Nine area teams will be competing in the D-9 District Track and Field Meet on Wednesday, May 10 in Bertrand. The Vikings look to have some of the top performances in the district. Junior sprinter Wyatt Wilken is entering the district leading in the 100 and 200 meters with times of 11.2 and 23.3. He is also a contender in the long jump along with sophomore jumper Miles Peterson. Creighton Peterson has the leading throw going into Wednesday’s district with a season best 50′ 4 3/4, which is also the third best throw in the state so far this year. Riley Johnson will be a strong contender in the mile.
The Bertrand girls have opportunities to qualify in the 4 x 100, 4x 400, and 4 x 800 relays. Karmen Schmidtt is a strong contender in the long jump and 100 meter runs. Grace Schwarz will be pushing to finish in the top 2 spots in the mile with a season best time of 5:54. Tessa Callahan will be competing for a spot in the 300 meter hurdles with a season best time of 50.3. Kristine Edgren is leading the district in both the shot (40′ 11″) and discus (120′ 1″), along with Courtney Philips in the pole vault with a personal best 10′ 0″.
The district meet will start at 10:30 Wednesday with the first round of field events followed immediately by second round events. Running events are scheduled to start at 12:30. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for K-12. Since this is an NSAA District event, Bertrand School Activity Passes/Season Tickets and Conference Passes cannot be accepted.