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Minot boys place fourth at Orvik-Radke Classic

Robert Brewer/MDN Minot sophomore Cambden Backman set a personal record of 48.43 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles at Duane Carlson Stadium on Friday afternoon.

On Friday afternoon, the Minot boys track team was in action at Duane Carlson Stadium as they hosted the Orvik-Radke Classic. With a team score of 96, the Magi came in fourth place behind Red River (156), Fargo Davies (139.5) and West Fargo (107).

One of Minot’s top efforts of the day came courtesy of junior Divine Okorn who won the triple jump with a leap of 40-06.00.

In the 800 meters, Minot senior Aidan Jarvis posted a second-place time of 2:00.87. He finished less than a full second behind Jack Robertson of Fargo Davies who clocked in at 2:00.10. Meanwhile, Oscar Hultz qualified for state in the 1600 as he recorded a fifth-place time of 4:32.42.

Other standout performances from Minot included pole vaulter Keaton Reinke, who set a new personal record with a vault of 13-00.00, good for second place. With that effort, Reinke tied his father Jason for 10th all-time in Magi team history. In the long jump, Brek Thompson and Tristen Zietz came in second and third with respective leaps of 19-07.00 and 19-06.00. In the process, Zietz set a new season record.

In relay competition, Minot earned fourth place in both the 4×100 (45.70) and 4×200 (1:36.24). Over in the field events, Owen Zarr (128-01) and Trent Deaton (123-04) took fourth and fifth respectively in the discus. Zarr’s throw represented a personal record. Fellow Magi Coy Armstrong posted a fourth-place finish in the javelin with a throw of 141-11.

Up next on the schedule, Minot plans to head to Bismarck on Monday for the Last Chance Meet. Start time is slated for 2 p.m.

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