Miners open track season
By Jarann Johnson
The Beulah Miners opened their track season last week with two meets: The Bison-Miner Invite Tuesday and the Watford City meet Friday. Both meets were good starting points for the Miners to figure out where they are, but weren’t good enough to produce state qualifiers.
Tuesday the team went about 10 miles east for a meet that featured more than 20 teams. The boys did well, taking ninth, and the girls did slightly better, taking sixth.
The best field event for the girls at the Bison-Miner Invite was the javelin. Senior Jamie Murschel took third with a throw of 105 feet and 7 inches, and sophomore Abbey Schantz also placed in the event, taking eighth (88-03).
Schantz placed in two more events at the meet, taking fifth in the triple jump (31-07) and helping the girls 4x100 to an eighth place showing (56.06). Schantz was joined by seniors Molly Suter, Delaney Johansen, and freshman Emily Alt on the relay.
The girls also showed some potential in the 4x200 and 4x400 by placing in both sprint relays. The 4x400 relay team earned third place, the highest placing at the meet for Beulah (4:38.08).
The 4x400 team was comprised of Alt, junior Elizabeth Walsh, Johansen, and senior Tess Hoherz (4:48.08). Hoherz, Alt, and Johansen were also part of the 4x200 relay team, the only different runner was Molly Suter.