Region track roundup: Winner, Chamberlain show strong at Region 6A meet

Runners, field athletes get final tuneup before state meet

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WINNER, S.D. — The Region 6A track and field meet on Thursday, May 19 saw multiple Winner and Chamberlain athletes take home victories.

The Winner boys squad was led by Kade Watson, who took home victories in both the 800-meter run (2:05.09) and the 1600-meter runs (4:37.2). Aaron Monk swept the hurdles, winning the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.9 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 42.3 seconds.

On the girls side, Winner had the most success in the relays, with Kylie Sachtjen, Preslie Petersek, Keelie Kuil and Ellie Brozik winning the 4x200-meter relay (1:50.0) while Sachtjen, Petersek, Kuil and Sidda Schuyler winning the 4x400-meter relay (4:23.2).


Brozik also won the girls triple jump with a mark of 35 feet, 2 ¾ inches.

Chamberlain’s boys lone track-victory came in the 3200-meter run as Dom Santiago won that event with a time of 10:38.7, while their lone field-victory came in the discus throw with Canyon Burkhard’s mark of 127 feet. They also got a win in the girls 3200-meter run, as Kinsey Evans topped the podium with a time of 12:20.1.

On the girls side, Leigha Long won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.5 seconds, a season-best time for her.

Mobridge-Pollock swept the team scores, winning the boys side with 203 points and the girls side with 225 points. Winner finished second on both sides, with the boys scoring 186 points and the girls scoring 145 points. Chamberlain followed on both sides as well with 104 points to the boys and 136 points to the girls.

Chester Area and Colman-Egan bring home team titles at Region 4B meet

CHESTER, S.D. – Both Chester Area and Colman-Egan brought home team titles after the Region 4B track and field meet at Chester High School on Wednesday, May 18.


The Chester Area boys squad emerged as winners with a team score of 211 points, securing first-place finishes in 12 different events. The Flyers managed to beat out second place Colman-Egan by a wide margin as the Hawks ended the meet with 97 points. Bridgewater-Emery followed Colman-Egan with 70 points for third-place and Howard came in fourth with 57 points.

The Colman-Egan girls team tallied 201 points to claim first-place, 62 points ahead of second Chester Area that ended the region meet on the girls side with 139. Dell Rapid St. Mary came in third with 94 points, Howard followed up in fourth-place with 81 and Oldham-Ramona/Rutland finished in fifth with 56 points.

Jovi Wolf and Ryan Benson led Chester Area as each athlete won three separate events. Wolf won the 100-meter race with a time of 11.39 seconds, as well as the 200-meter (22.17 seconds) and the 400-meter (50.66). Benson earned a first-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at 15.21 seconds and won the 300-meter hurdles at 40.08 seconds. Benson also recorded a 20-03.25 in the long jump to beat out his teammate Wyatt Hansen who had a 18-09.00 to finish in second.

Brayden Schut ran the 800-meter race in a time of 2:14.48 to earn first-place while Owen Mersch recorded a 39-01.00 to earn first in the triple jump. Chester Area also swept the relay competition as Benson, Wolf, Alex VanEgdom and Stratton Eppard won the 4x100-meter relay in 43.16 seconds. VanEgdom, Eppard, Connor Bates and Wyatt Hansen ran a 1:33.93 to win the 4x200-meter relay while Bates, VanEgdom, Wyatt Hansen and Max McGreevy won the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:43.31. Chester Area’s Bates, Schut, Garret Hansen and Clay Hansen completed the relay sweep with a 9:00.00 time on the 4x800-meter relay.


Canistota, whose team was only one point short of tying Dell Rapids St. Mary at fifth-place with 50 points, won the 1,600-meter race and the medley. Josiah Schroeder ran a time of 4:40.93 to finish nearly 17 seconds in front of the second-place to earn the 1,600-meter region title while Levi Schroeder, Brady Scott, Noah Kleinsasser and Josiah Schroeder ran a 3:53.80 in the medley to claim first-place.

Howard’s Caden Schwader won the 3,200-meter race with a 10:57.77 time. In the field, Bridgewater-Emery’s Lucas Mentele won shot put with a throw of 51-05.00 and discus with an impressive throw of 152-10.

On the girls side, Colman-Egan dominated the relays, with Elaina Rhode, Lanie Mousel, Abby Rhode and Daniela Lee winning the 4x100-meter relay in 52.68 seconds. Lee, Mousel, Presley Luze, Brynlee Landis won the 4x200-meter relay with a time of 1:51.31 and Landis, Rhode, Reese Luze and Presley Luze were victorious in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:16.62. Colman-Egan capped the relay competition with one more win in the 4x800-meter relay as Presley Luze, Rhode, Landis and Reese Luze finished the race in 9:56.36 to claim first.

Outside of the relays, Daniela Lee won the 100-meter dash in 12.84 seconds and won the 200-meter dash in 25.90 seconds. Reese Luze claimed first-place in the 400-meter dash in a time of 59.16 and Mackenzie Hemmer won the 100-meter hurdles race in 16.61 seconds. Hemmer also won the long jump (16-01.50) and the triple jump (35-01.50).

Howard’s medley team of Ellie Becker, Tana Hoyer, Anna Becker and Taryn Mentele won in a time of 4:43.05. Rylee Rudebusch of Howard won the discus behind a throw that went 114-08.

Mitchell Christian's runners showed well in the distance races. On the boys side, Silas Holdeman was third in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:02.36, with Joseph Tegethoff taking fourth in the 3,200-meter race (12:15.17). Ephram Imuro was fifth in the 400 meters and long jump, with personal best marks in both.

In the girls races, Audrey Hofer paced the Golden Eagles, with a third-place run in the 400 run (1:03:22) and fourth in the 800 (2:48.82).

Schroeders lead Freeman Academy/Marion at Region 5B meet

GAYVILLE, S.D. — Multiple area athlete teams and athletes turned in impressive performances at the Region 5B track and field meet on Thursday, May 19.

Viborg-Hurley’s boys took home the team victory with 155 total points, while the Centerville girls prevailed with 136.5 points. Freeman Academy/Marion’s boys finished second (118 points) while Irene-Wakonda’s boys and Centerville’s boys finished tied for third (87 points). On the girls side, Irene-Wakonda placed second (133 points) while Menno placed third (108 points).

Individually, Viborg-Hurley’s George Johnson dominated the sprints, winning the 100-meter (11.17 seconds), the 200-meter (23.52 seconds) and the 400-meter runs (52.96 seconds).

They also had success in the relays, with Viborg-Hurley winning three of the four relays. Jacob Graves, Chance Schoellerman, Byron Osterloo and Josh Roth combined to win the 4x100-meter relay (46.42 seconds), Schollerman, Luke Campbell, Gage Goettertz and Devin Sayler winning the 4x200-meter relay (1:36.62) and Campbell, Johnson, Osterloo and Sayler winning the 4x400-meter relay (3:38.08).

Osterloo also took home a win in the long jump with a mark of 18 feet, 6 ½ inches.

Freeman Academy/Marion’s boys were led by Thalen and Tavin Schroeder, with Thalen winning the 800-meter run (2:02.79) and the high jump (5 feet, 11 inches), while Tavin won both the 1600-meter (4:48.11) and the 3200-meter runs (10:51.09).

On the girls side, Menno’s Raygen Diede swept the throwing events, winning the shot put with a throw of 38 feet even as well as the discus throw with a mark of 119 feet, 7 inches. Menno’s girls also dominated the 100-meter hurdles, with Ashton Massey placing first (16.53 seconds), Bridget Vaith placing second (17.14 seconds) and Kaelie Derby placing third (17.17 seconds).

Rounding out the team scores, Menno placed fifth on the boys side (85 points), followed by Gayville-Volin (80 points), Alcester-Hudson (51 points), Freeman (50 points) and Scotland (15 points). On the girls side, Gayville-Volin placed fourth (78.5 points) followed by Freeman (73 points), Alcester-Hudson (65 points), Scotland (60 points), Freeman Academy/Marion (43 points) and Viborg-Hurley (37 points).

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