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Mitchell's Ryley Johansen soars to high jump title at Eastern South Dakota Conference meet

Ryley Johansen captured the Eastern South Dakota Conference high jump title at Swisher Field. He cleared 6-feet, 3-inches to earn the title. Mitchell’s Lincoln Bates (6-0) and Carter Moller (5-10) finished second and fifth, respectively.

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Mitchell’s Ryley Johansen tries to clear the bar in the high jump Saturday at the ESD Conference track and field meet at Swisher Field. (John Davis / sdsportscene.com)

ABERDEEN -- It was a good day for the Mitchell High School boys high jumpers.

Ryley Johansen captured the Eastern South Dakota Conference high jump title at Swisher Field. He cleared 6-feet, 3-inches to earn the title. Mitchell’s Lincoln Bates (6-0) and Carter Moller (5-10) finished second and fifth, respectively.

The Kernel boys also finished second in a pair of relays. Parker Phillips, Johansen, Treyson Schulz and Lukas Bennett finished second in the 400-meter relay (:43.47). Phillips, Carter Moller, Bennett and Johansen took second in the 800-meter relay (1:32.04).

Moller, Nathan McCormick, Bennett and Andrew Gunnare finished eighth in the 1,600-meter relay (3:41.03).

Johansen concluded his day with a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (:22.97). In the 100-meter dash, Phillips (:11.27) and Bennett (:11.38) placed fifth and sixth, respectively.

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Bryce Palmer logged a time of :41.67 to earn a fifth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles. Wyatt Winter and Schulz added a pair of eighth-place finishes in the field events. Winter had a toss of 46-7.50 to finish eighth in the shot put, while Schulz hit 39-10.75 in the triple jump.

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Yankton’s Shae Rumsey, left, runs with Mitchell’s Mia Mullenmeister, center, in their heat of the 400 meter dash Saturday at the ESD Conference track and field meet at Swisher Field. In the background at far right is Aberdeen Central’s Trinity Miller. (John Davis / sdsportscene.com)

For the Mitchell girls, Mia Mullenmeister recorded a pair of top-six finishes in two sprints. She finished fourth in the 400-meter dash (1:00.09) and sixth in the 100-meter dash (:13.10).

Mitchell’s Lizzie Tyler posted a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run (2:23.24). Adaya Plastow also logged a fourth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles (:47.58).

Mitchell’s quartet of Adelyn Prunty, Plastow, Madeline Vogel and Tyler posted a fifth-place finish in the 1,600-meter relay (4:19.67).

Henkel, Kyra Gropper, Prunty and Brooke Bartscher finished eighth in the 800-meter relay (1:56.50). Sidney Malde, Lainee Forst, Carsyn Weich and Emerson Smith had an eighth-place finish in the 3,200-meter relay (10:32.29).

In the team standings, the Kernel boys finished with 57 points and earned a seventh-place finish out of nine teams. Aberdeen Central won the boys title with 147.5 points.

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The Kernel girls scored 24 points and placed eighth. Brandon Valley took the team title with 217.5 points.

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