Mount Vernon/Plankinton track and field teams sweep Region 5A meet
Berkeley Engelland takes home four individual victories, leading the MVP teams track teams
WAGNER, S.D. – Both the boys and girls track and field teams for Mount Vernon/Plankinton walked away with a sweep of the team championships at South Dakota’s Region 5A track and field meet on Thursday, May 19.
Both the MVP boys and girls teams topped the team standings when all was said and done, with the girls finishing with 173 points and the boys finishing with 168.5 points. Ethan/Parkston’s girls finished in second place 141.5 points, followed by Hanson’s girls with 105.5 points, while Hanson’s boys finished second with 167 points and Ethan/Parkston’s boys finished third with 142 points.
Berkeley Engelland led the MVP girls, sweeping all four of the major sprint events, winning the 100-meter (12.59 seconds), 200-meter (26.08 seconds), 400-meter (57.78 seconds) and 800-meter runs (2:15.60).
Ethan/Parkston’s girls dominated the relays, with Erynn Gerlach, Morgan Maxwell, Allison Ziebart and Lauren Ziebart winning the 4x200-meter relay (1:50.93), while Berkley Ziebart, Marissa Storm, Keeara Oaklet and Lindsey Roth winning the 4x800-meter relay (10:23.48).
On the boys side, Hanson’s Colton Dillon turned in the most impressive performance, setting a new school record in the shot put with a toss of 52 feet, 11 ¾ inches, besting the second-place finisher by nearly 8 feet, while also winning the discus throw with a mark of 137 feet, 10 inches.
Hanson’s boys had the most success in the relays, with Weston Kayser, Sutton Dewald, Kade Waldera and Hadley Wallace winning the 4x100-meter relay (45.56 seconds), Wallace, Waldera, Dewald and Riley Haynes winning the 4x200-meter relay (1:35.77), and Dewald, Jackson Jarding, Luke Haiar and Noah Price winning the 4x400-meter relay (3:40.08). Dewald also had an individual win, taking first place in the 400-meter run with a time of 52.94 seconds.
Bon Homme’s Isaac Crownover took home two wins in the boys sprints, winning both the 100-meter (11.12 seconds) and the 200-meter (22.84 seconds) runs.