March 27, 2019

Boys open track season with second place finish

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

With Watford City’s track team moving up to the Class A ranks this year, the Wolves got a quick look at some of their competition on Friday, March 22, at the Thrivent Indoor Meet at the Williston ARC.
And while this year’s team has a lot of young and inexperienced athletes, Dave Gumke, boys head coach, was pleased with the team’s second place finish in their first outing.
“We are off to a good start to the season. I was pleased with how the guys competed and how the younger, inexperienced guys adjusted as they learned how things work at a track and field meet,” stated Gumke.
Gumke was especially pleased with Jalen Strickland’s performance in the triple jump as he took first place with a 41-foot jump.

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