School records fall in indoor track opener

The Mott-Regent/New England co-op track team broke school records Saturday in the North Dakota State University indoor meet.

The boys team placed eighth with a total of 20 points in a field of 29 teams. The girls placed 19 th with seven points.

By Brad Mosher

The Herald

In the sprint events, Jaxon Hewson set a new record for the 60 meter dash (7.69 seconds), while Levi Wegh’s best was 8.41 seconds.

In the 60 meter hurdles, Morgan Hertz set a mark of 10.40 in the prelims, then placed fifth (10.54), while Maryjane Mayer (11.55) and Jazlynn Ottmar (11.90) followed.

Among the boys in the 60 meter hurdles, Cody Perkins set a school mark of 8.90 seconds in the prelims, then placed third with a time of 9.01 in the finals. Kaden Auch had a time of 10:39 seconds.

In the 800 meter relay, the quartet of Perkins, Hewson, Aiden Rebel and Asad Watson-Buffalo set a new mark of 1 minute, 46.56 seconds.

In the individual 800 meters, Hunter Geerts set a new indoor school record of 2:38.27.

In the 3,200 meter relay, the foursome of Waylon Kathrein (2:40), Joseph Harmon (2:24), Auch (2:30) and Geerts (2:35) set  a school mark of 10:09.31, which placed them seventh in the race.

In the 200 meter dash, Rebel set a new mark of 26.53 seconds, while Wegh had a 28.48 time.

In the girls 800 meter relay, the team of Hertz, Mayer, Ottmar and Kiara Koepplin set a new record of 2:03.56.

In the 1,600 meter relay, Hertz, Ottmar, Mayer and Koepplin set a mark of 4:51.04 for the race.

In the shot put, Ayden Kautzman threw 30 feet, four inches for an indoor school mark, while Karagan Friedt set a mark of 27-2 at the meet.

Perkins placed third in the triple jump with a distance of  40 feet, one-half inch. Rebel made 34-9.5 and Auch finished with a 31-11.5 distance.

In the girls triple jump, Koepplin placed sixth with a school record distance of 30-8, ahead of Ottmar (29-1.5), Mayer (28-6) and Hailee Olson (28-3.25)

In the long jump, Hewson took fourth place with a school mark of 19-025, while Rebel hit the sand with a 17-4 mark and Wegh was 13-9.75.

In the girls competition, it was Koepplin setting school mark of 13-1, while Olson followed wit a 13-025 effort.

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