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Boys track and field grow through competition season

You can’t replicate competition mode, and the boys track and field team is using that idea to steadily improve throughout the competition season.

Conner Buchholz after one of his jumps in Bowman.
(Photo by Jason Waskiewicz/For The Pioneer)

You can’t replicate competition mode, and the boys track and field team is using that idea to steadily improve throughout the competition season.

In a busy week, the bulldogs claimed a team title in the Bowman County Invite, and a 3rd place finish at the Bowman County Booster.  “Right now we are looking to improve each day.” Explained Coach Jahner.  That improvement has been steady, and if it stays consistent, the bulldogs will be looking to a successful postseason.

The bulldogs rely on a balanced attack, getting contributions from all areas of the track and the field events.  In the throws, Tristen Peterson has led the way in the shot and discus, while Bryan Knopp and Jordan Powell have steady climbed the leaderboards in the javelin.

In the jumps, the bulldogs have used a slew of underclassmen to place consistently.  Sophomore Brian Anaya has led the jumping corps, culminating in a new Bowman County School Record of 40’0” in the triple jump.  Anaya has been pushed by classmate Adam Powell and Freshman Jacob Svihovec.  In the vertical jumps, Mathew Carlson has cemented himself as a regional contender in the pole vault with Alex and Kamrin Madrigal close behind.

On the track, the bulldogs have proven to be just as strong.  Alex Madrigal has led the way with dominating performances in the 800m and 1600m runs.  “Alex is a talented runner, he needs to keep training hard, and remember to have fun when he competes.”  Stated Coach Jahner.  In the mid distance events, Madrigal is joined by a solid group of 400m runners, that have really developed the depth of the bulldog team.  In the sprints, Adam Powell, and Carlson have led the way.  The strength being a pack of 200m runners, that have steadily been approaching the state qualifying standard in the 4x200m relay.

“We have seen a lot of growth over the past two weeks, we just hope to keep that up, and perform our best during the postseason run.”  The next chance for the bulldogs will come on Saturday at the Dacotah Bank Relays in Lemmon, SD at 10:30 am.

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