Posted 5/31/16 (Tue)
By Jody Michael
Divide County sophomore Alli McCoy finished third overall in the girls’ 100-meter dash with a time of 12.98 seconds at the NDHSAA Class B Track and Field State Meet on Saturday in Bismarck.
“We finished the year with a very good showing at the state track meet,” Divide County head coach Nate Nelson said. “Organizers praise the event as the largest sporting event in the state each year. This year there were over 1,200 participants for the two-day spectacle. Our girls represented the community with class and dignity, as always. I am very proud of them.”
McCoy also recorded the school’s best-ever state-meet time in the 200-meter dash with a preliminary-round finish of 26.30 seconds -- eclipsing the 26.49 set by Jody Joraanstad at the 1993 state meet -- but finished ninth in the finals in 26.61.
The girls’ 4x100-meter relay quartet of McCoy, sophomore McKenzie Hallgren, senior Emilee Johnson and freshman Lauryn Heide finished 19th in a time of 53.74, their fastest ever.
“The 4x100 relay worked very hard all year and had near flawless handoffs and were able to shave almost a second off of their regional qualifying time,” Nelson said.
Johnson finished 20th in the long jump with a mark of 13-1.