Several Milbank Bulldog athletes brought home hardware from the State Class A track and field meet Friday and Saturday, May 27-28, which took place in Madison and Sioux Falls.
Leading the way for Milbank were senior Nolan Foss and freshman Taylor Thue. Foss secured an eighth place finish in the boys 110 meter hurdles while Thue took fourth place in the 100 meter hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles.
The boys 400 meter relay team of Kyle Montag, Cole Dockter, Jake Anderson and Tanner Gauer re-broke their own school record with a time of :43.92 and placed second overall. The boys 800 meter relay team of Kyle Montag, Cole Dockter, Derrick Aho and Tanner Gauer finished fifth overall with a time of 1:32.17, which put them fourth on the Milbank varsity track honor roll.
The girls 1,600 meter relay team of Elisabeth Schwenn, Makayla Johnson, Danica Schulte and Taylor Thue earned a seventh place finish with a time of 4:10.14, which also landed them fourth on the varsity honor roll.
“The 2016 State A track and field meet was a very successful one for the Bulldogs,” stated head coach Eric Townsend. “Both teams scored 13 team points. Overall, it was a great way to end a very successful season. Both teams should be very proud of all their accomplishments.”
Following are the results for all the Milbank athletes from the state meet:
100 meter hurdles – 4. Taylor Thue, :15.71 (:15.87 in prelims).
3,200 meter relay – 13. Milbank (Danica Schulte, Gabbi Cummins, Madi Thue, Jatana Grajczyk), 10:37.04.
100 meter dash – Mackayla Schuelke, :14.07 in prelims.
800 meter relay – 11. Milbank (Mackayla Schuelke, Makayla Johnson, Elisabeth Schwenn, Taylor Thue), 1:51.72.
400 meter relay – 15. Milbank (Kimberly Van Sambeek, Makayla Johnson, Elisabeth Schwenn, Mackayla Schuelke), :53.42.
300 hurdles – 3. Taylor Thue, :45.80 (:45.30 in prelims)
1,600 meter medley relay – 13. Milbank (Mackayla Schuelke, Makayla Johnson, Elisabeth Schwenn, Danica Schulte), 4:30.14.
1,600 meter relay – 7. Milbank (Elisabeth Schwenn, Makayla Johnson, Danica Schulte, Taylor Thue), 4:10.14 (4:11.95 in prelims).
Triple jump – 13. Molly Rick, 31-11.5.
110 meter hurdles – 8. Nolan Foss, :16.78 (:16.83 in prelims); 10. Nate Bien, :17.45.
3,200 meter relay – 21. Milbank (Caden Bjordahl, Luke Wold, Kody Johnson, Dylan Johnson), 9:10.86.
100 meter dash – Tanner Gauer, :11.48 in prelims, :11.52 in semis; Derrick Aho, :11.83 in prelims.
800 meter relay – 5. Milbank (Kyle Montag, Cole Dockter, Derrick Aho, Tanner Gauer), 1:32.53 (1:32.17 in prelims).
400 meter relay – 2. Milbank (Kyle Montag, Cole Dockter, Jake Anderson, Tanner Gauer), :44.09 (:43.92 in prelims)
1,600 meter medley relay – 17. Milbank (Kyle Montag, Jake Anderson, Derrick Aho, Cole Dockter), 3:52.54.
200 meter dash – 10. Tanner Gauer, :23.05.
1,600 meter relay – 12. Milbank (Kyle Montag, Jake Anderson, Derrick Aho, Cole Dockter), 3:38.36.
Long jump – 10. Cody Dockter, 20-1.5; Jake Karges, 19-4.
Triple jump – 10. Jake Anderson, 40-0.25; 12. Jake Karges, 39-4.75.