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Jumpers, relays guide Mitchell in Huron Last Chance meet

State meet looms next week in Sioux Falls

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Track and field. (Matt Gade / Republic)
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HURON, S.D. — Mitchell High School’s track and field team got a final opportunity to qualify for the Class AA state meet next week with its performances at the Wendelgass Relays Last Chance Meet Thursday at Tiger Stadium.

Treyson Schulz had a personal-best long jump of 21 feet, 5 inches to claim the long jump title, while Carter Moller won the high jump with a leap, with teammate Lincoln Bates taking second. Both cleared 6 feet, but Moller had the jumps tiebreaker. In the girls high jump, Halle Haring was first with a jump of 5 feet.

Both Mitchell sprint medley relay teams won their respective races, with Lukas Bennett, A.J. Siemsen, Brenen Rose and Greyson Hetland winning in a time of 4:15.80 on the boys side, while the girls quartet of Claire Hegg, Addie Siemsen, Carsyn Weich and Adelyn Prunty won in a time of 4:52.91.

Prunty also kicked off a second-place finish in the 4x800 relay, joined by Madeline Vogel, Emerson Smith and Ella Ziegeldorf in a time of 11:24.14.

Other top finishers for the Kernel girls included Keyana Kelley (27.48) and Brooke Bartscher (27.49) finishing 2-3 in the 200-meter race. Sidney Malde was second in the 300-meter hurdles (51.26) and fourth in the 100 hurdles (17.00). Kelley, Lainee Forst, Hegg and Bartscher were third in the 4x100 relay (51.67). Lilly Young was fourth in the discus with a throw of 108 feet, 2 inches.

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Joseph Haddon had a jump of 43 feet for a second-place finish to help the Kernel boys’ team effort. Bryce Palmer had a third-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing in a time of 43.52 seconds. In the 400-meter run, Nathan McCormick had a personal record of 55.17 seconds, good for fifth place.

In the boys relays, Bennett, McCormick, Connor Singrey and Carter Moller took second place in the 4x200 (1:35.13), while Hetland, Rose, D.J. Sheets and Abe Gunnare took second place in the 4x800 relay in a time of 9:46.21.

The Kernels will now prepare for the Class AA state meet, which will span three days starting May 26 at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls.

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