Chris Koester — Boys track and field
I would like to submit my nomination for Chris Koester for the April 2018 MAR club athlete of the month. Chris has had an “electric” month on the track for the Mandan Boys program, where he posted state qualifying times in the 100 and 200 yard dash. At the Charlie Denton relays on April 28, Chris posted a 100 yard dash time of 10.96, which currently ranks as the second fastest Class A time in all of North Dakota. In addition to these accomplishments, Chris also is a member of the 4x100 and 4x200 relays teams that posted state qualifying times during the month. He has also competed on the 4x400 relay team during the month, which is another group that is very close to posting a qualifying time. We look forward to watching Chris will again compete at the State Track and Field meet in May, as he continues his preparations to attempt to become a state champion this year.
— coach Dan Weising