The bulldogs junior high track and field team got back on track last week with a pair of meets, as they hosted the junior high invitational on April 15th, and then traveled to Hazen on the 25th.
By Staff report
Throughout the season, the bulldogs have seen a familiar theme shape up, consistent scoring from a broad array of events. The bodes well for the future of Bowman County track and field, as the junior high team racked up team titles in the boys division of the Bowman County Invite, as well as 7th boys, 8th boys, and 7th girls division titles at the Hazen Invite.
At the Bowman County Invite, the bulldogs scored in all but one event in which they had entered and brought home 10 event champions led by Ellie Powell who won the 100m hurdles, 200m hurdles, long jump and triple jump. Caleb Sarsland joined Powell with multiple victories as he won the pole vault as well as the 4x800m relay (with teammates Karsen Kulseth, Nathan Dix, and Austin Wanner). Sam Andrews leaped to a title in the long jump, while Avrie Nohava sailed over 4’7” to win the high jump. In the girls sprint relays, the quartet of Gracie Blaser, AllieRae Stotts, Tylee Hinek, and Ashlyn Fischer bested the field in a time of 2:06.60, and Jaci Fischer held ground in the distance races with a 1-2 finish in the 1600m run along side teammate Kenley Bowman.
In Hazen the Dawgs battled a fierce wind and plenty of competition as 16 teams from wester and central ND collided. The bulldogs came away with 14 event champions led by the sprint relays. The 7th grade boys claimed titles in the 4x100m (Bishop Duffield, Roman Fossum, Kyler Paulson, and Bohden Duffield), 4x200m (Nate Dix, Paulson, Kenneth Rivera, and Bohden Duffield), 4x400m (Dix, Karsen Kulseth, Paulson, and Aidan Thompson). The girls team also won the 4x200m (Claire Stafford, Saige Stadheim, Tylee Hinek, Ava Linsdtrom), and 4x400m (Kenley Bowman, Jaci Fischer, Alexia Reisenauer, Stadheim).
In the distance events the bulldogs swept the 1600m run as Kulseth ran away with eh 7th grade boys division, and Jaci Fischer (7th girls), Paysha Rex (8th girls), and Austin Wanner (8th boys) all claimed titles in their respective divisions. Fischer, Rex, and Wanner all pulled off victories in the 800m run as well.
In the field events the young throwers showed their strength as Hunter Rasmussen (7th grade) won the shot put and placed 2nd in the discus, while Grant Kees powered to a victory in the discus.
The Bulldog Junior High team will be in action again on Friday, May 3rd at the Badlands Conference JH Championships at Killdeer Public School.