Midgets nearly sweep field events at Williston indoor meet

WILLISTON -- One week removed from season-opening victories at the Thrivent Indoor meet in Williston, the Dickinson High boys and girls track and field teams returned to the Williston Area Recreation Center on Friday, March 29.

WILLISTON - One week removed from season-opening victories at the Thrivent Indoor meet in Williston, the Dickinson High boys and girls track and field teams returned to the Williston Area Recreation Center on Friday, March 29.

In their second indoor meet of the year, the Midgets squads collected second-place results, with each group finishing one spot behind Minot. Boosted by a strong performance in the field, Dickinson’s boys collected 152 team points, 41 behind the Magicians. The Majettes amassed 243.5 points while the Lady Midgets were right behind with a score of 185.

Five different Dickinson boys swept the events on the field.  Seniors Matthew Paintner and Nathaniel Frimpong earned wins in the shot put and the long jump, respectively. Junior Jacob Steckler topped the field in the pole vault while fellow Class of 2020 teammate Jevon Kriedt captured victory in the triple jump. With a leap of six feet, two inches, sophomore Jayden Hocker had the highest mark in the high jump.

Overall, the Midgets captured eight events. In the day’s shortest event, sophomore Mustafa Taylor ran the fastest time of 7.53 seconds in the 60-meter dash. He and Frimpong teamed with juniors Alex Praus and Tatenda Ruzvidzo in the 4x200 relay, winning the event with a time of 1:39.27.

In long-distance action, sophomore Brady Yoder won the 1,600 with a time of 4:38.75.


The Lady Midgets picked up big points in the field events as well, winning four of five events. Junior Madison Lindley earned wins in the long jump and triple jump, while seniors Meghan Ackerman and Alanta Tormaschy victored in pole vault and shot put, respectively.

While Minot’s Allie Nelson disrupted the sweep with a win in the high jump, Midgets senior Gabby Jung picked up second in the event, clearing a height of 5-3.

On the track, the Dickinson girls showcased their middle distance skills, as Delaynee Zubke, Symone Beld, Raghyn Murphy and Macy Leiss combined to win the 4x800 relay with a time of 10:32.2.

Peyton Selle, Audrey Rodakowski, Claire Kreidt and Beld teamed up to take second in the 4x400 relay. Selle came away with the only Midgets individual victory on the track, winning the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.87 seconds. Beld picked up the next-best finish, placing third in the 400-meter dash, clocking in at 1:04.02.

WDA ‘19 IndoorWilliston ARC Boys team scores: 1, Minot 193. 2, Dickinson 152. 3, Williston 71. 4, Turtle Mountain Community 47. 5, Watford City 36.60: 1, Mustafa Taylor, D, 7.31. 2, Aldren Krueger, M, 7.46. 200: 1, Triston Emke, M, 24.38. 7, Tatenda Ruzvidzo, D, 25.69. 10, Alex Praus, D, 27.4. 400: 1, Carson Tofteland, M, 53.25. 2, Taylor, D, 54.24. 5, Hunter Gregoire, D, 56.75. 6, Nathaniel Frimpong, D, 56.77.  800: 1, Collin McDonald, M, 2:11.68. 4, Garrett Hughes, D, 2:16.14. 1,600: 1, Brady Yoder, D, 4:38.75. 2, Aiden Jung, D, 4:46.57. 3,200: 1, Jacob Jensen, TM, 10:23.80.60 hurdles: 1, Caleb Doeden, W, 8.9. 800 relay: 1, Dickinson ‘A’ (Taylor, Frimpong, Praus, Ruzvidzo), 1:39.27. 2, Williston ‘A’ (Kyle Miller, Dayton Smith, Cutter Jones, J.J. Williams), 1:39.55. 5, Dickinson ‘B’ (Jack Homiston, Ethan Rixen, Jack Unruh, Alfred Harris), 1:44.81.1,600 relay: 1, Minot ‘A’ (David Meza, Tofteland, Jailun Whitaker, Shane Johnson), 3:34.35. 3, Dickinson ‘A’ (Taylor, Frimpong, Gregoire, Mason Anchondo), 3:52.07. 4, Dickinson ‘B’ (Praus, Rixen, Ethan Blotske, Ruzvidzo), 4:03.02.3,200 relay: 1, Williston ‘A’ (Lief Larsen, Gavin Jorgenson, Wil Olson, Micade Shumway), 8:18.15. 2, Dickinson ‘A’ (Yoder, Jung, Gregoire, Hughes), 8:36.02.High jump: 1, Jayden Hocker, D, 6-02. 2, Trey Morin, TM, 5-10.Pole vault: 1, Jacob Steckler, D, 11-06. 2, Layton King, M, 11-00.Long jump: 1, Frimpong, D, 20-09.5. 2, Tristen Zietz, M, 19-05. 8, Jevon Kreidt, D, 18-03. Triple jump: 1, Kriedt, D, 40-00. 2, Easton Larson, M, 38-04. Shot put: 1, Paintner, D, 47-04. 2, Trey Haugen, D, 46-04. 4, Ethan Grove, D, 44-10. 5, Peyton Hanson, D, 43-03. T8, Fox Weiler, 39-08. T8, Evan Showalter, D, 39-08.Girls team scores: 1, Minot 243.5. 2, Dickinson 185. 3, Williston 51. 4, Turtle Mountain 8.5.60: 1, Maliah Burke, M, 8.16. 4, Hannah Vannatta, D, 8.73. 7, Brooke Ott, D, 8.9. 8, Teandra Schneider, D, 8.87.200: 1, Morgan Alexander, M, 28.09. 400: 1, Ava Marburger, W, 1:03. 3, Symone Beld, D, 1:04.02. 6, Audrey Rodakowski, D, 1:05.23. 7, Peyton Selle, D, 1:06.31. 10, Delaynee Zubke, D, 1:08.57. 11, Claire Kreidt, D, 1:09.7. 12, B800: 1, Allie Wahlund, M, 2:25.13. 5, Macy Leiss, D, 2:46.53.1,600: 1, Lily-ana Campbell, M, 5:51.74. 3,200: 1, Dija Meyer, M, 13:02.45.60 hurdles: 1, Selle, D, 9.87. 2, Bella Price, M, 10.85.800 relay: 1, Minot 1:54.24. 4, Dickinson (Kreidt, Ott, Vannatta, Reger), 1:59.18.1,600 relay: 1, Minot 4:24.61. 2, Dickinson A (Selle, Rodakowski, Kreidt, Beld), 4:28.9. 3, Dickinson B (Zubke, Vannatta, Ott, Reger), 4:52.17.3,200 relay: 1, Dickinson (Zubke, Beld, Raghyn Murphy, Leiss), 10:32.20. 2, Williston 10:51.45.High jump: 1, Allie Nelson, M, 5-05. 2, Gabby Jung, D, 5-03. 3, Selle, D, 4-11. 4, Ryan Campbell, D, 4-09. 5, Jayce Bradley, D, 4-07. Pole vault: 1, Meghan Ackerman, D, 10-00. 2, Brailyn Betlaf, D, 9-06. 3, Schneider, D, 8-06. 4, Addie Kuehl, D, 8-06. 5, Kendryn Bullinger, D, 8-00.Long jump: 1, Madison Lindley, D, 16-05. 2, Audrey Sundahl, M, 16-01. 2, Ackerman, 16-01. 4, Jung, D, 15-11. 10, CaSarah Vannatta, D, 13-10. Triple jump: 1, Lindley, D, 34-10. 2, Ackerman, D, 34-06. 3, Campbell, D, 32-04. 4, Sundahl, M, 31-05.Shot put: 1, Alanta Tormaschy, D, 38-10. 2, Rodakowski, D, 36-06. 3, Jenna Hardy, M, 35-08. 6, Caitlyn Kolling, D, 31-03. 9, Korie Riely, D, 26-10. 11, Sydney Beld, D, 23-06.

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