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'Feels good': Region 3 athletes wrap up track and field season

The 2022 State Track and Field Meet concluded on May 28, 2022

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Kennedy Harter of Kidder County, competes Saturday, May 28, 2022, in the Class B triple jump at the state track and field championships in Bismarck.
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After wrapping up the Class B State long jump and high jump competitions, Kennedy Harter was kind of disappointed with the outcome.

She went out to change things on Saturday.

Harter, a junior out of Kidder County, capped off her trip to the 2022 Class B State Track and Field Meet with her third-consecutive title in the Class B girls triple jump. Harter was one of many Class B athletes out of the Region 3 area to wind up in contention for a top-eight finish on Saturday at the MDU Community Bowl.

Carrington was the top region 3 girls team, scoring 37 points to place sixth. Griggs-Midkota wound up 11th with 21 team points while Edgeley/KM and Oakes tied for 13, each garnering 17 points. Central Cass won the Class B title with 82 points.

On the boys' side, Carrington and Ellendale were neck-in-neck but it was Carrington who earned the most points with 11 to place 13th, and Ellendale came in 14th with 10 points. Kindred got the top-spot with 124.50 points.

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Harter wound up pulling out a jump that measured 16 feet, 7 inches in long jump — good enough for fifth place. The junior's Harter's 4-foot-11 performance over at the high jump pit placed her seventh.

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Kennedy Harter of Kidder County, competes Saturday, May 28, 2022, in the Class B triple jump at the state track and field championships in Bismarck.
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"I came in with a more open mind," Harter said of entering the final day of the meet. "I was very humble coming into today but was pretty confident I could pull through. I didn’t jump as well as I hoped in any of my events but I’ll take it. I was very consistent in triple and long."

The junior's state championship-winning jump measured 37 feet, 3.75 inches. Harter said she thinks her natural athletic ability has helped her maintain the championship title. Harter is also a starter for the Wolves' volleyball and basketball teams.

"I think it was the most exciting my eighth grade year being up there because of how young I was, but it feels good to hold my title," Harter said. "I think starting so young and having the experience helped me but I keep training and lifting to keep progressing."

The Wolves weren't the only ones welcoming home a state placer

Levi Reis  of Ellendale, took home the Class B state title in javelin, throwing his jav to a distance of 179 feet, 1 inch. Ryder Bickett of Carrington wasn't all that far behind in the state placers, taking third. Kayden Quick of Barnes County North was four inches away from earning a spot in the podium, notching a throw of 151 feet, 9 inches. 

Emma Muggli made a reappearance in the 300 hurdles, earning Oakes three points with a sixth place finish. Muggli finished her race in a time of 47.23 seconds. 

Callie Hase of Linton/HMB wound up eighth in javelin with a throw of 112 feet, 8 inches

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Kelsie Belquist of New Rockford-Sheyenne, rounds the curve of the 300 meter hurdles on her way to a first-place finish Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the state track and field championships in Bismarck.
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Logan Weninger of Carrington made his way onto the podium with a 50.98 second performance in the 400 meter dash. Weninger doubled down, notching the last spot in the 200.  Haley Wolsky ended up placing seventh in the 100 meter hurdles for the Cards. 

LaMoure/LM's Kinsey Pederson finished out her state tournament with a fourth-place in the one-lap race, stopping the clock at 1:00.08. 

In the girls' 800, Region 3 had two athletes finish back-to-back. Norah Entzi of Edgeley/KM claimed fourth place while Madison Johnson, a sophomore out of Carrington placed fifth. 

"I was really scared coming into it — my nerves are so bad — but it feels good when you are done," Entzi said. "It's definitely my favorite (race) honestly there is not that much strategy, it's just run as fast as you can for two laps. I like that. This feels good."

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Johnson still has an affinity for the mile but coming out of the race as a top-eight placer might have grown her affection for the 800 just a little bit.

"It was very nerve-wracking and I didn't know how it was going to end up but it ended up pretty good, Johnson said. "I've been here before but I've never placed — it feels great."

Johnson also ran the starting leg of Carrington's 4x400 meter relay team, a squad that wound up fifth with a time of 4:11.01. Entzi anchored the Rebels' 4x400 and had just enough to get her team on the podium. EKM finished the four laps in 4:13.17.

Amid 17 competing teams, Griggs-Midkota's boys 4x400 pulled out an eighth-place finish. The team, comprised of Josiah Scott, Gavin Nelson, Aaron Moser and Wayland Sabinash finished the four laps in 3 minutes, 35.73 seconds.

"It feels kind of surreal to be at the State meet honestly," Entzi said. "It feels good."

2022 State Track and Field Meet

May 26-28, Bismarck

Team results

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Girls

1. Central Cass 82; 2. Kindred 47; 3. Rugby 41; 4. New Rockford-Sheyenne 40; 5. Beulah 38; T6. Carrington and Lisbon 37; 8. Des Lacs-Burlington 30; 9. Fargo Oak Grove 28; 10. Sargent County 25.5; 11. Griggs-Midkota 21; 12. Bottineau 20; T13. Edgeley/Kulm and Oakes 17; 15. Kidder County 15.5; T16. Hatton/Northwood and Hillsboro/Central Valley 15; 18. May-Port-CG 14; T19. Bishop Ryan, Langdon/Edmore/Munich, Bowman County and Central McLean 13

Boys

1. Kindred 124.5; 2. Bowman County 95; 3. Harvey/Wells County 66; 4. Central Cass 59; 5. Hazen 56; 6. Hillsboro/Central Valley 50; 7. Dickinson Trinity 32; 8. Beulah 30; 9. Lisbon 28; 10. New Rockford-Sheyenne 15; 11. Des Lacs-Burlington 14; 12. Nelson County 12; 13. Carrington 11; T14. Southern McLean and Ellendale 10; 16. Thompson 9; T17. Grant County/Flasher and May-Port-CG 8; 19. Rugby 7.5; T20. Beach, Standing Rock, New Town and Richland 7

Top-8 finishers

Girls

300 hurdles: 1. Kelsie Belquist, NR, 43.46; 2. Elsa Ingebrigtson, KIN, 46.06; 3. Brynley Differding, LIS, 46.39; 4. Karli Klein, GAR, 46.60; 5. Elizabeth Fedje, D/V, 47.14; 6. Emma Muggli, OAK, 47.23; 7. Zoey Heid, GC, 47.30; 8. Harys Beauchamp, BEU, 47.68.

100: 1. Elise Wisnewski, CC, 12.62; 2. Decontee Smith, CC, 12.76; 3. Ella Olson, OG, 12.88; 4. Tochi Udekwe, BR, 12.91; 5. Anya Olson, V/D, 12.92; 6. Summer Krebsbach, SP, 13.11; 7. Alexis Tompkins, GRA, 13.19; 8. Aliya Schock, SC, 13.25.

4x200: 1. Central Cass 1:43.98; 2. Beulah 1:45.28; 3. Lisbon 1:46.15; 4. Bottineau 1:46.68; 5. Oak Grove Lutheran 1:47.20; 6. Central McLean 1:48.18; 7. Shiloh Christian 1:48.21; 8. Bowman County 1:48.21.

400: 1. Kelsie Belquist, NR, 57.08; 2. Tatum Limke, H/CV, 59.59; 3. Decontee Smith CC, 59.63; 4. Kinsey Pedersen, LLM, 1:00.08; 5. Helena Pavek, DT, 1:00:38; 6. Brea Sweet, LIS, 1:00.55; 7. Tochi Udekwe, BR, 1:00.94; 8. Brynley Differding, LIS, 1:01.08.

100 hurdles: 1. Kelsie Belquist, NR, 14.95; 2. Elsa Ingebrighton, KIN, 15.86; 3. Karli Klein, GAR, 15.91; 4. Kyra Haecherl, LIS, 16.10; 5. Jenna Koppelsloen, BEU, 16.13; 6. Maggie Hauk, 16.37; 8. Harys Beauchamp, BEU, 16.44.

200: 1. Kelsie Belquist, NR, 24.63; 2. Elise Wisnewski, CC, 25.10; 3. Ella Olson, OG, 25.61; 4. Tochi Udekwe, BR, 26.18; 5. Anya Olson, V/D, 26.23; 6. Decontee Smith, CC, 26.36; 7. Helena Pavek, DT, 26.70; 8. Tatum Limke, H/CV, 26.95.

800: 1. Brynn Hanson, DLB, 2:20.52; 2. Annika Stroh, SC, 2:21.41; 3. Brooklyn Bartsch, RUG, 2:21.66; 4. Norah Entzi, EKM, 2:21.75; 5. Madison Johnson, CAR, 2:23.01; 6. Quinn Neppl, BC, 2:23.31; 7. Tatum Mehus, MPCG, 2:23.77; 8. Jordyn Thorson, SMC, 2:23.99.

4x100: 1. Beulah 50.57; 2. Central Cass 50.59; 3. Oak Grove 50.65; 4. Rugby 50.80; 5. Bottineau 51.03; 6. Shiloh Christian 51.12; 7. Lisbon 51.18; 8. May-Port-CG 51.28.

4x400: 1. Lisbon 4:04.65; 2. Kindred 4:07.42; 3. Bottineau 4:10.03; 4. Central McLean 4:10.61; 5. Carrington 4:11.01; 6. Beulah 4:11.33; 7. Shiloh Christian 4:11.83; 8. Edgley/KM 4:13.17.

Triple jump: 1. Kennedy Harter, KC, 37-03.75; 2. Ashley Martodam, RUG, 25-06.25; 3. Mayzee Jacobson, CC, 34-09.50; 4. Kylie Simpson, BOT, 34-09; 5. Mya Geisinger, RUG, 34-00.50; 6. Anna Nasset, MR, 33-11.75; 7. Adlyn Eng, CMC, 33-08.50; 8. Gracie Nelson, KIN, 33-07.

Javelin: 1. Abby Duchscherer, KIN, 136-11; 2. Meredith Romfo, L/AEM, 130-07; 3. Kinsey Suroff, BEU, 128-05; 4. Brynn Hyttinen, SMC, 128-01; 5. Genevieve Gruba, END, 117-07; 6. Morgan Lee, CC, 115-11; 7. Ainsley McLain, GRAF, 115-06; 8. Callie Hase, L/HMB, 112-08.

Boys

300 hurdles: Tallen Thorson, H/WC, 41-05; 2. John Marshall, SMC, 41.15; 3. Garrett Syverson, NC, 41.45; 4. Jack Koppelsloen, BEU, 41.92; 5. Tyler Syverston, GAR, 42.06; 6. Nick Wulfekuhle, RICH, 42.88; 7. Dawson Beck, SMC, 43.13; 8. Ty Giroux, SR, 43.18.

100: 1. Kevin Gilmore, BEU, 11.51; 2. Frosty Wisnewski, CC, 11.52; 3. Paul Olson, KIN, 11.57; 4. Jack Metzger, NC, 11.66; 5. John Kaldor, H/CV, 11.67; 6. Izaak Kudrna, DT, 11.70; 7. Keaton Cole, NED, 11.72; 8. Jake Deutsch, CC, 11.74.

4x200: 1. Central Cass 1:31.89; 2. Dickinson Trinity 1:32.08; 3. Harvey/WC 1:32.17; 4. Hazen 1:32.34; 5. Bowman County 1:32.85; 6. Thompson 1:32.89; 7. Surrey 1:33.02; 8. Oak Grove Lutheran 1:34.16.

400: 1. Paul Olson, KIN, 49.98; 2. Jake Shobe, DT, 50.67; 3. Frosty Wisnewski, CC, 50.68; 4. Chance Manhart, BEA, 50.72; 5. Jaiden Peraza, KIN, 50.95; 6. Logan Weninger, CAR, 50.98; 7. Henry Nelson, H/CV, 51.55; 8. Caeden Sweet, LIS, 51.64.

Triple jump: 1. Alex Erickson, H/WC, 42-03; 2. Jaylin Ross, DLB, 41-11; 3. Jace Narum, CC, 41-06.75; 4. Owen Wiersma, CC, 41-04.25; 5. Ty Abrahamson, NL, 41-03.50; 6. Logan Wentz, BR, 41-02; 7. Bishop Duffield, BC, 41-01.25; 8. Clay Heimer, BC, 41-00.

Javelin: 1. Levi Reis, ELL, 179-01; 2. Peter Dryburgh, H/CV, 173-06; 3. Ryder Bickett, CAR, 164-11; 4. Isaac Friese, H/WC, 162-08; 5. Nathan Kaufman, MR, 156-07; 6. Mack Hoselton, RT, 156-01; 7. Tate Jerdee, WYND/L, 156-00; 8. Jack Hynek, STAN, 152-03.

110 hurdles: 1. Madden Thorson, H/WC, 15.41; 2. Tallen Thorson, H/WC, 16.08; 3. Ty Giroux, SR, 16.14; 4. Carson Massey, BC, 16.43; 5. Colton Tapson, LIS, 16.60; 6. Garrett Syverson, NC, 16.65; 7. Nick Wulfekuhle, RICH, 16.74; 8. Caleb Klabunde, KIN, 16.85.

200: 1. Jaiden Peraza, KIN, 22.71; 2. Paul Olson, KIN, 22.77; 3. Kevin Gilmore, BEU, 22.82; 4. Madden Thorson, H/WC, 22.85; 5. Frosty Wisnewski, CC, 22.86; 6. Tyson Enget, PL, 23.34; 7. Chance Manhart, BEA, 23.35; 8. Logan Weninger, CAR, 23.45.

800: 1. Ian Busche, HAZ, 1:56.71; 2. Taylor Wanner, BC, 1:58.85; 3. Austin Wanner, BC, 2:00.08; 4. Henry Nelson, H/CV, 2:00.34; 5. Ethan Schaffer, KIN, 2:00.59; 6. Garrett Syverson, NC, 2:00.76; 7. Mike Nelson, LIS, 2:00.77; 8. Eli Hansen, DT, 2:01.51.

4x100: 1. Central Cass 44.10; 2. Haen 44.38; 3. Kindred 44.42; 4. New Rockford-Sheyenne 44.55; 5. Beulah 44.95; 6. Rugby 45.23; 7. Bowman County 45.28; 8. Harvey.WC 45.32.

4x400: 1. Hazen 3:28.03; 2. Lisbon 3:30.26; 3. Dickinson Trinity 3:32.10; 4. Bowman County 3:33.82; 5. Kindred 3:34.16; 6. Hillsboro/CV 3:34.46; 7. Thompson 3:34.78; 8. Griggs-Midkota 3:35.73.

NDHSCA Class B Girls Track and Field Senior Athlete of the Year
Kinsey Zurhoff, Beulah

NDHSCA Class B Girls Track and Field Coach of the Year
Jon Jahner, Bowman County

NDHSCA Class B Boys Track and Field Senior Athlete of the Year
Madden Thorson, Harvey/Wells County

NDHSCA Class B Boys Track and Field Coach of the Year
Josh Allmaras, Kindred

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Katie Ringer is a sports reporter for the Jamestown Sun. Katie joined the Sun staff in the summer of 2019 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in journalism. She can be reached by email at kringer@jamestownsun.com or by phone at 701-952-8460.
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