Performances shine as track season winds down

With the regular season winding down, members of the Killdeer High School track teams are turning in some of their best performances of the year.

From staff reports

Posted May 10, 2013

With the regular season winding down, members of the Killdeer High School track teams are turning in some of their best performances of the year.

Recently, the Cowboys competed at the Badlands Conference Meet on May 2 and the New Salem Meet two days later.

“Thought the kids competed pretty well,” said Killdeer boys’ head coach Nathan Horgeshimer of the conference meet. “We had a nice day in the sprints and scored a lot of points there. We had one relay exchange that we missed by a little bit, but we’ll get that fixed by regionals. The mile-relay team looked tough and made it into the state meet.

“Our throwers had nice days against some salty competition. Hayes LeMieux made the biggest throw of the day and finished fourth in discus. Jumpers and hurdlers scored some points as well and have been consistently placing in meets. Jon Mossett and Hunter Lincoln both had good efforts in the distance races.”

The coach was even more impressed when the Cowboys returned to action at the New Salem Meet, which was held at the Bowl in Bismarck.

“Our 4×200 relay was blazing around the track and lowered their time by one-and-a-half seconds,” he said. “Jake Benson had a great race in the hurdles and beat the two kids he’s been right behind all season. Lewis Dobitz and Trenton Rohr looked good in the 200, finishing first-second. Brey Gegelman got into the finals in the javelin and moved up on his last two throws.”

Girls head coach Barb Quintus was equally impressed with her athletes at the two meets.

“The girls had a great day at Beach for the Badlands Conference,” Quintus said. “We had a nice day in the field events with Morgan LeMieux taking second in the high jump, Kallisha Keller taking third in the pole vault and Allison Scheetz taking second in discus.

“Amber Kukla had an excellent race in the 800, taking second place. The relay teams also had a nice day with the 400 and 3200 relay teams taking third place, the 1600 relay taking fourth and the 800 relay taking fifth.”

At Bismarck, the 400 and 800 relay squads of Keller, Angel Calkins, Rylee Clarke and Kasey Houghton placed third in both races.

“We had a good day,” Quintus said. “Having a huge PR on Saturday was Brooke Fettig in the mile. She shaved off 24 seconds in her race. Kallisha also had a good day in the pole vault, taking fourth.”

The next two meets for the Cowboys are in Dickinson.


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