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Bulldogs open seaon at BSU indoor

The Northome-Kelliher-Blackduck Bulldogs began their 2010 season by participating in the Little Amik 2 meet at BSU March 30. Eighteen teams participated in the meet.

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The girls opened the meet with the 4x800 meter relay team of Roxie Kalroos, Samantha Hendrickson, Katey Lutz and Kayla Olson placing third with a time of 11:24.

The boys 4x800 team of Butch Strand, Brandon Schmid, Keith Shaughnessy and Caleb Schneider followed and earned a sixth place finish with a time of 9:52.

Lutz then moved over to the high jump and placed seventh with a jump of 4' 8". Tyler Dobmeier also jumped well in the high jump. Dobmeier leapt to a third place with a jump of 5'6".

Schneider then returned to the track for the open 800 meter. Schneider turned in a 2:21.1 run to place seventh. Meanwhile, Carrie Carrigan was placing sixth in the shot put with a 27' 11" effort.

To end the day, the girls 4x400 team of Kalroos, Hendrickson, Lutz and Olson sprinted to a sixth place finish with a 4:56.98. The boys team of Strand, Shaughnessy, Dobmeier and Schneider also had a very positive run placing seventh with a 4:06.44.

Olson just missed placing with a ninth place run in the 1600 and Justine Frenzel placed ninth in the 3200.

Many of the times posted both individually and in the relays were even with or a little ahead of last year.

Overall, the girls posted 14 points that was good enough for a 13th place finish. The boys ended up with 13 points and a 17th place finish.

Both teams scored more points than they have in several years. The meet showed that the Bulldogs are ready for a competitive and exciting season.

The next meet for the Bulldogs in April 6 back at BSU.

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