Kernels track and field sees multiple top finishers at home indoor meet

Also in attendance, Mount Vernon/Plankinton and Ethan/Parkston have several top placements

Mitchell's Trevon Austell, right, and Connor Singrey, left, race over the final hurdle of the boys 60 meter hurdles during the Mitchell Indoor Invite on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the Corrigan Fieldhouse.
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MITCHELL — Mitchell hosted the Mitchell Indoor Invite on Thursday at Dakota Wesleyan's Corrigan Fieldhouse, with Mount Vernon/Plankinton, Ethan/Parkston, Watertown and Huron joining the Kernels in the event.

In the girls 60-meter dash, MVP’s Berkeley Engelland (8.03) took first place, E/P’s Lauren Ziebart (8.13) claimed second, while Mitchell’s Lizzie Tyler (8.17) and Ava Brannan (3.36) were third and fifth, respectively. Ziebart (27.75) also placed second in the girls 200-meter dash, which Mitchell’s Brooke Bartscher (27.54) won.

Tyler (1:02.55) and Bartscher (1:04.87) finished first and third, respectively, in the girls 400-meter dash. E/P’s Marissa Storm (1:06.34) was fifth.

Engelland (2:15.48) also won in the girls 800-meter run, with Mitchell’s Kambyl Wede (2:47.16) coming in fifth.

MVP’s Reagan Rus (9.77) was first in the girls 60-meter hurdles, while teammate Alexis Hauge (10.82) was second. A trio of Kernels rounded out the top five in Makenzie Peterson (10.87), Delana Henkel (10.98) and Keyana Kelley (10.99).


Mitchell’s quartet of Kelley, Addie Siemsen, Sidney Malde and Lainee Forst took first place in the girls 4x200-meter relay with a time of 1:53.09. MVP’s Jaylin Johnson, Madalynn Lorang, Hauge and Alyssa Johnson (1:59.09) and E/P’s Chantal Wuertzer, Storm, Mariah Royston and Rachel Klock (1:59.89) finished third and fourth, respectively, in the event.

In the girls 4x400-meter relay, MVP’s team of Rus, Hauge, Alyssa Johnson and Engelland came in first at 4:16.84, while Mitchell’s Forst, Mia Mullenmeister, Carsyn Weich and Tyler took second with a time of 4:17.01. Mitchell also saw Keyana Kelley, Sidney Malde, Madeline Vogel and Emerson Smith take fourth with a time of 4:33.08. E/P's Ella Pollreisz, Mya Wickersham, Chantal Wuertzer and Keeara Oakley finished fifth with a time of 4:46.15.

Mitchell's Lizzie Tyler, right, and Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Berkeley Engelland, left, bolt out of the block in the girls 60 meters during the Mitchell Indoor Invite on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the Corrigan Fieldhouse.
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E/P’s Morgan Maxwell, Mya Wickersham, Berkeley Ziebart and Keeara Oakley finished second in the girls 4x800-meter relay with a time of 11:13.80.

Two foursomes of Kernels finished atop the girls 1600 sprint medley, as Brannan, Claire Hegg, Mullenmeister and Weich posted a time of 4:38.17, while Danny Borja, Henkel, Madeline Vogel and Emerson Smith had a time of 4:58.07. MVP’s Jaylin Johnson, Alyssa Johnson, Addisyn Everson and Abigail Engelland finished third with a time of 5:02.34.

Mitchell’s Halle Haring won the girls high jump at 5 feet, while Siemsen and MVP’s Makenzie Hetland both tied for second at 4 feet, 8 inches. In the girls pole vault, Mitchell’s Aubrey Gelderman came in fourth at 8 feet.

In the girls long jump, E/P’s Lauren Ziebart (16 feet, 3 inches) and Berkley Ziebart (15-02.50) claimed second and third place, respectively, while Mitchell’s Kelley (14-06.50) placed fifth. EP’s Storm (32-07) was first in the girls triple jump, while Mitchell’s Audrey Miller (32-03.50) and Emily Moody (32-02) and E/P’s Berkley Ziebart (31-09) finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Clara Fink (36-04.50), from MVP, took first place in the girls shot put, with Mitchell’s Lilly Young (35-11) taking second. MVP’s Cally Faulhaber (32-04) and E/P’s Faith Oakley (32-03.50) were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Mitchell's Lilly Young competes in the girls shot put during the Mitchell Indoor Invite on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the Corrigan Fieldhouse in Mitchell.
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In the boys 60-meter dash, Mitchell’s Nathan McCormick (7.32) and Lukas Bennett (7.38) placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Bennett (24.39) also grabbed second in the boys 200-meter dash, with fellow Kernel AJ Siemsen (26.02) taking fourth, while MVP’s Carter Davis (25.79) placed third.


Kolter Kramer, from E/P, claimed first place in the boys 400-meter dash, with Mitchell’s Connor Singrey (54.59) and Abe Gunnare (55.22) taking second and third, respectively.

E/P’s Evan Bartlet (2:13.63) finished second in the boys 800-meter run, with MVP’s Ryen Leamons (2:15.17) and Chris Mayer (2:18.15) placing third and fourth, respectively. Mitchell’s Grayson Hetland (2:18.98) placed fifth.

MVP’s Reed Rus (8.80), Blaine Bohr (9.56) and Karter Westendorf (10.99) came in first, third and fifth, respectively, in the boys 60-meter hurdle, while Mitchell’s Trevon Austell (9.34) and Singrey (9.57) finished second and fourth, respectively.

E/P’s quartet of Kramer, Connor Prunty, Maddux Brissette and Riley Kock took third in the boys 4x200-meter relay with a time of 1:41.05, while Austell, AJ Siemsen, Caden Olegario and Kellan Odell posted a time of 1:43.71 for Mitchell, which was good for fourth place. MVP’s Kyle Sandland, Corbin Kitto, Trevor Sweet and Carter Davis finished fifth at 1:45.72.

In the boys 4x400-meter relay, Mitchell’s foursome of Singrey, Jagger Tyler, McCormick and Bryce Palmer finished first with a time of 3:36.82. E/P’s group of Kramer, Prunty, Brissette and James Deckert (3:49.90) was third and MVP’s Bohr, Reed Rus, Mayer and Jordan Stoltz (3:53.56) was fourth.

Ethan/Parkston's James Deckert leaps during one of his attempts in the boys long jump during the Mitchell Indoor Invite on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the Corrigan Fieldhouse in Mitchell.
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E/P won the boys 4x800-meter relay as David Brock, Hunter Dean, Gage Hohn and Bartlet posted a time of 9:07.6. MVP’s Payton Nedved, Riley Mayer, Derrick Fletcher and Leamons (9:21.26) finished third and Mitchell’s Hetland, Elijah Schroeder, Gunnare and Hunter Patton (9:23.09) came in fourth.

The Kernels claimed first in the boys 1600 sprint medley as Alexier Padilla, McCormick, Palmer and Jagger Tyler finished with a time of 3:55. MVP came in second with a time of 4:04 from Davis, Sandland, Dylan Rihanek and Leamons.

In the boys shot put, a pair of Titans found themselves in the top five, as Reed Rus (41-05.5) and Trayton Moore (39-07) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.


Area athletes swept the top five positions in the boys high jump, led by MVP’s Rus and E/P’s Gage Hohn, who both cleared 6 feet to share claim to the top spot. MVP Jordan Stoltz took third at 5-10, while Mitchell’s Lincoln Bates (5-8) and MVP’s Blaine Bohr (5-6) rounded out the top five.

Ty Fink took fifth place with a height of 9 feet, 6 inches for E/P in the boys pole vault.

E/P’s Deckert topped the standings in both boys long jump (21-11) and triple jump (43-11), while Mitchell’s Treyson Schulz came in third (21-6) and second (42-4.25), respectively.

McCormick (19-10) also represented the Kernels in the top five of the long jump, as Odell (37-0.75) was fourth in the triple jump.

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