By Victoria Dahlin
Viking sophomore bowler Iman Omar racked up a score of 547 to set a new school record for girls PI (physical impairment) bowlers, while smashing the old record by 70 pins and taking first place against Spring Lake Park last Friday.
Omar beat the highest score ever bowled by a North Branch adapted bowler in either division PI or CI (cognitive impairment) including boys and girls. PI teammate Tayler Dyrda placed third (402) and Chelsea Knutson fifth with a score of 374 in the competition versus the Panthers.
Charles Otto won the boys PI division with a score of 407.
Cheyenne Underdahl scored 388 in the girls CI division to earn first place, while Jade Anderson came in third (379) and Ashley Novak fourth (372).
Matt Winber took first with a score of 410 in the boys CI division, while Trevor Klein tied for second (398), Matt Rogers tied for fourth (372) and Aaron Wahlstrom finished eighth (245).
“Iman Omar bowled a gem with her record setting performance,” said Coach John Grund. “That was the highest match I’ve seen in my eight years of coaching here at North Branch. Charles Otto also had an excellent outing, claiming first. Matt Winberg turned in his highest score of the young season and earned a first place. Last but not least, was Cheyenne Underdahl’s performance. She secured a first place finish.”
Earlier in the first meet of the season held April 5 versus Alexandria, Knutson won with a score of 380 and Dyrda came in fourth (315).
Klein placed third (397) and Winberg fourth (373). Underdahl finished fourth with a score of 304.
On that same date versus St. Peter, Knutson placed third (380) and Dyrda fourth (315). Klein came in third (397) and Winberg fifth (373). Underdahl finished sixth with a score of 304.
The North Branch adapted bowling teams will compete against the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets at Junction Bowl in Isanti at 9 a.m. April 20.