BEMIDJI -- Through three weeks of competition, the Bemidji High School trap team has maintained its first-place ranking in Class 9A, Conference 2.
The Lumberjacks top the standings with 63,473 points, furthering their lead on second-place Northfield (59,131 points) by 216 points.
The rest of the field is made up by Hastings (54,291 points), Pequot Lakes (53,922), Owatonna (53,868), Farmington (43,025), Albany (35,385) and Pine City (33,073).
For the boys, Nic Geiger is currently tied for first in the conference with a 24.17 average, while Tate Hammitt is fifth with a 23.83 average. Nicholas Peterson (12th, 23.0 average), Kamin Pierce (18th, 22.83) and Taylor Kehoe (24th, 22.67) all sit in the top 25, as well.
On the girls side, Kiah Martinson is currently second in the conference with a 22.5 average. Kaiden Amundson (seventh, 21.83), Annelise Morris (ninth, 21.5) and Lily Krona (tied for 10th, 20.83) join her in the top 10.
Additionally, Krista Engelmeyer is 14th with a 20.17 average, Lyla Stout is tied for 16th at 19.67 and Allie Lillquist is 23rd at 19.17.
In week three, Austin Lauderbaugh, Brecken Meyers and Hammitt all recorded 25 straights, and Geiger shot a 50 straight.
BHS has two weeks of competition remaining to determine the conference’s team champion and individual qualifiers for the state tournament.
Bemidji will next host the Lumberjack Trap Invitational at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Bemidji Trap and Skeet Club. Admission is free for all, as well.