BISMARCK -- Shelby Frank admitted being pumped up heading into the girls’ Class A shot put event Saturday at the North Dakota state Class A girls track and field meet.
As a result, the Grand Forks Red River junior launched a winning throw of 42-2.25 feet on her first toss to successfully defend her state championship and make herself a six-time state champion.
“It was really satisfying,” Frank said. “I had a lot of adrenaline going into the competition. That’s kind of unusual for me. Usually my second-to-last or last throw is my best. I had a lot of energy (that) felt really, really good.”
Bismarck High’s Morgan Ohlhauser was second with a 40-7.75.
On Friday, Frank outdueled the competition and the weather to win her fourth straight discus championship.
The Red River girls team finished in third place with 57 points. Fargo Davies won with 156 points, followed by Bismarck Century 130, Red River, Bismarck Legacy 56 and Bismarck High 47. Grand Forks Central had two points.
Red River’s Mackenzie Severson was third in the 300 hurdles (45.79) and third in the 200 (25.93). She also was named the Senior Athlete of the Year. Kaylee Lancaster was sixth in the javelin with a 117-01. The Roughriders’ 4x200 relay team of Nautica Ward, Alex Richards, Claire Leach and Severson was third in 1:44.98. The 4x100 team was seventh in 50.90.
Central’s Mikayla was eighth in the 1,600 and its 4x800 relay was eighth. Both events were held Friday.
In the boys’ division, Red River scored 16 points and Central 14
Bismarck Century won the boys’ title with 137 points. Bismarck High followed with 111, West Fargo 96, Bismarck Legacy 95 and Fargo Shanley 33.
Bismarck Legacy sophomore Calob Larson won three open events on Saturday. He took first in the 100 (11.18), 200 (22.06) and 400 (48.23).
Christian Walth of Bismarck High took home firsts in the 110 hurdles (15.04) and 300 hurdles (38.17).
Grand Forks Central’s Ben Hoverson finished third in the triple jump with a leap of 44-1.
Red River’s Bryce Enerson was third in the 110 hurdles in 15.24 and the Riders’ 4x200 relay and 4x100 relay teams took eighth.