Quality Results at Davies/UND

  • April 24, 2022

After countless days of snow and rain the Riders had to remember to stay BALD and adapt to these new conditions midway through the track season. With the upcoming highly selective Eagle Relays many did not know if the meet would still take place. With a rescheduling, the meet was moved to less miserable conditions on Thursday. 

To start off the meet the Riders put on quite a show in the 4x800m relay. The team of Jonah Dafoe, Dameon Zenawick, Elijah Dafoe, and Hunter McHenry took 1st place respectively, winning the race by 44 seconds, and qualifying the team for state. Their mark of 8:14.28 is the second best in the state so far this year. 

The Riders had a solid showing in the 300m Hurdles with multiple PRs and season bests. Leading the crew was Junior Lukas Heydt who placed 3rd and earned himself once again the opportunity to compete at the State Meet with a qualifying time of 41.56 seconds. 

Junior Caleb Severson once again surprised the crew with another State Qualifying time in 100m Dash and a .02 second PR bringing him down to 11.40, this performance earned him a 5th place finish.

With the 4x200m relay taking place next, the Riders put up another great performance placing 5th. They came shy of qualifying, in no time at all it is certain that they will bring another relay team to the state meet. 

The D-Crew has shown lots of strength so far throughout the year and had another showing of their depth in the 1600m run. Micah Larsen-Schmidt led the crew with a 7th place finish. The real show though was the fact that the Riders had 4 more guys break the 5 minute barrier. Led by Micah, then followed closely by Jake Jenkins, Grant Lelm, and William Krump. 

As the Riders kicked off yet another relay in the 4x100m, everyone had high hopes of what was to come and the team of Mickey Mallory, Caleb Severson, Gannon Brooks, and Carter Byron did what everyone loves to see, qualify yet another successful relay team. Their time of 45.28 earned them a 5th place finish among heavy competition. 

The Hurdle Squad had another solid day with a few PRs, led by Carter Byron and Lukas Hedyt placing 3rd and 5th.

As the Riders continued the meet there was a great 1st and 2nd place punch in the 800m Dash. Hunter McHenry won in a state qualifying time of 2:01.44, followed closely behind by teammate Tanner Schiller in a 8 second PR. This showing creates a lot of competition for those top spots on the Riders 4x800m.

Freshman Standout ELijah Dafoe crushed another class record and asserted his dominance over all past freshman 3200m runners. His performance makes him the second freshmen in Red River history to go to the State Meet in this event and the only one to break 10 minutes with a time of 9:58.82. This earned him 6th place and was followed closely by teammate Dameon Zenawick who also broke 10 minutes and placed 7th. 

One of the most exciting events is the 4x400m relay, as everyone is exhausted from all the other events. The Riders in their second outdoor meet claimed yet another spot at the state meet with a qualifying team consisting of Tanner Schiller, Jonah Dafoe, Hunter McHenry, and Gannon Brooks. Their 2nd place finish gives room for improvement as there was a little bit of a hand off malfunction which may have cost them the win. 

The Deep History of the Riders throwing program is insane as the Riders hold many top performances across the state. To start off the Day Logan Arason threw a top 10 all-time  mark in the discus with a PR throw of 167’6”, this throw won the meet by a small 29’1” and put him 9th all-time in school history. Hudson Kilgore also placed with a PR throw of 118’1”. 

Continuing his dominance Arason threw 189’9” in the Javelin, this won the event again by another small margin of 29’8”. This throw is 7th all time in school history, 5th in the Nation for his grade level, and 18th in the Nation overall. Along with that Quinn Nelson threw a PR of 138’5” placing 5th. 

With another Rider winning an event Junior Hudson Flom won the Pole Vault with a vault of 11’6”. This height beat second place by over half a foot.

Senior jumper Simon Haug placed 6th in the triple jump with a season best. 


Full meet results, points, and split can be found HERE. 

Meet Photos can be found HERE. 


-Recap written by Senior Captain Hunter McHenry


Second Place at EGF Indoor

The Riders once again had an opportunity to compete indoors at the Fritz Pollard Athletic Center due to unfavorable weather. The EGF Indoor Invitational was held this past Friday on the 22nd with 14 teams competing. The Riders had a strong second pace overall finish with 99.33 points from 27 scorers. This second place didn’t come easily; the Riders had 30 season best performances throughout the meet. They were led by junior sprinter Mason Reynolds who brought 16 points in from a third place finish in the 60m dash as well as a first place finish in the 200m dash. 

In the first event of the day the Riders secured a first and third place finish in the 4×800 showcasing more of the D-Krew’s depth. The next event on the track was the 60m hurdles with three athletes running solid performances at or close to season bests. Following the 60m hurdles was the 60m dash where we saw Mason Reynolds flying through the finish line and up and coming freshman Isaiah Gaye close behind placing 3rd and 5th respectively. The 4×200 showcased a lot of freshman talent with 7 freshmen on the 3rd and 6th place teams, top pole vaulter Hudson Flom made an appearance to join the 6th place team and give relays a try. The D-Krew was itching to race after a slow start to the meet with timing issues and they were ready to throw down, of the five 1500m runners, four of them scored. David Radke led the way with a 4th place finish followed by Kael Berberich-6th, Matt Evans-7th, and Eli Zerr-8th. In the 400m dash and 300m hurdles the Riders had seven athletes competing.  Although none of them placed, 5 of the 7 produced season-best times. The next event on the track was the 800m dash. The Riders had all five of their competitors run season bests with three athletes placing, Alex Prichard-5th, Kael Berberich-6th, and Evan Saylor-8th. In the 200m dash the Riders had two placers, Mason Reynolds, winning the event with a personal record and without using blocks, followed once again by freshman Isaiah Gaye placing 4th. The final individual event on the track brought the Riders 20 more points with David Radke winning the 3000m, Eli Zerr placing 3rd, and Matt Evans placing 5th. In the field events the Riders had four placers and 8 season bests. Thomas Kraft: 5th place in the pole vault. Max Martens: 7th place in the pole vault. Carson Blegen: 3rd place in the triple jump. Mbanzendore Urbain: 7th place in the high jump. After this extended indoor season the Riders are looking forward to warmer weather and outdoor meets.

Full meet results, points, and split can be found HERE. 

Meet Photos can be found HERE. 

-Meet recap beautifully written by Junior Captain Jonah Dafoe, a high jumper/sprinter/photographer who occasionally runs distance events