Majettes win Mandan Kiwanis meet, Magi place seventh

MANDAN — The Minot High cross country teams travelled to Mandan Saturday to compete in the 25th Annual Kiwanis Invitational at Mandan Municipal Golf Course.

The Majettes took first with 70 points followed by Bismarck High (100), Bismarck Century (104), Mandan (128) and Watford City (136).

“I am very proud of the girls’ efforts today,” Majettes head coach Carla Wahlund said. “We had a tough practice week and they ran with sore legs but persevered to compete well.”

Junior Abby Hoffarth led the pack of Majettes, finishing seventh with a time of 20 minutes and 10.63 seconds. Within that same minute came eighth-grader Lily-ana Campbell at 20:22.65 (11th), junior Allie Wahlund at 20:31.37 (13th) and Trinity Jessen at 21:05.62 (23rd).

“There are a lot of good distance runners out there,” Wahlund said. “We need to keep working hard and believing in our goals.”

The Majettes’ have taken first at all three of their meets so far this season.

The Magicians took seventh with a total of 183 points. Scoring runners for the Magi include William Walker-Rozo in 20th, Noah Jacobs in 29th, David Meza in 32nd, Austin Geyer in 47th and Noah Keller in 55th.

Both cross country teams are back in action Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Anderson/Stavn Invitational at the McDowell Dam in Bismarck.

Majettes Swimming & Diving takes second at Capital City Invite

BISMARCK — Putting up a strong performance, the Minot High girls swimming and diving team took second at the Capital City Invite Saturday at Bismarck State College Aquatic & Wellness Center.

Bismarck Century won the meet with 512 points followed by Minot with 394, West Fargo Sheyenne with 256 and West Fargo with 235.

Minot’s 200-yard medley relay ‘A’ took third with a total time of one minute 56.63 seconds behind the Century ‘A’ and West Fargo ‘A’ relays. The Majettes in the relay include Iris Jessen at backstroke, Rylie Webb at breaststroke, Emily Brugman at butterfly and Brooklyn FIller at freestyle.

Minot High had three swimmers in the top five for the 200-yard individual medley event. Webb took first with a time of 2:16.54. Jessen took fourth with 2:23.46 followed immediately by Brugman with a 2:23.93.

Freestyle specialist Hannah Zaderaka took third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 26.03. Payton Luzardo just missed the top five, coming in sixth with a 26.44.

Senior diver Adisynn WIddel took first in the 1-meter dive with a final score of 393.60. Fellow Majette Olivia Schoffstall finished in sixth with a score of 313.35.

Brugman and Jordn Wolsky had a back-to-back finish in the 100-yard butterfly to take fourth and fifth respectively. Brugman finished with a 1:05.05 while Wolsky finished just .08 of second behind her at 1:05.13.

Wolsky took third in the 100-yard backstroke with a 1:03.90. Webb had a strong showing in the 100-yard breaststroke, taking first in the event with a time of 1:09.56.

Minot’s 200-yard freestyle relay of Luzardo, Filler, Wolsky and Zaderaka finished second behind Century with a final time of 1:45.44. The 400-yard relay of Webb, Luzardo, Brugman and Zaderaka also finished second with a time of 3:38.07.

The Majettes return to the BSC Aquatics & Wellness Center Thursday, Sept. 13, for a dual against Bismarck High beginning at 5 p.m.

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