Augustana College sophomores Jason and Justin Greenway each finished in the top ten of the men's 200-meter dash in the college division of the Howard Wood Dakota Relays over the weekend in Sioux Falls. Jason finished fifth with a time of 21.90 seconds, while Justin's time of 22.10 seconds put him in ninth on the leaderboard.
Kendra Knight and Brigitte Gross both had a big weekend for the University of Sioux Falls women’s track and field team at the Drake Alternative Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Knight, a senior and native of Mitchell, finished third overall in the 400-meter dash at the meet with her time of 57.43 seconds.
Mount Marty freshman Berkley Rietveld, a 2013 graduate of Mitchell High School, was the third leg of the Lancers’ 4x800-meter relay team, which finished second overall at the Red Raider Open hosted by Northwestern University last weekend. Rietveld was also a member of the 4x400-meter relay team, which finished in the top 10.
University of Sioux Falls standout and former Mitchell Kernel Kendra Knight took third in the 400-meter dash at the 50th Annual Sioux City Relays over the weekend in Sioux City, Iowa. Knight finished in 57.82 seconds, while fellow senior and Cougar teammate Brigitte Gross, a Hanson graduate, finished second in the pole vault with a mark of 3.96 meters. Three other area female competitors placed during the Sioux City Relays. Dakota State University junior Sara Friesen , a Freeman native, finished 34th overall in the women’s 100-meter dash.
Mitchell graduate Berkley Rietveld finished in the top 40 of the women’s 800-meter run at the Wildcat Classic in Wayne, Neb., last weekend.
Former Mitchell Kernel standout Caitlin Way helped the Oklahoma State University track and field team win its first meet of the spring outdoor season Saturday at the Tulsa Duals in Tulsa, Okla. Way, a senior, won the hammer throw with a throw of 58.06 meters. The Cowgirls travel to Austin, Texas, for the Texas Relays. The event begins today and continues through Saturday. Area athletes earn scholar awards Kelsey Schmidt, a junior for the Mount Marty women’s basketball team, was named an NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete.
Tyler Edler, a graduate of Menno High School, is hitting .316 through the first 14 games of the season for the Mount Marty Lancers.
South Dakota State’s Zach Horstman, formerly of Winner, had one of his best performances of the year Sunday at the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls, scoring eight points and grabbing two rebounds in the Jacks’ 71-50 win over Western Illinois. The 6-foot-6 junior added two points on 1-of-2 shooting in SDSU’s semifinal loss to IPFW on Monday. With the loss, SDSU falls to 19-12 on the season and awaits an invitation to a postseason tournament. Bork sisters named MVC scholar athletes Former Mitchell swimming standout Reva Bork, now a junior for th
Winner native Jayd Docken and Howard graduate Bradyn Neises, both juniors for the Augustana college wrestling team, competed at the NCAA Super Region III Championships over the weekend in Edmond, Okla. Docken, a 2013 All-American, rebounded from a semifinal loss at 197 pounds to win a 3-2 decision over Northern State University’s Joe Gomez in the wrestlebacks, locking up a bid to the NCAA championships and spot in the third-place match. After taking down the No. 4 wrestler on the first day of the tournament, Bradyn Neises earned himself a spot in the 157-pound semifinals.
University of South Dakota distance runner Jilanne Doom recorded a third-place finish in the women’s one-mile run Saturday at the USD Twilight Meet in Vermillion. Doom, a senior from Wagner, finished the race in 5 minutes, 19.30 seconds.