In a regional showdown that had good weather, the Mott-Regent/New England co-op track team finished in fifth place with 79.5 points, just one and half points ahead of Richardton-Taylor May 9.
Trinity won the team race with 133 points, followed by host Killdeer with 107 and Bowman County in third with 99.5 points.
Beulah took fourth with 89.5 points.
Morgan Hertz was a bigger winner, hitting the finish line first with a time of 48.01. Her teammates, MaryJane Mayer and Jazlyn Ottmar placed fourth and fifth with personal records. Mayer was fourth with a time of 52.12 seconds, while Ottmar’s time of 52.68 second was good enough for fifth place.
Freshman Keziah Erickson earn a third place finish in the shot put with a personal record 31 feet 7.5 inches. Erickson also picked up a third in the discus with a 92-04 effort.
Hailee Olson, another freshman, placed 12th with a 29-07.00 effort, while Karagan Friedt earned a 27-07 effort in 19th place. Seventh-grader Makenna Van Lishout placed 40th with a 22-09.5 effort, just one inch ahead of freshman Tavion Clevenger (22-8.5).
Friedt placed sixth in the javelin with a toss of 93-07 feet.
MRNE also picked up a third place in the 4×200 meter relay, thanks to the effort of Angel Erickson, Lindsay Koch, Kiara Koepplin and Hannah Frank.
Boys take fifth
Trinity continued to dominate the region in track at Killdeer, winning the team title with 161 points, while Bowman County was second with 145 points. Beulah took third with 94 points, followed by Hazen with 77 points.
MRNE edged Killdeer for third with 65 points, while the hosts finished with 62 points.
Junior Gabe Sorenson won the discus at Killdeer with a personal record 139-8 effort.
Sorenson also placed tenth in the javelin with a 124-04 effort, followed by Sam Huether in eleventh place with a 123-05 toss.
Pablo Ruez set a personal record to take fourth (54.85 seconds) in the 400 meters, while Joseph Harmon did the same in the 800 meters, placing fourth with a personal record 2:15.24.
Eighth grader Matthew Bock was 17th with a time of 2:44.41, while seventh-grader Matt Huether was a few steps back in 2:45.17, a personal record, in eighteenth-place.
In the 1,600 meters, Waylon Kathrein finished in tenth place with a time 5:36.03, while eighth-grader Matthew Bock came in 14th with a personal record 5:55.85 time. Seventh-grader Matt Heuther finished 17th with a time of 6:09.13.
In the 110 meter hurdles, Jaxon Hewson finished second with a time of 18.28 seconds, more than three seconds behind winner Aric Knopik of Trinity. Michael Franks was fifth in a time of 19.15, while eighth-grader Cole Manolovits was seventh with a 20.03 time.
Hewson also had a personal record in the 300 meter hurdles, finishing fourth (44.49). Kaden Auch took ninth with a personal best time of 46.64 seconds.
In the 4×400 relay, MRNE took second with a time of 3:45.59, three seconds after the quartet from Trinity finished in 3:42.05 for first.
MRNE also placed second in the 4×800 meter relay, finishing a time of 9:01.64 with the quartet of Harmon, Asad Watson-Buffalo, Michael Frank and Ruez.