RAPID CITY — The Wessington Springs boys’ 3,200-meter relay team was third during the opening day of the Class B State Track Meet on Friday.
AJ Neely, Blake Larson, Carter Grohs and Dylan Schimke combined to run a time of 8:41.51 for the Spartans.
James Valley Christian’s team, which consisted of Daniel Aroyoa, Ben Kleinsasser, Landon Wager and Huntley Steele turned in a time of 8:56.14 to finish eighth in the boys’ 3,200 relay.
Wolsey-Wessington Kailynn Dorris had a run of 12.65 seconds in the girls’ 100 prelims and then recorded a 12.67 effort in the finals to finish fourth.
Wolsey-Wessington was sixth in the girls’ 800 relay with a time of 1:51.29. The team was made up of Mya Boomsma, Lainey Uttecht, Riyli Peterson and Dorris).
Aroyoa turned in a time of 10:31.98 to finish sixth for JVC in the 3,200 run, while Grady Aasby of Highmore-Harrold was sixth in the boys’ 100 finals at 11.43.
Autumn Fallis of Highmore-Harrold was seventh in the girls’ 3,200 race at 12:20.73.
Tatum Luce of Wolsey-Wessington claimed the eighth spot in the girls’ high jump at 4-11, while Kennadi Buchholz of De Smet was ninth at 4-11.
Wolsey-Wessington was tied for ninth after nine events in the girls’ standings with nine points.
Colman-Egan led the girls’ standings with 58 points. Burke was second at 28, followed by Ipswich at 20, Dell Rapids St. Mary at 20 and Menno at 11.5.
Viborg-Hurley led the Class B boys’ standings after eight events with 30 points, while Hanson was second at 26. Warner and Chester Area shared the third spot with 22 points each, while Langford Area and Ipswich each had 21 points to share the fifth spot.
The Class B State Meet will continue at 9 a.m. MT, today in Rapid City.