Area track and field roundup for May 10: Burke squads sweep at Fort Randall meet

A roundup of track standouts from meets in Avon, Gregory and Huron on Tuesday

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AVON, S.D. — It was a team sweep for the Burke High School track and field teams on Tuesday at the Fort Randall Invitational.

Burke won the girls title with 165 points, keeping Kimball/White Lake at a distance with 134 points and Scotland third with 67 points. KWL was closer in the boys points tally, with Burke edging them, 125-117, and with Corsica-Stickney in third with 83 points.

Burke’s Piper Hanson won the girls’ hurdles races, with a time of 16.75 seconds in the 100 hurdles and in 50.27 seconds in the 300 hurdles. She also led the winning 4x200 relay along with Addi Hood, Kate Weborg and Braelyn Duerfeldt in a winning time of 1:54.11. Bridget Bartling also won the 100 sprint (13.69 seconds) and was second in the long jump (14-8.25), second only to Avon’s Courtney Sees’ season-best mark of 16 feet, 8.25 inches.

Scotland’s Delanie VanDriel swept the throwing events, with a toss of 36 feet, 3 inches in the shot put to top teammate Trinity Bietz (35-0.75) and a winning throw of 112 feet, 9 inches in the discus. Dani Deffenbaugh, of Kimball/White Lake, led the girls sprints, with a win in the 200 (27.73) and second-place finishes in the 100 (13.70) and 400 (1:05.31).

On the boys side of the competition, Bridgewater-Emery’s Lucas Mentele cruised in the throwing events. He had a winning toss of 149 feet, 4 inches in the discus, nearly 23 feet further than the next closest competitor. He also won the shot put with a throw of 46-7.


Burke’s Ben Witt was also a double-winner event, logging a season-best time of 54.16 in the 400-meter run to win the race and triumphing in the long jump with a mark of 20 feet, 0.5 inches. Witt was also a member of the Cougars’ winning 4x400-relay team in 3:47.24 with teammates Nick Nelson, Gentry Bartling and Sawyer Tietgen, and was second in the 200 dash (23.89 seconds), second to teammate Taron Serr (23.30).

Corsica-Stickney’s relay unit of Caden Van Drongelen, Cole Feenstra, Shad Bosma, Waylon Bolle teamed up to win the 4x100 and 4x200 relays in times of 46.56 seconds and 1:37.02, respectively.

KWL’s Dawson Miller had a share of three event titles on Tuesday. He won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 11 inches, edging teammate Porter Miller but joining Miller, Park Sinclair and Drew Ekstrum to win the 4x800 relay in 9:07.28 and then winning the 800-meter run in a season-best time of 2:06.07.

Mount/Vernon Plankinton teams sweep SESD Conference Meet

GREGORY, S.D. — The Mount Vernon/Plankinton Titans left Tuesday’s Southeast South Dakota Conference meet with team wins for both the boys and the girls squads.

Both MVP teams dominated, with the girls finishing with 180 team points and the boys totaling 143.5 points. Ethan/Parkston’s girls finished second with 106.5 points while Chamberlain rounded out the top three with 90 points. Winner placed second on the boys side with 105 points while Chamberlain’s boys also finished third with 96 points.

MVP’s Berkeley Engelland swept the girls sprints, taking home wins in the 100-meter (12.7 seconds), 200-meter (25.8 seconds), 400-meter (57.4 seconds) and 800-meter (2:19.0).

In the long-distance runs, Chamberlain’s Kinsey Evans won both the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs with times of 5:29.9 and 12:08.9, respectively. She also helped Chamberlain’s 4x800-meter relay team to victory, combining with Allison Hough, Aine Graesser and Kylah Biggins for a time of 10:28.5.

Winner’s girls had the most success in the relays, with Preslie Petersek, Kylie Sachtjen, Keelie Kuil and Ellie Brozik winning the 4x100-meter (51.7 seconds) and 4x200-meter relays (1:48.4) while Sachtjen, Petersek, Kuil and Sidda Schuyler won the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:14.5.


MVP’s Ciara Fink took home two wins in the field events, winning both the girls shot put (38 feet, 7.5 inches) and the discus throw (108 feet, 4 inches) by at least a foot.

On the boys side, Winner’s Aaron Monk swept the hurdles, winning both the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles with times of 15 seconds and 41.2 seconds, respectively. Bon Homme’s Isaac Crownover had wins in the 400-meter (22.6 seconds) and 800-meter runs (51.7 seconds).

In the relays, Bon Homme’s team of Logan Winckler, Easton Mudder, Riley Rothschadl and Isaac Crownover had two wins, taking home victories in both the 4x100-meter relay (45.2 seconds) and the 4x200-meter relay (1:35.1).

Platte-Geddes’s Parker Bailey had the most impressive showing in the field events, setting a new personal best by clearing 11 feet, 3 inches, a mark over a foot higher than the second-place finisher.

Blackhawks, Spartans score winners at 281 meet

HURON, S.D. — Both Sanborn Central/Woonsocket and Wolsey-Wessington brought home event titles on Tuesday at the 281 Conference meet at Tiger Stadium in Huron.

Wolsey-Wessington emerged on top of the team standings in both divisions, with a tally of 162 points in the girls scoring ahead of second-place finisher James Valley Christian at 135. The Warbirds had the top boys team score with 129 points, with Sanborn Central/Woonsocket in second place with 119.5 points.

The Blackhawk boys had the winning performance of Jeff Boschee in the high jump, claiming the conference crown at 6 feet. Tyson Eddy was second at the 300 hurdles (43.93) and Cody Slykhuis was second in the triple jump (38-9) and the 110 hurdles (17.02).

SCW was led by the winning 4x200-meter girls relay of Kamryn Ochsner, Kennadie Ochsner, Elizabeth Boschee and Aubrey Moody, winning in a time of 1:54.62. Boschee was second in the 100-meter hurdles in a personal-record time of 17.14 seconds.


Wessington Springs’ Sam Poncelow won the boys’ 800-meter run in a time of 2:09.31 and was third in the mile distance (4:51.85), with both marks as personal bests. The 4x800-meter relay of Porter Walz, Blake Larson, Mason Schelske and A.J. Neely won for the Spartans in a time of 8:49.11.

For the Wessington Springs’ girls, Avery Orth was victorious in the girls shot put, with the sophomore logging a best toss of 36 feet, 2.5 inches.

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