BROOKINGS – The Bobcats posted five victories and had numerous provisional state meet qualifying marks during the Brookings Alumni Quadrangular on a chilly and blustery Tuesday at the BHS Sports Complex.
The ‘Cats return to action at the Watertown Watoma Relays on Friday at 11:30 a.m.
Ellie Abraham led the way, winning the 3,200-meter run in 11 minutes, 26.88 seconds – an automatic state meet qualifying time.
The freshman also made her debut in the 400-meter dash, taking second with a provisional qualifying time of 1:01.49.
Kailee Bartels took the 100-meter hurdles title with a 15.85 clocking. It was a provisional qualifying time and just .15 seconds off the automatic mark. She was also third in the 100 with a provisional time of 12.96.
Emily Rykstrom crossed first in the 200 with a provisional clocking of 27.1.
Sydney Maher was runner-up in the 100 in 12.92, a provisional qualifying time. She had a provisional time of 27.73 in the 200 while finishing third.
Kylie Tucker added a second-place showing in the high jump after clearing 4 feet, 7 inches.
Taking third for the Bobcats were Ellie Hegdahl in the 100 hurdles (17.69), Clarissa Miller in the triple jump (32-7 3/4) and Ashley Anderson in the discus (96-9).
Madison Gray had a provisional qualifying time of 2:25.9 as she placed fourth.
The Bobcats closed the day strong as Devin Coughlin, Isaac Conrad, Reece Weber and Greg Opdahl teamed to win the 4x400-meter relay in a time of 3 minutes, 40.62 seconds.
Dillon Jensen tallied the other win, posting a provisional state qualifying mark of 136 feet, 3 inches in the discus.
Coughlin took third in the triple jump with a mark of 41-2 3/4 (provisional) and the long jump at 18-11 3/4.
Kesmond Willert took second in the pole vault (11-0) and Jordan Crawford matched that finish in the long jump (19-0).
Rounding out the Bobcats’ individual top-three finishes, Sam Lehman took third in the pole vault (9-0).