BROOKINGS-More than 30 track and field teams from three different states gathered at South Dakota State University's Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex on Monday for the Scott Underwood Invitational.
The Chamberlain girls squad went toe-to-toe with the best of those teams, finishing fifth with 45.5 points. Meanwhile, Ipswich (77.87 points), Sioux Falls Christian (62.33), Deubrook Area (55.4) and Canby, Minnesota (54.75) completed the top five.
Avany Long paced the Cubs, capturing the long jump championship with a leap of 16-4. Long also placed sixth in both the 100 and 300-meter hurdles.
Teammate Allison Hough finished with a time of 2:29.47 to place second in the 800-meter run, while also competing on Chamberlain's sixth-place 4x400 relay team. Makenzie Sorensen and Kinsey Evans also placed fourth in the 200 and 1,600 meters, respectively. Mady Handel was fifth in the shot put with a heave of 34-7.
McCook Central/Montrose's Jocelyn Krouse was second in the triple jump (33-9) and fourth in the long jump (16-0), while Hanson's Morgan Huber placed fifth in the long jump (15-6).
The Hanson quartet of Annalyse Weber, Ellie Tuschen, Erin Dewald and Alyssa Moschell placed sixth in the 4x800 relay.
Burke's Tyson Mayer placed second in the boys 800 meters, crossing the finish line with a time of 2:08.25. Chamberlain's Nash Hutmacher was third in the shot put with a toss of 46-3.
Sioux Falls Christian ran away with the boys team title, besting second-place Milbank by 54 points.