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Sanborn Central senior sprints to titles

Sanborn Central senior Trevor Wormstadt won the 100- and 200-meter dashes Thursday at the Region 5B track meet at Joe Quintal Field. Besides that, he helped the Rebels take first in the 400-meter relay and second in the 800-meter relay. "It was o...

Sanborn Central senior Trevor Wormstadt won the 100- and 200-meter dashes Thursday at the Region 5B track meet at Joe Quintal Field.

Besides that, he helped the Rebels take first in the 400-meter relay and second in the 800-meter relay.

"It was one of the best track meets I've ever had," he said. "I ran my fastest times in all four events."

Wormstadt ran an 11.2 in the 100, besting teammate Chase Weeden by two-tenths of a second. He beat Mount Vernon's Miles Moody by eight-tenths of a second in the 200.

Last year, Wormstadt ran on Sanborn Central's state-placing 400- and 800-meter relays along with sprinter Lukas Van Laeken, who graduated last year.

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Wormstadt said Van Laeken was an easy person to look up to when it came to track and field.

"I always ran with him in practice," Wormstadt said, adding, "track has always been one of my favorite sports. I've always been better at it than other sports and have excelled more."

Thursday, he helped the Rebels finish with a season-best time of 46.6 seconds in the 400-meter relay to win the event. The team also took second behind Mitchell Christian in the 800-meter relay, finishing at 1:38.3.

Woonsocket senior Eric Warkenthien won two individual events Thursday, earning championships in the long jump (20-feet-1.75) and the triple jump (41-feet-8.5).

Kraft a part of four championships

Wessington Springs long-distance runner Mindy Kraft was a part of four championships Thursday at the Region 5B meet at Joe Quintal Field.

Kraft was wearing a South Dakota State Jackrabbits hat after she helped the Spartans win the sprint medley. But she said she's not interested in joining the Division I university where her older brother, Drew, runs.

Kraft, a junior, said she wants to attend Northern State, Dakota State or Dakota Wesleyan when she goes to college.

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That's because she wants to study multimedia, she said.

At her second-to-last high school regional meet, she won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and helped Wessington Springs to championships in the 3,200 relay and the sprint medley relay, all events she has strong a possibility to place at next weekend's state meet.

"The weather was supposed to be (bad), so I kind of expected that," Kraft said of the day's cool temperatures and breezy winds. "But the times were a little faster than what we expected."

Kraft holds the meet's 3,200 run record, a mark of 11 minutes, 54.56 seconds she set in 2009.

Thursday, she finished with a mark of 13:02.8.

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Luke Hagen was promoted to editor of the Mitchell Republic in 2014. He has worked for the newspaper since 2008 and has covered sports, outdoors, education, features and breaking news. He can be reached at lhagen@mitchellrepublic.com.
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