Girls edged in regional showdown

MRNE hurdler Morgan Hertz avoids a possible collision at the regionals and goes on to win the 300 meter hurdles title in Bowman on May 17.


Staff Report

Beulah edged Mott-Regent/New England for the Regional team title by just a six-point margin, 117 to 111 Friday.

It was even closer for third place with Bowman County just one-half point behind MRNE for third place in the team scoring.

Trinity finished with 97.5 points in fourth, while Killdeer followed in fifth (51 points), Richardton-Taylor (sixth, 48), Heart River (seventh, 40), Beach (eighth, 33), Hettinger-Scranton (ninth, 26), Glen Ullin-Hebron (tenth, 21), Grant County-Flasher (11th, 19 points) and New Salem-Almont (12th, 14 points.

Junior Morgan Hertz grabbed wins in the 200 meters (27.84 seconds), the 300 meter hurdles (50.60 seconds), along with a second place finish in 100 meter hurdles (17.44 seconds). Hertz also anchored the winning 4×400 meter relay with teammates Rachelle Kathrein, Kiara Koepplin, and Angel Erickson.

In addition, another Mott-Regent/New England quartet won the 4×800 relay at the regionals, thanks to Koepplin, Lindsay Koch, Sophie Olsonawski and Kathrein.

Olsonawski also picked up a victory in the 3,200 meters with a 13:50.5 personal record.

Eve Stegner placed ninth with a personal best time of 15:14.18.

In the 1,600 meters, seventh-grader Messa Kuehl was sixth with a time of 6:52.04, while Grace Dinius and Emma Bock were 11th and 12th with times of 7:33.89 and 7:44.29. Dessiree Harmon placed 14th in 7:54.43.

In the field events, freshman Keziah placed third in the shot put with a throw of 32 feet, five inches, while Karagan Friedt was tied for 11th with a throw of 27-06. Freshman Hailee Olson was 14th with a toss of 27-02.

In the discus, Friedt finished in fifth with a toss of 83-06, while freshman Keziah Erickson was ninth with a mark of 79-08.

In the high jump, Kathrein finished third, clearing 4 feet seven inches.

Kiara Koepplin was fourth in the triple jump at the regional meet with a 29-09 effort.

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