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Leaping into History

 

June 3, 2019

Photo courtesy of Larry Stokke, Picture this Photography.

Kelsie Belquist from NR-S runs stride for stride with Mya Schroeder from Carrington at the state meet in Bismarck

Just like his uncle, Alex, did 15 years to the day, NR-S junior Bo Belquist surpassed what even he may have thought possible.

Over two days of the State Track and Field Meet at the MDU Resources Community Bowl Friday and Saturday, May 24-25, Belquist, in addition to the two short sprints, aimed for glory in his best events, the long and triple jump.

He did more than that, capturing the state long jump crown on Friday with a 21' 8 3/4" effort, then obliterating his own school record in the triple jump Saturday by flying 45' 6 1/2".

The Friday victory for Belquist came by just one-quarter in...



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