Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 Church Directory

Solid showing at True Team for Bulldog track teams

The Becker Bulldog track and field teams competed at the Section 5AA True Team meet last week in Rocori, with both the boys and girls finishing in respectable fashion.

The evening turned into a long affair, as the rainy weather and a lightning delay pushed the competition well past dark.

The girls team finished sixth out of 12 teams, with Lauren Woelfel being the top Bulldog finisher with her second place finish in the Pole Vault.

Coach Trish Reimer-Kealy was pleased with the number of personal record (PR) performances from her team.

Hannah Dierkes earned a PR in the 400 for third place (61.98) and her time puts her on the Becker honor roll.

The girls 4x800 team of Dani Nuest, Katelyn Brower, Brooklyn Karel and Alea Briggs placed fourth with a time of 10:24.15.

Both the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams finished 5th, with the 4x100 team of Raelee Lyon, Kylee Morton, Leon Morris and Salayna Allen scoring a 52.45 to win their heat.  The 4x200 team of Dierkes, Nuest, Abby Atwood and Kailey Thompson ran a season best time of 1:50.72.

Bella Kuschel picked up a 6th in the High Jump, clearing 4’8”.

Lyon earned a PR time of 17.66 in the 100 hurdles for 7th place, while Briggs also placed 7th in the 800 meters (2:34.27).

Others earning PRs in this meet were Morton in the 200 (27.56) and Natalie Trenz in the 3200 (12:56.01).


The boys team picked up a third play finish in the meet, finishing behind Rocori and Big Lake.

“As a team we were hoping to stay close to Big Lake and Rocori, but fell short in the end for the chance to move on to the state meet,” Coach Paul Schmidt said. 

Tyson Ricker scored second place finishes in the 800 and 1600, while Carter Reckelberg had a strong meet by winning the long jump and triple jump.  

Owen Angell won the pole vault and bettered his school record to 14’7”, while also winning the 110 hurdles and finishing 2nd in the 300 hurdles. 

The 4x100 team of Reckelberg, Julias Hendricks, Mitchell Soltau and Logan Eisele ran strong again and placed second.   

Eisele also scored big points for the Bulldogs in the 100 and 200, as well as Reckelberg in the 200.  Julias Hendricks was second in the long jump.

“As a team we had many other good performances in the true team format where only one relay and two athletes can be entered in each event,” Schmidt said.

Both Becker teams were back in action this past week at the Monticello twilight meet. Complete results will be reported next week.