BROOKINGS — The Huron track teams opened the season at the Eastern South Dakota Conference Indoor on Thursday at South Dakota State University.
Brandon Valley won the boys’ competition with 904 points, while Aberdeen Central was second at 867.5 points. Watertown was third at 729.50, followed by Harrisburg at 703.5 and Yankton at 660.5
The Tigers were ninth in the final boys’ standings with 318.5 points.
Participants in the field events garnered a majority of the points for Huron.
Travis Kleinsasser was the highest finisher for the Tigers, taking second in the pole vault with a mark of 13 feet, 6 inches. He finished behind only Nolan Hoback of Harrisburg, who had a vault of 14-0.
Alex Hill was third for Huron in both the long jump and triple jump. He went 20-0.50 in the long jump and was 39-3 in the triple jump to edge teammate Mason Small, who was fourth at 39-2.50.
The other placewinners for the Tigers in the boys’ division were Derick Siemonsma, who was fifth in the 800-meter run at 2:09.48 and Teegan Evers, who tied for eighth in the high jump at 5-8.
Yankton edged Brandon Valley for the girls’ team title. The Gazelles finished with 837.50 points, compared to 821.50 for the Lynx.
Aberdeen Central was third in the girls’ standings with 754.5 points, followed by Brookings at 733 and Pierre at 724.
Huron was ninth in the girls’ standings with 196 points.
Tenley Buddenhagen finished tied for ninth for the Tigers in the 300 dash with a time of 46.12.
Reagan Rozell shared the ninth spot for Huron in the girls’ pole vault, clearing 8-0.
The Tigers are scheduled to make their outdoor debut a week from today with the Huron Invitational at Tiger Stadium.
PHOTOS BY SEAN WELSH OF THE BROOKINGS REGISTER
Huron senior Susana Camacho, right, competes in the 1,600-meter run during the SDSU Indoor Meet on Thursday in Brookings.
Next, Huron’s Tyson Lien competes in the boys’ 100-meter dash during the SDSU Indoor Meet on Thursday in Brookings.