Photo 1: Dennis Park of Colman-Egan clears a hurdle at the Baltic Invite last Tuesday afternoon. Park finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 19.50 to earn the Hawks four points in the standings. Photo 2: Flandreaus David Parsley (center) edges teammates Jacob Patterson (left) and DJ Johanson to win the boys 100-meter dash at the Sioux Valley Invite on Tuesday in Volga. Parsley finished in 11.1 seconds; while Johanson was second in 11.2 and Patterson placed fourth with an 11.8. (photo by Sean Welsh/for the Enterprise)
While the calendar may not indicate that we are early in the track and field season, it is definitely still early as both Flandreau and Colman each have limited time on the track.
Flandreaus track season has been highlighted by the success of their sprinters early on. Despite not being able to get outside and work on their craft for most of the season, the Fliers have managed to qualify runners for the State Meet in four different events.
The 4x100 M team of Jacob Patterson, Ted Slattery, David Parsley and DJ Johanson got things started by breaking standard last weekend at the Barker Relays in Madison but the sprinters continued their success this week at Sioux Valley. Two Fliers qualified for State in the 100 M dash. Parsley and Johanson each broke standard last Tuesday. Parsley ran an 11.1 to finish first in the race while Johanson took second in the race with an 11.2. Patterson finished fourth in the heat with an 11.8.
But the Fliers took home several more top three finishes on Tuesday. Johanson finished first in the 200 with Parsley finishing second. Derick Veldkamp finished third in the 400-meter dash and Geno Taylor Burshiem took home second in the 800-meter run.
Anthony Julson won the 1600-meter run with Dylan Erickson taking second prize. The two teammates swapped places in the 3200-meter run with Erickson finishing first and Julson finishing right behind him.
Other top finishers included Skyler Scofield in the 110-meter hurdles (2nd) and 300-meter hurdles (first) with the 4x100 and 4x200 relay team taking top honors. Alex Bakkedahl won the Triple Jump and took second in the Long Jump. The Flier boys team took home the overall team title with 179 points, besting host Sioux Valley by just two points.
On the girls side, Morgan Orlick finished first in the 800-meter run with teammate Marilyn Allen finishing in second place. Allen also took home second in the 1600-meter run. Brookyln Behrens finished the Triple Jump in second place with Erica Behrens finishing fifth.
As a team, the Fliers finished in fifth with 61 points.
The boys and girls also competed at the OGorman Invite on Friday with only one top three finish, a Skyler Scofield first place finish in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.06.
The week wrapped up for Flandreau with just a couple of runners competing at the 88th Howard Wood Dakota Relays. With the poor weather, the Fliers did not compete in many events but DJ Johanson managed to qualify for the State track meet in the 200-meter dash with a FAT time of 23.15.
Flandreau hosted the Lake Central Conference Meet yesterday and will also be in the Big East Conference meet on Friday in Salem.
Sioux Valley Meet (Flandreau Public & Flandreau Indian)
400-meter dash: Ashley Stenger 1:116.6 (6th); Rainell Hobson(FIS) 1:28.5 (10th)
800-meter run: Morgan Orlick 2:45.3 (1st); Marilyn Allen 2:46.6 (2nd)
1600-meter run: Allen 6:12.8 (2nd); Orlick 7:04.1 (4th); Jasmin Gonzalez(FIS) 8:07.5 (5th)
100-meter Hurdles: Hannah Williams 19.1 (6th)
4x100-relay: 55.9 (4th)
4x200-relay: 1:59.0 (3rd)
4x400-relay: 4:54.6 (3rd)
High Jump: Williams 4-5.00 (5th)
Long Jump: Brooklyn Behrens 13-00.25 (6th)
Triple Jump: Behrens 30-04.50 (2nd); Erica Behrens 27-07.25 (5th)
Team Results: De Smet 159; Sioux Valley 156; Hamlin 80; ORR 65; Flandreau 61; Flandreau Indian 2.
100-meter dash: David Parsley 11.1 (1st; Qualified for State); DJ Johanson 11.2 (2nd; Qualified for State); Jacob Patterson 11.8 (4th)
200-meter dash: Johanson 23.6 (1st); Parsley 23.8 (2nd); Ted Slattery 24.7 (4th); Patterson 25.2 (5th); Taylor Ryan 26.0 (7th)
400-meter dash: Derick Veldkamp 1:00.3 (3rd)
800-meter run: Geno Taylor-Burshiem 2:17.3 (2nd); Clinton Ten Fingers(FIS) 2:27.3 (3rd)
1600-meter run: Anthony Julson 5:10.0 (1st); Dylan Erickson 5:12.3 (2nd); Ten Fingers(FIS) 5:21.8 (5th)
3200-meter run: Erickson 11:19.1 (1st); Julson 12:13.1 (3rd)
110-meter Hurdles: Skyler Scofield 16.3 (2nd); Jace Christiansen 18.6 (3rd); Aaron Plasky(FIS) 19.8 (6th)
300-meter Hurdles: Scofield 44.9 (1st); Christiansen 48.7 (4th); John Gassman 52.1 (6th)
4x100-relay: 45.4 (1st)
4x200-relay: 1:35.9 (1st)
4x400-relay: 3:52.6 (3rd)
4x800-relay: 9:25.2 (3rd)
High Jump: Veldkamp 5-04 (4th)
Long Jump: Alex Bakkedahl 18-03.50 (2nd); Ryan 16-09.25 (6th)
Triple Jump: Bakkedahl 39-05.25 (1st); Ryan 33-10.75 (6th)
Shot Put: Carter Ziebarth 39-05.00 (6th)
Discus: Ziebarth 117-05 (6th)
Team Results: Flandreau 179; Sioux Valley 177; Hamlin 96; De Smet 49; ORR 31; Flandreau Indian 9.
OGorman Invite (Fland. Pub.)
4x100 M relay: Quinn Orlick, Hannah Williams, Brooklyn Behrens, Baylee Relf 55.32 (4th)
4x200 M relay: Orlick, Williams, Erica Behrens, Relf 1:58.31 (6th)
3200 M Open Run: Marilyn Allen 13:44.13 (7th)
110 M Hurdles: Skyler Scofield 16.06 (1st)
4x100 M relay: Kyle Scofield, Jacob Scofield, Alex Bakkedahl, Taylor Ryan 49:39 (7th)
High Jump: Derick Veldkamp 5-09 (7th)
Discus Throw: Carter Ziebarth 138-09 (6th)
Howard Wood (Flandreau Boys)
Special 200 M Dash: DJ Johanson 23.15 (7th)
110 M Hurdles: Skyler Scofield 17.07 (21st)
The Hawks got their first chance to run outdoors all year and just their second time to run overall. That did not stop some of Colman-Egans finest from finishing on the top of the standings.
The highlight of the Inaugural Baltic Invite for the Hawks might have been senior Riley Clark qualifying for the State meet in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.00.
The boys team had three other top five finishes on Tuesday, including a second place finish 1600-meter medley team. Dennis Park shined in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing fourth with a time of 19.50.
The girls team saw a lot of success, especially in the sand pits. Paityn Groos finished fifth in the long jump with a jump of 14-05 with teammate Kyria Westover also jumping a 14-05 to finish in 6th. Groos also took third in the triple jump with a leap of 31-03.
Callie Verver took home third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.30 as well as a fourth place finish in the 200-meter dash with a mark of 28.60. The 4x100 and 4x200 teams both finished fourth with the 4x800 team taking home sixth place.
Like Flandreau, the Hawks sent just a few runners to the Howard Wood Dakota Relays on Friday. The girls 4x100-meter team of Tori Nelsen, Hailey Harms, Paityn Groos and Callie Verver took home a fifth place finish to highlight Colman-Egans participants.
The Hawks will be busy this week with track meets including the DVC meet in Estelline tomorrow.
Baltic Invite (Colman-Egan)
100-meter Dash: Savannah Moore 14.10 (9th)
200-meter Dash: Callie Verver 28.60 (4th), Erin Whitehouse 31.70 (10th)
800-meter Run: Jessica Wittrock 2:50.60 (5th)
100-meter Hurdles: Verver 18.30 (3rd)
300-meter Hurdles: Kara Hannasch 57.60 (6th)
4x100-meter relay: 55:40 (4th)
4x200-meter relay: 1:58.60 (4th)
4x800-meter relay: 12:24.20 (6th)
Long Jump: Paityn Groos 14-05 (5th), Kyria Westover 14-05 (6th), Tori Nelsen 13-11 (8th)
Triple Jump: Groos 31-03.00 (3rd)
Shot Put: Laramie Olivier 30-02.50 (6th)
Team Results: Garretson 141; Chester Area 87; Deubrook Area 71; Baltic 68; Viborg-Hurley 67; Dell Rapids St. Mary 67; Colman-Egan 31; Howard 9
100-meter dash: Riley Clark 11.00 (T-2nd; Qualified for State)
200-meter dash: Clark 24.20 (7th)
400-meter dash: Riley Voelker 58.50 (6th)
110-meter Hurdles: Dennis Park 19.50 (4th)
300-meter Hurdles: Walker Olivier 47.10 (6th)
4x100-meter relay: 50.90 (T-6th)
4x200-meter relay: 1:40.40 (6th)
4x400-meter relay: 4:00.50 (5th)
4x800-meter relay: 10:22.40 (6th)
1600-meter Sprint Medley: 4:02.40 (2nd)
Team Results: Baltic 134; Viborg-Hurley 110; Chester Area 82; Garretson 79; Deubrook Area 59.5; Dell Rapids St. Mary 52; Colman-Egan 24.5; Howard 14
Howard Wood (Colman-Egan)
4x100-relay: Tori Nelsen, Hailey Harms, Paityn Groos, Callie Verver 5th
4x200-relay: Nelsen, Harms, Kyria Westover, Verver 11th
1600-meter Spring Medley: Nelsen, Harms, Verver, Jessica Wittrock 18th
100 M Dash: Riley Clark 11.66 (22nd)
4x200 M relay: Dennis Park, Matt Nelson, Lane Berg, Clark 1:42.71 (15th)
4x800 M relay: Berg, Jared Schwebach, Riley Voelker, Nelson 9:28.45 (13th)
1600 M Medley: Park, Nelson, Clark, Berg 4:03.45 (15th)