Dickinson High School gets 'Last Chance' to prepare for Regionals
May 16—BISMARCK — Monday's Last Chance track and field meet at the Bismarck Community Bowl serves as the final preparation for the Regional Track and Field Meet this Friday, May 19 at Bismarck State University, and some Dickinson High School athletes took advantage as many weekend meets were canceled due to bad weather. The girls team scored 47 total and the boys earned 31, but the real results of the season will be seen during the coming days, as the Last Chance meet's participation numbers were somewhat limited in preparation for the postseason meets to come..
In the running events, Emily Ash earned a first-place 26.25 in the 200m dash, while Kamora Phillips took home a sixth-place in the 100. The 4x100m relay team of Maycee Moe Jersi Luchi, Xeia Schneider and Phillips combined for a fourth-place time of 52.55 and the 4x200m relay team logged a seventh-place final practice.
In the field events, DHS record-holder Ash finished first in the pole-vault with a mark of 10'9". Jocelyn Arends took home a fifth-place mark of 35'11" in the shot-put while Jenna Nelson was second in the high jump at 5'1" with teammate Cecilia Homiston finishing sixth in the event.
For the boys' meet, limited participation by the varsity also led to limited results as many athletes chose to rest for Regionals, but Raji Jones finished fifth in the sophomore 100m dash and Christian Bowden was sixth for DHS in the varsity 200m dash with Braden Meschke earning a first-place in the sophomore event and Zachary Nodland took fourth. Blake Weller was tops in the sophomore 400m dash and Jack Goodall was sixth in the varsity 110m hurdles. The Midgets sophomores also took fourth in the 4x100m relay and fifth in the 4x200m relay, but the 4x400m sophomore relay team of Weller, Meschke, Duncan Blauer and Blake Homiston showed signs of the team's future with a first-place 3:34.88 time while the sophomore 4x800m relay team of Tate Berg, Lucas Alexander, Kaleb Binstock and Dawson Zubke took second with a time of 9:25.52.
In the field events, Ethan Halverson was seventh in the shot-put and sixth in the discus for the varsity, and Dylan Smith was seventh in the javelin for DHS. Bennett Carlson was a second-place finisher in the pole-vault with a 13'6" leap and Blake Homiston earned a first-place for the sophomores with a mark of 13', and Dickinson's Cole Skabo earned sixth in the varsity long-jump while Madox Tolman was fourth in the triple-jump with a mark of 40'3.5".
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