MENNO -- The Hanson boys track and field team bolted to a win at the Menno Relays Thursday.
The Beavers racked up 131.5 points, besting second-place Beresford by 50.5 points. Menno placed third with 67 points, while Freeman Academy/Marion and Colman-Egan tied for fourth with 64 points in the 16-team field.
Noah Price was a double winner, taking the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 7 inches and the triple jump with a jump of 40 feet, 3 3/4 inches. Hayden Bahmuller also won a pair of events, capturing the shot put with a heave of 43 feet, 6 inches and the discus with a throw of 158 feet, 9 inches.
Hanson’s Thailan Hallman was first in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 6.25 seconds and was also part of a first-place 4x400 relay team featuring Isaac Tuschen, Luke Haiar and Hadley Wallace in 3 minutes, 40.31 seconds.
FAM’s Titus Roesler won the 1,600 meters in 4 minutes, 43.72 seconds and the 3,200 in 10 minutes, 6.91 seconds. Roesler, Payton Arbach, Malachi Myers and Thalen Schroeder also led the Bearcats to a win in the 4x800 relay in 8 minutes, 59.85 seconds.
Freeman’s Colin Helma won the 200-meter dash (23.23 seconds) and the 400 (51.01 seconds), while Menno’s Brady Fergen won the pole vault (10 feet).
Canistota’s Tyce Ortman won the 100 in 11.5 seconds, while William Ortman won the high jump with a leap of 6 feet. Both joined Noah Kleinsasser and Josiah Schroeder to win the 1,600 sprint relay in 3 minutes, 55.94 seconds.
Colman-Egan (98.5 points) nipped Beresford (96) to win the girls team title, while Menno (92.5) was third, Centerville (78) was fourth and Dell Rapids St. Mary (75) was fifth.
Jada Koerner won the 1,600 for FAM in 5 minutes, 39.71 seconds and the 3,200 in 11 minutes, 58.59 seconds.
Menno’s Jesse Munkvold took the 100 hurdles (16.90 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (51.28 seconds) and Raygen won the discus with a toss of 107 feet. Scotland’s Makayla Friederich won the shot put with a throw of 33 feet, 10 1/4 inches.