 57.63 seconds.
Dawson Schepp finished the boys’ 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.51 for 7th place. Cole Wentz placed 11th for the Panthers with a time of 2:29.69, and Landon Rost finished in 17th place with a time of 2:33.56.
Schepp finished the boys’ 1600 meter run with a time of 5:28.86 for 14th place, while Wentz came in 18th with a time of 5:35.00 and Rost finished 24th with a time of 5:49.88.
Eighth grader Austin Dibble finished in 5th place for the Panthers in the boys’ 3200-meter run with a time of 11:24.40.
Matehs finished the 110 meter hurdles in 2nd place with a time of 16.60, while Kory Vetsch finished 9th with a time of 21.29 seconds. Tyrel Yoder of Wolford finished with a time of 17.77, taking 4th place for the Comets.
Keith Vetsch took 2nd place for the Panthers in the 300 meter hurdles, finishing in 42.59 seconds, while Matehs finished in 3rd with a time of 44.11 seconds. Kory Vetsch finished in 12th place with a time of 49.69 seconds. Tyrel Yoder finished in 4th place for the Comets with a time of 44.32 seconds.
Panthers Walker, Wentz, Matehs and Jundt placed 1st in the boys’ 4×400 meter relay with a time of 3:57.46.
The Panthers took 3rd place in the boys’ 4×800 meter relay, with Rost, Dibble, Schepp and Wentz finishing the event in 9:40.99.
Panther boys’ high jump scorers were: Hamilton with 6.00; Michels with 5-06.00; Mueller with 5-06.00 and Walker with 5-04.00.
Boys’ long jump finishers were Michels, 1st place, with a score of 19-07.00; Mattern with a score of 19-07.50 for 2nd place; Hamilton with a 3rd place score of 19-05.00; Mueller with a 5th place score of 18-11.00; Walker with a score of 17-00.00 for 11th place, and Nathan Livedalen for 20th place with a score of 15-09.00. Wolford’s Cole Slaubaugh scored 16-06.00 to earn 14th place for the Comets.
In the boys’ pole vault event, Kory Vetsch earned 5th place with a 9.00-foot jump.
Panther finishers in the boys’ shot put event were Isaiah Bundy-Smith with 36-11.00 in 13th place; Ethan Brandt with 33-02.00 for 24th place, and Zach Grice for 26th place with 32-10.50. Boys’ discus throw finishers were Bundy-Smith with 104-04.00, Grice with 85-02.00, and Brandt with 67-10.00. Bundy Smith scored 15th place for the javelin throw event with a score of 113-10.50.
The Panther boys’ team finished the meet in first place with a total point score of 139. Rolette Wolford finished in 12th place with a score of 20 points.
The Lady Panthers also finished in the top spot for the evening, scoring a total of 149 points for all events. Rolette/Wolford took the 17th spot, earning 12 points.
The Panther girls saw more qualifying scores for the meet and broke a meet record when Maria Blessum vaulted for 10.00 feet. Brooke Blessum’s 8 -06.00 vault earned 2nd place for the Panthers, and Anna Clements’ 7-00.00 vault earned her 5th place for the event. Teammate Kelly Swanson came in 7th place with her 7-00.00 vault.
Brooke Blessum qualified for state with her score of 34-04.00 in the girls’ triple jump. Swanson scored 6th with a 30-11.00 jump, while Janikka Miller’s 29-00.00 jump earned the 9th place spot. Lauren Casavant’s 25-10.00 jump earned the 13th place spot.
Brooke Blessum also qualified for state in the girls’ high jump event with a score of 5-01.00, earning 2nd place in the event. Eighth grader Peyton Hauk earned 15th place in the event with a score of 4-03.00
The girls’ 300 meter hurdles also saw a qualifying score when Anni Stier finished in second place with a time of 46.83 seconds. Other Lady Panther finishers in the event include Taylor Mayer, who finished in 56.18 seconds; Clements, who finished in 57.45 seconds; Hauk, who finished in 58.49 seconds, and Emily Salwey, who finished in 1:00.59.
In the girls’ 4×200 meter relay, the team of Maria Blessum, Stier, Emily Mattern and Kristina Brossart earned a state-qualifying time of 1:50.76.
Finishing in the girls’ 100 meter dash were: Brossart, 2nd place, with a time of 12.93 seconds; Mattern, 8th place with a time of 13.70 seconds; Mikaylee Livedalen, with a time of 14.40 seconds; Taylor Mayer, with a time of 14.76 seconds; Brooke Senger, with a time of 14.83 seconds; Sarah Blessum, with a time of 14.97 seconds; Ella Jacobson, with a time of 14.98 seconds; Anna Duchscherer, with a time of 15.05 seconds; Anna Johnson, with a time of 15.08 seconds, and Casavant, with a time of 16.46 seconds. Wolford’s Katie Yoder finished the event for the Comets in 14.43 seconds.
Times for the girls’ 200 meter dash were: Brossart, 2nd place, 27.41 seconds; Mikaylee Livedalen with 30.34 seconds; Senger, with 30.74 seconds; Sarah Blessum with 30.89 seconds; Clements with 31.79 seconds; Johnson with 32.08 seconds; Salwey with 32.39 seconds; Duchscherer with 32.53 seconds, and Elli Kuntz with 38.33 seconds. Wolford’s Sierra Tofte finished for the Comets in 32.95 seconds.
Finishing the girls’ 400 meter dash were: Stier, 3rd place in 1:03.79; Mattern, 8th place in 1:07.17; Mikayle Livedalen in 1:08.46 for 10th place; Senger for 13th place in 1:08.80; Jacobson in 1:12.32; Johnson in 1:15.64 and Duchscherer in 1:18.11.
Finishing the girls’ 800 meter run were: Duchscherer for 11th place in 2:47.15; Joey Wolf in 2:55.61 in 16th place; Rylie Suchor in 2:56.66 in 20th place, and Braelynn Oppen in 36th place with 8:15.33.
Finishing the girls’ 1600 meter run were Brooklyn Bartsch, with a time of 5:57.37 for 3rd place; Karsyn Hager, with a time of 6:10.03 for 8th place; Kendyl Hager, with a time of 6:18.03 for 9th place; Duchscherer for 10th place with a time of 6:18.89; Wolf, with a time of 6:23.63 for 17th place; Suchor in 20th place in 6:32.70, and Braelynn Oppen in 8:15.33 for 27th place.
Lady Panthers finishing the girls’ 3200 meter run were: Bartsch, 4th place with a time of 12:00.48; Karsyn Hager for 5th place with a time of 13:23.63, and Kendyl Hager, with a time of 13:40.21 for 7th place.
Girls’ 100 meter hurdle finishers were: Maria Blessum, with a 1st place finish in 16.87 seconds; Clements for 13th place in 19.61 seconds; Emily Salwey for 21st place in 20.62 seconds; Mayer for 25th place in 21.05 seconds and Hauck, 28th place in 22.01 seconds. Wolford’s Katie Yoder finished in 36th place for the Comets, with a time of 23.24 seconds.
Panthers Maria Blessum, Stier, Sarah Blessum and Brossart finished 2nd in the girls’4×100 meter relay with a time of 52.97 seconds.
The Panther girls also finished in 2nd place in the 4×400 meter relay, with Mattern, Senger, Mikaylee Livedalen and Duchscherer finishing in 4:34.55.
The team of Karsyn Hager, Duchscherer, Wolf and Suchor took 6th place for the Panthers, finishing in a time of 11:17.65.
Brooke Blessum earned 2nd place in the girls’ long jump with 15-05.50. Hauk earned 8th place with her 14-08.00 jump, while Swanson took 9th place with a 14-02.50 jump. Rounding out the scores were: Mayer at 13-06.25, Miller at 12-10.00 and Casavant at 10-11.00.
Jacoby Glasser earned 4th place with her shot put throw of 32-06.50. Other scorers were: Riley Grove with 27-02.00; Lauren Voeller with 24-05.00 and Niah Wollenzien with 20-03.00.
Girls’ discus throw scorers were: Glasser with 82-08.00; Grove with 70-06.00; Voeller with 69-07.00.
Girls’ javelin throw scorers were: Grove with 85-10.00; Glasser with 79-01.00; and Voeller with 72-04.0
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