Austin Borah wins MVP at Rob Luecke invite

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By Jay Davis

Austin Borah was named the Jay Swisher Running Events MVP at the Groton "Rob Luecke" Invitational on Tuesday.

Austin Borah was named the Jay Swisher Running Events MVP at the Groton “Rob Luecke” Invitational on Tuesday.

Austin Borah led the Tigers to a hugely successful afternoon, being named the Jay Swisher Running Events MVP at the Groton “Rob Luecke” Invitational track and field meet on Tuesday.
Borah won the 400-meter dash and took second in the 200-meter dash, while anchoring the 800-meter and 1600-meter relay team to victory. His winning time in the 400 was 53.56 seconds. Conner Stoick, Mitch Heumiller and Mason Keller ran with Borah in the 800-meter relay for a winning time of 1:36.5. Jason Hill joined Borah, Heumiller and Keller to win the 1600-meter relay at 3:43.8.
The Tiger relay teams did not stop there. They went on to win four of the five relay races. Stoick, Keller, Hill and Jaidon Sjomeling teamed to win the medley relay at 4:01.2. Sjomeling ran with Gary Wollman, Hunter Gill and Justin Nobles to win the 3200-meter relay at 9:29.1.
Wollman outpaced the field to win the 800-meter run in a time of 2:18.5. Trent Hammer took fifth and Jacob Bleyle took seventh. Wollman added to his day with a fourth-place finish in the 400.
The Tigers racked up medals across the board. Hill took second in the long jump and sixth in the high jump. Nobles finished second in the 3200 and seventh in the 1600. Carson Keller threw to third in the discus. Reece Wientjes took sixth in the 110-meter hurdles. Aaron Jacobs and Justin Jacobs took seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 3200. Heumiller took eighth in the 100 and Mason Keller took eighth in the 200.
Steph Gemar continued her dominance in the discus with a first-place finish and a state-qualifying distance of 126-6, which is also the longest Class A throw in the early going. Gemar added a second-place finish in the shot put.
Lauren Henderson had an outstanding day. She took second in the 800, third in the high jump and fourth in the 400.
ReAnne Kohlus took second in the 3200 and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles. Mary Martin took third in the 3200. Cassi Heumiller took sixth in the 1600. Alexa Schaefbauer took sixth in the triple jump. Brandi Martian took seventh in the 400 and the high jump. Becca Martin took seventh in the 800. Ashton Wiederholt took eighth in the 400 and Sam Good Shield took eighth in the triple jump.
Lady Tiger relay teams peaked with a fourth-place finish in the 3200 and the medley, while taking fifth in the 400 and sixth in the 800 and 1600.

Herreid-Selby Area
Herreid-Selby Area won three events, including sweeping the high jump in state-qualifying fashion.
Dakota Thorstenson cleared the bar at 6 feet, 6 inches to win the boys’ division, while Haylee Biel went 4-11 to win the girls’ division.
Grace Goehring gave the Wolverines their third win in the 800-meter run.
Austin Iverson took second to Bryce Malsam of Edmunds Central in both hurdle races. He ran a state-qualifying 15.62 in the 110s. Thorstenson took second in the triple jump with a state-qualifying 42-2 and added an eighth-place finish in the long jump.
Karsten Goehring took fifth in the 400, while Logan Schaefbauer took seventh in the 100 and John Begeman took seventh in the high jump. Wolverine relay teams took fifth in the 800 and seventh in the 3200.
The Lady Wolverine relay teams took third in the 3200, fourth in the 1600, sixth in the medley and sixth in the 3200.
Three girls had third-place finishes, Courtney Anderson in the 200, Charlie Tisdall in the 400 and Jana Thorstenson in the discus. Biel finished fourth in the shot put. Tisdall took sixth in the 200, while Kelsey Quaschnick placed eighth.
Joining Borah as MVP award winners were: McKenzie Menzia of Groton Area, Jay Swisher Running Events; Bryce Malsam of Edmunds Central and Brooke Skogland of Britton-Hecla, Rob Luecke Top Hurdlers; and Ephram Albrecht of Redfield-Doland and Elise Cardella of Aberdeen Roncalli, Dick Donovan Field Events.

Groton “Rob Luecke” Invitational
Boys Division
100-Meter Dash: 1. Bryce Malsam, Edmunds Central, 11.45; 2. Sam Van Orman, Aberdeen Roncalli, 11.51; 3. Donte Blanchard, Langford Area, 11.52; 4. Brayden Hilton, Aberdeen Roncalli, 11.63; 5. Nicholas Evangelisto, Warner, 11.78; 6. Drew Planteen, Langford Area, 11.81; 7. Logan Schaefbauer, Herreid-Selby Area, 11.83; 8. Mitch Heumiller, Mobridge-Pollock, 11.84.
200-Meter Dash: 1. Ephram Albrecht, Redfield-Doland, 23.2; 2. Austin Borah, Mobridge-Pollock, 23.58; 3. Donte Blanchard, Langford Area, 23.72; 4. Landon Larson,
Groton Area, 23.76; 5. Evan Carlson, Britton-Hecla, 24.12; 6. Layne Holzer, Aberdeen Roncalli, 24.27; 7. Garrett McIntosh, Langford Area, 24.3; 8. Mason Keller, Mobridge-Pollock, 24.33.
400-Meter Dash: 1. Austin Borah, Mobridge-Pollock, 53.56; 2. Landon Larson, Groton Area, 53.8; 3. Austin Hoerner, Frederick, 56.37; 4. Gary Wollman, Mobridge-Pollock, 57.33; 5. Karsten Goehring, Herreid-Selby Area, 58.9; 6. Conner Deutsch, Aberdeen Roncalli, 59.63; 7. Jayden Everson, Aberdeen Roncalli, 1:00.1; 8. Tim Glifton, Griggs County, 1:00.3.
800-Meter Run: 1. Gary Wollman, Mobridge-Pollock, 2:18.5; 2. Aubury Orr, Aberdeen Central JV, 2:30.3; 3. Daniel Holmstrom, Aberdeen Roncalli, 2:30.4; 4. Isaiah Gray, Aberdeen Central JV, 2:31.3; 5. Trent Hammer, Mobridge-Pollock, 2:31.4; 6.  Johnathan  Fisk, Aberdeen Central JV, 2:32.8; 7. Jacob Bleyle, Mobridge-Pollock, 2:34.0; 8. Jimmy Kretchman, Warner, 2:34.2.
1600-Meter Run: 1. Brandon Barrett, Britton-Hecla, 5:12.1; 2.  Lucas Heiser, Aberdeen Central JV, 5:23.2; 3. Daniel Holmstrom, Aberdeen Roncalli, 5:26.5; 4. Caleb McNeil, Redfield-Doland, 5:30.2; 5. Seth Moore, Aberdeen Central JV, 5:30.7; 6. Johnathan Fisk, Aberdeen Central JV, 5:32.0; 7. Deion Beardmphl, Redfield-Doland, 5:35.5; 8. Justin Nobles, Mobridge-Pollock, 5:37.2.
3200-Meter Run: 1. Alex Henton, Griggs County, 11:46.5; 2. Justin Nobles, Mobridge-Pollock, 11:56.9; 3. Seth Moore, Aberdeen Central JV, 12:01.1; 4. Caleb McNeil, Redfield-Doland, 12:07.1; 5. Deion Beardmphl, Redfield-Doland, 12:30.4; 6. Tanner Schultz, Aberdeen Central JV, 12:39.1; 7. Aaron Jacobs, Mobridge-Pollock, 12:48.5; 8. Justin Jacobs, Mobridge-Pollock, 13:07.7.
110-Meter Hurdles: 1. Bryce Malsam, Edmunds Central, 15.04 (sq); 2. Austin Iverson, Herreid-Selby Area, 15.62 (sq); 3. Zach Schaefbauer, Aberdeen Roncalli, 15.93; 4.  Lucas Kother, Groton Area, 17.91; 5. Sam Reynen, Aberdeen Roncalli, 18.33; 6. Reece Wientjes, Mobridge-Pollock, 19.02; 7. Zachary Jacobson, Griggs County, 24.13.
300-Meter Hurdles: 1. Bryce Malsam, Edmunds Central, 42.9 (sq); 2. Austin Iverson, Herreid-Selby Area, 43.38; 3. Zach Schaefbauer, Aberdeen Roncalli, 44.23; 4. Jackson Doeden, Groton Area, 44.47; 5. Lucas Kother, Groton Area, 45.24; 6. Colton Cox, Aberdeen Roncalli, 46.05; 7. Sam Reynen, Aberdeen Roncalli, 46.25; 8. Anthony Andera, Aberdeen Roncalli, 47.0.
400-Meter Relay: 1. Aberdeen Roncalli (Hilton, Holzer, Van Orman, Cox), 45.32; 2. Langford Area, 45.76 (sq); 3. Griggs County, 47.81; 4. Frederick, 48.84; 5. Groton Area, 51.12; 6. Britton-Hecla, 51.13; 7. Warner, 51.33; 8. Waubay, 51.43.
800-Meter Relay: 1. Mobridge-Pollock (Conner Stoick, Mason Keller, Mitch Heumiller, Austin Borah), 1:36.5; 2. Aberdeen Roncalli, 1:36.9; 3. Britton-Hecla, 1:39.7; 4. Griggs County, 1:40.2; 5. Herreid-Selby Area, 1:40.9; 6. Waubay, 1:47.0; 7. Aberdeen Central JV, 1:47.5; 8. Frederick, 1:48.2.
1600-Meter Relay: 1. Mobridge-Pollock (Jason Hill, Mitch Heumiller, Mason Keller, Austin Borah), 3:43.8; 2. Aberdeen Roncalli, 3:50.6; 3. Griggs County, 3:53.1; 4. Groton Area, 3:53.8; 5. Frederick, 4:10.7; 6. Aberdeen Central JV, 4:10.9; 7. Warner, 4:15.3.
3200-Meter Relay: 1. Mobridge-Pollock (Gary Wollman, Hunter Gill, Jaidon Sjomeling, Justin Nobles), 9:29.1; 2. Aberdeen Roncalli, 9:38.2; 3. Warner, 9:52.3; 4. Groton Area, 9:54.4; 5. Griggs County, 9:57.5; 6. Frederick, 10:30.2; 7. Herreid-Selby Area, 10:42.4.
Medley Relay: 1. Mobridge-Pollock (Conner Stoick, Mason Keller, Jaidon Sjomeling, Jason Hill), 4:01.2; 2. Britton-Hecla, 4:02.0; 3. Herreid-Selby Area, 4:13.5; 4. Groton Area, 4:17.4; 5. Langford Area, 4:19.9; 6. Griggs County, 4:21.1; 7. Frederick, 4:28.7; 8. Aberdeen Roncalli, 5:03.4.
Long Jump: 1. Ephram Albrecht, Redfield-Doland, 20-11 (sq); 2. Jason Hill, Mobridge-Pollock, 20-2; 3. Colton Cox, Aberdeen Roncalli, 19-4; 4. Chance Olson, Langford Area, 19-2; 5. Sam Van Orman, Aberdeen Roncalli, 18-11.5; 6. Nathan Jones, Britton-Hecla, 18-11; 7. Brady Hallenbeck, 18-9; 8. Dakota Thorstenson, Herreid-Selby Area, 18-3.
Triple Jump: 1. Ephram Albrecht, Redfield-Doland, 44-7.5 (sq); 2. Dakota Thorstenson, Herreid-Selby Area, 42.2 (sq); 3. Brady Hallenbeck, Warner, 39-1; 4. Bo Fries, Langford Area, 38-0; 5. Parker Pamtus, Griggs County, 37-8.5; 6. Jesse Iverson, Griggs County, 37-3.75; 7. Josh Punt, Langford Area, 37-3; 8. John Frankl, Aberdeen Central JV, 37-2.
High Jump: 1. Dakota Thorstenson, Herreid-Selby Area, 6-6 (sq); 2. Bryce Malsam, Edmunds Central, 6-0 (sq); 3. Bo Fries, Langford Area, 5-6; 4. Zach Schaefbauer, Aberdeen Roncalli, 5-6; 5. Jared Rabenberg, Britton-Hecla, 5-4; 6. Jason Hill, Mobridge-Pollock, 5-4; 7. John Begeman, Herreid-Selby Area, 5-4; 8. Dan Gallagher, Aberdeen Roncalli, 5-4.
Shot Put: 1. Dalton Cox, Aberdeen Roncalli, 47-7; 2. Justin Hanson, Griggs County, 45-10; 3. Derrek Tuska, Warner, 40-8; 4. Westley Odegard, Griggs County, 40-2; 5. Collin Hilzendeger, Aberdeen Roncalli, 39-9.5; 6. Hunton Olson, Griggs County, 39-1; 7. Nick Dalchow, Groton Area, 38-8; 8. Steve Fey, Groton Area, 37-2.
Discus: 1. Justin Hanson, Griggs County, 131-8; 2. Nick Dalchow, Groton Area, 128-7; 3. Carson Keller, Mobridge-Pollock, 125-1; 4. Collin Hilzendeger, Aberdeen Roncalli, 119-11; 5. Morgan Musel, Aberdeen Roncalli, 115-0; 6. Dawson McNeil, Warner, 112-9; 7. Jason Hanson, Britton-Hecla, 110-1; 8. Michael Rogers, Warner, 103-3.
Pole Vault: 1. Colton Cox, Aberdeen Roncalli, 11-3 (sq); 2. Anthony Andera, Aberdeen Roncalli, 10-0; 3. Zach Russman, Aberdeen Central JV, 9-0.
Girls Division
100-Meter Dash: 1. Megan Stahl, Redfield-Doland, 13.55; 2. McKenzie Menzia, Groton Area, 13.82; 3. Alex Woytassek, Aberdeen Roncalli, 14.11; 4. Shelby Price, Langford Area, 14.11; 5. Annie Christenson, Britton-Hecla, 14.2; 6. Reaghan Smith, Warner, 14.33; 7. Trissa Nelson, Warner, 14.33; 8. Serra Kamin, Aberdeen Central JV, 14.11.
200-Meter Dash: 1. McKenzie Menzia, Groton Area, 29.12; 2. Shelby Price, Langford Area, 29.34; 3. Courtney Anderson, Herreid-Selby Area, 29.75; 4. Alex Woytassek, Aberdeen Roncalli, 30.03; 5. Brenna Taylor, Redfield-Doland, 30.13; 6. Charlie Tisdall, Herreid-Selby Area, 30.16; 7. Madison Profeta, Groton Area, 30.43; 8. Kelsey Quaschnick, Herreid-Selby Area, 30.71.
400-Meter Dash: 1. Courtney Bladow, Warner, 1:05.9; 2. Christy Achen, Warner, 1:07.7; 3. Charlie Tisdall, Herreid-Selby Area, 1:07.8; 4. Lauren Henderson, Mobridge-Pollock, 1:09.3; 5. Katie Anderson, Redfield-Doland, 1:09.7; 6. Maddie Nordine, Frederick, 1:01.3; 7. Brandi Martian, Mobridge-Pollock, 1:11.8; 8. Ashton Wiederholt, Mobridge-Pollock, 1:12.3.
800-Meter Run: 1. Grace Goehring, Herreid-Selby Area, 2:36.2; 2. Lauren Henderson, Mobridge-Pollock, 2:48.6; 3. Tana Muellenberg, Redfield-Doland, 2:54.4; 4. Cory Murphy, Frederick, 2:56.7; 5. Isabel Blume, Redfield-Doland, 2:57.2; 6. Maddie Nordine, Frederick, 2:57.8; 7. Becca Martin, Mobridge-Pollock, 2:58.7; 8. Hannah Lewandowski, Groton Area, 3:04.6.
1600-Meter Run: 1. Nicolette Schmidt, Redfield-Doland, 5:44.6; 2. Kate Gillette, Redfield-Doland, 5:59.1; 3. Isabel Litzen, Aberdeen Roncalli, 6:11.9; 4. Ashley Fosness, Britton-Hecla, 6:17.6; 5. Tana Muellenberg, Redfield-Doland, 6:21.0; 6. Cassi Heumiller, Mobridge-Pollock, 6:22.5; 7. Michaela Podoll, Frederick, 6:23.8; 8. Abby Flannery, Britton-Hecla, 6:26.1.
3200-Meter Run: 1. Isabel Litzen, Aberdeen Roncalli, 13:50.2; 2. ReAnne Kohlus, Mobridge-Pollock, 14:45.9; 3. Mary Martin, Mobridge-Pollock, 16:03.1.
100-Meter Hurdles: 1. Brooke Skoglund, Britton-Hecla, 16.8; 2. Tessa Nelson, Warner, 17.1; 3. Josie Doeden, Groton Area, 17.52; 4. Hailey Kline, Aberdeen Roncalli, 17.98; 5. Kylie Hawkins, Groton Area, 18.4; 6. Sydney Swanson, Waubay, 20.14; 7. Isabelle Podoll, Frederick, 20.96; 8. Taylory Zimprick, Griggs County, 21.08.
300-Meter Hurdles: 1. Brooke Skoglund, Britton-Hecla, 50.7; 2. Cheyenne Schaller, Groton Area, 54.02; 3. Josie Doeden, Groton Area, 57.25; 4. Mikayla Malsam, Aberdeen Roncalli, 58.12; 5. Sydney Swanson, Waubay, 1:01.3; 6. ReAnne Kohlus, Mobridge-Pollock, 1:01.5; 7. Isabelle Podoll, Frederick, 1:04.9; 8. Taylor Zimprick, Griggs County, 1:13.1.
400-Meter Relay: 1. Groton Area (Kurtz, Lone, Winther, Menzia), 55.65; 2. Britton-Hecla, 57.82; 3. Frederick, 57.92; 4. Aberdeen Roncalli, 58.01; 5. Mobridge-Pollock, 59.81; 5. Aberdeen Central JV, 1:00.3; 7. Redfield-Doland, 1:00.3; 8. Langford Area, 1:00.4.
800-Meter Relay: 1. Redfield-Doland (Stahl, Heer, Tebben, Taylor), 1:58.7; 2. Groton Area, 1:59.0; 3. Britton-Hecla, 2;01.7; 4. Frederick, 2:02.9; 5. Aberdeen Roncalli, 2;03.8; 6. Mobridge-Pollock, 2:05.1; 7. Waubay, 2:05.8; 8. Griggs County, 2:06.7.
1600-Meter Relay: 1. Aberdeen Roncalli (Malsam, Cardella, Carrels, Woytassek), 4:40.1; 2. Redfield-Doland, 4:41.0; 3. Groton Area, 4:44.0; 4. Herreid-Selby Area, 4:44.0; 5. Warner, 4:51.2; 6. Mobridge-Pollock, 4:53.0; 7. Frederick, 4:54.0; 8. Waubay, 5:05.6.
3200-Meter Relay: 1. Aberdeen Roncalli (Malsam, Litzen, Lorenz, Carrels), 11:02.8; 2. Warner, 11:12.9; 3. Herreid-Selby Area, 11:21.1; 4. Mobridge-Pollock, 11:23.7; 5. Groton Area, 11:32.5; 6. Waubay, 13:14.8.
Medley Relay: 1. Aberdeen Roncalli (Kokales, Allen, Lorenz, Carrels), 4:53.2; 2. Groton Area, 4:59.8; 3. Redfield-Doland, 5:07.2; 4. Mobridge-Pollock, 5:09.5; 5. Warner, 5:16.8; 6. Herreid-Selby Area, 5:17.8; 7. Frederick, 5:22.1; 8. Britton-Hecla, 5:25.7.
Long Jump: 1. Elise Cardella, Aberdeen Roncalli, 15-5.5; 2. Shyla Hendricks, Britton-Hecla, 15-2.5; 3. Courtney Kurtz, Groton Area, 14-10; 4. Mallory Rabenberg, Britton-Hecla, 14-5.5; 5. Alyssa Mielke, Aberdeen Central JV, 13-11.5; 6. Shelby Ness, Waubay, 13-7; 7. Jasmine Dargatz, Aberdeen Central JV, 13-4; 8. Chelsea Ellefson, Griggs County, 13-2.
Triple Jump: 1. Elise Cardella, Aberdeen Roncalli, 32-10; 2. Peyton Ellingson, Warner, 31-10.5; 3. Mallory Rabenberg, Britton-Hecla, 31-7; 4. Joslyn Heer, Redfield-Doland, 31-6; 5. Destiny Naasz, Warner, 31-3; 6. Alexa Schaefbauer, Mobridge-Pollock, 30-8; 7. Taylor Swiantek, Aberdeen Central JV, 30-5.5; 8. Sam Good Shield, Mobridge-Pollock, 29-1.
High Jump: 1. Haylee Biel, Herreid-Selby Area, 4-11 (sq); 2. Gia Generke, Groton Area, 4-7; 3. Lauren Henderson, Mobridge-Pollock, 4-5; 4. Laken Olson, Britton-Hecla, 4-5; 5. Camille Sippel, Groton Area, 4-5; 6. Shyla Hendricks, Britton-Hecla, 4-5; 7. Brandi Martian, Mobridge-Pollock, 4-1; 8. Destiny Naasz, Warner, 4-1.
Shot Put: 1. Jamie Tebben, Redfield-Doland, 36-3.5; 2. Steph Gemar, Mobridge-Pollock, 34-1; 3. Kristie Renner, Aberdeen Roncalli, 33-10.5; 4. Haylee Biel, Herreid-Selby Area, 32-6.5; 5. Magen Haugen, Griggs County, 32-2; 6. Taylor Ellingson, Warner, 30-2; 7. McKenzie Bierman, Warner, 29-7; 8. Nicole Fey, Groton Area, 29-4.
Discus: 1. Steph Gemar, Mobridge-Pollock, 126-6 (sq); 2. Christy Renner, Aberdeen Roncalli, 105-10; 3. Jana Thorstenson, Herreid-Selby Area, 104-2; 4. Devon Urness, Griggs County, 99-5; 5. McKenzie Bierman, Warner, 97-4; 6. Jamie Tebben, Redfield-Doland, 89-3; 7. Kari Gascoine, Warner, 89-1; 8. Kayla Breske, Waubay, 88-10.
Pole Vault: 1. Hannah Bohling, Aberdeen Central JV, 9-0; 2. Chelsea Bad Moccasin, Aberdeen Central JV, 7-6; 3. Shaina Liev, Aberdeen Central JV, 7-0; 4. Christy Renner, Aberdeen Roncalli, 6-6.

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