MVP girls, Gregory boys win team titles at Wagner Invitational track meet

Results from the Wagner Invitational on Tuesday, April 11.

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McCook Central/Montrose's Brandy Pulse (left) and Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Reagan Rus (right) compete during the 100-meter hurdles during a high school track meet on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in Wagner.
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WAGNER, S.D. — Several Mitchell-area track and field squads were in action at Wagner on Tuesday.

The Mount Vernon/Plankinton girls and Gregory boys won the team titles with 80 and 79 points, respectively, while Ethan/Parkston took second place in both boys and girls and Chamberlain girls and Platte-Geddes boys claimed third.

In the boys 100-meter dash, Gregory’s Kade Stukel (10.72) won, with P-G’s Aiden Bultje (11.07) and E/P’s Cael Ryther (11.24) taking second and third, respectively. Stukel (23.54) also won the boys 200-meter dash, while Bon Homme’s Isaac Crownover (24.14) and Riley Rothschadl (24.34) were second and third, respectively.

E/P’s Kolter Kramer (52.02) was first place in the boys 400-meter dash, with Crownover (55.42) in second and P-G’s Trevor Rolland (55.63) in third. In the boys 800, Gregory’s Luke Sinclair (2:07.27) took first, Winner’s Karson Keiser (2:08.56) was second and E/P’s Evan Bartelt (2:09.11) was third. Bartelt (4:55.42) won in the boys 1600, with Wagner’s Glen Cournoyer (5:08.58) taking third.

Kimball/White Lake’s Park Sinclair (10:57.9) took first in the boys 3200, while McCook Central/Montrose’s Ben Wiebersick (10:59.98) placed second and Colome’s Joseph Laprath (11:25.52) placed third.


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Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Reed Rus competes in the 110-meter hurdle during a high school track meet on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in Wagner.
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In the boys 110-meter hurdle, MVP’s Reed Rus (15.24) and Blaine Bohr (16.32) finished first and third, respectively, with Corsica-Stickney’s Shad Bosma (16.31) in second. In the boys 300-meter hurdle, the top-two was the same as the 110-meter hurdle, with Rus clocking in at 43.57 and Bosma posting a time of 43.58.

Gregory won the boys 4x100 relay as Stukel, Paul Sinclair, Eli Fogel and Daniel Mitchell posted a time of 45.47. Bon Homme (45.89) and Hanson (45.9) made up the rest of the top three. Landon Bares, Easton Mudder, Riley Rothschadl and Crownover (1:36.19) won the 4x200 relay for Bon Homme, while Gregory (1:36.42) and Hanson (1:38.96) came in second and third, respectively.

Kramer, Connor Prunty, Gage Hohn and Ryther made up the first-place squad for E/P in the boys 4x400 with a time of 3:38.84, with Wessington Springs (3:46.24) claiming third.

Gregory’s Luke Barreto, Finn Adams, Pierce Stukel and Luke Sinclair won the boys 4x800 relay at 9:02.54, while Colome (9:25.84) and Chamberlain (9:29.6) made up the rest of the top three. Wessington Springs took second in the boys 1600-meter sprint medley relay with a time of 4:06.71.

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Bon Homme's Chapin Cooper competes in the 110-meter hurdle during a high school track meet on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in Wagner.
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P-G’s Lee Reiser won both the shot put (59 feet, 4 inches) and the discus (159-1), while Winner’s Shawn Hammerbeck was top three in both events, finishing third in the shot put (45-11) and second in discus (142-10). Hanson’s Brock Tuttle took second in the shot put (46-3), as teammate Ethan Cheeseman was third in discus (139-8).

Gregory’s Daniel Mitchell was tops in the boys high jump at 6 feet, 6 inches, while MVP’s Rus finished third at 6-02. P-G had the top-two finishers in boys pole vault, as Camden Dufrain (11-6) took first and Parker Bailey (11 feet) was second.

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Gregory's Daniel Mitchell competes in the high jump during a high school track meet on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in Wagner.
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E/P’s Ethan Deckert (22 feet, 3 inches) won the boys long jump, while Hanson’s Keaton Weber (20-10) was second and Wagner’s Matt Link (20-6.25) was third. Deckert also won the triple jump at 44 feet, 5 inches, with Weber taking third at 41-02. MCM’s Paul Kaffar (42-9.25) claimed second.

On the girls side, MVP’s Berkeley Engelland won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.03 seconds, the 200-meter dash at 26.54 and the 400-meter dash at 58.07. Platte-Geddes’ Briana DeGroot (12.46) took second in the 100 and E/P’s Lauren Ziebart (12.52) placed third. Ziebart (28.14) was second in the 200 meter and MCM’s Brandy Pulse (28.24) finished third. In the 400, Winner’s Keelie Kuil (1:01.94) was third.


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Wolsey-Wessington's Kailynn Dorris (left), Platte-Geddes' Briana DeGroot (center) and Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Berkeley Engelland (right) compete in the girls 100-meter dash during a high school track meet on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in Wagner.
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Chamberlain’s Allison Hough (2:34.55) was first in the girls 800 meter, with Gregory’s Asia VanDerWerff (2:35.58) taking second and E/P’s Ella Pollreisz (2:39.04) in third.

The Cubs also had two athletes at the top of the girls 1600 meter, with Kinsey Evans (6:01.85) in first and Kylah Biggins (6:06.86) in second. MVP’s Abigail Engelland was third at 6:22. Evans also won the girls 3200 meter at 12:45.49, with KWL’s Autumn Baker (12:56.66) and Lily Baker (13:39.02) in second and third, respectively.

Reagan Rus, of MVP, was the winner at the girls 100-meter hurdle with a time of 15.6 second, with MCM’s Brandy Pulse clocking in at 15.78 for second place. Bon Homme’s Stacy Ruelas-Gilbert (16.99) took third.

Pulse and Rus were atop the girls 300-meter, with Pulse (48.97) in first and Rus (49.13) in second, while E/P’s Morgan Maxwell (52.94) claimed third.

The foursome of Preslie Petersek, Kylie Sachtjen, Kuil and Lilly Barfuss won the girls 4x100 relay with a time of 52.75 second. Bon Homme (53) and Corsica-Stickney (54.38) rounded out the top three.

In the girls 4x200, it was Corsica-Stickney’s Sutten Eide, Brooklyn Bosma, Braylee Bordewyk and Avery Broughton’s time of 1:56.51 that gave the Jaguars first place, with Kimball/White Lake finished .01 seconds behind C-S, clocking in at 1:56.52 for second place. MVP was third at 1:57.36.

Chamberlain’s Hough, Biggins, Aine Graesser and Evans (4:28.24) won the girls 4x400 relay, with Hanson (4:28.74) coming in second and KWL (4:30.34) taking third. That same group won the girls 4x800 relay for Chamberlain with a time of 10:39.59. E/P came in second at 10:58.32.

In the sprint medley relay, Kimball/White Lake (4:54.80) was third behind Wolsey-Wessington (4:53.51) and Irene-Wakonda (4:54.76).


Wagner’s Emma Yost took the shot put title with a throw of 39 feet, 2 inches. Wessington Springs’ Avery Orth (38-2) was second and MVP’s Clara Fink (36 feet) was third.

MCM’s Aubyn Schmidt’s toss of 129 feet, 5 inches was tops in the discus, while Ashlyn Tapio (125-1), of E/P, and MVP’s Fink (119-2) were second and third, respectively.

Ashlyn Koupal, of Wagner, won the high jump at 5 feet, 4 inches.

Bon Homme’s Peyton Hellmann and E/P’s Allie Hobbick were two of four athletes to clear 7 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault, placing second and fourth, respectively.

E/P’s Lauren Ziebart won the long jump at 17 feet, 0.5 inches, with Hanson’s Karlie Goergen (16-11.75) and Avon’s Courtney Sees (16-8.75) rounding out the top three.

Hanson’s Annalyse Weber and Taziah Hawkins claimed the top two spots in long jump with leaps of 33 feet, 8.75 inches and 33 feet, 7.25 inches, respectively. E/P’s Berkley Ziebart was third (32-9.5).

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