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BHS girls take first, BHS boys second at Beaver Relays track meet

Bemidji's Alex Schoneberger sprints to a second place finish in the 400 meter dash at Friday afternoon's Beaver Relays held at?Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center. Pioneer?Photo/Eric Stromgren

Bemidji's depth proved valuable Friday at the Beaver Relays as the Lumberjacks girls track and field team breezed to the championship.

BHS tallied 169.5 points while Bagley-Fosston was a distant second with 81.5.

In the boys division the Jacks scored 129 and captured second place, losing by 4.5 points to Roseau which tallied 133.5.

The meet was originally scheduled to be run outdoors but the extended winter forced most of the events inside at the BSU Rec Center.

The change of venue proved to be to the liking of Bemidji's Bailey Drewes as the senior won a pair of events, nipping teammate Jenna Truedson for the title in the 800 (2:28.72) and capturing the 1600 (5:33.38).

Allie Heifort was Bemidji's other individual champion as she claimed the shot put with a toss of 34-8. Heifort added a second-place finish in the discus with a throw of 85-6.

The Lumberjacks also set the pace in the final 4x400 relay with a time of 4:27.22 and were fourth in the 4x800 and 4x200.

Steph Frey contributed a third in the 60 hurdles and was fifth in the 200 hurdles. Amanda Hunt placed third in the high jump while Callie Johnson was second to Heifort in the shot. Amber Peterson was third in the pole vault and fourth in the triple jump.

Leading Bagley-Fosston was Analisa Hueschle who ran a leg in the winning 4x200 relay (1:51.65) and also claimed the 200 (26.0), long jump (17-6) and triple jump (36-0).

The Flyers also captured the high jump as Rachel Bennett cleared 5-2.

The Jacks dominated the relays, winning the 4x200 (21:38.7), the 4x800 (8:47.36) and 4x400 (3:34.58).

They also were fourth in the 4x100.

Individually BHS fared the best in the 800 as they took four of the top-five spots. Isak Sommer led the way, winning the event in 2:02.82. John Buckanaga was second in 2:03.18 and Jake Urban third in 2:06.37. Completing the domination was Richard Seado's fifth in 2:14.17.

Also contributing top placings for Bemidji were Nick Gubbels who was fifth in the 60 hurdles, Andy Berube who was second in the 1600 and Alex Schoneberger and Scott Hulsebus who went 2-4 in the 400.

Cole Bardwell was second in the 200, Dan Clemenson and Sam Carlson placed 3-4 in the 3200, Zach Declusin contributed a runnerup finish in the high jump and Kyle Huewe was fourth in the triple jump.

The track and field teams return to action Thursday at the Alexandria Invitational.

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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