Killdeer girls second at Sakakawea County Classic

Steena Larsen and Sydney Andersen won first-place honors and helped the Killdeer girls track team place second in the Sakakawea Country Classic in Hazen on April 22.

Andersen took top honors in the pole vault for the second time this season, soaring to 8 feet, 6 inches. She had won the event in the inaugural season-opening Killdeer Cowboys “Quick Trigger” track meet.

Larsen, meanwhile, tossed the javelin 101 feet, 3 inches to win first place in that event.

With the two first-place efforts spearheading a balanced attack that saw the Cowboys place in 11 events, Killdeer scored 106 points. Hazen won the 12-team meet with 136 points.

And that depth was never more evident than in the pole vault and javelin. Killdeer had the top four placers in the pole vault and three of the top four in the javelin.

Following Andersen’s lead at 8-6, Killdeer’s Corrie Dobitz, Chenneth Morlock and Rachel Kisse tied for second at 8-0.

And in the javelin, after Larsen’s winning toss, Trae Murray was third with a mark of 94-3, followed in fourth by Lily McFadden’s 92-2 effort.

The Cowboys had four events with two placers, including the 400-meter dash, high jump, triple jump and the discus.

Shawnee Hansen, Murray and Morlock each placed in three individual events while Andersen and Kisse placed in two events.

Hansen was fourth in the 200- and 400-meter dashes and fifth in the 100-meter dash.

Murray, who missed last season due to a hip injury, placed fifth in the high jump and seventh in the discus to go along with her placing in the javelin.

And Morlock, in addition to her pole vault place, was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles and fifth in the long jump.

In addition to their pole vault effort, Andersen also placed third in the 400 while Kisse was eighth in the high jump.

Other Killdeer placers included Danielle Benze, third in the 3,200-meter run; Elissa Steffan, fourth in the triple jump, Kylee Boltz, seventh in the triple jump; and Gabi Flaget, fifth in the discus.

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