Area track roundup for April 25: Hanson sweeps team titles at Erv Ptak Relays

Apr. 25—MENNO, S.D. — Both the boys and girls track and field teams for Hanson emerged atop the standings at the Erv Ptak Relays on Thursday.

On the strength of a clean sweep in the relays, the Beavers won the boys team title with 172 points, ahead of Menno in second with 127 points.

The quartet of Jayce Slaba, Sutton Dewald, Jason Porth and Weston Kayser posted the winning time in both the 4x100-meter relay (46.84) and 4x200-meter relay (1:38.33).

Dewald, Porth, Cole Dewald and Jett Jager joined up to take down the 4x400-meter relay (3:43.93), as Slaba, Porth, Radek Jarding and Carson Ferry won the 4x800-meter relay (8:56.37). Kayser, Slaba and both Dewalds rounded out the effort in the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay (3:56.46).

Other winners for the Beavers on the track included Kayser in the 100 meters (11.46), Jarding in the 800 meters (2:14.94) and Stetson Riggs in the 110-meter hurdles (18.62). Brock Tuttle also claimed first place in the shot put (49-8) and discus (158-9).

Menno's Bryce Sattler took first place in three events, winning the 200 meters (23.42), 400 meters (52.72) and long jump (20-2).

In a similar fashion to the boys, the Hanson girls used a strong showing in the relay races en route to the team title, which it claimed with 187 points to second-place Menno's 153 points.

Cadence Jarding, Alyssa Moschell, Jazzlyn Campbell and Taryn Holm earned the title in the 4x100 (56.67), with Eliza Oltmanns slotting in for Campbell on the winning 1,600-meter sprint medley relay (4:44.74).

Moschell, Lacey Easton, Taziah Hawkins and Hannah Easton combined to win the 4x400 (4:28.13), and both Eastons, Oltmanns and Reese Marek took the 4x800 (11:18.19) title.

Individually, Hawkins turned in the winning times for the 100-meter hurdles (17.69) and 300-meter hurdles (51.72)

Other event winners for the Beavers included Olivia Kayser in the discus (101-6), Jersey Kampshoff in the 1,600 meters (6:38.27) and Cadence Jarding in the pole vault (7-6).

For Menno, Ashton Massey won the 400 meters (1:01.66), 800 meters (2:28.95) and triple jump (36-4.5).

PRESHO, S.D. — Gregory scored the boys team title in the Cecil Johnson Invitational on Thursday afternoon, scoring 102 points as a team.

The Gorillas were in front of Philip (86.5) and Miller (58) for the team title. The Gorillas picked up titles from Luke Stukel in the 100-meter dash (11.58) and Finn Adams in the 800-meter run (2:07.44). The relay team of Noah Bearshield, Daniel Mitchell, Paul Sinclair and Luke Stukel won the 4x100-meter relay in 45.32 seconds. Colt Keiser won the high jump (6-3) and Jhett Eklund won the triple jump for Gregory at 40 feet, 9.5 inches.

Other boys area notable winners included Kimball/White Lake's Lantz Bass in the 400 dash (55.16), Lyman's Rory McManus in the 110 hurdles (15.82) and Aksel Ehlers in the pole vault (11-6). The 4x800-meter relay from Winner won in 8:53.75, with Kellen Brozik, Konner Osborn, Jackson Bachman and Karson Keiser made up the relay.

In the girls races, Winner's Daisy McIntryre won the 100-meter dash (13.41) and Keelie Kuil won the 200-meter dash (26.13). Both were members of the Warriors' winning 4x100-meter relay with Kylie Sachtjen and Lilly Barfuss (52.31), while Kuil, Barfuss, Sachtjen and Livvy Audiss won the 4x400-meter relay in 4:28.21.

Gregory's Asia VanDerWerff won the 400-meter dash (1:01.93), while Dani VanDerWerff, an eighth-grader, won the javelin (104-11).

Kimball/White Lake's Lily Baker won the 800 run (2:32.77) and Autumn Baker won the 1,600-meter run (5:31.49).

Faulkton Area won the girls team title (95), with Kimball/White Lake (85) and Wall (69) also in the top-three.

CANTON, S.D. — Rocky Ammann and Rylee Peters were both double-winners for Freeman in the Terry Bong Relays on Thursday afternoon.

For the Freeman boys, Ammann won the 200-meter dash in 23.11 seconds and the javelin (145-5). The Flyers were tied for fourth in the team scoring with 56 points alongside Dell Rapids. Lennox won the team title (143.5), West Central was second (113) and Alcester-Hudson was third (56.5).

In the girls races, Peters won the 100-meter hurdles (16.31 seconds) and the 300-meter hurdles (47.45). Freshman teammate Cadence Hofer was the triple jump winner with a leap of 33 feet, 0.5 inches for the Flyers, who were fourth as a team in the girls scoring (67). Lennox (161), Canton (90) and West Central (68) made up the top-three teams.