'Cats place seventh, ninth at ESD track and field

PIERRE – Brandon Valley swept the team titles at Saturday’s Eastern South Dakota Conference Track and Field Meet as the Lynx girls put up 153 points to easily outdistance the field while the Lynx boys edged Aberdeen Central, 142-138.

Brookings placed seventh in the girls’ team race with 54 points while the Bobcat boys totaled 16 points to finish ninth.


Ellie Abraham won both the 800- and 1,600-meter runs to pace the Bobcats. The sophomore needed 2 minutes, 20.28 seconds in the 800 and crossed in 4:56.32 in the 1,600. She also ran a leg on the ‘Cats’ 4x400 relay that placed third in 4:10.58. Other runners on that squad were Ellie Hegdahl, Cherish Stern and Emily Rystrom.

The 4x200 relay foursome of Grace Eggebrecht, Kailee Bartels, Hegdahl and Rystrom placed second in 1:50.11 while the 4x100 relay made up of Olivia Jorgenson, Bartels, Regan Weisbeck and Eggebrecht finished sixth in 52.62 seconds.

Hegdahl added a fourth-place finish in the 300 hurdles with a time of 48.94 seconds as Rachel Gannon placed sixth in 49.73.

Stern teamed with Megan Gilk, Marah Dobrenski and Josie Bono to place fifth in the 4x800 relay in 10:39.46 while Bartels finished sixth in the 100 hurdles in 16.04 seconds.

The sprint medley squad of Eggebrecht, Jorgenson, Kylie Tucker and Brooke Wika placed fourth in 4:33.53 as Ainsley Powers placed sixth in the 3,200 in 12:15.16.

In the field events, Amanda Schulte finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 113 feet, five inches and put the shot 35-8 to place fifth.


Isaac Conrad placed third in the 800 run in 2:01 to lead the ‘Cats while Dillon Jensen tossed the discus 139-10 to finished sixth.

Conrad also anchored the 4x400 relay squad that finished third in 3:39.34. Other runners included Hossam Halaweish, Preston Helmbolt and Riley Schafer.

The 4x200 relay made up of Carson Cody, Helmbolt, Schafer and Seth Swedlund placed fifth in 1:36.26 while the medley relay squad of Helmbolt, Cody, Schafer and Halaweish finished sixth in 3:54.50.

Brookings caps off the regular season at Thursday’s Wendelgass Relays in Huron. The meet starts at 3:30 p.m.

Eastern South Dakota Conference Meet

At Pierre

May 12, 2018

Girls’ Team Scores – 1. Brandon Valley 153; 2. Yankton 87; 3. Harrisburg 80; 4. Watertown 65; 5. Pierre 63; 6. Aberdeen Central 56; 7. Brookings 54; 8. Mitchell 21; 9. Huron 10.

Boys’ Team Scores – 1. Brandon Valley 142; 2. Aberdeen Central 138; 3. Watertown 116; 4. Harrisburg 64; 5. Pierre 43; 6. Yankton 29; 7. Mitchell 21; 8. Huron 20; 9. Brookings 16.

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