Track & Field
JVCS Girls Track Team
JVCS Guys Track Team
Region Track Summary & State Preview
Hot and windy conditions greeted athletes at the region 5B track meet in Mitchell on May 17th. Despite this the day could not have started better for the Vikings. An early highlight was Nathan W. jumping 41’10 on his sixth attempt in the triple jump to break the qualifying standard and place second in the event. His jump broke a school record that was set in 1981 of 41’2 and he is seeded 5th heading to the state track meet. A second field event highlight took place on the girl’s side. Jaclyn L. threw the shop put 38’1 to better a school record set in 1986 with a mark of 36’7. Jaclyn won the event and is seeded 7th heading to state.
When running events started the girls and boy’s 4x800 meter relay teams both won the event, qualified for state and are seeded 8th and 4th respectively. Boy’s team members included Donnie D., Alex W., Jayden W. and Nathan W. Girl’s team members included Julie L., Abby W., Tierra D. and Charley G. Ariana Z. followed by winning the 100m dash and Sarah W. placed second in the 100m hurdles, each adding another event to participate in at state. The girl’s next event was the 4x200m relay ran by Sarah, Tierra, Ariana, and Charley which placed first, qualified for state and are seeded 8th.
Other girl’s events that have qualified for state previously include the medley relay which ranks 3rd, the 4x400m relay which ranks 7th, and Sarah and Charley are ranked 4th and 6th in the 300m hurdles. For the boys Donnie D. is ranked 2nd in the 3200m run and 5th in the 1600m run heading to state.
Other places from the region meet included Nathan placing 4th in both the 400m and 200m dashes and Alex placing 6th in both the 400m and 800m events. Along with Jayden placing 4th in both the 1600m and 800m events and Jon Blom placed 7th in the 1600m run. Donnie placed 1st with the 3200m and 2nd in the 1600m.
For the girls Kenzie C. placed 6th in the 200m dash. Gracey G. placed 6th in the 400m dash and 7th in the 100m hurdles. Sarah was 3rd in the 300m hurdles and Charley 5th. Abby placed 8th in the 800m run. In the mile run Mallory J., Miranda B., and Morgan J. placed 4th, 5th, and 7th respectively. In the two mile run Morgan was 3rd and Mallory 5th. Jaclyn placed 3rd in the discus. The girl’s 4x100m relay team placed 5th. Team members were Jaclyn, Gracey, Hannah L. and Kenzie. The medley relay team with Hannah, Ariana, Tierra and Julie placed 2nd.
All of those efforts added up to a share of the team title for the girls who now have both a conference and region championship to their credit this season.
In all, 14 athletes, representing 13 events will head to the state track meet in Rapid City on May 25th and 26th.
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