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Baker’s boys track team placed ninth in the Early Bird track Invitational April 1 at Bowman.

The team finished with 25 points in the 12 team competition.

Host Bowman County had the highest team score (180), followed by Killdeer (91), Mott-Regent/New England (74) and Hazen, taking fourth with 61 points.

The Spartans finished ahead of Hettinger-Scranton (24), Heart River (21) and Center Stanton (1).

Junior Donnie Steen was the top individual finisher for the Spartans, placing second in the triple jump with a personal best 40 feet, 4.5 inches. He also placed ninth in the long jump with 19 foot effort.

The quartet of Jesse Brawley, Guy Lesh, Cooper O’Connor and Riley Williams placed third in the 4x100 relay with a time of 51.05 seconds.

In the sprint events, it was Brawley taking 13th in the 100 meters with a time of 12.94 seconds, while Cayden Craig was 26th (14.21).

In the 200 meters, it was Steen (18th, 26.88), Craig (29th, 29.87) and O’Connor (32nd, 30.66).

O’Connor also placed ninth in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 56.14 seconds.

In the shot put, it was Garrett Lesh being the top Spartan finisher, placing 17th with a 33-0 throw. Quinn Griffith (26th, 29-5) and Carter Gion (37th, 23-05) rounded out the rest of the Spartans in the event.

Garrett Lesh placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 118-0, a new personal record for the junior. Griffith placed 29th with a 72-9 throw, while Gion followed (35th, 67-5).

In the javelin, it was Griffith (eighth, 116-0) and Garrett Lesh (tenth, 114-0), with both setting new personal records.

In the high jump, it was Guy Lesh clearing 5-2 to place fourth. He also placed 16th in the long jump with a distance of 17-11.

In the long jump, Brawley placed 28th (16-4) behind Steen and Guy Lesh. Williams (47th, 14-4)  and Craig (48th,13-6) also competed in the event.

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