Jumpers pace Mitchell track team at Dan Lennon indoor meet
Carter Moller wins Class A high jump
VERMILLION, S.D. — The Mitchell High School jumpers got the Kernel track and field season off to a good start on Monday at the Dan Lennon Invitational at the University of South Dakota’s DakotaDome.
Mitchell senior Carter Moller won the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, with teammate Lincoln Bates second at 5-foot-10. Moller was also second in the 400-meter dash in a time of 54.31 seconds, finishing behind Yankton’s Austin Gobel (53.31 seconds).
In the triple jump, Joe Haddon finished in fourth place with a jump of 39 feet, 9 1/4 feet and Trey Schulz was seventh with a leap of 38 feet, 2 inches. Schulz also finished ninth in the long jump with a top mark of 19 feet, 1 1/2 inches.
The Mitchell girls had their best performances in the relays. In the 4x200 relay, Ava Brannan, Claire Hegg, Addison Siemsen and Lizzie Tyler combined to take sixth place in a time of 1:55.89. Lainee Forst, Adelyn Pruty, Hegg and Tyler also took sixth place in the 4x400 relay (4:26.19). Brannan, Forst, Prunty and Tyler were fifth in the 1,600-meter medley relay in a time of 4:37.66.
Monday’s competition included the Class A division, mostly involving large schools from South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. No team points were kept.
Mitchell’s next action will be Saturday, April 2 at the Indoor Eastern South Dakota Conference meet on the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.