On May 2, 2019, Wessington Springs hosted the Junior High 281 Conference track meet. The conference meet is for grades 7-9.
On the girls’ side, we had three throwing the discus. Marissa Dornbusch threw 53’ 4”. Carissa Scheel threw 56’ 9” for 8th place. Avery Orth threw 57’ 9” for 6th place. We also had three girls throw the shot put. Haeleigh Mulder threw the shot 17’ 8.5”. Avery Orth threw 25’ 8.5” for 6th place. Emma Gran threw 26’ 9” for 3rd place.
The girls’ two-mile relay with members Alyssa Grohs, Raylee Fagerhaug, Abby Kolousek, and Caroline Witte. These girls combined times to cross the line in 12:20.7 for 4th place. Running the 800m relay, we had Marissa Dorbusch, Haeleigh Mulder, Avery Orth, and Carissa Scheel pass the baton in 2:18 for 5th place. The 400m relay of Dornbusch, Mulder, Orth, and Witte combined a time of 1:07 for 7th place.
Abby Kolousek ran the 400m dash in 1:20. Alyssa Grohs ran the 800m run in 2:42 to capture 2nd place. The 800-medley relay, where legs run 100, 100, 200, 400, finished the line at 2:22.16 for 4th place. Caroline Witte ran the 200m dash in 35.13. Abby Kolousek, Raylee Fagerhaug, Carissa Scheel, and Alyssa Grohs combined times in the mile relay to finish in 5:18.31 for 2nd place.
On the boys’ side, Kaden Wolter threw both the discus and the shot put, 31’ 1.5”. Quinten Christensen also threw both shot and discus. His discus landed out at 112’ 9” for 1st place and his shot landed him in 5th place with a 34’ 5” throw.
The two-mile relay of Brock Krueger, Christensen, Carter Grohs, and AJ Neely combined forces to run 9:43.7 and cross the line in 1st place. Troy Fastnacht ran the 100m dash. Maverick Jones, Jack Neely, Brock Krueger, and Blake Larson combined for 2:01.74 to cross the line in 3rd place in the 800m relay. The 400m relay was run by Troy Fastnacht, Jack Neely, Brock Krueger, and Blake Larson, their time was 58.26 for 2nd place.
AJ Neely won the mile run in 5:05.80. Carter Grohs won the 400m dash in 57.32. Maverick Jones ran the 400 in 1:17 and Troy Fastnacht ran the 400 in 1:30. Jack Neely ran the 300m low hurdles in 53.50 and came across the finish line in 4th place.
The 800-medley relay of Blake Larson, Kaden Wolter, Carter Grohs, and Brock Krueger combined forces for 2:02.14 and crossed in 3rd place. AJ Neely won the 800m run in 2:21. Maverick Jones’ time was 3:13 and Troy Fastnacht’s time was 3:25 in the 800m run.
The boys’ finished with mile relay and a combined time of 4:08.03. The winning squad was Carter Grohs, Quinten Christensen, Blake Larson, and AJ Neely.