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Area schools open track season at Lennon meet

VERMILLION -- A victory by Menno's Ashton Vaith in the girls 60-meter hurdles at the Dan Lennon high school track and field meet Tuesday kicked off the high school season for a number of area teams.

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VERMILLION - A victory by Menno's Ashton Vaith in the girls 60-meter hurdles at the Dan Lennon high school track and field meet Tuesday kicked off the high school season for a number of area teams.

Vaith, a senior, won the event in 9.46 seconds. No team scores were kept in the traditional season-opening meet held at the DakotaDome on the campus of the University of South Dakota.

In the girls pole vault, Bon Homme's Rachel Sestak, Menno's Morgan Edelman and Scotland's Taylor Gall all tied for second place with jumps of 8 feet, 6 inches. Mikayla Marvin, of O'Neill, Nebraska, won the event at 11 feet. Howard's Madison Kizer took second in the high jump, reaching 5 feet, 3 inches. Sioux Falls Christian's Lexi Unruh-also leaping 5-3-won the event on a jumps tiebreaker.

Colome's Haley Krumpus was third in the girls triple jump with a leap of 32 feet, 11.75 inches, while Menno's Eisley Sayler was sixth (31-1.25). Colome's Saydee Heath was fifth in the long jump (15-5.50). Gregory's Megan Warnke was fifth in the girls 400 run (1:06.5) and Emma Thomas was sixth in the 3,200-meter run (12:53.74). Scotland freshman Makayla Friederich took sixth place in the girls shot put (34 feet, 2.75 inches).

In boys events, Burke/South Central's Kray Person was second in the 3,200-meter run (10:25.84), finishing behind Hartington-Newcastle's (Neb.) Brian Santiago. Freeman Academy/Marion's Thaniel Schroeder took fifth (10:36.92). Andes Central/Dakota Christian junior Daaron Tronvold had a jump of 41 feet, 1 inch to take fourth place in the triple jump.

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Gregory's 1,600-meter sprint medley relay finished third in a time of 3:58.32, running Caleb Stukel, Tyler Murray, Cenek Kaspar and Aaron Voigt. Voigt was also fifth in the boys 1,600 meter run (4:54.37), with Schroeder sixth (4:55.19). In the high jump, Blake Boes took fourth place with a leap of 5-10.75.

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