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Melstone boys, Wibaux girls claim District 4C track and field titles

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Posted at 9:04 AM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:41:49-04

BAKER — The Melstone boys track and field team left Baker hoisting a first-place trophy, while the Wibaux girls team repeated as District 4C champions.

Melstone scored 126 points, which was just enough to skate past second-place Terry, which finished with 108.

Melstone star athlete Brody Grebe raked in the points for the Broncs. Grebe won the 300-meter hurdles in 43.8 seconds, won the triple jump with a leap of 42 feet, 10 inches, won the long jump with a jump of 20-11 1/2, finished second in the shot put and fourth in the javelin. Grebe currently leads Class C in the triple jump with a season-best jump of 44-02.

Grebe wasn’t the only contributor to Melstone’s championship. Sophomore Isaiah Bouchard won the discus with a toss of 144-06, freshman Noah Bouchard won the 110-meter hurdles in 17.09, and freshman Tyler Kombol won the 1,600-meter run in 5 minutes, 22.57 seconds.

The runner-up Terriers got solid performances from Gabe Hoch, who finished second in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints. Niko Popp won the 3,200-meter run in 11:04.35 and finished second in both the 800-meter run and 1,600.

For the second consecutive year Wibaux’s girls team left the district track meet hoisting the first-place trophy. Wibaux won both the 400- and 1,600-meter relays on its way to a dominant performance. Wibaux finished with 155 points, while second-place Plevna had just 64.

Marni Schieffer won the 200 and 400, while finishing third in the 100. Madison Bakken also won multiple events, winning the 800 and 1,600.

The Longhorns saw the bulk of their points come in the field, though. Freshman Shantel Bertelsen won the shot put with a throw of 31-06 1/4, while teammates Toni Schieffer and Odessia Linwood finished third and fourth, respectively.

Bertelsen also finished second in the discus, while Layni Schieffer finished in third. Toni Schieffer won the javelin with a toss of 111-10, and teammates Marni Schieffer and Layni Schieffer finished fourth and fifth.

Qualified athletes will compete at the Southern C divisional track and field meet next Thursday in Laurel.

For full results of the District 4C track and field meet click here.