Dickinson High School hosted area schools in a home track meet replete with podium finishes at their home varsity track meet held at the Henry Biesiot Activities center. Their collective team scores for boys and girls teams were near perfect — outshined by only one team, the Mandan Braves.
The 100 meters for boys saw three of Dickinson runners break the top 10, two of which later placed in the top five with each surpassing their previous personal records(PR).
Waddel Shakspeare of Watford City would take the 100 meter crown with a 11.59, narrowly beating out Dakota Sweeny of Mandan’s 11.79 and Bradyn Enderud of Dickinson’s 11.96 — a personal best. Mason Anchondo and Jack Momiston of Dickinson cracked the top 10 with 12.04 and 12.21 respectively. Both being personal bests.
For the ladies 100 meters, three DHS runners broke into the top ten. Jayden Atkins took fifth with a 13.66; Mattilyn Biel took seventh with a personal best of 13.81; and eighth place went to Jayla David with a 13.86.
Midget’s boys and girls both swept the 200 meters with Quentin Lewis taking first with a personal best of 22.76; and Emily Ash clinching gold with a 27.88.
Bradyn Enderud took fifth with a solid 24.38, a personal record, and ninth went to Jack Homiston with a 24.89.
Jayla David set a personal best with her 28.95; while Brooke Ott rounded the top 10 with her 29.03.
Lewis, who took gold in the 200, again claimed the gold for the boys division in the 400 meters event with a 51.85. Perennial powerhouse Brady Yoder took third with 54.01; while Kaden Selle set a personal best with a fifth place finish at. 54:52.
Midget girls took second and third in the 400 meters as Claire Kreidt set a personal best with a 1:03.02; in third Mattilyn Biel battled Kreidt with a 1:03.46.
They say that the toughest event in all of track and field is the 800 meters, a long-distance sprint event that witnessed Dickinson’s Jake Skabo take silver with a personal best of 2:23.64.
In the mile, 1,600 meter, Peyton Laser kept her pace to claim bronze with a 6:21.10. The only Midget to garner a medal in the mile.
Both the boys and girls of Dickinson found success at the end of the 4x400 relay with the boys taking third (3.44.14) with a relay team consisting of Christian Bowden, Mason Anchondo, Kaden Selle and Elijah Hoerner. They placed behind Mandan (3.39.96) and Custer County (3:43.00).
Not to be outdone, the lady Midgets stood atop the podium with ease as their gold performance of 4:10.90 was nearly nine seconds faster than their next closest competition in Mandan. The team, Mattilyn Biel, Emily Ash, Jazmin Barry, Claire Kreidt are being touted as potential state contenders by season’s end.
In shot put, boys competition, the Midgets claimed second place with Trey Haugen launching an outstanding 48-06.00. This was right below Braves player Jaxon Duttenhefer, 51-08.00.
Dickinson boys took second place in Discus with Trevor Hirning slinging a competitive 134-04.
Both boys and girls Midgets took first in the long jump with Quentin Lewis’ personal best of 21-08.50 and Jazmin Barry’s 17-07.50.
The Dickinson High track and field athletes will be on the road for their next three meets that will take them to Mandan; Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Bismarck.