Girls turn in state track qualifying performances
By Neal A. Shipman
While the WDA is still holding indoor track meets, the warm temperatures last week allowed Watford City to host its first outdoor meet of the season on April 1.
“This meet was supposed to be the WDA Indoor Meet in Williston,” stated Dave Gumke, Watford City boys head coach. “But with the nice weather forecast we moved it outside and were able to compete in all of the outdoor events giving athletes a chance to qualify for state.”
And the Watford City girls track team took advantage of the good weather to qualify for state with Hayley Ogle qualifying in the long jump and the 800 meter run, while the 1,600 meter relay team, consisting of Jaelyn Ogle, Macee Franz, Hayley Ogle and Kyley Barnett also made the state qualifying time.
“For being so early and the first meet, we saw some amazing results from our girls track team,” stated Richard Rust, girls head coach. “We now have a good baseline in a few of the events and only hope to improve as the season goes on.”