Hazen Bison 3-peat at state track
By Jarann Johnson
The Hazen Bison knew they were going to have a shot at winning the state title but a few things were going to have to fall there way. Last weekend at the Bismarck Bowl Hazen got enough stellar performances to keep their state championship streak going.
Grace Zimmerman, junior, came up big for her team. The junior sprinter qualified for finals in the 100, 200 and 400. Zimmerman qualified the 100 with a time of 13.08 seconds, which was the second fastest prelim time.
The fastest prelim time was the 12.89 Harvey-Wells County senior Kari Wolfe ran. Zimmerman topped Wolfe in the finals to win the 100 posting a 12.99 time, which gave Hazen 10 team points.
Another important factor in the race was Katie Duttenhefer taking 6th place in 13.38 seconds, which gave Hazen a total of 13 team points from the 100.
The girls did even better in the 200, scoring 20 team points in the race. Zimmerman won the 200 in 25.93 seconds, Duttenhefer followed in third (26.84) and Elise Hintz finished in fifth (27.10). Zimmerman wasn’t done standing out in individual events and took home a second place finish in the 400 with a time of 57.12 seconds, which was a season-best time. First place in the 400 went to Zimmerman’s rival Gracie Wright from Hillsboro-Central Valley who won the 400 in 57.03 seconds. The Hazen girls also did well in their sprint relays.