Area athletes fare well at Class B state meet


SIOUX FALLS — Sanborn Central-Woonsocket’s Myah Selland placed in three events during the opening day of the Class B State Track and Field Championships held Friday at Howard Wood Field.
Selland used a jump of 34 feet, 6.75 inches to finish second in the triple jump. Ashley Vandermeer of Deubrook Area won the event with a mark of 35-3.
Selland was also third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:22.50. She also finished sixth in the high jump, clearing 5-0.
Darian Hood finished third for James Valley Christian in the triple jump, with a distance of 42-2.75, while teammate Colton Schweigert was fifth in the 800 at 2:05.41.
Darian Ogunjemilusi finished fourth in the high jump for Wolsey-Wessington, clearing 6-3. JayShawn Martin of Lower Brule claimed the top spot with a jump of 6-7. Kedric Brantner was fourth for the Vikings in the 3,200 at 10:20.15.
Taylor Sprecher of Wolsey-Wessington was sixth in the girls’ discus with a throw of 122-0.
James Valley Christian and Sunshine Bible Academy finished second and third, respectively, in the boys’ 3,200 relay.
Turning in a time of 8:28.14 for the Vikings were Michael Waldner, Braden Held, Brantner and Schweigert. Finishing at 8:31.16 for SBA were Travis Hass, Jace Burma, Jade Burma and Chris Hass.
Ogunjemilusi also qualified for the finals of the 100 and 200 races for the Warbirds. He qualfied fifith in the 100 at 11.24 and eighth in the 200 at 23.18.
Sunshine Bible Academy also qualified for the finals in the boys’ 1,600 and medley relays. Willie Anderson, Travis Hass, Chris Hass and Jace Burma recorded the best time of 3:45.73 in the prelims of the medley relay. The same group had a time of 3:35.10 to qualify fourth in the 1,600 relay.
James Valley Christian was fifth in the prelims of the 1,600 relay with a time of 3:38.05. Members of the team were Zane Zuccaro, Waldner, Eric Hasart and Schweigert).
The finals of the Class B State Track and Field Championship will begin at 9 a.m. today at Howard Wood Field.


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