Wins were hard to find in Saturday’s Blue Hawk Invitational track meet on the Dickinson State University campus – at least for the Lady Bulldogs.
Bowman County finished sixth in overall team scoring in the girls competition with 69 points.
Beulah won the meet with 110.5 points – just one more than Williston (109.5).
Watford City placed third with 98 points, followed by Dickinson (88.5) and Dickinson Trinity (74).
The Bulldogs finished ahead of Mott-Regent/New England (68), Richardton-Taylor (56), Grant County/Flasher (35) and Harding County (14). Hettinger-Scranton (13) and Glen Ullin/Hebron (4.5) closed out the 12-team field.
The Bulldogs got a taste of victory twice, with Avrie Nohava tying for first in the high jump with three other athletes after clearing 4 feet nine inches.
The other victory came in the 4x800 relay with the foursome of Rhyann Heyen, Landyn Gerbig, Julie Sarsland and Jaci Fischer combining for a time of 10:47.86 – almost three seconds faster than the team from Dickinson in second place.
In the 4x400 relay, the quartet of Esmerelda Madrigal, Jenna Buchholz, Sophia Headley and Claire Stafford ran a 4:34.25 to place fifth.
In the 4x200 relay, the Bowman County foursome of Madrigal, Buchholz, Headley and Ellie Powell placed fifth with a time of 1:54.30.
In the 4x100 relay, Bowman County took fourth with Clair Stafford, Madeline Stafford, Kennedi Blankenbaker and Avrie Nohava having a time of 56.79 for the event.
In the long jump, Powell set a personal record with a leap of 17 feet 1 inch. Eighth grader Sophie Headley was seventh with a 16-0 effort. Freshman Claire Stafford leaped 15-0 to tie for 13th in the event.
Powell also tied for second in the triple jump with a personal best of 32-6.
Madrigal placed second in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 49.7 seconds.
AllieRae Stotts placed seventh in the 100 meter hurdles (19-1), a new personal record for her.