The Crookston Pirates are sending a total of six athletes in six different events to the Minnesota State Track Meet. Noah Kiel made it in three events, Emma Borowicz made it in two events, and Breanna Kressin, Easton Tangquist, Caden Boike, and Ethan Boll are going in one event.
Overall, the girls team finished in third and the boys finished in seventh out of all the teams competing.

Noah Kiel ran in three races at the Section meet in Park Rapids and he made it to State in all three. He made it in the 100 meter and 200 meter dash and as the anchor for the 4×100 relay. When asked about his start out of the blocks in the 100 dash Noah responded, “Personally, I think this was my best start of the year.” He went on to say, “I was a little nervous because I knew there were some really fast kids in that race.” Coach Wayne Folkers agreed with the sentiment on Kiel’s start of the race saying, “He was great out of the blocks. It was like he was shot out of a gun.”
Noah beat his previous 200 meter dash time by 0.2 seconds with a time of 22.50 seconds. “I knew that I needed to get off to a quick start in the first 100 meters to have a chance,” added Kiel. “I ran the first 100 meters like it was its own race and gave it everything I had.” Coach Folkers added, “The same happened in the 200 with the great start and that race wasn’t really close.”
Noah was joined on the relay team by Ethan Boll, Easton Tangquist, and Caden Boike. This relay team bested the team’s previous high by 0.47 seconds with a time of 45.27.  See video of the race below. “We were in fourth place when we handed off for the final 100, but Noah was able to pass them all to take first,” explained Coach Folkers. “We had a bad handoff going into the third 100 and if we correct that we can see an even better time. We could get into the 44’s.”

Emma Borowicz made it in one field event (pole vault) and one track event (300 meter hurdles). Emma maintained her pole vault height of 9-02. “I have always wanted to make it in pole vault and two years ago I lost on a scratch so it was good to come out on the other side this year,” said Borowicz. “I now have a week and a half to improve my height and I have high hopes for it.” Coach Amy Boll added, “She is so tough, and she is such an athlete. She did well with the pole vault and attacking the pit.”
She beat her previous 300 meter hurdles time by 0.7 seconds with a time of 46.12. “Two years ago that was my race and this year it’s been my race,” added Borowicz. “It was good to cross the line of course in second but also with a state qualifying time which was the goal coming into today.” Coach Boll said about Emma, “She is one that on this team we are going to seriously miss that girl as a leader and just her ability in this sport.”

Breanna Kressin got the running events off to a good start for Crookston by winning the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.98 seconds. “I definitely have had better races. They change the faster heat to the second heat in sections so I wasn’t really used to that,” said Kressin. “Overall, I ran a clean race and I thought I did pretty good.”
When asked about Breanna’s race, Coach Boll said, “Harley (hurdles coach) and Breanna talked and Harley said she can do better and right away she was trying to work on those things.” Coach Boll went on to say, “I think she is so mentally strong. She takes the tips she’s given and fixes them right away.”

1. Barnesville (74.50) 1. East Grand Forks (79)
2. Thief River Falls (69) 2. Park Rapids (78)
3. Crookston (52) 3. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (76)
4. Park Rapids (48) 4. Nevis (53)
5. Frazee (40) 5. West Marshall (47)
6. Fertile-Beltrami (39) 6. Thief River Falls (45)
6. East Grand Forks (39) 7. Crookston (35)
8. Bagley/Fosston (38) 8. BGMR (32)
9. Nevis (36) 9. Pelican Rapids (31.50)
10. West Marshall Fusion (34.50) 10. Roseau (26)


Pirate (Top 2 go to State) Event Result Place
Breanna Kressin  100 hurdles 15.98 1st
Noah Kiel 100 meters 11.47 1st
Noah Kiel 200 meters 22.50 1st
Ethan Boll, Easton Tangquist,
Caden Boike, Noah Kiel
4×100 Relay 45.27 1st
Emma Borowicz Pole Vault 9-02 2nd
Emma Borowicz 300m Hurdles 46.12 2nd
Girls 4×200 relay team 4×200 relay 1:48.04 3rd
Hayden Winjum 400 meters 1:03.00 3rd
Breanna Kressin 300m hurdles 46.62 3rd
Kailee Magsam 400 meters 1:03.26 4th
Karsten Isaacson High Jump 5-7 7th
Boys 4×200 Relay 4×200 Relay 1:40.54 7th
Girls 4×100 Relay 4×200 Relay 54.04 7th
Amelia Overgaard 1600 meters 6:07.14 8th
Carter Coauette 400 meters 55.19 8th
Hayden Winjum Triple Jump 31-06 9th
Ethan Boll Long Jump 18-06.5 9th
Halle Winjum Pole Vault 8-02 9th
Ethan Boll 200 meters 24.32 10th
Ashlyn Bailey 100 meters 13.76 11th
Ashlyn Bailey 200 meters 28.58 13th
Libby Salentine Discus 86-07 13th
Thor Harbott 3200m run 12:28.51 13th
Amanda Schultz 800 meter run 2:44.94 14th
Ally Perreault Shot Put 29-00.25 14th
Karsten Isaacson 800 meter run 2:18.15 15th
Chloe Boll 3200m run 17:17.41 16th


The Section 8A Boys 4x100 relay
Area Athletes going to state Event Result Place
Zach McGlynn (West Marshall) High Jump 6-01 1st
Zach McGlynn (West Marshall) 100m hurdles 16.58 2nd
Zach McGlynn (West Marshall) Pole Vault 12-01 2nd
Fertile-Beltrami Girls 4×400 relay 4×400 relay 4:04.79 1st
Gavin Gullickson (West Marshall) Pole Vault 13-01 1st
Emily Pederson (West Marshall) 100 hurdles 16.74 2nd
Gerald Melin (Red Lake Co.) High Jump 5-11 2nd
Fertile-Beltrami Girls 4×200 relay 4×200 relay 1:47.53 2nd
Marin Roragen (Fertile-Beltrami) 400 meters 1:00.37 2nd
Jory Vasek (Climax-Fisher-SH0 400 meters 49.95 2nd