Trinity offers 'Last Chance' to tracksters at Biesiot during Tuesday meet

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May 18—DICKINSON — With the Western Edge playing host to big-time Class B track and field over the middle of May, the Biesiot Activities Center provided a final regular-season opportunity on Tuesday for area runners, racers, jumpers and throwers to compete before Friday's Southwest Regional Meet. The Regional Meet will be conveniently located at the BAC but before that event area schools hosted a nip-and-tuck battle during the boys' meet, where only four points separated the top-3 teams with Dickinson Trinity winning with 128 and Killdeer and Bowman County tied with 124. On the girls' side, Bowman County ran away with the Last Chance 2023 title at 157.5 points and the next-closest team came in with 82 for Glen Ullin/Hebron and 79 for Dickinson Trinity's ladies.

The Bulldogs took first- and second-place in the 100m dash through Adyson Gerbig's 12.86 and Quin Andrews's 12.98, while Sophia Kennedy was third with a 13.38 for Hettinger County. Heart River's Ava Walter came in fifth and Hettinger County's Sophie Johnson rounded out the top-6 in the event. For the boys, Killdeer's Dayne Dorval raced to an 11.6 with his teammate Cayden Neurohr placing fifth and Hettinger County's Tallen Binstock earning fourth.

Gerbig also was tops in the 200m dash with a 26.04 effort and Trinity's Helena Pavek took second at 26.7, while Andrews was third for BCHS at 26.9 and Walter earned fifth-place in the event. On the boys' side, Trinity's Luke Shobe took home another blue-ribbon with a time of 23.2 and Killdeer's Ethan Hendrickson took fourth, while Bowman County's Nathan Dix was fifth and Bennett Jorgenson placed sixth for Hettinger-Scranton.

Dickinson Trinity's Izaak Kudrna placed first in the 400m for Trinity at 52.44 and his teammate Max Lefor earned third with a time of 54.01 as they were bookended around Bowman County's Dix for second at 53.07. Richardton-Taylor's Marcus Cuevas took fourth and Killdeer's Dean Dumas was fifth in the event. For the girls' side, Holly Stuber took home second for Heart River at 1:02.96, while Landyn Gerbig earned fourth for Bowman County, Jersey Erie took fifth for Dickinson Trinity and Kara Roll was sixth for Hettinger County.

Bowman County's Taylor Wanner was first-overall in the 800m run at 1:55.65, with Hettinger County's Matt Huether taking second at 2:02.1, followed by Trinity runners Eli Hansen at 2:03.77 and Jace Cofer close-behind with a 2:03.77 and Lefor taking sixth-place. Beach's Makiah Hartleib came in as top area finisher at 2:34.94 for second-place on the girls' side, with Julie Sarsland taking third for Bowman County with a 2:35.34 and rounding out the top-6 were Trinity's Erie and Sadie Freitag from Hettinger-Scranton at fifth- and sixth-place, respectively.

Addie Miller earned first in the 1600m run with a 5:32.41 and her teammate from Killdeer Abby Hardersen was second at 5:46.9. Bowman County took the next three spots as Fischer finished in 5:48.72 and Anna Sarsland finished fourth with Jordyn Honeyman coming in fifth. Beach's Hartlieb ended up in sixth-place. On the boys' side, BCHS took the gold and silver with Caleb Sarsland notching a 4:33.35 and Gavin Lambourn coming across at 4:38.7, while Hettinger County's Justin Kathrein taking third in 4:53.74, and Bowman County's Thomas Bowman taking fifth just before Dickinson Trinity's Joel Thorson.

Bowman County took the top-2 spots in the 3200m run, with Jonah Njos's 10:06.75 and Austin Wanner's 10:08.28 while Jace Cofer turned in a 10:11.23 and Eli Hansen came in at 10:13.06 for Dickinson Trinity in the third- and fourth-place positions.

The 100m hurdles saw Bowman County take the second- and third-place ribbons through Sophia Headley's 17.37 and AllieRae Stotts just behind her at 17.6, while Trinity's Nevaeh Muckle took fourth and Richardton-Taylor's Juliet Redka came in at sixth. Killdeer's Isaac Jaggi won the 110m hurdles at 16.94 and Jorgenson came in second for Hettinger-Scranton at 18.77, while Trinity's Rigo Lopez earned third with an 18.97 and Killdeer's Grayson Fettig came in fourth.

In the 300m hurdles, Muckle came in at a second-place 51.54 and Redka earned a third-place 52.29, while Jordyn Honeyman was fourth for Bowman County, Sam Salazar was fifth for Hettinger-Scranton and Hettinger County's Messa Kuehl was sixth. Jorgenson topped the 300m hurdles for the boys with a 42.99 and Lopez was third with a 45.73 for Trinity, while Mark Fitterer was fourth for Hettinger County and Nekori Dahlen was fifth for Killdeer in the event.

The 4x100m relay team of Ella Jensen, Gracia Jorgenson, Monica Morris and Kennedy took a first-place ribbon for Hettinger-Scranton with a time of 52.64 and Trinity was third in 53.22, while Bowman County earned fifth-place and Killdeer took sixth in the event. On the boys' side, Killdeer was second with a 47.26 and the Trinity A-Team ended up in third at 49.4 while the B-Team was fourth.

The 4x200m relay team of Adyson Gerbig, Headley, Andrews and Kennedi Blankenbaker placed first with a 1:49.63 for Bowman County, with Heart River finishing second with a 1:54.12 and Hettinger-Scranton taking third in 1:55.06. Killdeer was fifth in the event and Hettinger County earned sixth. Dickinson Trinity's boys took first with the team of Gage Glaser, Kudrna, Thomas Jacobs and Luke Shobe notching a 1:34.28, and Hettinger County was second with a 1:37.22 with Heart River coming up next in 1:41.53 and Bowman County rounding out the top-4.

Hettinger County's Sophie Olsonawski, Jazlyn Ottmar, Carly Wolf and Ruby Nasset turned in a 4:16.74 in the 4x400 relay, which was good enough for first-place, while Killdeer placed second in 4:19.03 and Trinity's A- and B-Teams earned third and fourth, respectively. The boys' team of Juggi, Jekori Dahlen, Deam Dumas and Hendrickson took first for Killdeer with a 3:39.21 in the event, while Trinity took third with a 3:57.26.

Hettinger County's 4x800 relay team was the same as the 4x400m team and had a first-place result as well with a time of 9:55.38, while Trinity was second with a 10:15.8 and Hettinger-Scranton was third in 11:13.76. Beach's team of Dillon and Kade Manhart and Adam and Andrew Trask earned first in the boys' event with a 9:20.72, while Killdeer took third in 9:54.15 and Dickinson Trinity took fourth.

For the field events, Eastyn Gebhardt was second in the shot-put with a 32'9.5" mark for Richardton-Taylor and Havyn Quintanilla was third for Bowman County with a throw of 32'3". On the boys' side, Hunter Rassmussen was fourth for Bowman County in the event with Kane Rivinius taking fifth for Richardton-Taylor and Grant Kees earning sixth for BCHS.

Gebhardt also was fourth in the discus and she was followed in fifth by Hettinger County's Samantha Greff and Katherine Schneider for Trinity. The boys' event saw Rassmussen finish first with a 144'3" throw and his teammate took fourth for Bowman County, while Rivinius was sixth.

In the javelin, Greff took fourth for Hettinger County and Schneider was fifth for Trinity followed by Evelyn Kuntz for Richardton-Taylor. But on the boys' side, Heart River's Jayden Bailey was first with a toss of 148'2" and Cole Manolovits took second for Hettinger County with a 141' mark with Bowman County's Kees hitting 137'8". Killdeer's Gus Bohmbach was fourth in the event and Binstock was in sixth for Hettinger County.

Addie Umbreit was first in the high-jump for Bowman County with Anna Nasset for Hettinger County at 5', while BCHS's Avrie Nohava jumped 4'10" for third-place and Mariska Krank was fourth for Richardton-Taylor. Hettinger-Scranton's Kinley Stadheim was fifth and Laela Jenson tied with Brooke Baselt from Killdeer and Haydn Hlebechuk from Hettinger-Scranton for sixth. The boys' high-jump was dominated by second- through fifth-place finishes from Hendrickson at 5'10", Michael Cattoor at 5'8", Jaxon Reese and Cooper Band, respectively.

Anna Clifton won the girls' pole-vault with a 9'6" mark, while Killdeer took the next two spots through Josey Anderson's 8'6" and Danielle Dobitz's 8' and Hettinger-Scranton's Laela Jensen was fourth in the event. Gage Glaser won the boys' event with a 13'6" for Trinity and Killdeer's Bohmbach was second with a 12'6" and his teammate Cattoor was third with a 11'6" leap. Jake Glaser and Max Glaser finished fifth and sixth for Trinity.

Bowman County was first- through fourth-place in the long jump via Ellie Powell's 16'9", Adyson Gerbig's 16'7.75", 16'5.5" from Landyn Gerbig and Andrews's mark of 16'3", while Heart River's Abby Talkington was tied for fourth. Gage Glaser won the event for Trinity with a leap of 20'5.75" and Dorval was second for Killdeer with a 20'.75" mark, while his teammate Michael Dukart was fifth and Beach's Adam Trask was sixth.

Bishop Duffield was first in the triple-jump at 42'2" for Bowman County and Manolovits was third for Hettinger County at 41'.5" and Bohden Duffield took fourth with Dix ending up sixth. Bowman County also took the girls' event through the efforts of Avrie Nohava's 34' mark and Hettinger County was second in the event with a 33'9" with a fifth-place from Mariska Krank of Richardton-Taylor and a sixth from Allison Greff.

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