Bowman County runs away with Regional Class B track titles

May 20—DICKINSON — The Biesiot Activities Center was a hive of track and field activity during the Blass B West Regional Meet on Friday, with 11 teams on hand and dozens of competitors logging slots into the State Meet next week. Bowman County won both the boys and girls competitions with 194 for the ladies and 196 for the gentlemen.

Meanwhile, the top-5 team placements went to Beulah with 123, Trinity with 81, Killdeer with 66 and Hettinger County with 64.5 for the girls and Trinity scored 142, Killdeer was third with 114, Glen Ullin/Hebron was next with 64 and Beulah came in with a fifth-place 59.

Individual top-6 performers in the sprint events included Trinity's Izaak Kudrna and Luke Shobe, who finished 1-2 with a split second difference of Kudrna's 11.51 to 11.58 for Shobe. Killdeer's Dayne Dorval was third with an 11.65 and Ethan Hendrickson and Cayden Neurohr were fifth- and sixth-place for Killdeer. Adyson Gerbig was third for Bowman County with a 13.32 in the event, while her teammate Quin Andrews placed fifth.

In the 200m dash, Adyson Gerbig again game up big with a first-place 25.86 while Heart River's Ava Walter was second in at 27.15 and Trinity's Kate Glaser was sixth. The boys event saw another 1-2 finish for Kudrna and Shobe, this time at 23.19 for Kudrna and 23.39 for Shobe, while Hendrickson was fourth with a 23.85 for Killdeer.

Helena Pavek won the 400m dash with a 59.61, while Bowman County's Adyson Gerbig came in second with a 1:00.86, Sophia Headley was third for the Bulldogs with a 1:02.30 and Landyn Gerbig came in a split-second later with a 1:02.31. Jazlyn Ottmar was fifth for Hettinger County. The boys side saw Bowman County's Taylor Wanner come in tops with a 52.14 and Shobe placed second with a 52.32 for Trinity, while Hendrickson was third with a 52.47 and Nathan Dix took fourth with a 53.51. Jake Shobe came in sixth for Trinity in the event.

Killdeer's Addie Miller ended up winning the 800m run/dash with a time of 2:23.41 and Sophie Olsonawski was second for Hettinger County with a 2:24.94, while Jaci Fischer's 2:26.78 was good enough for third-place for BCHS and Hettinger County's Jazlyn Ottmar was fourth with a 2:30.38. Pavek was fifth for Trinity and Landyn Gerbig took sixth for the Bulldogs. Taylor Wanner took top-honors from Bowman County among the boys with a 2:01.72 and his teammates Gavin Lambourn was second with a 2:02.10 and Austin Wanner was third with a 2:02.54. Eli Hansen took fourth with a 2:03 for Trinity and his teammate Jace Cofer was fifth with BCHS's Jonah Njos rounding out the top-6 in the event.

The 1600m run was a 1-2-3 clean-sweep for Bowman County with a 4:32 for Austin Wanner, Taylor Wanner's 4:32.99 and Caleb Sarsland's 4:33.51 all coming on the heels of one-another, and Trinity's Hansen clocked a 4:34.25 for Trinity and fourth-place, while Cofer finished fifth and Njos took sixth. The girls also had solid performances in the event from winner Jaci Fischer at 5:34.37 and Hettinger County's Ruby Nasset again finishing strong at second with a 5:35.21. Abby Hardersen was fourth with a 5:51.96 for Killdeer and Anna Sarsland took fifth with Jordyn Honeyman placing sixth for BCHS in the event.

Nasset was first in the 3200m run with a 12:31.88 and Bowman County took the next three spots with Kenley Bowman's 12:36.64, Anna Sarsland's 13:10.42 and Julie Sarsland's 13:26.17. Kelly Schauer earned fifth for Hettinger-Scranton and Beach's Makiah Hartleib rounded out the top-6. For the boys, Austin Wanner led the pack with a 10:29.1 for Bowman County and his teammates, Gabe Sarsland at 10:59.39, Warner Bowman's 11:28.06, and Gavin Lambourn's 11:28.84 finished off the top-4 with Richardton-Taylor's Hadley Paulson coming in fifth.

Killdeer's Isaac Jaggi took the blue-ribbon in the 110m hurdles with a 16.64 and Rigo Lopez was second with a 17.56, while Bennett Jorgenson was fourth for Hettinger-Scranton with a 19.3 and Grayson Fettig from Killdeer outpaced sixth-place Matthew Aune of Richardton-Taylor. The girls 100m hurdles saw a fourth-place for AllieRae Stotts of BCHS with a 17.28 and Richardton-Taylor ended up in sixth.

In the 300m hurdles, Adyson Gerbig was first with a 47.03 and her teammates Quin Andrews took third with a 47.44 and a fourth-place 48.17 was turned in by Headley, while Dickinson Trinity's Pavek earned sixth in the event. The boys 300m hurdles saw Jorgenson take a second-place at 42.91 and Killdeer's Jaggi turn in a fourth-place 43.31, while Lopez was fifth for Trinity.

Trinity's 4x100m relay team of speed-merchants, Gage and Jake Glaser, Thomas Jacobs and Kudrna, took first with an emphatic 44.88, while Killdeer earned a fourth-place 47.36 and Bowman County was sixth in the event. But for the girls event Dickinson Trinity ended up with a third-place 53.54 and Bowman County finished just behind them with a 54.01, while Killdeer was fifth and Hettinger County was sixth.

Trinity's 4x200m team also was quick with Kudrna, Jake Glaser Jacobs and Luke Shobe taking first with a 1:33.47 and Bowman County was second with a 1:34.91. Killdeer was third with a 1:35.83, and Hettinger County placed fifth. The girls event saw a win for Heart River as Dallas Olson, Holly Stuber, Abby Talkington and Ava Walter coming in at 1:51.18, with Trinity's third-place time of 1:51.81 outlasting fifth-place Bowman County and sixth-place Hettinger-Scranton in the event.

Killdeer won the girls 4x400 relay event with Addie Miller, Mickellyn Walker, Taylee Andersen and Hardersen combining for a 4:17.23, while Trinity was second with a time of 4:18.84 and Bowman County took third in 4:21.31 and Hettinger-Scranton was fourth in at 4:31.79. Hettinger County took fifth-place. Meanwhile, Bowman County topped the field for the boys event with a 3:38.79 for Njos, Bohden Duffield, Aiden Thompson and Taylor Wanner, while Killdeer took second with a 3:40.45 and Hettinger County came in third with a 3:40.47. Trinity earned a fourth-place ribbon with a 3:47.38 in the event and Beach placed sixth.

The 4x800m girls relay team of Anna and Julie Sarsland, Kenley Bowman and Landyn Gerbig was first with a 10:22.46, while Trinity was third with a 10:25.7 and Hettinger-Scranton beat out Killdeer for fourth with a 10:28.03. Tallen Binstock combined with Huether, Justin Kathrein and Brock Ellis for a first-place 8:39.33 in the event, while Trinity earned a second-place 8:48.47 and Bowman County took fourth with a time of 8:56.61. Beach and Richardton-Taylor rounded out the top-6, respectively.

In the field events, Hunter Rasmussen took first for Bowman County in the shot-put with a 52'2.5" toss and his teammate Grant Kees was fourth with a 43'10" shot and Mace Stuber took fifth for the Bulldogs while Kane Rivinius was sixth in the event from Richardton-Taylor. Eastyn Gebhardt won the girls event for Richardton-Taylor with a 36'5" throw and Bowman County's Havyn Quintanilla took fourth with a 31'7" mark.

Rasmussen also took first in the discus with a 150'4" throw and Stuber came in fourth with a 130'11" mark, while Rivinius and Kees rounded out the top-6. The girls event saw Trinity's Melissa Zach finish in second-place with a 110'1" throw and her teammate Katherine Schneider was fourth with a 97'2" effort.

Heart River's Jayden Bailey won the javelin with a 152'8" mark and Cole Manolovits was second with 150-feet even and Gus Bohmbach took third with a 147-foot toss while Kees was fifth. The girls event saw Evelyn Kuntz take second for Richardton-Taylor with a 104'5" throw and Hettinger County's Samantha Greff came in third with a 97'4", just ahead of Gebhardt's 97-foot throw in fourth-place for Ricghardton-Taylor. Trinity's Melissa Zach and Bella Kovash rounded out the top-6 in the event.

Killdeer's Michael Cattoor took second in the high-jump at 5'10" and Matthew Aune was just behind him at 5'8" for Richardton-Taylor and Hendrickson's equal mark for Killdeer, which tied with Jaxon Reese of Killdeer and just ahead of teammate Cooper Bang. Addie Umbreit won the event for Bowman County with a 4'11" jump, while Killdeer's Madeline Lambert was second at 4'10" with Bowman County's Avrie Nohava. Anna Nasset tied at fourth at 4'8" with Hettinger-Scranton's Laela Jenson while Laura Sitter was sixth for Heart River.

BCHS's Andrews won the long-jump with a mark of 17'7" and her teammate Ellie Powell was second with a 17'2.75" effort, while Talkington was third for Heart River at 16'9.25" and Avrie Nohava placed fourth for Bowman County at 16'9" with Redka earning fifth for Richardton-Taylor. The Duffields came in 1-2 in the event, with Bohden thundering to a 22'2.25" mark and Bishop turning in an admirable 21'5.25" effort, while Manolovits came in fourth with 20'8.5" and Gage Glaser earning fifth-place.

The girls pole-vault was won by Trinity's Anna Clifton at 10-feet even, while Killdeer's Danielle Dobitz took second with a 9-foot leap. Gracie Doe, Leah Duttenhefner and Josey Andersen placed fourth- through-sixth for the Cowboys in the event. On the boys side, Gage Glaser again came in first for Dickinson Trinity with a 12'6" effort, while Killdeer's Gus Bohmbach and Cattoor turned in 12' and 11', respectively for second and third. Jake Glaser was fourth with a 10'6" mark and Trinity's Max Glaser edged out Killdeer's Elijah Ramos for fifth-place.

Talkington earned a first-place 33'11.5" leap in the triple-jump, while Anna Nasset was second for Hettinger County with a 33'5.5" mark at second, and Bowman County's Powell finished fourth with a 32'3" effort, ahead of Mariska Krank at fifth from Richardton-Taylor. Bishop Duffield took second in the event on the boys side with a 41'4" mark for Bowman County and Manolovits was third at 39'5.5" for Hettinger County and Trinity's Jacobs was fourth with a 37'6" leap. Beach's Lucas Brown and Hettinger County's Mark Fitterer rounded out the top-6.

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