March 24, 2015

Watford girls open track season with first place finish at Williston

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

Watford City’s varsity track team opened its 2015 track season with a first place showing at the Williston Indoor Track Meet on March 17.
Lea Arndt won the 60 meter dash, while Ricki Lindley won the long jump and triple jump to lead the Wolves in individual finishes. Watford City’s relay teams also had a great start as the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 relay teams captured first place.
The Wolves scored 132 points in the meet followed by Williston, 101; Stanley/Powers Lake, 90; and Trenton/Trinity Christian, 44.
“We had an excellent day in a beautiful facility,” stated Greg Brown, Wolves’ girls track head coach. “It was a great day to try athletes out in many different events, and to start seeing where they fit and what they can do.”
While Brown was disappointed that only four teams participated in the meet, he was impressed by the way that the varsity and junior high athletes competed.
“I was very impressed by all athletes, but the junior high athletes really shocked me,” stated Brown. “I knew we have many eighth graders out, but they definitely showed up to compete on Tuesday. This is going to be a great year as the whole team pulled together and competed very well, and I’m excited about what this group can accomplish.”
The next meets for the Wolves will be the State Indoor Track Meet on March 28 in Fargo and the Northwest Conference Indoor Meet in Minot on March 31.

Williston Girls Indoor Track Meet (Varsity)
60 Meter Hurdles: 1. Lea Arndt, 10.21; 2. Stephanie Meuchel, 13.38.
1,600 Meter Run: 2. Kayla Ogle, 6:12.71.
800 Meter Run: 5. Addison Sundeen, 3:03.19.
400 Meter Dash: 3. Kara Langerud, 1:04.47; 4. Morgan Rolfsrud, 1:11.14; 6. Krystal Wold, 1:16.13.
200 Meter Dash: 5. Ivy Dodds, 31.33; 6. Kaitlyn Nokes, 31.65.
60 Meter Dash: 5. Ivy Dodds, 9.15.
Shot Put: 4. Dakota Anne Sipe, 22’1”.
High Jump: 2. Ricki Lindley, 4’10”; 3. Kaitlyn Nokes, 4’0”.
Long Jump: 1. Ricki Lindley, 16’7”; 2. Kara Langerud, 15’8.75”.
Triple Jump: 1. Ricki Lindley, 35’10”.
3,200 Meter Relay: 1. (Morgan Rolfsrud, Morgan Franz, Kayla Ogle, Addison Sundeen), 11:35.90.
1,600 Meter Relay: 1. (Lea Arndt, Morgan Rolfsrud, Mikka Haugeberg, Kara Langerud), 4:35.14.
800 Meter Relay:  1. (Ivy Dodds, Mikka Haugeberg, Lea Arndt, Ricki Lindley), 1:58.94.

Williston Girls Indoor Track Meet (Junior Varsity)
60 Meter Hurdles: 1. Sarah Hall, 8.19; 2. Lindsay Peterson, 8.62; 5. Stephanie Meuchel, 9.71; 7. Sydney Sanford, 10.03; 8. Ashley Barnett, 10.09.
200 Meter Hurdles: 2. Kaylin Monsen, 32.02; 3. Sydney Sanford, 33.81; 4. Sarah Hall, 34.64; 7. Stephanie Meuchel, 36.03.
400 Meter Dash: 1. Sarah Hall, 1:16.95; 2. Sydney Sanford, 1:23.75; 5. Morgan Stebbins, 1:35.65.
800 Meter Dash: 1. Zanna Lyons, 3:17.58.
1,600 Meter Run: 1. Brianna Schmahl, 8:31.69.