Hanson sweeps team titles at Cornbelt Conference meet

Beavers win meet at Bridgewater

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BRIDGEWATER, S.D. — Hanson earned a pair of Cornbelt Conference championships Monday, sweeping the boys and girls team titles in track and field action.

Hanson won the boys team points race with 207 points, followed by Viborg-Hurley at 115 and Menno at 95. On the girls side, Hanson had 172 points to finish ahead of Menno with 161, and Irene-Wakonda was third with 144.5 points.

Hanson swept the boys jumping events, with Noah Price winning the high jump (5-10), Luke Haiar winning the long jump (19-9.5) and Keaton Weber winning the triple jump (40-11). The Beavers remained strong in the boys middle distance relays, earning titles in the 4x200 in 1:35.26 (Hadley Wallace, Riley Haynes, Kade Waldera and Sutton Dewald) and the 4x400 relay in 3:42.45. (Jackson Jarding, Luke Haiar, Hunter Robinson and Dewald).

Menno’s Owen Eitemiller won the boys pole vault by 3 1/2 feet, with a top jump of 13 feet and claimed the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 16.38 seconds. Lucas Mentele won the boys throwing events, claiming the shot put with a toss of 51-4.5 and a discus throw of 149-9 for Bridgewater-Emery.

Viborg-Hurley’s George Johnson swept the 100 (11.39), 200 (23.83) and 400 sprints (52.29), while running the second leg on the Cougars’ meet record-breaking 4x100-meter team in a time of 44.93 seconds, snapping the mark of 45.27 from Menno’s 1999 squad.


In the girls competition, the Beavers went 1-2-3 in the long jump, led by the winning effort from Karlie Goergen with a leap of 16 feet, 4 inches, with Kylie Haiar in second and Annalyse Weber taking third. Hanson also won the 4x400 and 4x800 relay, with Erin Dewald, Karlie Goergen, Kylie Haiar and Alyssa Moschell winning the 4x400 relay in a time of 4:20.90, and Eliza Oltmanns, Taziah Hawkins, Reese Marek and Alyssa Moschell won the 4x800 relay in a time of 10:31.79. The Hanson 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team of Jazzlyn Campbell, Cadence Jarding, Erin Dewald and Alyssa Moschell edged Freeman in a winning time of 4:41.38.

Howard’s Melanie Calmus swept the 100 and 200 meter races, winning in times of 12.83 and 26.70 seconds, respectively. Menno’s Ashton Massey won the hurdles races, winning the 100 in a time of 16.67 seconds and 48.79 seconds in the 300 hurdles.

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