High School Track & Field

Brookings Bobcats’ relay events shine at Huron Invitational

Team picks up five top-five finishes in relay events while Logan Smidt finishes first in javelin


HURON — The Brookings Bobcats’ relay teams had a strong afternoon as the Brookings track & field team competed at the Huron Invitational on Friday.

The Bobcats were fueled by a pair of second-place finishes on the boys side as Gavin Anderson, Owen Hoppe, Cole Skyberg and Griffen Bartels finished second in the 4x200 meter relay with a time of 1:37.06.

The team of Ernest Ting, Skyberg, Jon Kahler and Nathan Smith also earned a second-place finish with a time of 3:34.26 in the 4x400 meter relay and Jack Griggs, Blake Kannegieter, Ashton Baker and Weston Baker earned a third-place finish in the 1600-meter sprint medley relay.

The girls team had a pair of top-five finishes in relay events as Grace Vostad, Ava Petterson, Claire Bisgard and Nevaeh Strohfus finished with a time of 1:59.33 in the 4x200 meter relay and the team of Strohfus, Petterson, Shae Lefers and Josie Nold finished with a time of 5:09.20 in the 1600 meter sprint relay.

In the individual events, the Bobcats saw plenty of success in the 400-meter dash with Elie Wongondombi finishing third with a time of 53.25 seconds, Nathan Smith finishing fourth with a time of 53.50 seconds and Ernest Ting finishing fifth with a time of 53.69 seconds.

Jordan Mofle finished second in the long jump at 20-00.75 while Ashton Baker finished fifth at 18-10.75.

Shane Harming finished fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:12.48 and Alex Wainman finished fifth in the high jump with a time of 5-06.00.

Logan Smidt finished first place in the girls javelin at 109-03 while Kennedy Ronning finished fifth in the pole vault at 9-00.00.

The team featured 10 teams including the Bobcats, Aberdeen Central, Huron, Northwestern, Pierre, Redfield, Milbank, Miller, Mitchell and Watertown. No team scores were kept at the meet.

All top 10 finishers and the top Brookings finishers in each event are listed below.