Shawnee Hansen was busy Friday and Saturday, not only on the track at Bismarck State College, but in between.
By Brad Mosher
She competed in the 100 meters. The 200 meters. The 400 meters. The 800 meter relay.
Including prelims and finals, she ran in seven races.
When it was over, the newly-minted Killdeer graduate had collected a third place and two sixth place finishes.
When she and the rest of her teammates finished Saturday, they placed 11th in the team standings with 23.5 points – three points ahead of rival Dickinson Trinity.
Rugby had claimed the state team title with 84.5 points, followed by Thompson (67.5), Langdon Area-Erdmore-Munich (40), Central Cass (38) and Oakes (36.5) rounding out the top five.
Killdeer was 1.5 points out of 10th place, where Garrison-Max finished.
In addition Hansen, the Cowboys unveiled their secret weapon – the pole vault. Three Killdeer athletes were on the awards podium after the pole vault finished. Chelsey Morlock placed fourth by clearing 9 feet, while Danielle Dobitz cleared 8 feet, six inches to tie for fifth place and Gracie Doe was seventh, also clearing 8 feet, six inches.
In the discus, Steena Larsen placed eighth with a toss of 109 feet, one inch, finishing one inch behind seventh.
In the 800 meter relay, the Killdeer quartet of Karly Bang, Morlock, Kelly Bang and Hansen placed sixth with a time of 1:49.52.
Boys battle at state
The boys squad finished in a tie for 40 th place at the state meet, with a total of two points.
Dylan Tabor threw 154-0 in the javelin to place seventh, earning the only two points for the Cowboys.
Kacen Gartner placedn14th in the 100 meters with a time of 11.62, and 12th in the 200 meters with a time of 23.51 seconds.
Freshmen Owen Duttenhefner and Jace Andersen placed 14th and 16th in the 3,200 meters, respectively.