Bowman County wins NDHSAA Class B Cross Country team title, Ian Busche (Beulah/Hazen) races to individual title


October 22, 2021 6:45 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Bowman County has gone back-to-back.

The Bulldogs won their second consecutive NDHSAA Class B boys cross country team state championship on Friday, October 22 at Parkhurst Recreation Area in Jamestown.

Bowman County had four runners – Austin Wanner (4th, 16:39.36), Caleb Sarsland (7th, 16:54.43), Taylor Wanner (11th, 17:05.67) and Gavin Scott (14th, 17:15.79) – finish in the Top 20. The Bulldogs other finisher was Gab Sarsland (22nd, 17:38.28) giving Bowman County a team score of 58. New Town finished second with a team score of 101.

The team state title is Bowman County’s 17th in program history.

Individual medalist honors went to Beulah/Hazen senior Ian Busche. Busche finished third a year ago at the state meet in Cooperstown. His medalist time on Friday was 16:22.95.

INDIVIDUAL TOP 20 (All-State)

1. Ian Busche, Beulah/Hazen, 16:23; 2. Christian Brist, Hillsboro/Central Valley, 16:33; 3. Ethan Schaffer, Kindred, 16:34; 4. Austin Wanner, Bowman County, 16:40; 5. Owen Duttenhefner, Killdeer, 16:48; 6. Colt Spottedbear, New Town, 16:54; 7. Caleb Sarsland, Bowman County, 16:55; 8. Lucas Vollmer, Surrey, 16:58; 9. Cole Campbell, Kindred, 17:00; 10. Fuller Kaden, Shiloh Christian, 17:02; 11. Taylor Wanner, Bowman County, 17:06; 12. Xavier Bell, New Town, 17:14; 13. Keaton Olson, Kindred, 17:16; 14. Gavin Scott, Bowman County, 17:16; 15. Lincoln Adair, Lisbon, 17:18; 16. Tanner Lundwall, May-Port CG, 17:20; 17. Mason Christianson, Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 17:21; 18. Austin Dibble, Rugby, 17:21; 19. Jekori Dahlen, Killdeer, 17:25; 20. Lander Lahtinen, New Town, 17:25.

TEAM RESULTS (Top 5)

1. Bowman County (58); 2. New Town (101); 3. Kindred (108); 4. Hillsboro/Central Valley (134); 5. Beulah/Hazen (213).

FULL RESULTS

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