Athletics: Bismarck’s demons rely on experience and pedigree this season
The Bismarck Demons are on the track and preparing for the first big meet of the year at the NDSU Indoor Meet in Fargo.
This will be the first year in four seasons that teams from the east and west will meet outside of a state meet. The Demons see this opportunity as an exciting challenge to gauge where they stand at the start of the season. That includes some of the best pitchers from the Bismarck girls, who will be hoping to win titles at home in late May.
“You get nervous,” says pitcher Katelyn Rath. “It’s definitely a competitive world out there. I become so competitive during competitions that it sticks in your head a little. But you just need to push through that and do your best and when you step into that ring you just need to let your body do the work.
On the boys’ side, there are a few familiar faces, but also some familiar names. That includes Korsmo, as Brady Korsmo enters this year as a junior and hopes to have success like his older brother Sean. Brady took first place in last week’s indoor meet UMary with signing Korsmo Kick on the final lap of the race. Brady still sees areas for improvement.
“My hardest part is in the middle of a race,” says long-distance runner Brady Korsmo. “Where people are going to try to shoot past me, so for me, I have to stick with them and be with them mentally.”
“I know it’s probably hard for him to hear about his brother, but he’s going to have to live in that shadow,” co-head coach Jeremy Schroeder said. “If anyone can do it, it’s Brady. I was really happy with the time he ran on Friday.