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Bearcat girls place third in Region 1A, boys take sixth

Spring weather caused a number of track cancellations and less opportunity to qualify for state making the Region 1A competitors giving it their all to make the trip to Tea and Sioux Falls for a chance to show their stuff at state May 24 and 25.

The top two place winners at the region meet advance to state and join others who qualified by meeting the standards earlier in the year for the big show.

It was the Bearcat girls taking third overall and the boys took sixth. Milbank was first in both divisions.

Rana Hegg took second in the 1,600, Maddie Premus took first in the high jump, Emily Breske and Kennedy Steiner went one, two respectively in the triple jump and Sam Wagner placed second in the shot.

On the boys side Tayne Dunse let it all out in the 3,200 meter taking second, while the Cats 4x800 and 1,600 sprint medley teams placed second and Austin Moen in the long jump. Coby Reetz qualified the day before in the pole vault.


Morgan Jager ran the 100 meter dash in 14.45 for ninth, Jaycee Snell was a place back at 14.71 and Alyssa Aldrich 14th at 16.17.

Abby Richie crossed the line in the 200 for third at 28.25 and Maysen Grewe 11th at 29.41.

Erin Case placed fifth in the 400 at 1:11.18, Olivia Dorsett eighth at 1:14.38 and Alexandra Simonson 12th at 1:18.84.

The 800 meter run had Addison Kuecker in 11th at 3:03.04 and Kendra Johnson 3:11.79.

Rana Hegg took second in the 1,600 meter event with a time of 5:44.94 and Rylee Huwe two places back at 6:01.94. Hegg was third in 3,200 at 12:59.52 and Simonson finished at 16:34.23 for eighth.

Brooke Vogl ran the 100 hurdles in 20.09 for 10th and Calli Bearman 24.78 for 12th.

McKenzie Gruby was ninth in the 300 hurdles in 1:01.42  while Aldrich a place back finished 1:11.39.

The Cats 4x100 relay of Jaiden Bauer, Paige Williams,Jaycee Snell and Jager took fourth at 57.68.

The 4x200 event saw Bauer, Williams, Breanna Wegleitner and Gruby take fifth in 2:04.72.

Emily Richie, Annie Witt, Ellie Mount and Holly Vogl made up the 4x400 and took fourth with a time of 4:33.24.

Webster Area’s 4x800 squad of Holly Vogl, Case, Kuecker and Dorsett took fourth in 11:52.18.

In the 1,600 sprint medley Grewe, Abby and Emily Richie along with Witt took third at 4:42.14.

Maddie Premus jumped her way to state in first with a 4’6” high jump. Jaycee Snell was sixth at 4’4”.

Witt vaulted the day before clearing 8’ for third and Case 6’6” for seventh.

Steiner was fourth in the long jump at 14’7.75” while Mount was eighth at 13’3.5” and Breske 14th at 11’5”.

Breske nailed the top spot in the triple jump with a distance of 32’1.75” and Steiner in second was at 31’6.5”. Paige Snell hit 29’2.75” for eighth.

Sam Wagner punched her ticket with a throw of 33’2” in the shot. Janessa Storley had a toss of 32’1.25” for fourth and Cara Shoemaker seventh at 29’8”.

In the discus Storley had a toss of 100’6” for sixth, Gabby Snell eighth at 90’6” and Brianna Duerre ninth  at 83’5”.


Kaden Stoks made the finals in the 100 with a preliminary run in 12.09 and in the finals 12.23 for sixth.

Stoks placed eighth in the 200 meter at 25.43 and Cael Larson 13th in 27.08.

Tyler Bornsen ran the 400 in 1:06.62 for 12th.

Drew Reetz and Jared Schlotte went three and four in the 800 with times of 2:14.95 and 2:18.18.

Max Kuecker ran the 1,600 meter race in 5:03.14 for third and Brent Bearman finished seventh at 5:56.58.

Tayne Dunse was off to the races in the 3,200 punching his ticket to state with second in 11:25.

Webster Area runners Ben Kwasniewski, Hayden McCarlson, Larson and Stoks placed sixth in the 4x200 at 1;46.5.

The 4x800 team of Kuecker, Schlotte, Drew Reetz and Brian Mork will be headed to state taking second at 8:50.96.

The 1,600 sprint medley of Matthew Block, Austin Moen, Coby Reetz and Mork finished second in 3:49.81.

Jhett Prins finished sixth in the high jump at 5’2” for sixth.

Coby Reetz was second in the pole vault at 11’, Drew Reetz cleared 10’6” tying the record of Sam Pribyl as an eighth grader. Kaden Stoks cleared 10’ for seventh.

Moen will be long jumping at state with a second place finish at 19’9.75”. Block finished eighth with a distance of 17’4.25”.

Jaydon Keller cleared 37’6.25 in the triple jump for sixth.

Ethan Ninke was 10th in the shot put at 36’ and Kwasniewski 13th at 35’7.5”. It was Ninke finishing 14th in the discus at 84’5” and McCarlson 16th at 65’4”.


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