Potter County, Dupree win titles in Redfield

Plainsman Staff
Posted 9/1/23

Redfield hosts cross country meet

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Potter County, Dupree win titles in Redfield


FISHERS GROVE STATE PARK — The Potter County Battlers coasted to the girls’ team title and Dupree nabbed the boys’ at the Redfield Pheasants Cross County Invitational Thursday.

The Battler girls scored 14 points in the meet, topping the runner-up Clark/Willow Lake Cyclones in second with 25, while the Northwestern Wildcats finished a distant third with 41 points.

Other Heartland teams in the field included James Valley Christian, who tied with Aberdeen Roncalli for fifth with 43 points, while the Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds finished 11th in the field, with 101.

Ella Boekelheide of Northwestern, last year’s Class B runner up, broke the tape on Thursday, finishing the 5K Fisher Grove course in 18:20.10, nearly a full minute ahead of Mobridge-Pollock’s Heidi Olson. Third place went to Kamryn Nesheim of Clark/Willow Lake..

Other area finishers: 12, Autumn Fallis, Highmore-Harrold; 13, Hadasah Olson, JVC;  16, Hadley Gjerde, C/WL6; 17, Alexa Schmidt, C/WL; 19, Lily Swanson, JVC; 20, Cadence Bochek, C/WL; 24, Emma Bochek, C/WL; 28, Rhayonna Hood, JVC; 31, Kendal Uttecht, W-W; 43, Mallory Carlson, Iroquois/Lake Preston; 21, Andie Aughenbaugh, JVC; 54, Micaiah Brantner, JVC; 55, Alesha Naze, C/WL; 58, Jadie Turner, Redfield; 61, Madeleine Degret, W-W; 62, Kim Sievers, W-W.

In the boys’ varsity race, the Dupree Tigers scored the win with 15 points, clawing out the win over the Northwestern Wildcats, who finished second with 23. The Standing Rock (N.D.) Warriors finished third with 35 team points. Heartland teams who competed included Highmore-Harrold, 10th with 98, while Sunshine Bible Academy was one place back with 101 and Clark/Willow Lake finished 13th, with 110 points.

Lancy Bradley of Standing Rock was first across the line, in a time of 16:30.60, while Potter County runner Nicholas Schlachter was second and Lincoln Woodring of Northwestern finished third.

Heartland finishers: 15, Cooper Pommer, C/WL; 20, Payton Moore, Red.; 30, Jimmy Burma, SBA; 31, Brooks McPeak, H-H; 37, Jordan Erfman, H-H; 38, Josiah Wiebe, Hitchcock-Tulare; 39, Trey Thieman, SBA; 46. Edwyn Reyes, W-W; 53; Carson Stephenson, H-H; 55, Aidan Ferens, H-H; 56, Taylor Merkel, C/WL; 57, Owan Watson, SBA; 58, Grant Timm, W-W; 61, AJ Wienk, I/LP; 66; Josh Wilken, SBA; 67; Waylan Olson, C/WL; 69, Joel Olson, JVC; 80, Alex Reil, C/WL.

Clark/Willow Lake won the girls’ junior varsity race with a team total of 20 points, led by Navaeh Reitz’s third-place finish. Ryelle Gilbert of Groton Area won the girls’ 4K JV race in a time of 12:27.33.

The Cyclone boys’ finished second in the JV standings with 33 points, while Standing Rock made it a sweep, earning the win with 18 points. Kenneth Gray Cloud of Standing Rock won the race in 11:14.45. Damian Severson of C/WL was fourth and Kaden Ober of JVC finished fifth.