Track and Field: Domier shatters school record with 14-foot vault
The Wolverines set 20 personal records in this the third event of the season. They return to Bemidji State University on Thursday, April 14, with an 11 a.m. start time.
BEMIDJI — Chuck Richter held onto the Wadena school record in pole vault for 35 years with his 13 1/2-foot vault. Wadena-Deer Creek senior Brady Domier easily cleared that with his 14-foot vault on Tuesday, April 5, at Bemidji State University.
Bemidji has become a second home to the Wolverines this spring as the extended winter season has put a stop on outdoor events.
In their second visit to Bemidji this season, the Wolverine boys finished second among the 19 teams, while the girls placed third in an 18-team field.
Park Rapids Area won the boys' competition with 89 points, followed closely by WDC's 82.
The Frazee girls earned 100 team points, just ahead of Bagley/Fosston (74) and Wadena-Deer Creek (68).
Wolverine athletes won a total of five events and earned points in several more.
"We had most of our team on the trip and our kids showed up BIG TIME! " WDC head coach Marc Reynolds said. "We finished the meet with 20 personal records."
If Domier's record breaking day in pole vault wasn't enough, he joined the 4x200 relay team (including Charlie Bushinger, Matthew Pugsley and Lyrik Haug) and won that event (1:39.07). Haug continued his winning ways as he went on to take first in high jump (6-02).
Sophomore Isabelle Larson on the girls' pole vault (9 foot) and freshman Amber Collins placed first in the 800 run (2:32.20).
Both of the Wolverines' 4x400 relay teams placed second in their events. The girls' team consists of Britta Sweeney, Ally Pavek, Lydia Oldakowski and Amber Collins (4:33.19). The boys' team (3:51.12) includes Domier, Pugsley, Bushinger and Bjorn Brunsberg.
Also placing second was the 4x800 Relay team of Sweeney, Pavek, Johanna Brunsberg and Amber Collins (10:35.51).
Third place finishes went to Bushinger in the pole vault (12 foot) and triple jump (39-01.00), Haug in the long jump (19-00.5), Bjorn Brunsberg in the 1600 run (5:01:88), Domier in the 60 meter hurdles (9.45) and Madison Packer in the long jump (15-06.25).
Finishing fourth for the Wolverines were Kylee Collins in the pole vault (7 foot) and Lane Hoefs in the 1600 meters (5:06:28).
The Wolverines received fifth place finishes from Larson in girls' triple jump (32-01.5), Sweeney (400) (1:07.28), Pavek (800) (2:42.98), Bjorn Brunsberg (800) (2:14.52) and the girls' 4x200 relay team (Packer, Larson, Oldakowski, Kylee Collins) (1:59.87).
Pugsley placed sixth in the 400 meters (55.4), as did the girls' 4x400 Relay team of Emma Schmitz, Payton Gravelle, Brielle Kern, Johanna Brunsberg (4:50.83).
Also earning points for WDC were: Gracie Arm (7th shot put), Layla Sharp (7th long jump), Hoefs (7th 800) (2:16.78) and Packer took 8th in 60 meter hurdles).
The annual Sam Kelderman Memorial Meet on Monday, April 11, was canceled due to winter weather conditions. The group was set to travel to Bemidji once more on Thursday, April 14, for the Craig Hougen Indoor Classic.