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BALL FIVE: Middle School thinclads set new MP records

The Mobridge Youth Organization’s MYO Middle School Track and Field Meet started in 2001. That was just my fourth year as a sport’s writer. A couple of years ago it occurred to me that since I have covered every single MYO meet, I have all the important data at my disposal and I created a top 10 list of the best times, distances and heights the Mobridge and Mobridge-Pollock middle school athletes have had over the course of years.
There won’t be room here to list everyone. After all, it is four divisions and 3,169 words long. But I can tell you about some of the major accomplishments our young Tigers and Lady Tigers had on Friday. I know I have this info out of order so if you want to read about the MYO meet first, come back to this a little later.
The middle school Tigers and Lady Tigers combined to set six new hometown records on Friday.
Seventh grade sprinter Carson Schatz set two new seventh-grade records. He set the 100-meter dash record with a time of 12.5 seconds and the 200-meter dash record with a time of 27.15 seconds. Jordan Chase held the old record with times of 12.88 and 27.55, both run in 2013.
Remmington Ford set the eighth grade 100-meter hurdles record. His time of 17.03 seconds betters the 17.97 Chad Good Shield ran in 2018, but it’s not as good as the 16.78 Ford ran in 2018 as a seventh grader.
Emma Keller set the new hurdles standard for the eighth-grade girls. She crossed the finish line in 19.51 seconds to pass the 20.73 seconds run by Draeya Halsey last year.
Simon Fried could not break the seventh grade 100-meter hurdles record with his 16.83-second race on Friday, but he was part of a record. The seventh-grade sprint relay team of Fried, Schatz, Andrew Fulkerson and Joseph Dutenhoffer set the new 4×100-meter relay record with a time of 53.61 seconds. The old record was 53.93 seconds set in 2007. The school did not give me the relay team members that year so if you were on that team and you are reading this, well, you know you’re not in first anymore.
Last but certainly not least, is the new record for the seventh-grade girls discus. This is my favorite record of the day, because it involves my daughter-in-law. Avah Feyereisen set the new record with a toss of 64 feet. That breaks the 63-11 set by Desiree (Gosch) Davis in 2002.
Your record lasted 17 years, Dez