Bowman alum inducted into track hall of fame

Bowman native and star athlete Tanya Fischer (Jagodzinski) was inducted into the North Dakota Track and Field Hall of Fame in a ceremony that took place on the Saturday of the state track meet. Jagodzinkski, along with six other star North Dakota track athletes, were recognized in front of the crowd just as the track events were starting for the day. Another five athletes were inducted to the hall of fame but were not present for the ceremony.

Tanya Fischer (Jagodzinski) (Far Left), looks at her fellow hall of fame inductees. The ceremony took place at the state track meet in Bismarck. (Pioneer Photo by Cole Benz)

By COLE BENZ | Pioneer Editor

From 1989 to 1994 she was a state champion in 12 events, and placed sixth or higher seven other events.

Jagodzinski was also a standout athlete in cross country and basketball during her high school career. As a junior and senior she was also an individual state champion in cross country. She was named the state tournament MVP in basketball as a junior and was on the Bulldog team that won the championship in 1992.

As a senior Jagodzinski was named Miss Basketball and is the All-time leading scorer with 3,148 points.

She was also named the North Dakota Female Athlete of the Year as a junior.

Jagodzinski said it was nice to reminisce about her work on the track field, and said that it was a great opportunity to get to the big event.

“It’s a nice time to remember things and get together with my family,” she said. “And a good excuse to come to state track.”

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