Bulldogs move outdoors
The NKB Bulldogs took the track again at BSU April 16, for the Beaver Relays, but this time they were outside. The move brought lots of sun but also a lot of wind. Only the high jump and pole vault remained indoors.
Both teams performed well at the eight team meet. The girls had nine team best and the boys set 10 best at the meet. Even more personal bests were recorded.
The 4x800 relays again set a positive open tone for the meet. The girls squad of Danielle Nistler, Jeanette Frenzel, Samantha Hendrickson and Kayla Olson recorded an 11:02.3 time that placed them third. The boys team of Butch Strand, Josh RedDay, Keith Shaughnessy and Caleb Schneider posted a 9:32.88 that earned them a fourth place finish.
Topping the day, was the only first place finish for the Bulldogs.
Carrie Carrigan's 28'½" put was good enough for a decisive 2' win of the the second place athlete. While not her best throw of the season, it was an impressive win.
Individually for the girls, Olson sprinted to finish the 1600 m and just edged out a girl from Roseau for second place with a 5:51. Justine Frenzel ran a gutsy 3200m. She ended the race in third with a 14:59 effort. Cathy Frenzel triple jumped for the first time and leapt to a fourth place finish with 28'½". Jeanette Frenzel continued the placing with a sixth place in the 400m with 1:11.3. Alex Ziegler followed close behind taking seventh with a 1:13.5.
For the boys, the only individual to place was Schneider. He returned to run a second 800 for the day and took fifth place with a 2:19.
Others had good runs but just missed the points. Shaughnessy (high jump, 400) and RedDay (300m hurdles) placed ninth in there other events.
All the relays placed for both squads. The girls 4x200 team of C. Frenzel, Ziegler, Frenzel and Tonya Weidenborner ran a 2:07.9 for eighth. The 4x100 squad of Ziegler, Tanyssa Olafson, Nistler and Weidenborner sprinted to a 1:02 and sixth place. The 4x400 team (Nistler, Jeanette Frenzel, Hendrickson and Olson) finished the day with a fourth place run in 4:50.2.
The boys relays also scored points. The 4x200 relay team of Tristan Williams, Matt Jedlicka, Zeke Bertard and Travis Olafson placed seventh with a 1:46.95. The 4x100 relay team of Cyril Weidenborner, Chester Powell, Tyler Hughes and Olafson sprinted to a sixth place finish in 54.49. The 4x400 team of Strand, Shaughnessy, Red Day and Schneider ran a 4:05.55 to place sixth.
The junior high (grades 7-9) had their first meet April 23 at International Falls.
The team's first home meets at Northome are April 27 for the junior high and May 4 for the senior high.
Bulldogs place well at Deer River
The Bulldog track teams placed often and well at the seven team track meet on Deer River's newly resurfaced track. Both the boys and the girls teams had there best placings of the year.
Once again, the 4x800 relays started the meet off well. The girls team of Nistler, Frenzel, Hendrickson and Olson ran well. The race came right down to the finish when Carlton was able to hold of Olson's late charge. The Bulldogs took second with a time of 11:05. The boys had a much easier time in their race. Butch Strand opened up a large lead which Shaughnessy, Cody Graupmann and Schneider then held as they cruised to a first place finish.
RedDay continued to improve his hurdling skills as he took fourth in the 110m high hurdles and third in the 300 m intermediate hurdles.
The sprint relays also ran well. Both the boys 4x200 (Tristan Williams, Brody Grundmeier, Zeke Burtard and Travis Olafson) and the 4x100 (Cyril Weidenborner, Chester Powell, Tyler Hughes and Olafson) set season bests and placed third.
The boys 4x400 closed the meet with a second place finish. The team of Shaughnessy, Strand, Red Day and Schneider lead for 1400m of the 1600m race. The anchor legs then battled for the last 200 meters before Carlton was able to pull past the Bulldogs for the win.
For the girls, the 4x200 (Cathy Frenzel, Alex Ziegler, Nistler and Tonya Weidenborner) sprinted to fourth place while the 4x100 (Ziegler, Justine Frenzel, Tanyssa Olafson and T. Weidenborner) sprinted to third. The 4x400 (Nistler, Lutz, Hendrickson and Olson) ran to a second place finish.
The only double medalist for the day was Schneider. His second medal came as Schneider returned to the track for his second 800 of the day. He built an early lead and pushed forward as he built a 50m lead by the end of lap one. Early in lap two, Tony Anselmo of Bigfork made a strong move and closed the gap to 10m but Schneider was able to hold off the challenge to win the race.
In the girls 800, Lutz broke three minutes with a 2:57 to place fourth.
The only sprinter to place in an open event was T. Weidenborner. In the 100, she sprinted to a 14.3 second fifth place.
In the 1600, Olson surged to an early lead. She then continued to push forward followed by a girl from Carlton. As the last lap began, Olson's lead was cut in half before she made her last surge to the finish to win the race. Lutz also ran a strong 1600 and placed fourth overall.
In the boys 1600, Strand lowered his time below 5:30 to place third with a 5:26.
In the 400, the Bulldogs placed three people. Shaughnessy ran a season best 57.9 which placed him third. Frenzel broke the 70 second mark with a 69.4 for second and Ziegler ran a 75 for fifth.
Frenzel ran another tough 3200 to place third again, while, Brandon Schmid ran a strong 3200m run to take sixth.
In the field events, the Bulldogs did well in the jumping events.
In the high jump, Shaughnessy cleared 5' for fifth while Josh Scafe went 4'9" for sixth. Lutz returned and cleared a season best 4'8" for third place.
In the triple jump, Williams led the way with a fourth place season best effort of 32'10". Schmid set a season best of 30'9" which placed him sixth. For the girls, Frenzel also had a season best effort of 28'3" placing her fifth.
Nistler was the only placer in the long jump. She placed sixth with a 12' 8" leap.
Deer River/Northland 126
Cass Lake-Bena 0
Deer River/Northland 71.5
Cass Lake-Bena 40