Katelynn Lane won both hurdles races and helped the Killdeer girls track team dominate the field in the Underwood track meet in Washburn on May 11.
And she did so in state-qualifying fashion.
Lane had already secured a spot in the 2017 North Dakota State High School Track and Field Championships in the 100-meter hurdles. But she did it again, posting a winning time of 15.76 seconds.
She made it two-for-two when she blitzed the field in the 300-meter hurdles, racing to a winning time of 47.93 seconds – nearly six seconds faster than runner-up MeKenna Wilson of Central McLean.
Shawnee Hansen tied Cassie Gefroh of Linton-HMB for first in the 200-meter dash, posting a state-qualifying time of 26.56 seconds.
The Cowboys’ 400- and 3,200-meter relays teams also won first place. The 400-relay team was made up of Lane, Chelsey Morlock, Steffan and Hansen and posted a state-qualifying time of 51.88 seconds. The 3,200-relay team of Danielle Benz, Rachel Kisse, Rachel Voigt and Hanna Benz posted a winning time of 11 minutes, 27.31 seconds.
Killdeer’s 1,600-meter relay team of Sydney Andersen, Chelsey Morlock, Rachel Voigt and Hansen placed second but posted a state-qualifying time of 4:15.52.
The Cowboys absolutely dominated the field, running away with the team title in the 12-team field. Killdeer won five events, including two relays and placed in 16 events. Four of those events had at least three Killdeer placers.
The 100-hurdles was one of those events. After Lane won the event, Chenneth Morlock was fourth and Corrie Dobitz was sixth.
The 400-meter dash, triple jump and the discus also had an abundance of Killdeer placers in the top eight.
Shawnee Hansen won the 400-meter dash in a state-qualifying time of 1:01.90 and Gabi Flaget won the shot put with a mark of 34-04 feet to lead the Cowboys to a fourth-place finish on May 13.
The Cowboys scored 104 points. Hazen won the meet with 154 points, followed by Dickinson Trinity and Bowman County in the nine-team field.
Though short-handed, the Cowboys used its balance to place in 13 events.
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Flaget won the shot put and five Killdeer athletes placed in the pole vault to pace the Cowboys at Dickinson State on May 16.
Flaget won the event with a mark of 32-04 feet, followed by Andersen in second and Butts in fifth. Flaget and Butts also placed in the discus.
But the real depth came in the pole vault, led by Corrie Dobitz in third with a vault of 9-06 feet. It tied a school record she shares and punched her ticket to the state meet. Rachel Kissee, followed in fourth and Anderson in fifth, Morlock in sixth and Steena Larsen in seventh.
Hansen led a balanced attack in the 400, placing second, followed by Andersen in fifth and Voigt in seventh.
Killdeer placed third in the 10-team meet with 92 points. Dickinson Trinity won the event with 136 points and Bowman County was second at 125.