Borah wins sprints at NSU indoor meet

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by Jay Davis

Austin Borah came flying out of the blocks to win two sprints at the NSU Indoor Meet in Aberdeen on Friday.
The sophomore speedster won the 55- and 200-meter dashes. Borah beat a Groton runner in each race. He won the 55-meter dash in 6.82 seconds, beating Ryland Strom, who ran a 6.97. His 23.8-second 200-meter dash beat Matt Thorson’s 24.52. Borah rounded out his opening day by taking second in the 400 with a time of 56.91 seconds. Darin Peterka of Miller won the race at 54.26.

Daniel Roberts started his season with a shot put throw that went a first-place 54 feet, 2.5 inches (a distance that would have been state-qualifying in a sanctioned, outdoor meet). Roberts was nearly four feet better than runner-up Adam Dutenhoffer of Frederick, who threw his shot 50-3.5. The Tigers made their presence known in the shot. Brady Spiry and Stephen Gemar came in seventh and eighth, respectively. Spiry threw 37-3.25 and Gemar went 36-9.75.

Two Lady Tigers placed in the meet.

Kass Keller ran a 1:06.46 for second place in the 400. Janea Gregory of South Border, N.D., took first place with a time of 1:05.44.

Cassi Heumiller paced to a 5:45.19 for sixth place in the 1500-meter. Tori Moore of Ipswich won the event with a time of 5:23.44.

Just nine of the Tigers and Lady Tigers competed at NSU. Coach Rhonda Frederick used the indoor competition as a chance for some to get the season underway early.

“They did awesome,” said Frederick. “I was proud of them.”

NSU Indoor Meet
55-Meter Dash: 1. Austin Borah, Mobridge-Pollock, 6.82; 1. Ryland Strom, Groton, 6.97; 3. Kyle Johnson, Langford, 7.0; 4. Nick Alberts, Langford, 7.02; 5. Matt Konrad, Estelline, 7.06; 6. Doha Kang, Great Plains Lutheran, 7.25; 7. (tie) Dalton Storer, Gettysburg, 7.27, Brady Miller, Estelline, 7.27, Clay Wattier, Groton, 7.27.
200-Meter Dash: 1. Austin Borah, Mobridge-Pollock, 23.8; 2. Matt Thorson, Groton, 24.52; 3. Nick Alberts, Langford, 24.87; 4. Kyle Johnson, Langford, 25.01; 5. Dalton Storer, Gettysburg, 25.31; 6. Nick Johnson, Groton, 25.72; 7. Chris Campbell, Langford, 25.85; 8. Austin Schaff, Miller, 25.94.
400-Meter Dash: 1. Darin Peterka, Miller, 54.26; 2. Austin Borah, Mobridge-Pollock, 56.91; 3. Matt Konrad, Estelline, 57.9; 4. Brayden McNeary, Aberdeen Roncalli, 58.8; 5. Kendal Deutsch, Aberdeen Roncalli, 58.86; 6. Dalton Storer, Gettysburg, 59.3; 7. Mitchell Giovannetonne, Great Plains Lutheran, 59.74; 8. Austin Hoerner, Frederick, 59.83.
Shot Put: 1. Daniel Roberts, Mobridge-Pollock, 54-2.5; 2. Adam Dutenhoffer, Frederick, 50-3.5; 3. Joey Vrooman, Miller, 46-9; 4. Bryce Raap, Groton, 44-10; 5. Matt Swallow, Aberdeen Roncalli, 43-5.25; 6. Brian Vohlken, Estelline, 40-3.5; 7. Brady Spiry, Mobridge-Pollock, 37-3.25; 8. Stephen Gemar, 36-9.75.
400-Meter Dash: 1. Janea Gregory, South Border, 1:05.44; 2. Kass Keller, Mobridge-Pollock, 1:06.46; 3. Savannah Dolezal, Estelline, 1:06.85; 4. Katie McNeary, Aberdeen Roncalli, 1:07.19; 5. Maci Gauer, Ipswich, 1:07.38; 6. Kaitlyn Sattler, Groton, 1:07.66; 7. Courtney Bubach, Strasburg, 1:07.84; 8. Alexis Lloyd, Ipswich, 1:08.8.
1500-Meter Run: 1. Tori Moore, Ipswich, 5:25.33; 2. Halee Cronin, Gettysburg, 5:37.1; 3. Abbi Benning, Estelline, 5:5:37.2; 4. Nicolette Schmidt, Redfield-Doland, 5:41.02; 5. Alyssa Maertz, Great Plains Lutheran, 5:42.7; 6. Cassi Heumiller, Mobridge-Pollock, 5:45.19; 7. Lillian Smith, South Border, 5:48.22; 8. Bridgette Iron Shield, Standing Rock, 5:50.92.

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