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Kuntz sets Trinity school record in long jump at Dickinson Trinity Last Chance Meet

While other athletes were working to make the most of their supposed last opportunity to qualify for state, Masy Kuntz had other business to attend to.

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Dickinson Trinity freshman Masy Kuntz competes in the long jump Tuesday at the Dickinson Trinity Last Chance Meet at the Biesiot Activities Center. Kuntz set the school record at 17 feet, 11 inches. (Press Photo by Parker Cotton)

While other athletes were working to make the most of their supposed last opportunity to qualify for state, Masy Kuntz had other business to attend to.

Already a qualifier in the event, her last three long jump attempts Tuesday at the Dickinson Trinity Last Chance Meet resulted in a school record for the Titans freshman.

“I feel really blessed. I’m just so happy about it, very excited,” said Kuntz, a freshman. “Today, I was feeling it. I felt that today was going to be a good day.”

Kuntz’s first leap of 17 feet, 8.5 inches broke the record by a half inch. She added another half inch on her next attempt.

Her final jump went 17-11.

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“After each time that I broke the record, it just gave me more motivation to break it again and again, so that’s what I tried to do,” she said.

Kuntz later teamed with Kylen Kubas, Brinklyn Schumacher and Alanna Sickler to win the 400-meter relay in 52.65 seconds, a state-qualifying time. Trinity had already qualified that specific relay, but Tuesday was the first time Schumacher, an eighth-grader, was part of the group.

“She’s a fast little runner, and she helped a lot,” Kuntz said. “We even got a faster time in, I think.”

For track and field athletes, the Last Chance Meet can be intimidating, but it’s also a bit misleading.

Tuesday’s event served as a prelude to Saturday’s Southwest Region Meet, also at the BAC, where the area’s track and field athletes can still qualify for state.

Not wanting to leave anything until then, though, a handful of participants got their qualifying results out of the way early.

“It was a relief off my shoulders. One less thing I have to do,” said Hettinger-Scranton sophomore Elizabeth Bartholmy, who qualified in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 5 inches. “There was a little bit more pressure. I wanted to get it qualified before regionals. I’d rather qualify by actual distance than by place.”

Hettinger-Scranton’s Taylor Hestekin, a mainstay in the 400 and 800 meters for the Night Hawks, ran the mile for the first time in two years on Tuesday and not only won by 23 seconds, but she also qualified for state by finishing in 5:31.42, four seconds faster than the cutoff.

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“I finished my second lap and thought, ‘I want to quit. I don’t run this far ever,’” she said. “It was mostly about keeping myself calm and relaxed. It was intimidating and scary, but it turned out well.”

Killdeer’s girls 1,600-meter relay team of Sydney Anderson, Amber Kukla, Rachel Voigt and Shawnee Hansen also added their names to the list of new qualifiers, taking first in the event (4:14.59) and beating the state meet benchmark by less than two seconds.

Bowman County’s boys 3,200-meter relay team of Cole Osendorf, Brayden Miller, Alex Madrigal and Alex Bartholomay also punched a ticket to state, finishing in 8:28.29, almost seven full seconds faster than the qualifying mark.

Heart River junior Zane Besler began a productive day for the Cougars by taking first in the 300-meter hurdles (41.77) and 100 meters (11.94 seconds).

“It felt good to run (the 300 hurdles) again before state coming up here,” said Besler, who hadn’t run the event since qualifying in Hazen two weeks ago. “And I feel I can do a lot better because I tripped over the hurdles in Hazen. I feel pretty confident going into state.

“I’m close (in the 100), but not close enough. It was a good feeling to finish first in two events right off the bat.”

Besler later ran the anchor leg for the 400-meter relay team that tied for third with Killdeer in 46.86 seconds, and he placed first in the 200 meters in 24.06 seconds. He missed qualifying in the 200 by .82 seconds, but he’ll have another shot on Saturday to add the sprints to his state agenda.

“My goal is really the 200. The 100 was to see where I’m at for the 200 and the 400, which I’ll run at regionals also,” he said.

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The only other new qualifiers from Tuesday were from Mott-Regent.

Brady Wegh, after falling an inch short of qualifying in the long jump May 5 at the Carlson Booster, turned in a leap of 20-11 on Tuesday to get himself to state. He also took first in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.61 seconds, but he had already qualified there. Lastly, Wegh teamed with Josh Wallace, Sean Hertz and Hunter Crist to a take second place in the 400-meter relay in a qualifying time of 45.68 seconds.

Boys

Teams: Dickinson Trinity 140, Bowman County 119.5, Mott-Regent 97.5, Killdeer 76.5, Heart River 57.5, Grant County-Flasher 49, Hettinger-Scranton 41, Trenton-Trinity 37, Beach 31, New England 30, Dickinson 21, Richardton-Taylor 3.

100: 1, Zane Besler, HR, 11.94. 2, Lane Wells, GCF, 12.35. 3, Hayden Sadowsky, HS, 12.37. 4, Brandon Miller, B, 12.65. 5, Ethan Kudrna, DT, 12.80. 6, Logan Lachowitzer, HS, 13.03. 7, Cauy Shypowski, HR, 13.07. 8, Angel Servantes, HR, 13.09.

200: 1, Zane Besler, HR, 24.06. 2, Lane Wells, GCF, 24.90. 3, Adam Powell, BC, 25.28. 4, Jonathan Bressler, TT, 25.28. 5, Ethan Kudrna, DT, 26.14. 6, Rayman Zimmerman, GCF, 26.16. 7, Owen Voigt, RT, 26.55. 8, Tom Kovar, DT, 26.76.

400: 1, Noah Sickler, DT, 51.88*. 2, Cole Osendorf, BC, 53.82. 3, Michael Mayer, MR, 54.31. 4, Dawson Kram, DT, 54.65. 5, Mathew Carlson, BC, 55.83. 6, Michael Marsh, DT, 56.34. 7, Matt Lucas, HS, 56.85. 8, Seth Herner, DT, 58.08.

800: 1, Dakotah Mansfield, NE, 2:03.74. 2, Alex Madrigal, BC, 2:04.40. 3, Andrew Miller, BC, 2:17.46. 4, Alec Sickler, DT, 2:19.23. 5, Ted Mayer, MR, 2:19.96. 6, Kamrin Madrigal, BC, 2:29.41. 7, Carlos Martinez, HS, 2:20.75. 8, Isaac Ellerkamp, DT, 2:22.29.

1,600: 1, Alex Bartholomay, BC, 4:48.11. 2, Jonathan Bressler, TT, 4:57.00. 3, Andrew Miller, BC, 5:00.80. 4, Josiah Orluck, B, 5:01.18. 5, Brian Miller, BC, 5:04.03. 6, Kamrin Madrigal, BC, 5:13.63. 7, Carlos Martinez, HS, 5:18.28. 8, Caden McCormick, HR, 5:18.30.

3,200: 1, Alex Bartholomay, BC, 10:37.23. 2, Josiah Orluck, B, 11:10.97. 3, Reece Anderson, DT, 11:36.49. 4, Brian Miller, BC, 11:47.78. 5, Dakota Bowen, K, 12:22.63. 6, Mason Moran, BC, 12:35.87. 7, Garrett Calkins, K, 12:39.99.

110 hurdles: 1, Brady Wegh, MR, 15.61*. 2, Aric Knopik, DT, 16.23*. 3, Cole Dukart, K, 17.48. 4, Hunter Crist, MR, 17.58. 5, Cody Perkins, MR, 18.68. 6, Sean Volesky, DT, 18.69. 7, Jacob Svihovec, BC, 20.06. 8, Brandon Schulte, B, 21.36.

300 hurdles: 1, Zane Besler, HR, 41.77*. 2, Hunter Crist, MR, 42.39. 3, Aric Knopik, DT, 42.77. 4, Sean Volesky, DT, 44.51. 5, Josh Wallace, MR, 44.50. 6, Jacob Svihovec, BC, 48.35. 7, Brandon Schulte, B, 51.34.

400 relay: 1, DT (Kaden Kuntz, Noah Sickler, Michael Marsh, Dawson Kram) 44.32*. 2, MR, (Josh Wallace, Brady Wegh, Sean Hertz, Hunter Crist), 45.68*. 3 (tie) K; HR, 46.86. 5, HS, 47.29. 6, NE, 50.01. 7, BC, 50.99.

800 relay: 1, DT (Kaden Kuntz, Aric Knopik, Sean Volesky, Dawson Kram) 1:34.29. 2, MR, 1:40.99. 3, K, 1:43.59. 4, HR, 1:43.60. 5, NE, 1:44.29. 6, BC, 1:45.41.

1,600: 1, DT (Kaden Kuntz, Lance Reiter, Easton Walby, Noah Sickler) 3:32.84. 2, BC, 3:38.33. 3, HS, 3:56.74. 4, MR, 3:57.82. 5, B, 4:02.47.

3,200: 1, BC (Cole Osendorf, Brayden Miller, Alex Madrigal, Alex Bartholomay) 8:28.29*. 2, DT (Lance Reiter, Easton Walby, Jacob Ellerkamp, Austin Karsky) 8:48.93. 3, B, 9:15.89. 4, HS, 9:21.10. 5, HR, 9:39.87. 6, K, 9:47.23.

High jump: 1, Hayes LeMieux, K, 6-00. 2, Austin Smith, TT, 6-00. 3, Rayman Zimmerman, GCF, 5-06. 4, Justin Cantwell, NE, 5-06. 5, Dillan Jepson, K, 5-06. 6, Cody Perkins, MR, 5-06. 7, Tanner Zentner, MR, 5-02.

Pole vault: 1, Hoyt Zander, K, 13-00. 2, Dillan Kovash, DT, 11-00. 3, Mathew Carlson, BC, 11-00. 4, Ethan Fischer, BC, 9-06. 5, Dylan Tabor, K, 8-06. 6, Liam Reilly, K, 8-06. 7, Kamrin Madrigal, BC, 8-00.

Long jump: 1, Brady Wegh, MR, 20-11. 2, Austin Smith, TT, 19-11. 3, Isaiah Kludt, HS, 19-07.50. 4, Sam Kludt, HS, 1907.50. 5, Dion Madler, HR, 19-05. 6, Adam Powell, BC, 18-08. 6, Lane Wells, GCF, 18-08. 8, Derek Tabor, 18-02.

Triple jump: 1, Kaden Kuntz, DT, 41-07*. 2, Beau Skurdal, TT, 40-07. 3, Hayes LeMieux, K, 40-04. 4, Dion Madler, HR, 40. 5, Sean Hertz, MR, 39-00. 6, Cheydan Hauf, DT, 38-05. 7 (tie), Rayman Zimmerman, GCF; Tanner Zentner, MR, 38-00.

Shot put: 1, Nic Rivinius, GCF, 52-05*. 2, Drew Heiser, D, 46-02. 3, Alex Scherr, DT, 41-08. 4, Zach Kubas, DT, 39-10. 5, Isaac Fridrich, DT, 38-11. 6, Quaid Larsen, D, 38-04. 7, Hunter Koepplin, MR, 38-01. 8, Derek Tabor, K, 37-04.

Discus throw: 1, Nic Rivinius, GCF, 138-07.50. 2, Hayes LeMieux, K, 130-05.

Javelin throw: 1, Tanner Binstock, D, 146-00. 2, Josh Wallace, MR, 144-05. 3, Marquis Erickson, NE, 136-01. 4, Dalton Schaefer, MR, 133-08. 5, Alex Scherr, DT, 133-05. 6, Alex Sadowsky, K, 133-03. 7, Denit Sorenson, NE, 129-09. 8, Matthew Nauman, RT, 128-06.

Girls

Teams: Bowman County 133, Killdeer 118.5, Dickinson Trinity 117.5, Hettinger-Scranton 100, Mott-Regent 65, Beach 52, Grant County/Flasher 37, New England 30, Heart River 26, Richardton-Taylor 19, Trenton-Trinity 18.

100: 1, Cassidy Walby, BC, 13.76. 2, Faith Beck, DT, 13.85. 3, Laken Jacobson, HR, 13.91. 4, Elizabeth Bartholmy 14.04. 5, Gracie O’Brien, HR, 14.19. 6, Kasey Houghton, K, 14.29. 7, Natalie Kempenich, BC, 14.53. 8, Elissa Steffan, K, 14.57.

200: 1, Taylor Hestekin, HS, 27.66. 2, Taylor Roehl, GCF, 27.73. 3, Gracie O’Brien, HR, 29.01. 4, Brinklyn Schumacher, DT, 29.07. 5, Molly Neis, K, 29.44. 6, Jenna Buchholz, BC, 29.90. 7, Elissa Steffan, D, 30.02. 8, Riene Voigt, RT, 30.27.

400: 1, Taylor Roehl, GCF, 1:01.43. 2, Sarah Meyer, DT, 1:03.88. 3, Amber Kukla, K, 1:05.08. 4, Alexius Miller, BC, 1:05.45. 5, Samantha Oase, HS, 1:06.76. 6, Jenna Buchholz, BC, 1:07.61.

800: 1, Kaity Hove, TT, 2:29.02. 2, Macy Gress, DT, 2:33.02. 3, Taylor Burwick, HS, 2:35.20. 4, Sarah Schafer, GCF, 2:38.39. 5, Lizzy Thompson, HS, 2:30.09. 6, Katie Jankowski, DT, 2:41.42. 7, Jocelyn Kulseth, BC, 2:52.43. 8, Danielle Benz, K, 3:53.50.

1,600: 1, Taylor Hestekin, HS, 5:31.42. 2, Sarah Schafer, GCF, 5:54.05. 3, Lacey Feist, BC, 6:00.12. 4, Shawdai Curtis, HS, 6:09.57. 5, Mikayla Bartholomay, BC, 6:10.21. 6, Sidra Sadowsky, HS, 6:11.43. 7, Vanessa Fischer, BC, 6:15.21. 8, Danielle Benz, K 6:16.16.

3,200: 1, Abby Wilhelmi, B, 12:37.41. 2, Jenae Orluck, B, 12:43.95. 3, Lacey Feist, BC, 13:28.10. 4, Mikayla Bartholomay, BC, 13:53.82. 5, Abigail Bartholomay, BC, 14:03.02. 6, Vanessa Fischer, BC, 14:13.50. 7, Morgan Hutzenbiler, HS, 15:28.01.

100 hurdles: 1, Katelynn Lane, K, 17.69. 2, Meggie Fischer, BC, 17.80. 3, Emery Dobitz, K, 18.31. 4, Hailee Kuske, NE, 18.52. 5, Corrie Dobitz, K, 18.65. 6, Katya Baranko, RT, 18.87. 7, Lindsey Dix, BC, 19.22. 8, Paige Ehlis, NE, 19.22.

300 hurdles: 1, Ellie Stafford, BC, 51.12. 2, Katya Baranko, RT, 51.31. 3, Hailee Fischer, BC, 51.44. 4, Meggie Fischer, BC, 51.44. 5, Morgan Hertz, MR, 51.93. 6, Corrie Dobitz, K, 53.98. 7, Paige Ehlis, NE, 54.04. 8, Anya Baranko, RT, 54.82.

400 relay: 1, DT (Masy Kuntz, Kylen Kubas, Brinklyn Schumacher, Alanna Sickler) 52.65. 2, K, 53.71. 3, HS, 53.78. 4, BC, 55.91. 5, HR, 56.27. 6, MR, 56.49. 7, NE, 56.86. 8, B, 58.01.

800 relay: 1, DT (Masy Kuntz, Sarah Meyer, Brinklyn Schumacher, Alanna Sickler) 1:50.34. 2, HS, 1:51.88. 3, K, 1:52.20. 4, BC, 1:55.80. 5, HR, 1:59.84. 6, NE, 2:00.74. 7, MR, 2:01.76.

1,600: 1, K (Sydney Andersen, Amber Kukla, Rachel Voigt, Shawnee Hansen) 4:14.59. 2, DT (Faith Beck, Alanna Sickler, Nicole Praus, Sarah Meyer) 4:18.12. 3, HS, 4:21.90. 4, BC, 4:25.85. 5, B, 4:42.05.

3,200: 1, K (Amber Kukla, Sydney Andersen, Rachel Voigt, Shawnee Hansen) 10:27.39. 2, B, 10:35.42. 3, BC, 10:36.47. 4, DT (Macy Gress, Katie Jankowski, Megan Krebs, Laura Meyer) 10:45.20. 5, HS, 11:01.34.

High jump: 1, Meggie Fischer, BC, 5-01*. 2, Ellie Stafford, BC, 4-11. 3, Rachelle Kathrein, NE, 4-07. 3, Jayla Nelson, NE, 4-07. 5, Jillian Svihovec, BC, 4-07. 6, Gabby Knopik, DT, 4-05. 7, Bre Tessier, DT, 4-03. 7, Rachel Kisse, K, 4-03.

Pole vault: 1, Faith Beck, DT, 9-00*. 2, Corrie Dobitz, K, 8-06. 3, Sydney Andersen, K, 8-06. 4, Steena Larsen, K,  8-06. 5, Rachel Kisse, K, 7-06.

Long jump: 1, Masy Kuntz, DT, 17-11. 2, Kaity Hove, TT, 16-06. 3, Elizabeth Bartholmy, HS, 16-05. 4, Karly Bang, K, 15-11. 5, Kylen Kubas, T, 15-08. 6, Ellie Messmer, MR, 1506. 7, Bre Tessier, DT, 15-01. 8, Abbie Kludt, HS, 15-00.

Triple jump: 1, Masy Kuntz, DT, 36-00. 2, Ellie Messmer, MR, 34-05. 3, Elizabeth Bartholmy, HS, 33-10. 4, Cassidy Walby, BC, 33-04. 5, Farrah Zeller, DT, 32-10. 6, Carolyn Schultz, HS, 32-10. 7, Elissa Steffan, K, 31-04. 8, Quinn Mellmer, HS, 31-00.

Shot put: 1, Sophia Murauto, B, 31-11.50. 2, Sadie Ambers, MR, 31-02. 3, Taylor Skretteberg, GCF, 29-09. 4, Abbie Zastoupil, K, 29-07. 5, Mikayla Paul, B, 28-01. 6, Sheyenne Marshall, B, 27-11. 7, Anna Kludt, HS, 27-04.50. 8, Elizabeth Holzkamm, HS, 26-10.

Discus throw: 1, Sadie Ambers, MR, 102-07.50. 2, Amber Patton, MR, 99-03. 3, Karagan Friedt, MR, 97-01.50. 4, Becki Fuchs, BC, 92-07. 5, Sophia Muruato, B, 87-09.50. 6, Abbie Zastoupil, K, 87-07. 7, Anna Kludt, HS, 83-05.

Javelin throw: 1, Ellie Messmer, MR, 104-09. 2, Tylla Roshau, DT, 103-02. 3, Reagan Olson, RT, 101-04. 4, Molly Holt, HS, 100-01. 5, Steena Larsen, K, 88-05. 6, Eden Wallace, MR, 86-06. 7, Bailey Olson, HR, 81-05.

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