MOORHEAD - Kindred sophomore Kellie Schmit's track and field prowess is overshadowed only by her attitude toward the sport.

She's positive. All the time, every time. Win or lose.

However, she doesn't lose very often.

Schmit won the 200-meter dash and 300 hurdles, and was part of the Vikings' 400 and 1,600 relay teams during the Wild Rice Conference meet Thursday at Jake Christiansen Stadium.

"I like to run, like to win, but when I lose I get over it," said Schmit, who also competes for the Vikings in volleyball and basketball. "I just like to do something better to improve."

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Schmit qualified for five events at last year's North Dakota Class B state meet.

She helped Kindred to fourth place in the 1,600 relay, sixth in the 800 relay and 13th in the 3,200 relay. Schmit also competed at state on Kindred's 400 relay.

This year, she has her sights set on qualifying for eight events. If she can do it, she'll choose the four events she competes in at state by which most helps the team.

There is that positive attitude again.

Schmit has already automatically qualified in the 400 and the 300 hurdles. She reached the state-qualifying mark in the 300 hurdles last week in her first time running the event.

"If our team is going to do well in a relay, I'll focus on that," Schmit said. "But if I think I can do good in one other thing by myself, I'll focus on that."

Schmit said she is focused on helping her team capture the 1,600 relay crown at state this season.

The Vikings entered last year's state meet as the top seed, but couldn't reach the top of the awards podium.

Kindred's 1,600 relay team has the top time in the state so far this season.

No matter what happens, Schmit says she'll use the experience to get better.

That's just the way she approaches the sport.

Win or lose, always a positive attitude.

"If I lose once, I don't hang my head down. I just try to figure out what I have to do better to win and get better each time," she said.

Team results: Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 239, Kindred 157, Central Cass 105, Sargent County 94.5, Oak Grove 45.5, Richland 37, Hankinson 27

100: 1, Grommesh, CC, 13.04. 2, Wettstein, M-W-L, 13.17. 3, Steen, CC, 13.27. 4, Martinson, M-W-L, 13:30. 5, Oster, M-W-L, 13.69

200: 1, Schmit, K, 27.75. 2, Wettstein, M-W-L, 28.51. 3, Martinson, M-W-L, 28.64. 4, Grommesh, CC, 28.96. 5, Oster, M-W-L, 29.37

400: 1, Erickson, K, 1:02.85. 2, Harner, K, 1:02.89. 3, Ellefson, M-W-L, 1:06.2. 4, Heisler, CC, 1:07.4. 5, Goolsbey, M-W-L, 1:07.9

800: 1, Martinez, K, 2:29.5. 2, Schlect, SC, 2:31.5. 3, Sakry, M-W-L, 2:35.4. 4, Ruliffson, CC, 2:39.1. 5, Heisler, CC, 2:39.9

1,600: 1, Sakny, M-W-L, 5:52.00. 2, Gossett, OG, 5:52.6. 3, Ruliffson, CC, 5:57.8. 4, Hovind, SC, 5:59.1. 5, Johnson, SC, 6:03.6

3,200: 1, Oster, M-W-L, 13:26.0. 2, Johnson, SC, 13:39.6. 3, Jacobs, OG, 13:43.76. 4, Hovind, SC, 13:46.8. 5, Pfeifer, K, 15.10.96

100 hurdles: 1, Wettstein, M-W-L, 16.87. 2, Goeser, CC, 17.82. 3, Ptacnik, SC, 17.86. 4, Harner, K, 18.63. 5, Wittenburg, M-W-L, 18.96

300 hurdles: 1, Schmit, K, 48.4. 2, Ptachik, SC, 49.36. 3, Wettstein, M-W-L, 50.19. 4, Goeser, CC, 51.32. 5, Wittenburg, M-W-L, 58.15.

400 relay: 1, Kindred (Schmit, Allmaras, Martinez, Erickson) 53.08. 2, Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 55.4. 3, Sargent County 56.3. 4, Hankinson 57.5. 5, Oak Grove 59.9

800 relay: 1, Sargent County (Ptacnik, Schlect, Kemper, Anderson) 1:54.06. 2, Central Cass 1:55.01. 3, Kindred 2:01.23. 4, Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 2:01.54. 5, Hankinson 2:02.66

1,600 relay: 1, Kindred (Allmaras, Martinez, Harner, Schmit) 4:11.82. 2, Sargent Central 4:20.97. 3, 4:38.43. 4, Central Cass 4:40.18. 5, Oak Grove 4:49.46

3,200 relay: 1, Kindred (Heitkamo, Allmaras, Harner, Braaten), 10:55. 2, Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 12.13.

Long jump: 1, Martinez, K, 15-10¼. 2, Heitkamp, K, 14-10½. 3, Braaten, K, 14-1. 4, Mauch, M-W-L, 14-10. 5, Mellem, M-W-L, 14-5¾

Triple jump: 1, Heitkamp, K, 33-10½. 2, Mauch, M-W-L, 32-1. 3, Mellem, M-W-L, 30-4. 4, Ellefson, M-W-L, 30-2. 5, Braaten, M-W-L, 29-9½

High jump: 1, Braaten, M-W-L, 4-9. 2, Dooley, CC, 4-7. 3, Haines, CC, 4-5. 4, Erickson, K, 4-5. 5, Sharpe, OG, 4-3

Shot put: 1, Johnson, R, 40-4. 2, Dixon, CC, 36-3½. 3, Axvig, K, 35-9. 4, Tayer, M-W-L, 34-1. 5, Kraemer, M-W-L, 33-6.

Javalin: 1, Johnson, R, 111-4. 2, Axvig, K, 98-10. 3, Oster, M-W-L, 89-10. 4, Euscher, SC, 85-1. 5, Mauch, M-W-L, 82-9.

Pole vault: 1, Wittenberg, M-W-L, 7-6. 2, Dixon, OG, 7-0. 3, Mellem, M-W-L, 7-0. 4, Puetz, M-W-L, 6-6. 5, Enderson 6-0

Discus: 1, Johnson, R, 104-9. 2, Dixon, CC, 101-10. 3, Westphal, H, 101-1. 4, Axvig, K, 98-0. 5, Halverson, M-W-L, 97-8.

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