Snow doesn’t slow Killdeer track teams

Wintry weather nearly a month into spring didn’t deter Killdeer athletes from warming the track April 13 at Baker, Mont.

 By EDDIE HIBBS III

For the Herald

Posted April 19, 2013 

Wintry weather nearly a month into spring didn’t deter Killdeer athletes from warming the track April 13 at Baker, Mont.

The meet originally was scheduled for Bowman.

“Our sprinters are in good early season form,” Killdeer girls head track coach Barb Quintus said. “They competed well on a windy day. Tucker Beck has been on a tear to start the season and continued it down there, winning the 200 and coming in second in the long jump.

“Lewis (Dobitz) and Trenton (Rohr) had some nice races as well.”

Beck took the gold in the 200 with a time of 23.80 seconds. He was also a member of the 400-meter relay team and the 1600-meter relay team, both of which also placed first. The 4×100 team qualified for state with a time of 45.32. Joining Beck on the team were Rohr, Dobitz and Hunter Lincoln. The same four also teamed for the 4×400 relay, finishing in 3:44.47. Dobitz also won the gold in the 400 dash, finishing in 54.10 and placed second in the 200 dash in 24.11.

“Hunter had another good 800 race and looks to be pretty tough in that as the season moves along,” Quintus added. “Cristian Hernandez had a huge personal record in the 300 hurdles and ended up finishing eighth. Hayes has been consistent in the high jump and cleared 5-8 for the second straight meet. The boys team as a whole looked good, even though we were missing a couple of kids.”

Lincoln finished his race in 2:14.58. Hernandez crossed the finish line in his race in 49.11.

There were 19 teams at the meet and the boys took second in the team standings with 73 points while the girls finished ninth with 23 points.

“For the girls track team, they also competed on a windy and not so warm day,” Quintus explained. “Jurnee Murray led the way, taking second in the 300 hurdles and Amber Kukla took third in the 400 dash.”

Murray earned the silver medal with a time of 56.59. Kukla finished her race in 1:07.20.

Also competing and doing quite well was the 400-relay team consisting Kallisha Keller, Angel Calkins, Jocelyn Walker and Kasey Houghton, which placed fifth in 55.81. Houghton also had a nice race in the 200 dash, placing fifth in 29.66. Kukla also placed fifth in the 800 run, finishing in 2:48.66.

“Abby Zastoupil had a huge personal record in the discus, throwing more than 85 feet,” Quintus added. “The girls team is starting to excel in spite of missing a few key athletes on Saturday.”

Other individual place winners for Killdeer included:

• Rohr, who placed fourth in the 100 dash in 12.78;

• Rohr, who placed fifth in the 200 dash in 24.62;

• 1600-meter relay team (second squad), consisting of Hernandez, Hayes LeMieux, Caleb Musick and Jon Mosset, which placed seventh in 4:13.85;

• Brooke Fettig, who placed eighth in the 800 run in 2:56.20; and

• Jon Mossett, who placed eighth in the 3200 run in 12:16.30.


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