Quarriers sweep relay events in Flandreau
May 06. 2014 2:39PM
If the meet kept team points, it’s safe to say the boys track and field team from Dell Rapids High School would have won the Flandreau Invitational Saturday, April 26 in Flandreau.
Dell Rapids swept the relay events and added another six first place performances before athletes headed home.
The Quarriers’ 400-meter relay team of Kahler Berven, Ian Bergstrom, Riley Schmidt and Zach Schroeder took the event championship with a mark of 45.3 seconds. Dell Rapids also took the second-place spot in the 400m relay.
A team of Adam Reams, Berven, Schmidt and Schroeder finished first for the Quarriers in the 800-meter relay, and in the 1,600-meter relay, Berven, Zach White, Tyler Gee and Tad Lacey earned a first-place finish for Dell Rapids with a time of 3:51.9. The Quarriers took the number two spot in the 1600m relay as well.
Another first place finish for the Quarriers came in the sprint medley when Anthony Miller, Hunter Hansen, Tanner Heim and Ben Gillogly recorded a time of 4:14.6.
Completing the sweep in the relay events, Dell Rapids’ 3200-meter relay team of Lacey, Gee, Adam Karst and Gillogly was fastest with a time of 9:33.6.
In the 200-meter dash, Schroeder’s time of 22.2 seconds was the best of any athlete at the meet.
Ben Hammer’s discus throw of 127 feet 11 inches was the best of any competitor in Flandreau, and his put of 44 feet three inches was also the meet’s best.
White’s high jump of six feet two inches was good enough for the event championship, and in the long jump, Dell Rapids’ Ty Hoglund earned top honors with a jump of 21 feet 3.74 inches. Brett Nichols came in second with a jump of 20 feet 10.5 inches.
Nichols set a meet record in the triple jump with a distance of 45 feet 10.5 inches. Tanner Ljunggren earned a second place finish in the same event with a mark of 40 feet 9.5 inches.
In the 100-meter dash Dell Rapids’ Reams timed in at 11.3 seconds for second place.
In the 110-meter hurdles Riley Jurgenson earned a second place finish with a time of 17.1 seconds. In the 300-meter hurdles he took second as well with a time of 47.3 seconds.
Athletes from Flandreau, Flandreau Indian School, Dell Rapids, Deuel, Sioux Valley and Pipestone Area competed at the meet.
Terry Bong Invitational
The Quarriers finished fifth at the Terry Bong Invitational Thursday in Canton. Dell Rapids compiled 612.5 points in the True-Team scored event.
The Quarriers finished first in the 3200m relay with a time of 8:59.54.
Jurgenson finished second in the 110m hurdles with a time 17.69 seconds, and third in the 300m hurdles with a time of 45.72 seconds.
Heim earned a third-place finish in the 800m run with a time of 2:06.11.
In the 1600m relay the Quarriers were second with a time of 3:38.93.
Mason Schmidt was second in the high jump with a mark of five feet 10 inches, and Hammer was third in the shot with a put of 48 feet 1.75 inches.
The 400m-relay team of Reams, Bergstron, Jon DeNoon and Matthew DeNoon earned the event championship Friday at the O’Gorman Invitational in Sioux Falls. Competing in the class A division, the team put up a time of 45.76 seconds.
Competing against athletes from both Class A and Class AA, White took the high jump crown by clearing a mark of six feet four inches.
Hoglund finished second in the open triple jump with a distance of 42 feet 7.75 inches. Ljunggren was fourth with a distance of 40 feet 9.5 inches.
Hammer’s put of 50 feet 1.5 inches was good enough for third in the open shot event.
Jurgenson’s time of 17.76 seconds in the 110m hurdles was fourth best.
Jon DeNoon took fifth for the boys in the 100m dash with a time of 11.82 seconds, and Matthew DeNoon finished eighth with a mark of 11.94 seconds.
Hansen earned a 10th-place finish in the 200m dash with a time of 27.16 seconds.
|Troy Maroney / Brookings Register
Dell Rapids’ 1,600-meter relay team of Kahler, Berven, Zach White, Tyler Gee and Tad Lacey (pictured) earned first place finish with a time of 3:51.9 Saturday, April 26 at the Flandreau Invitational.