The Junior High track and field team took to the Badlands Conference Championships in Killdeer last week and did not disappoint. In the 4 division meet, the bulldogs claimed team titles in the 8th grade boys and 7th grade girls divisions. Meanwhile the 7th grade boys came up 2 point short of the title settling for the runner-up finish, and the 8th grade girls placed 3rd behind the performances of 5 young ladies.
In the 7th grade boys division, the bulldogs found themselves tied with Dickinson Trinity going into the final event. The 1600m relay decided their fate as the Titans came out on top with the Bulldogs right behind them for 2nd place. The bulldogs used their strength in the throwing events to sweep the discus and shot put as Hunter Rasmussen brought home both titles. In the hurdles Kirklan Meschke and Karsen Kulseth placed 1-2 to dominate the field. Kulseth also claimed the title in the 1600m run besting the field by 16 seconds. The bulldogs also put their stamp on the sprint relays winning the 4x100m and 4x200m races . Bishop Duffield, Roman Fossum, Kyler Paulson, and Bohden Duffield dominated the 4×100 while Nathan Dix and Kenneth Rivera joined Paulson and Bohden Duffield in the 4×200.
The 7th grade girls bested rival Dickinson Trinity by 8 points behind victories by Jaci Fischer in the 800m and 1600m runs, as well as the 4x200m relay team of Claire Stafford, Saige Stadheim, Tylee Hinek, and Ava Lindstrom.
The 8th grade boys bested Dickinson Trinity by 2.5 points as the 6 boys combined for 5 event titles. Austin Wanner led the way in the distance races as he claimed the top spot in the 800m and 1600m runs. Teammate Caleb Sarsland followed close behind, and earned his individual title in the Pole Vault. Mace Stuber, Grant Kees, and Zach Doll did their damage in the throws as Stuber won the discus throw and placed 2nd in the shot put. Sam Andrews also won the long jump with a leap of 16’11”.
In the 8th grade girls division, five ladies racked up 83 points in route to a 3rd place finish. 5 event championships were eared as Paysha Rex collected three of them; a victory in the 800m run, the 1600m run and the 4x400m relay where she was joined by Carmen Burke, Kennedi Blankenbaker, and Avrie Nohava. Nohava also claimed three titles on the day, winning the high jump and joining Blankenbaker, Burke, and Ashlyn Fischer in the 4x200m relay.
Full results and information from all the junior high action can be found at: www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/School.aspx?SchoolID=71312