May 5, 2010

Track teams finish 1, 2 at Tioga

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

Rain or shine, wind or snow, nothing seems to be standing in the way of Watford City’s track teams as they pursue their dreams of competing in the State Class B Track Meet the end of this month. And it is that attitude that is not only impressing their coaches, but also making them stronger competitors.
“We had a 9 a.m. practice on Friday after a rainy and cold Tioga meet last Thursday,” stated Greg Gumke, boys’ head coach. “They all showed up and went to work getting the things done that we needed to get done for the meet on Saturday that we all knew would probably be canceled. I am so impressed by the attitudes and work ethic of these kids. If they continue to have a great attitude, work ethic, and belief in themselves and their abilities, we will finish this last month of our season strong. I can’t wait to see what happens.”
And the hard work being put in by the team seems to be paying big dividends as the Wolves boys team ran away from the competition at Tioga scoring 223 points to win the meet and outdistancing second place Divide County by 94 points, while the girls team came in second with 153 points, just 10 points behind Parshall.
At Tioga, Adam Brenna qualified for State in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.23 and Tyler Flatland turned in a qualifying time of 51.63 in the 400 meter dash.
“We are finally starting to see some drops in times on the track, proving what we are doing is working,” states Greg Brown, girls’ head coach. “Now we need to keep working hard into the state meet. We are working on getting the legs rested so we can start qualifying some events before Region.”
This week, the Wolves will be competing at Velva on Friday.
Tioga Track Meet
Boys Division

Team Scores: 1. Watford City, 223; 2. Divide County, 129; 3. Parshall, 105; 4. Williams County, 99; 5. Lewis & Clark, 25; 6. Trenton-Trinity Christian, 21; 7. Kenmare-Bowbells, 15.
Watford City individual results:
100 Meter Dash: Tyler Bates,1st, 11.54; Brice Brenno, 8th, 12.86.
200 Meter Dash: Adam Brenna, 1st, 23.23 (SQ); 2. Tyler Flatland, 23.51.
400 Meter Dash: Tyler Flatland, 1st,  51.63, (SQ); Adam Brenna, 2nd;  52.71, Cole Rolfsrud, 5th, 56.72; Sean Walker, 8th, 61.33.
800 Meter Run: Curtis Lohse, 3rd, 2:27.53; Jake Thomas, 4th, 2:34.53.
1,600 Meter Run: Hayes Feilmeier, 1st, 4:59.00.
3,200 Meter Run: Hayes Feilmeier, 1st, 11:23.28; Daniel Tank, 3rd, 14:54.53; Jake Thomas, 4th, 14:57.97.
110 Meter Hurdles: Jason Shipman, 1st, 16.43; Reid Brown, 4th, 20.53.
300 Meter Hurdles: Tyler Flatland, 1st, 40.88 (SQ); Jason Shipman, 3rd, 44.94; Reid Brown, 6th, 52.76.
400 Meter Relay: Watford City (Curtis Lohse, Adam Brenna, Tyler Bates, Josh Johnson), 1st, 47.16.
1,600 Meter Relay: Watford City (Tyler Bates, Jason Shipman, Tyler Flatland, Adam Brenna), 1st, 3:37.13.
3,200 Relay: Watford City (Hayes Feilmeier, Josh Johnson, Nathan Stoker, Sean Walker), 2nd, 9:40.93.
High Jump: Tyler Bates, 3rd, 5’6”; Cole Rolfsrud, 4th, 5’2”; Sean Walker, 8th, 4’10”.
Long Jump: Curtis Lohse, 4th, 16’11”; Brice Brenno, 6th, 16’8.5”.
Triple Jump: Chans Brown, 2nd, 37’5.5”; Cole Rolfsrud, 5th, 36’4”.
Discus: Daniel Tank, 1st, 94’7”;  Michael Schulz, 3rd, 87’4”; Nathan Stoker, 5th, 85’3”.
Javelin: Chans Brown, 3rd, 120’10”; Reid Brown, 4th, 111’5”.
Girls Division
100 Meter Dash: Sibee Jokela, 3rd, 13.53; Kara Langerud, 6th, 13.99.
200 Meter Dash:  Sibee Jokela, 2nd, 28.75; Uranna Bascom, 7th, 29.73.
400 Meter Dash: Kade Ross, 1st, 1:02.99; Dani Bates, 4th, 1:08.71; Kristen Stenehjem, 7th, 1:11.47; Uranna Bascom, 8th, 1:12.53.
1,600 Meter Run: Stephanie Deutsch, 2nd, 5:50.29; Tara Loomer, 7th, 6:36.78.
100 Meter Hurdles:  Brianna Allex, 2nd, 17.31.
300 Meter Hurdles: Brianna Allex, 2nd, 51.59.
400 Meter Relay: Watford City (Kara Langerud, Dani Bates, Brianna Allex, McKayla Haugeberg), 2nd, 54.66.
800 Meter Relay:  Watford City (Kara Langerud, Dani Bates, Sibee Jokela, Kade Ross), 2nd, 1:55.19.
1,600 Meter Relay: Watford City (Brianna Allex, Stephanie Deutsch, Sibee Jokela, Kade Ross), 1st, 4:26.22.
High Jump: McKayla Haugeberg, 2nd, 4’4”.
Long Jump: McKayla Haugeberg, 1st, 15’8”; Kade Ross, 2nd, 14’9.5”; Kara Langerud, 6th, 13’9.5”.
Shot Put: Abby Brown, 3rd, 28’4.5”; Cassidy Chapin, 7th, 26’2”; Shakira McLaughlin, 8th, 25’9.75”.
Discus: Shakira McLaughlin, 2nd, 87’9”; Abby Brown, 3rd, 82’10”; Cassidy Chapin, 4th, 74’9”.
Javelin: McKayla Haugeberg, 2nd, 104’6”; Cassidy Chapin, 8th, 70’10”.