The Crookston Pirate Boys and Girls Track & Field teams competed in the Thief River Falls Invite on Tuesday afternoon and had solid showings, including 5 first-place finishes. The Pirates finished fourth place as a team in the Girls division and sixth place in the Boys division. West Marshall won the Girls division while East Grand Forks won the Boys division convincingly.

The Pirate Girls team was once again led by Breanna Kressin with three first-place finishes. Kressin won the 200 meters with a time of 26.56, won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.61, and won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.93 which was over three seconds better than the second-place finisher. Her three first-place finishes racked up 30 points for the Pirates.

The Pirates other first-place finish came from Hayden Winjum in the 400 meters with a time of 1:03.80. the time was almost one full second better than her previous run in the event. The Pirates also got a good performance from Cassie Solheim as she placed in the top four in two events. Solheim took third in the Long Jump with a jump of 15-00.00 and took fourth place with a time of 13.74 in the 100 meters. In total Crookston accrued 97 points which was good for a 4th place finish at the meet.

The boys were led by the relay team of Brady Wisk, Tanner Giese, Caden Boike, and Carter Coauette. The group took a first-place finish in the 4X100 meter relay with a time of 47.57. The same four also ran together in the 4X200 meter relay with a time of 1:40.56 which was good for a third-place finish and six points for the team.

Thor Harbott also had a good showing for the Pirates taking second place in the 1600 meters with a time of 5:10.30. Harbott also took third place in the 3200 meters with a run of 11:22.66, which was 23 seconds better than his run in the event last week. In total, the Pirates racked up 40 points as a team which was good for sixth place, one of their best showings as a team all season.

Both Crookston Track teams will be in Ada on Thursday for the Ada/Borup-West meet. All the results from the meet can be found down below.

1. West Marshall- 118 1. East Grand Forks- 176
2. Thief River Falls- 113.5 2. Thief River Falls- 103
3. East Grand Forks- 111 3. BGMR- 89
4. Crookston- 97 4. West Marshall- 76
5. Warroad- 49 5. Lake of the Woods- 71
6. BGMR- 45 6. Crookston- 40
7. Kittson County Central- 39.5 7. Clearbrook-Gonvick- 39
8. Clearbrook-Gonvick- 38 8. Roseau- 33
9. Lake of the Woods- 33 9. Grygla-Gatzke- 28
10. Grygla-Gatzke- 27 10. Warroad- 22
11. Roseau- 14


PIRATE (Top 4 places) Event Result Place
Breanna Kressin 200 meters 26.56 1st
Breanna Kressin 100 meter hurdles 15.61 1st
Breanna Kressin 300 meter hurdles 45.93 1st
Brady Wisk, Tanner Giese,
Caden Boike, Carter Coauette
4X100 Relay 47.57 1st
Hayden Winjum 400 meters 1:03.80 1st
Thor Harbott 1600 meters 5:10.30 2nd
Brady Wisk 200 meters 24.75 3rd
Thor Harbott 3200 meters 11:22.66 3rd
Cassie Solheim, Mariah Overgaard,
Carly Thode, Ashlyn Bailey
4X100 Relay 56.01 3rd
Brady Wisk, Tanner Giese,
Caden Boike, Carter Coauette
4X200 Relay 1:40.56 3rd
Amanda Schultz, Chloe Boll,
Abby Olson, Miryah Epema
4X800 Relay 11:52.00 3rd
Cassie Solheim Long Jump 15-00.00 3rd
Cassie Solheim 100 meters 13.74 4th
Amanda Schultz 800 meters 2:42.85 4th
Halle Winjum Pole Vault 06.00 4th



Cassie Solheim in the Long Jump