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Comets Perform Well at Little Eight Conference Meet

By Craig Olson 05/14/2024, 11:15pm CDT

The Hillcrest Track & Field Track & Field team competed in the Little Eight Conference Meet Tuesday, May 14 and finished 4th out of 5 teams in both the girls and boys events.  Border West was the Conference champions for the boys and girls. The Comets had 15 personal records during the meet.

Here is the link to the full results.

Kaia Fiskness of the Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comets, broke a 29-year old school record on Thursday at the Anderson Schuler Invitational at NDSCS in Wahpeton when she ran a 58.49 in the 400 meter dash.  Her time makes her the only Hillcrest girl to break a minute in the 400.  The old record was 60.10 by Mitzi Boerner.  The boys’ and girls’ teams both finished 6th out of 10 teams. 

The link for all results is



Border West had a superb showing at their home Track and Field Invitational on Monday, winning both the boys’ and girls’ team competitions and turning in 39 personal best records on the day.  “Our kids love performing at home,” said Head Coach Brittany Erickson of the Buccaneers.  “Eight new record were set among the 39 personal records that were reached during this meet.”

Emily Kellen finally broke the 13 second barrier in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.59 and a first place finish.  She also established a new record in the high jump.  Both the girls’ and boys’ 200 meter dash records were broken by Kellen and Holden RinkeTaylin Schmidt rebounded after a bruised heel last week to break her own record and set a new record in the girls’ 100 meter hurdles, Karter Martinek has recently tried long jump as her fourth event and she broke the girls’ long jump record, and Claire Rinke broke her own record in the triple jump once again, while Andrew Franzese smashed his own shot put record.