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Two Midgets athletes win at West Region indoor track and field meet

WILLISTON -- For only the first meet of the year, Dickinson High boys track and field coach Jay Schobinger thinks his team is setting in a pretty good spot.The Midgets competed in the West Region boys track and field indoor meet on Monday and wal...

WILLISTON - For only the first meet of the year, Dickinson High boys track and field coach Jay Schobinger thinks his team is setting in a pretty good spot.
The Midgets competed in the West Region boys track and field indoor meet on Monday and walked away with two individual champions.
Full results were unavailable at press time.
“We’re still a pretty limited team,” Schobinger said of other athletes being added to the roster as the season progresses. “But we ended up with two individual champions today.”
Dual Keck took first in the shot put, Schobinger said, with a throw of more than 49 feet.
“Dual is going to have to be a leader for us,” Schobinger said. “He’s a senior thrower, and there’s going to be some expectations, and he stepped up today.”
Michael Herauf was also first in the pole vault by clearing 13.6 feet, Schobinger said.
“Mike is maturing into a very good pole vaulter,” Schobinger said. “I think he has a good shot of getting to our school record.”
Schobinger also complimented Tevan Thompson, who placed in the top eight in both the 60 meters and the 200.
“To place in both short sprints,” Schobinger said, “that’s a nice performance for him.”
Against the other programs in the West Region, Schobinger said Dickinson’s throwing and jumping events stood out - and earned the team the most points. That will most likely be the case for the rest of the season, and, like the rest of the Midgets’ squad, Schobinger said his team can only get better at this point.
“As far as experience coming back, we’re going to have experience in throws and jumps. Those were the two point getters for us today,” Schobinger said. “We’re going to have a pretty good sprinting crew. We just won’t have a lot of depth in middle and distance events.”
The Midgets are next scheduled to compete against Fargo Davies on North Dakota State’s campus in Fargo - and as far as Schobinger is concerned, Dickinson is in pretty good shape at this point in the season.
“We’ve got some good things to look forward to,” Schobinger said. “We’re looking to be pretty competitive this spring.”

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