Killdeer boys edge Southern McLean for Underwood track title

Stephen Westarp and Rope Smith were among four champions that helped the Killdeer Cowoys win the Underwood Track Meet at Washburn on May 11.

Westarp won the 800-meter run and Smith took top honors in the discus.

Both led a balanced attack in each event that saw the Cowboys place four in the top eight positions.

That helped the Cowboys score 129 points, which edged Southern McLean’s 125.5 score.

Westarp won the 800 in 2 minutes, 16.29 seconds, and was followed by Jace Andersen in fourth, Orion Bowen in fifth and Garrett Calkins in eighth.

Smith won the discus with a mark of 145 feet, 2 inches, which was a state-qualifying mark. He was followed by Garrett LeMieux in second, Alex Sadowsky in fourth and Liam McFadden in seventh.

Cole Dukart and LeMieux also won first place for the Cowboys.

Dukart was first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.40 seconds while LeMieux won the high jump with a state-qualifying leap of 6 feet, 4 inches.

The Cowboys placed in 13 events in the meet, including three relays.

Beach Booster

Hoyt Zander, Jace Andersen and Tony Kluver won first place in their events and the Cowboys took third as a team.

Zander cleared 13 feet, 7 inches to win the pole vault.

Kluver continued is winning streak in the javelin, posting a mark of 158-02.

And Andersen, a seventh grader, posted a time of 11 minutes, 15.95 seconds to win the 3,200-meter run.

Killdeer scored 95 points, trailing only champion Bowman County with 166 and Dickinson Trinity at 152 in the 10-team field.

Killdeer placed in a dozen events in the meet.

Kluver led a 1, 2, 3 sweep in the javelin. He was followed by Zander and Dylan Tabor.

Trinity Last Chance

Zander, Kluver and Smith also won first-place honors at Dickinson State University on May 16.

The Cowboys were third in the team race with 92 points.

Dickinson Trinity turned the tables on Bowman County, winning the meet with 125 points, eight more than the Bulldogs.

Zander cleared 13 feet to win the pole vault. He edged out arch rival Braedon Gumke of Watford City for the title.

Kluver, meanwhile, led three Cowboys in the javelin. He won with a mark of 145-06, while Zander was third and Tabor fifth.

Smith also led a balanced Killdeer attack in the discus. He won with a toss of 143-04, followed by LeMieux in second, Sadowsky in sixth and Pat Williams in seventh.

Killdeer placed in 10 events in the final meet before the Southwest Regional meet in Beach on Saturday.

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