State qualifying near end for track team

With the regular season winding down, members of the Killdeer High School girls track squad know their time for qualifying for state is nearing an end.

Posted May 17, 2013

From staff reports 

With the regular season winding down, members of the Killdeer High School girls track squad know their time for qualifying for state is nearing an end.

If recent performances are any indication, the track members may just be peaking at the right time.

“We are starting to wind down in our season and the girls’ team knows we need to compete at our utmost best in these last few track meets,” head coach Barb Quintus said.

Killdeer competed at the “Last Chance” meet Wednesday in Dickinson. On Saturday, the regional meet takes place at Beach.

“Even though the girls have not qualified for state, the top three place winners at the regional meet would qualify for the state meet, which will be held at the Bismarck Bowl on May 24th and 25th,” Quintus added.

Last week, the Killdeer track teams competed at Richardton-Taylor Meet May 7 and the Trinity Town Criers Meet Saturday.

At Saturday’s meet, the girls took seventh place with 45 points and the boys took 15th with 22 points.

“We have competed pretty well in our last couple of track meets,” Quintus said. “On Saturday’s meet, we had nine athletes that competed for the girls and they scored in the top 10 amongst 17 teams that were there to compete that day.

“Allison Scheetz did a super job in the discus throw, got a personal best, and took first place with a throw of 103-4. The following girls also achieved their personal best and placed in the top five at the meet. They were Amber Kukla, 800 run; Rylee Clark, 100 hurdles; Kallisha Keller, 100 dash; Lexi Clark, 400 dash; Brooke Fettig, 2-mile run; and Sydney Anderson, 1600-meter run.”

Kukla placed third with a time of 2:31.24. Rylee Clark was fifth, finishing in 18.10. She also grabbed sixth place in the pole vault, clearing 8-0. Fettig was fifth in her race, finishing in 13:34.48. Anderson was fourth in the 1600-mile run (5:52.58) and placed eighth in the pole vault at 6-6. Keller placed second in the pole vault, clearing 8-0.

The girls’ 1600-meter relay team of Angel Calkins, Kukla, Anderson and Lexi Clark placed fifth with a time of 4:33.14.

Lewis Dobitz took third place in the 100-meter dash, finishing in 11.44 to lead the Cowboys. Jon Mossett placed fourth in the 3200 (11:15.3), Hunter Lincoln placed fourth in the 800 run (2:11.32) as did Lewis Keller in the 200 dash (23.30).

Trenton Rohr placed eighth in the 200 dash, finishing in 24.57.

The May 7 meet was held at the Biesot Activity Center in Dickinson.

Three of the Cowboys’ relay teams crossed the finish line first.

Tucker Beck, Lincoln and Dobitz were members of all three relays. They were joined by Jake Benson to win the 400 relay in 45.54. Dobitz joined the trio to help the team win the 800 relay (1:32.84) and the 1600 relay (3:34.10).

Dobitz also placed second in the 400 dash, ending the race in 51.55.

Lincoln and Dobitz also captured third in individual races. Lincoln finished the 800 run in 2:09.18. Dobitz finished the 200 dash in 23.30.

Beck was fifth in the long jump at 20-0. Benson was one spot back of his teammate, finishing sixth in the long jump at 19-8. Jon Mossett placed sixth in the 1600 run with a time of 5:09.18.

Rohr was seventh in the 100 dash with a time of 11.78.

Christian Hernandez placed eighth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 19.36.

Morgan LeMieux was first in the high jump, clearing 4-9.

Keller was second in the pole vault, clearing 8-0 again. The girls’ 3200 relay also placed second (LeMieux, Kukla, Lexi Clarke, and Fettig).

Kukla was also fourth in the 800 (2:37.0) as was Rylee Clark in the pole vault (7-6).

The girls’ 400 relay placed fifth in 53.77. Members of the team were Keller, Calkins, Rylee Clark and Kasey Houghton. The same four girls also ran the 800-meter relay, finishing in sixth with a time of 1:55.91.

Fettig and Allison Scheetz both placed seventh in the 3200-meter run (14:12.81) and discus (90-10), respectively.

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