Hi-Liner gymnastics enjoyed a dual meet win against Jamestown on Tuesday night and worked with different competitive alignments as they did it.
â€śTonight was a little bit of a different format â€” we made it a little bit more fun for the girls,â€ť head coach David Fisher said. â€śWhat we do is make four teams by mixing both teams together into four different squads, so in each squad there are girls from each school. They get a chance to meet new kids and interact with each other that way â€” it was a lot of fun overall.â€ť
Valley City State sophomore standout Jessica Meland set a new school record in the womenâ€™s weight throw with a heave of 14.09 meters (46 feet, 2 inches), breaking her old school record of 13.26 meters (43 feet, 6 inches) for a third-place finish Saturday as Viking track and field opened its indoor season Saturday at the Northern State Open in Aberdeen, S.D.
Valley City sophomore Jordan Magnuson won the 220-pound title, sophomore Jakob Ashline took fourth in the 132-pound class, senior Reed Beckman third at 138, seniors Mark Miller and Masyn Olson a respective third and eighth at 160, senior Zach Doty second at 182 and senior Dustin Lindgren sixth at 195 as the Hi-Liners took fifth with 136 team points at the 20-team Storhaug Invitational in Lisbon on Friday and Saturday.
Lady Hi-Liner senior forwards Madison Taylor and Dierra Diegel,
senior guard Jessica Denholm and junior guard Clarissa Olson all scored double-digit points on Friday night as Valley City beat visiting Lisbon, 71-52, for their third straight win and their fourth in their last five games.