Des Lacs-Burlington’s Hanson repeats as state champion; state meet underway

BISMARCK – It seems all Brynn Hanson does is win state titles, whether it be in track and field or cross country, so it was little surprise that’s exactly what the Des Lacs-Burlington freshman did in the Class B 3200 meters yesterday, successfully defending her Class B title on Day 1 of the NDHSAA State Track and Field Meet.

With a time of 11 minutes, 51.74 seconds, Hanson was nearly four seconds faster than Shiloh Christian’s Hannah Westin, who finished second.

Other local finishers in the 3200m included: Class A Girls – 14. Sophia Lade, Minot. 12:13.10. 17. Mandy Schmidt, Minot. 12:38.54. 19. Scout Ulrickson, Minot. 12:43.92. Class B Girls – 17. Natalie Becker, Nedrose. 13:48.17. 18. Blake Boucher, Nedrose. 13:56.61. 19. Amelia Shepard, Rugby. 14:28.61.

Class B Boys – 12. Austin Dibble, Rugby. 10:35.35. 22. Milo Anderson, DLB, 11:01.62. 25. Jenner Johnson, Rugby. 11:10.96.

In addition to the the 3200m, the preliminary heats of 4×200 meters relay were held. The Minot team of Faith Brown, Eve Knutson, Maicee Burke and Emily Mattern finished with the fastest time in the prelims and will be the No. 1 seed in Saturday’s final. In the Class A boys prelims for the 4×200 relay, Minot qualified for the finals in seventh place with a time of 1:30.19.

In the Class B 4×200 relay, local finishers and places included: Girls – 10. Rugby (Sam Blessum, Miryilyn Migler, Hallie Hauck, Ashley Martodam), 1:49.27. 16. Velva-Drake/Anamoose (Larkin Feller, Lyla McCasson, Rylie Weninger, Anya Olson), 1:50.8. 22. Surrey (Taylor Spaulding, Harley Ryals, Katie Mogaard, Khloe Spaulding), 1:54.62. 24. Bishop Ryan (Haley Buck, Chinelo Udekwe, Elsie Braun, Ajah Braun), 1:55.63. Boys – 5. Rugby* (Kristian Fritz, Cole Fahnestock, Logan Gronvold, William Lundberg), 1:31.89. 15. Velva-Drake/Anamoose (Hank Bodine, Lucas Siebuhr, Amarie YellowHammer, Kyle Volson), 1:35.23. 16. Nedrose (Gavin Bell, Jodey Myers, Davyion Clemons, Keaton Cole), 1:35.31.

Field events held Thursday afternoon included the Class A long jump, shot put and girls’ pole vault, and the Class B discus and high jump.

Local finishers included:

Class A Long Jump: Girls – 7. Makayla Whitfield, Minot. 17-3 1/2. 12. Rachel Nwankwo, Minot. 16-6 1/4. 21. Ashlyn Nielsen, Minot. 14-06. Boys – 9. Grayson Schaeffer, Minot. 21-9 1/2. 11. Anthony Brown, Minot. 21-4.

Class A Shot Put: Girls – 11. Maya Aguilar, Minot. 37 3/4. 17. Josie Rystedt, Minot. 34-9. Boys – 9. Jobe Rystedt, Minot. 50-2.

Class B Discus: Girls – 5. Harli Dickman, Surrey. 109-8. 9. Riley Bonebrake, Rugby. 103-09. 17. Kenna Huff, Nedrose. 97-4. 22. Haylee Judnt, Rugby. 90-7. Boys – 14. Aaden Olson, Velva-Drake/Anamoose. 133-8. 19. Kyle Sandy, Velva-Drake/Anamoose. 130-04.

Class B High Jump: Girls – 9. Janikka Miller, Rugby. 5-0. 21. Savannah McCall, Rugby. 4-8. Boys – Erik Foster, Rugby. 6-0.

(*Advances to event finals.)

The NDHSAA State Track and Field Meet will continue on Friday and Saturday, and can be live-streamed through the NFHS Network.


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