Greenways win ESD titles
PIERRE -- Mitchell sophomores Justin and Jason Greenway shined bright at the Eastern South Dakota Conference track and field meet Saturday in Pierre.
The twin brothers combined for three individual conference championships to lead the Kernels' boys to a seventh-place team finish out of eight teams. Mitchell finished with 53 team points, just four points behind fifth-place finishers Brookings and Aberdeen Central.
Watertown won the team competition with 154 points, Pierre took second with 108, Brandon Valley was third with 81 and Yankton was fourth with 77. Huron took eighth with 2 points.
Justin Greenway won the 200- and 400-meter dashes, while his brother Jason took first in the 300-meter hurdles.
Justin Greenway ran a time of 22.90 seconds in the 200-meter dash and a personal-best 49.94 in the 400-meter dash. Jason Greenway took fourth in the 200-meter dash in a time of 23.39.
Jason Greenway also posted a personal-best mark in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 39.01 -- bettering his previous personal-best time by .01 seconds.
The Kernels' boys took second in the 800-meter relay with the team of the Greenways, junior Blake Guymon and senior Tyler Volesky in a season-best time of 1:32.42. Mitchell took fourth in both the 400- and 1,600-meter relays on the boys' side.
Tyler Volesky took sixth in the 400-meter dash in a time of 52.15, while junior Trevor Flemmer took seventh in the discus with a toss of 123-feet-1. Sophomore Tucker Volesky placed eighth in the high jump with a mark of 5-9.
In girls' competition, freshman Megan Farnham placed fifth in the 400-meter run and eighth in the 200-meter run to lead the Kernels, who finished eighth as a team with seven team points.
Yankton took the team crown with 155 points, Brandon Valley was second with 134, Watertown took third with 106, Brookings was fourth with 75, Aberdeen Central finished fifth with 65, Huron was sixth with 29 and Pierre took seventh with 18.
Farnham ran a time of 27.83 in the 200-meter run and finished in 1:01.30 in the 400-meter run.
Other Mitchell individual placers in the girls' competition included junior Andrea Uher, who cleared 4-11 in the high jump to finish fifth, and Dana Miszaicek, who jumped 15-8 to take seventh in the long jump competition.
The Kernels took sixth in the 400-meter relay and seventh in the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay. Mitchell also placed eighth in the 800- and 1,600-meter relays.