2023 Season Opens at UND
With I-29 closed most of Friday and into the next morning, competing at the Cobber Indoor Meet was out of the question Saturday. Instead, an impromptu dual meet between RR and GFC was organized in short order. Despite the quick turnaround and lack of competition from other teams, the Riders managed to impress in their 2023 season debut, posting numerous PR’s and all-time marks. With many athletes from both teams out of town for spring break, no team scores were held.
Indoor Top Ten Marks:
Jonah Dafoe-800m-1:59.11 #2 All-Time (*time to converts to 2:00.81 for record purposes)
Caleb Severson-60m-7.27 #6 All-Time
Amir Dorudian-60m-7.31 #7 All-Time
60m Hurdles-Lukas Heydt-8.83
4x200m Relay-Severson, Heydt, Andrade, Dorudain-1:34.41
4x400m Relay-Severson, Heydt, Hoffarth, J Dafoe-3:39.23
High Jump-Mbanzendore Urbain-5’2
Pole Vault-Thomas Kraft-8’6
Long Jump-Ben Strand-19’0
Triple Jump-Ben Strand-41’1’.5
Other Notable Performances:
Ben Strand-Triple Jump-#4 Junior All-Time-41’1.5/#11 All-Time
Isaiah Gaye-Triple Jump-#4 Sophomore All-Time-41’0/#12 All-Time
Micah Larsen-Schmidt-800m-2:06.09-#7 Junior All-Time-(*time converts to 2:07.89 for record purposes)
Isaac Dafoe-800m-2:27.01-#2 7th Grade All-Time (*time converts to 2:29.11 for record purposes)
The PR Express:
Cooper Schweigert-39′ 1
Michael Belluk-38′ 9
Jessy Baker-36′ 5
Logan Wasylow-33′ 3
Jacob Foss-32′ 6
The Riders have two more meets this week. One group will compete at NDSU on Friday in the State Indoor Meet. Another group will head back to UND on Saturday for the Great North Regional Open.
For full meet results, points, and relay splits-CLICK HERE.
If you took any photos, please add them to the collaborative album.-CLICK HERE.
“I think everyone did really well and everyone has been working hard in practice; it showed at the meet. Also, the people that were at summer throwing have shown extra improvement. Can’t wait for the next meet and see more improvement in me and my teammates.” -Senior Michael Belluk
“I thought the meet was really fun and well done for how quickly it was put together. It looked like everybody had a fun time and now we all have season bests to use in practice and to work towards beating in future meets.” -Junior Joe Nowatzki
“Run like the wind, even though this is an indoor meet and there isn’t any…BE THE WIND!” -Someone within earshot of Joe Nowatzki