Trinity won the girls division of the Hollinger Classic track meet in Bowman Saturday, but they had a hard time shaking off the Mott-Regent/New England co-op team.
The Titans finisher with 171 points, but MRNE was not far behind, scoring 158.5 points to grab second.
Bowman County was third with 100 points, edging Killdeer, while Beach (fifth, 59), Hettinger-Scranton (sixth, 42) and Heart River (seventh, 30.5) rounded out the team results.
All of the teams were battling 20 miles per hour winds on an cold overcast day in Bowman.
Morgan Hertz, MaryJane Mayer and Jazlyn Ottmar gave MRNE a 1-2-3 finish in the 300 meter hurdles. Hertz won with a 50.28 second effort, followed by Mayer’s 56.50 effort and Ottmar’s 57.20 time.
Hertz got more sprinting in, placing in a tie for third in the 100 meters with a personal record time of 13.36 seconds. Her teammate, Angel Erickson, was fifth in the race with a time of 13.53 seconds.
In the 200 meters, Hertz picked up a second place and a personal best with a time of 27.03 seconds.
Ottmar also had a second place in the 100 meter hurdles (18.12 seconds), while Mayer was clocked in 19.38 seconds. Hannah Frank placed fifth (19.68).
In the 1,600 meters, MRNE had seventh graders Messa Kuehl and Sophie Olsonawski place second and third. Kuehl was second with a personal best time of 6:35.06, while Olsonawski was a second behind with a time of 6:36.22 for the metric mile.
Emma Bock and Grace Dinius were seventh and eighth with times of 7:02.83 and 7:09.83. Seniors Eve Stegner followed (ninth, 7:12.20) and Dessiree Harmon (10th, 7:51.83) respectively.
Stegner also placed third in the 3,200 meter race with a time of 15:44.64.
Shelley Kathrein was second (1:09.14) in the 400 meters.
The quartet of Erickson, Hertz, Kiara Koepplin and Kathrein came in second in the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 54.06 seconds.
In the 4×200 relay, the MRNE foursome of Erickson, Ottmar, Frank and Kathrein took second with a time of 1:56.71.
In the 4×400 relay, the Mott Regent/New England team was second with a time of 4 minute 50 seconds, thanks to the effort of Erickson, Koepplin, Frank and Olsonawski.
The MRNE foursome in the 4×800 meter relay was only a second behind Trinity at the finish. Koepplin, Kuehl, Dinius and Sophie Olsonawski.
Keziah Erickson placed second in the discus and fourth in the shot put, while Karagan Friedt took third with a personal best 112-02.
MRNE boys place third
Trinity won the boys team title with 217.5 points.
The nearest rivals were Bowman County (146) and Mott-Regent/New England (143).
MRNE’s Logan Wolf won the high jump with a 5-6 effort, but he wasn’t the only individual winner. He was joined by Joseph Harmon in the 800 meters and Justin Kathrein in the 3,200 meters.
MRNE also picked up wins in the 4×100 meter relay and the 4×800 meter relay events.
Sam Huether set a personal best in the discus, placing second with a 137-00 effort, while Gabe Sorenson was fourth with a 135-00 toss.
In the javelin, Sorenson tossed a 132-10 effort to place third, while Huether was fifth with a 126-06 mark. Nathan Kaufman was seventh with a personal best 114-02 mark.
Hewson was third in the long jump with a 19-04 effort, a personal best. Wolf was fifth with a personal best 18-10 inches, while eighth-grader Cole Manolovits set a personal mark of 16-04 to place eighth.
In the triple jump, Kaufman was fifth with a personal mark of 37-02, while Manolovits set another PR of 33-06.