Region track roundup: Gregory boys, KWL girls win 6B titles
SCOTLAND — The Gregory boys and the Kimball/White Lake girls track and field teams claimed the Region 6B team championships at the final meet before the state competition Thursday in Scotland.
Among the boys, the Gorillas outpaced the field with 186.5 points, with Burke/South Central second at 127 points and Corsica-Stickney in third with 124. Gregory's Blake Boes swept the hurdles events, winning the 110-meter hurdles in 17.43 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 45.31. The Gorillas' Caleb Stukel won the 100 (12.06) and the 200 (24.35), and Aaron Voigt swept the 1,600- (4:45.65) and 3,200-meter (11:14.10) runs.
In girls competition, Kimball/White Lake had 127 points, while Corsica-Stickney finished second with 100 points and Avon was third with 98. KWL won the distance relays (4x400, 4x800 and sprint medley) and Christine Gaulke (2:28.13) and Fayleen Overweg (13:13.84) won the 800- and 3,200-meter races, respectively. Avon's Lauren Sees was a double winner in the long jump (16-7.75) and 200 sprint (27.84).
Region 5A: Titans cruise at home
MOUNT VERNON — On its home track, Mount Vernon/Plankinton swept the Region 5A team competitions Thursday, winning the boys and girls competitions. The Titan boys scored 152 points, edging Ethan/Parkston's 137.5 points. In the girls scoring, MVP had 154, with Ethan/Parkston checking in with 112 points.
The Titan boys were powered by victories from Dane Rihanek in the 400 (51.54 seconds) and Kyle Glanzer in the 800 (2.04.90), along with relay wins in the 4x200- and 4x400-meter races.
Ethan/Parkston's Tulsa Janish was a double winner in the 100 and 200 sprints, clocking times of 11.15 and 22.6, respectively. Platte-Geddes' Caden Tegethoff won the 1,600- (4:53.28) and 3,200-meter (10:54.82) races, and Bon Homme's Noah Heesch swept the hurdles, winning the 110 (16.05) and the 300 (41.0).
In the girls competitions, MVP's Katlyn Briggs took home the shot put and discus titles as a double winner. She threw 35 feet, 4 inches in the shot put and 108 feet in the discus. MVP was also victorious in the 4x100 and 4x800 relays. Also a double winner, McCook Central/Montrose's Jocelyn Krouse swept the long jump (15 feet, 9.5 inches) and triple jump (32 feet, 11 inches).
Region 4B: Hanson girls claim title
CHESTER — On the strength of its relays and field events, Hanson picked up the Region 4B girls track and field team title Thursday.
Hanson scored 184 points, outpacing second-place Colman-Egan with 118 points. The Beavers won the 4x200 (1:50.19), the 4x400 (4:24.99) and the 4x800 (10:44.87) relays. In the jumping events, Brooke Weber swept the long jump (16-1) and triple jump (35-6.5) for Hanson.
In the boys competition, Colman-Egan won with 132.5 points and Hanson was second with 115 points. Reggie Slaba won the 800 and 1,600 meter races, posting times of 2:12.10 and 4:54.53, respectively. Hanson also won the 4x400 (3:46.48) and the 4x800 (9:01.06) with Slaba anchoring, and won the sprint medley relay (3:57.04).
Alec Nelson won the boys 3,200-meter run for Mitchell Christian, crossing the line in 11:13.42. The Golden Eagles finished ninth in both team competitions with 33 boys points and five girls points.
• Avany Long won three times Thursday for the Chamberlain girls, who blew away the Region 6B competition with 225 points. Long won the 100 hurdles (15.3), the 300 hurdles (49.4) and the long jump (16-5). Ella Byers won the 800 (2:38.74) and the 1,600 races (5:28.76) and Mady Handel swept the throws (104-5 in the discus; 34-11 in the shot put).
• On the boys side, Chamberlain's Riggs Priebe won four times. He claimed the 110 and 300 hurdles in 15.9 and 42.4 seconds, respectively, and won the triple jump (43-4.5) and long jump (20-2.5). Nash Hutmacher swept the discus (157-2) and the shot put (50-3.5) for the Cubs, who finished third as a team with 153.5 points. (Stanley County and Mobridge-Pollock tied for the team title with 165.5 points.)
• Sidda Schuyler broke the Region 7B 1,600-meter run record as the Warriors swept the team titles in Mission Thursday. Schuyler ran 5:34.64 in the mile and won the two-mile race in 12:29.68, as the Warriors racked up 214 points.
• The Winner boys scored 218 points, with Brady Fritz smashing meet records in the triple jump (42-0) and high jump (21-7). He anchored a record-setting 4x100 relay with Riley Calhoon, Nolan Sachtjen and Joren Bruun in 43.84 seconds and the freshman Fritz also won the 100 dash in 10.76 seconds. Levi McClanahan won the discus (117-0) and the shot put (43-11), while Kade Watson joined the list of double winners with 1,600 (4:52.83) and 3,200-meter (11:05.17) victories
• At the Region 5B meet in Freeman, the host Flyers claimed the girls title with 132.5 points. Isabel Sayler won the triple jump (32-6), while Journey Mehlhaf (113-2) and Maddie Kribell (37-5) teamed up to win the discus and shot put, respectively.
• On the boys side in Freeman, the Flyers' Dalton Bodewitz, Braxton Schmidt, Charles Harberts and Collin Helma teammed up to sweep the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays and set region meet records, as well. They ran 44.09, 1:31.63 and 3:27.24, respectively in those races.
• Lyman's boys were second in the Region 7B meet in Kadoka, scoring 113 points behind Wall's 139. Jadeon Biggers was the Raiders' lone winner, claiming the boys discus by more than 20 feet (149-9).