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Fischer, Stafford lead girls team through busy week

It has been a very busy week for the Bowman County Girls Track & Field team, but the results are starting to show. Two home meets and a trip to Belle Fourche have proven to energize the bulldogs through their midseason schedule.

Meggie Fischer wins the high jump at the Bowman County Booster clearing a height of 5-foot-1. (Photo by Chris Peterson/For The Pioneer)

It has been a very busy week for the Bowman County Girls Track & Field team, but the results are starting to show. Two home meets and a trip to Belle Fourche have proven to energize the bulldogs through their midseason schedule.

In consecutive meets over the last week, both Meggie Fischer and Ellie Stafford have elevated themselves into the NDHSAA State Track and Field Meet, by clearing 5’1 in the high jump. Just as impressive is the consistency that they are beginning to show as both jumpers reached the 5’1 mark again on Tuesday at the Bowman County Booster Meet.

In the horizontal jumps, Cassidy Walby has continued to lead the way with strong showings in the triple and long jump. Maury Burke and Fischer have also added stability in those events.

In the throws, Becki Fuchs has continued to lead the way in the shot put and discus, while Stafford has joined her to develop depth in the javelin.

On the track the bulldogs have also been strong contenders. The sprint crew, led by Burke and Walby, have been steadily improving times in the short relays as well as their open events. The mid-distance runner, led by Alexius Miller, have shown great potential. Strong times in the 4x400m relay, and a deep stable of 400m runners, have provided stability and strength to the ladies team. In the distance events, Lacey Fiest has emerged as a postseason threat with strong finishes in the 800, 1600, and 3200m runs throughout the week. The girls team also hosts a competitive crop of hurlders, as Fischer, Stafford and Abby Smyle continue to cut time, place well and set the stage for a postseason run.

The middle of the competition season can get to be a grind, but as Coach Jahner explains, it is vital. “We use a lot of these midseason meet as a training source. Conditions may not be perfect, but we compete and grow from there.”. The bulldogs seem to be growing up just fine, as the girls have captured team titles in their last three meets, and 4 of the 5 meets the have competed in.

All meet results can be found at www.bowman.k12.nd.us/track. The bulldogs will be in action again at the Dakotah Bank Relays in Lemmon on Saturday, April 22nd, beginning at 10:30am.


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