Kate Bradner hurdles at state

MayPort-CG junior Kate Bradner leaps over a section of the 100-meter hurdles Friday during a preliminary race at the state Class B track meet at the MDU Resources Community Bowl in Bismarck, N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Noah Mehus didn’t let his injured hamstring keep him from the podium Friday.

The MayPort-CG junior cleared 12 feet, 9 inches on his second attempt to take second place in the state Class B pole vault competition at the MDU Resources Community Bowl. 

Mehus cleared 12 feet, 9 inches in fewer attempts than eventual state champion Parker Gallagher of Hillsboro-Central Valley, but Gallagher surpassed 13 feet to take the win. 

“We were actually very pleased with Noah, considering his hamstring injury,” said MPCG track coach Wendy Garrett-Mehus.

“He cleared 12-9 on his second attempt, but he just couldn’t generate the speed to get over 13,” she added. “When they get all these kids there, they really compete hard.”

Mehus was one of several Patriots track standouts who placed at the state meet last weekend.

Junior sprinter Brooklyn Groth finished sixth in the Class B long jump, soaring to 16 feet, 5 inches, half a foot off of champion Elise Wisnewski of Central Cass.

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