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Blue Jays' Anteau wins 3200 in season debut

Jamestown track teammates Kameron Selvig (left) and Kaelyn Nygaard (right) are nearly stride for stride as they compete in the 60-meter hurdles at the WDA indoor track meet at the University of Mary in Bismarck on Friday. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune1 / 2
Jamestown distance runner Gavin Haut competes in the 1,600-meter run at the WDA indoor track meet at the University of Mary in Bismarck on Friday. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune2 / 2

The Jamestown High School's boys track and field schedule didn't line up for Jacob Anteau during the first two meets of the season. But on Friday, March 29, Anteau was finally able to make a meet and didn't disappoint.

The senior, who missed the first two meets because of a vacation and all-state orchestra, won the 3,200-meter race with a time of 10 minutes, 21.93 seconds at the West Region Indoor meet at the University of Mary in Bismarck.

"Coming off a strong cross country season like he did, we knew he'd be able to put some good times on the track," said Blue Jay boys track and field coach Ken Gardner. "He was fired up and put together a really good race."

Anteau won the event by roughly a second over Bismarck Legacy's John Ness (10:22.58). Sophomore Ben Anteau and Micah Hoke finished 5-6, respectively, in the 3200 with times of 10:50.93 and 11:07.92.

In the 1,600, Gavin Haut broke well under 5 minutes with a fourth-place finish and time of 4:39.46. Gardner said he's four seconds away from qualifying for state in the mile.

"They've been watching Meghan (Ford) get some big wins," Gardner said of the distance runners. "Haut also wanted to break 5 minutes in the mile and he went way under.

"We have a good group that works hard and push each other to be better."

Marcus Hochhalter also surpassed 50 feet in the shot put Friday with a pair of throws over 50 feet. The senior set a personal record of 50-11, which was good for third place.

"Marcus finally put one over 50 feet. He had two throws over 50 feet and didn't have one before that," Gardner said. "To get two throws like that means he's there."

Paul Vandal and Carson Kennelly finished 8-9, respectively, in the shot put with throws of 44 and 42-10. Aaron Mack was 22nd with a toss of 34-7.

"I talked with coach Marty Hochhalter (throws coach) and coach Kelley (volunteer coach) and asked them when was the last time we had three throwers like that?" Gardner said. "They said it hasn't happened in a long time."

On the girls side, coach Mike Dietz said most competitors threw personal records, despite some muscle strains and injuries this week in practice.

"For the most part, I'm pretty happy with how the girls competed. Some girls are getting injuries and muscle strains from being inside so much," Dietz said. "We're just getting into track shape, so we just have to ease into things. Times are getting faster and throwers are going further."

Jessica Walter (shot put) and Grace Hegerle (high jump) tied for a team-best third place with marks of 34-8 and 4-9, respectively.

"With the throwers, we got personal records across the board. I think just about all the girls threw PRs," Dietz said. "The jumps did the same thing. Grace jumped a season best and that's all you want."

Kaelyn Nygaard placed fourth in the 60 hurdles with a time of 10.52, while Kameron Selvig clocked in sixth at 10.71.

"She's been running well," Dietz said of Nygaard. "She's sore in the hip. Kameron also ran well today. The kids are getting in shape and running better."

Another girl that impressed Dietz on Friday was Mary Belzer, who ran a fourth-place 1:05.64 in the 400 and helped the 4x400 and 4x800 relays finish fifth and third, respectively.

"Mary Belzer keeps getting better and better," Dietz said. "She came back to run well in the 400 and 4x400. It speaks to how hard she's worked."

The Blue Jays will continue to be indoors as they travel back to North Dakota State University Saturday, April 6, for a meet with state-wide teams and some from Minnesota.

"We'll see how that goes. Our kids are sick of being inside and as coaches, we want the same," Dietz said. "It's North Dakota and its weather is unpredictable. We're going to look at improving times and performances and continue to get better every meet."

WDA Indoor

University of Mary, Bismarck

Boys

Team results

1. Bismarck Century 157; 2. Bismarck Legacy 138; 3. Bismarck High 99; 4. Bismarck St. Mary's 55; 5. Jamestown 42; 6. Mandan 40.

Winners and Blue Jay results

60: 1. Calob Larson, BL, 7.05; 31. Aidan McKenney, 8.62.

200: 1. Larson, BL, 22.44; 33. McKenney, 28.15.

400: 1. Larson, BL, 51.33; 14. Jaron Waldie, 1:01.11; 17. McKenney, 1:05.23.

800: Sean Korsmo, BHS, 2:07.75.

1600: Korsmo, BHS, 4:34.42; 4. Gavin Haut, 4:39.46; 13. Zeb Willer, 5:14.22.

3200: 1. Jacob Anteau, JHS, 10:21.93; 5. Ben Anteau, 10:50.93; 6. Micah Hoke, 11:07.92.

60 hurdles: 1. Brock Johnsen, BC, 8.57.

4x200 relay: 1. BHS, 1:34.23; 5. JHS, 1:43.07.

4x400 relay: 1. BHS, 3:40.04; 6. JHS, 3:58.58.

4x800 relay: 1. SM, 8:36; 3. JHS, 8:53.66.

High jump: 1. Braden Brown, BC, 6-3.

Long jump: 1. Larson, BL, 21-0.5.

Triple jump: 1. Brad Treiber, Man., 41-11.

Shot put: 1. Chase Dockter, BHS, 52-7; 3. Marcus Hochhalter, 50-11; 8. Paul Vandal, 44; Carson Kennelly, 42-10; 22. Aaron Mack, 34-7.

Girls

Team results

1. Bismarck Legacy 146.5; 2. Bismarck Century 107; 3. Bismarck High 102.5; 4. Mandan 86; 5. Jamestown 24; 6. Bismarck St. Mary's 3.

Winners and Blue Jay results

60: 1. Madi Mosolf, BHS, 8.12; 24. Makenna O'Neal, 9.25.

200: 1. Hannah Dschaak, BC, 27.43.

400: 1. Erin Palmer, BC, 58.94; 4. Mary Belzer, 1:05.64.

800: 1. Emily Goldade, BC, 2:26.09.

1600: 1. Kelby Rinas, Man., 5:29.76.

3200: 1. Morgan Wal, BHS, 12:19.47.

60 hurdles: 1. Maher MacKenzie, BHS, 9.83; 4. Kaelyn Nygaard, 10.52; 6. Kameron Selvig, 10.71.

4x200 relay: 1. BC, 1:47.93; 5. JHS, 1:56.81.

4x400: 1. BC, 4:15.26; 5. JHS, 4:30.56.

4x800: 1. BC, 10:02.53; 3. JHS, 10:43.88.

High jump: 1. Jordan Weeks, 5-1; 3. Grace Hegerle, 4-9; 7. MaKenna O'Neal, 4-7.

Long jump: 1. Taylor Weidner, BL, 17-1.5; 6. Carly Raap, 15-5.

Triple jump: 1. Kaitlyn Emmil, BL, 36-1.

Shot put: 1. Morgan Ohlhauser, BHS, 37-5; 3. Jessica Walter, 34-8; 9. Taylor Williamson, 32-7.

Mitchell Johnson

Hometown: Enumclaw, WA; College: Central Washington University

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