Titans' Berkeley Engelland posts two event wins, one runner-up finish at Mount Marty indoor meet

Mitchell area high school track and field teams were in action at a meet hosted by Mount Marty University on Thursday.

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YANKTON — Mitchell area high school track and field teams were in action at a meet hosted by Mount Marty University on Thursday. The season-opening indoor meet won't count for state event qualification but serves as a tune-up for the outdoor season.

In girls action, Mount Vernon/Plankinton’s Berkeley Engelland won the 200-meter dash in 26.70 seconds and the 400 meters in 58.99 seconds. She also took second place in the 60-meter dash in a time of 8.04 seconds.

McCook Central/Montrose’s Brandy Pulse took third place in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.22.

MVP had another event winner in Clara Fink, whose throw of 44 feet, 10 inches claimed the shot put title. MCM’s Aubyn Schmidt took second with a throw of 37 feet, 9 inches.

A trio of area athletes swept the top placements in the triple jump, as Menno’s Ashton Massey won the event with a jump of 31 feet, 11 inches. In second was MCM’s Mandi Schock at 31 feet, 7 inches and Ethan/Parkston’s Marissa Storm took third at 31 feet, 2.25 inches.


Massey was also a member of Menno’s distance medley relay team alongside Ellyana Ulmer, Kaelie Derby and Zoe Schaeffer. The quartet took second in the relay with a time of 15:00.09.

On the boys side, Ethan/Parkston’s Kolter Kramer won the 400-meter sprint with a time of 53.03 seconds.

Gregory had a pair of top-three placers in other running events, as Kade Stukel took third in the 60-meter dash in 7.18 seconds and Luke Sinclair finished third in the 800 meters in 2:13.92.

In the triple jump, MCM’s Paul Kaffar claimed first with a leap of 41 feet, 9 inches, narrowly edging Ethan/Parkston’s James Deckert at 41 feet, 8.25 inches.

Deckert was also the long jump runner-up at 20 feet, 9 inches, and teammate Gage Hohn was the second-place finisher in the high jump at 6 feet, 2 inches.

Platte-Geddes’ Lee Reiser throw of 50 feet, 1 inch was good for second place in the shot put.

Menno’s Owen Eitemiller placed third in the pole vault with a mark of 12 feet.

In the 4x800-meter relay, Gregory’s team of Sinclair, Finn Adams, Ryler Stevicks and Pierce Stukel won in a time of 9:11.15. Meanwhile, Menno’s crew of Kadeyn Ulmer, Cody Munkvold, Izayah Ulmer and Isaac Fergen crossed in 9:24.53 for third place.


Ethan/Parkston took second place in the distance medley relay, as Hohn, Jayden Digmann, David Brock and Evan Bartelt posted a time of 12:20.05.

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