How Many Titles Will the Kraft Family Add to the Ultimate Class B Trophy Case?

2014 South Dakota State Meet Special Features are written by South Dakota MileSplit Special Guest, Rich Winter. 

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How Many Titles Will the Kraft Family Add to the Ultimate Class B Trophy Case? 

Rich Winter

     I'm guessing the 2013 state track meet was deemed a failure by Wessington Springs athlete Jace Kraft. He finished 2nd in the 800 and then 45 minutes later he finished 2nd in the 3200.

   He came back on Saturday to nip Parker's Duane Jongeling at the tape to claim a state title in the 1600.

  Well, Jongeling has graduated and the class of the Class B distance ranks is Jace Kraft.

  I'm guessing he gets the ultimate 3-peat and tells brothers and sister to move their trophies down a notch because the most decorated distance runner in the school's history is about to throw down at the 2014 South Dakota state meet.

(The photo used in this piece is from Kernit Grimshaw...you can find thousands of pictures from last year's state meet at kernit.zenpholio.com....I'm guessing he'll have a ton from this year's meet as well.)

100 meters:

  Heller has the best time in the state but I'm guessing Anderson of Irene-Wakonda will be too consistent and too fast for the Black Panther to catch up. 

100m Dash - 11.20
1. Heller, Kole 10.60 Platte-Geddes        
2. Anderson, Garrett 10.80 Irene-Wakonda        
3. O'Malley, Seamus 10.90 Centerville        
4. Kocmich, Brandon 11.10 Avon        
5. Row, Austin 11.10 Baltic        
6. Schmidt, Brennan 11.10 Freeman        
7. Baloun, Cole 11.20 Faulkton Area        
8. Blanchard, Donte' 11.20 Langford Area        
9. Clark, Sam 11.20 Sunshine Bible Academy        
10. Lehr, Dylan 11.20 Menno

200 meters:

  Anderson is the class of the field and he gets the sprint double. 
 

200m Dash - 23.50
1. Anderson, Garrett 22.10 Irene-Wakonda        
2. Kocmich, Brandon 22.40 Avon        
3. Heller, Kole 22.50 Platte-Geddes        
4. Erickson, Tristen 22.80 Parker        
5. O'Malley, Seamus 22.80 Centerville        
6. Baloun, Cole 23.00 Faulkton Area        
7. Cropsey, Korder 23.10 Lyman        
8. Williams, Lorenzo 23.10 Wolsey-Wessington        
9. Lehr, Dylan 23.20 Menno        
10. Nelson, Cody 23.20 Sully Buttes

400 meters: Freeman's Brennan Schmidt is a full second faster than anyone else in the field. 

400m Dash - 52.10
1. Schmidt, Brennan 49.50 Freeman        
2. Erickson, Tristen 50.50 Parker        
3. Lemon, Aaron 51.20 Mitchell Christian        
4. Kocmich, Brandon 51.60 Avon        
5. Olson, Michael 51.70 Parker        
6. Cropsey, Korder 52.00 Lyman        
7. Diop, Thierno 52.00 Tripp-Delmont/Armour        
8. Kinzer, Terrance 52.00 Colome        
9. Kraft, Jase 52.00 Wessington Springs

800 meter run:

  With the 3200 meter run coming up about 45 minutes after the 800, ya gotta think Kraft will do everything to win this race in as comfortable of a pace as he can afford. He knows the Parker guy Olson, and no chance that Kraft slips up here. 

800m Run - 2:05.10
1. Kraft, Jase 1:56.60 Wessington Springs        
2. Olson, Michael 2:00.70 Parker        
3. Lemon, Aaron 2:01.10 Mitchell Christian        
4. Brockel, Jaden 2:03.10 Sunshine Bible Academy        
5. Koch, Brandon 2:04.20 New Underwood        
6. Holman, Nelson 2:04.40 Philip

1600 meter run: Kraft's time is 18 seconds faster than Bison 8th grader Daniel Burkhalter. Kraft should be rested after a big Friday and I'm guessing he's going across the finish line when everyone else is just entering the stretch. 

1600m Run - 4:44.90
1. Kraft, Jase 4:22.60 Wessington Springs        
2. Burkhalter, Daniel 4:40.70 Bison        
3. Iwerks , Tucker 4:43.10 Aberdeen Christian

3200 meter run: This one will be the trickiest for Kraft as he'll have to recover from that 800 and get right back on the track. I'm guessing he lays in the weeds for the first six laps and then assumes control of the race with a steady, surge for the last 800 meters.

    Winning time: 10:05

3200m Run - 10:31.00
1. Kraft, Jase 9:49.70 Wessington Springs        
2. Burkhalter, Daniel 10:16.30 Bison        
3. Scholten, Jared 10:27.00 DR St. Mary        
4. Olson, Ryan 10:29.10 Parker

110 hurdles: No reason to think the only sub 15-second hurdler in the race, Iverson, doesn't get it done. 

110m Hurdles - 16.30
1. Iverson, Austin 14.70 Herreid/Selby Area        
2. Malsam, Bryce 15.00 Edmunds Central        
3. Oakley, Cole 15.60 Highmore-Harrold        
4. Lauck, Lee 15.70 Corsica/Stickney        
5. Paulson, Cole 15.90 Freeman        
6. Weber, Nick 15.90 Baltic        
7. Hunstad, Eric 16.10 Parker        
8. Knudson, Kruz 16.10 Corsica/Stickney        
9. Erickson, Stetson 16.20 Sunshine Bible Academy        
10. Shoemaker, Scott 16.20 Gregory

300 hurdles: This is a pretty competitive race but I think Anderson from Irene-Wakonda gets a third title over this distance.

300m Hurdles - 43.00
1. Malsam, Bryce 40.60 Edmunds Central        
2. Anderson, Garrett 41.40 Irene-Wakonda        
3. Sudbeck, Chandlier 41.40 Kadoka Area        
4. Guptill, Paul 41.80 Philip        
5. Iverson, Austin 41.90 Herreid/Selby Area        
6. Paulson, Cole 42.20 Freeman        
7. Shoemaker, Scott 42.20 Gregory        
8. Hunstad, Eric 42.30 Parker        
9. McLaughlin, Paul 42.30 RC Christian        
10. Acheson, Cole 42.40 Chester Area

400 relay: Freeman will find a way!

400m Relay - 46.00
1. Rapid City Christian 45.30          
2. Corsica/Stickney 45.50          
3. Freeman 45.60          
4. Langford Area 45.80          
5. Chester Area 45.80          
6. Lyman 45.80          
7. Sunshine Bible Academy 45.90          
8. Herreid/Selby Area 45.90

800 relay: Freeman gets another relay title. Corn Belt Conference is the best!

800m Relay - 1:35.30
1. Freeman 1:33.70          
2. Corsica/Stickney 1:33.90          
3. Parker 1:34.00          
4. Langford Area 1:34.30          
5. Lyman 1:34.40          
6. Herreid/Selby Area 1:34.90          
7. Chester Area 1:35.00          
8. Sunshine Bible Academy 1:35.10  

1600 relay: Sully Buttes nips a tired Freeman squad. 


1600m Relay - 3:38.50
1. Freeman 3:35.60          
2. Sully Buttes 3:36.00          
3. Corsica/Stickney 3:37.10          
4. Langford Area 3:37.70          
5. Chester Area 3:38.30          
6. Arlington 3:38.40          
7. Lyman 3:38.50          
8. Philip 3:38.50  

3200 relay: Parker easy!

3200m Relay - 8:42.60
1. Parker 8:30.00          
2. James Valley Christian 8:38.90          
3. Sunshine Bible Academy 8:40.80          
Medley Relay - 3:51.30

Medley relay:

Parker just has too many good 400 and 800 guys. 

Medley Relay - 3:51.30
1. Parker 3:42.90          
2. Freeman 3:44.90          
3. Sully Buttes 3:47.60          
4. Elkton-Lake Benton 3:48.70          
5. Mitchell Christian 3:50.60          
6. Sunshine Bible Academy 3:51.10          
7. Viborg-Hurley 3:51.20          
8. New Underwood 3:51.30  

Shot put: Boylan has the best put but Chandler gets it done. 

1. Boylan, Garrett 52'01.00" Newell        
2. Nelson, Chandler 51'06.05" Mitchell Christian        
3. Stibral, Dan 49'09.50" Scotland        
4. Lee, Alec 49'03.00" Faulkton Area        
5. Ammons, Logan 48'11.50" Kadoka Area        
6. Small, Christian 46'06.00" De Smet        
7. Nelson, Andrew 46'01.00" Hanson

Discus: Chandler edges Logan Ammons

Discus Throw - 134'10.00"
1. Nelson, Chandler 174'10.00" Mitchell Christian        
2. Palmer, Nathan 167'06.00" Northwestern        
3. Ammons, Logan 167'02.00" Kadoka Area        
4. Stibral, Dan 162'11.00" Scotland        
5. Gruschin, Christian 149'11.00" Centerville        
6. Boylan, Garrett 149'08.00" Newell        
7. Preszler, Caleb 149'07.00" Menno        
8. Peterson, Brody 146'04.00" Lemmon        
9. Hopkins, Darrin 144'02.00" Andes Central        
10. Hinseth, Kevin 143'00.00" Irene-Wakonda        
11. Campbell, Matt 142'08.00" Gregory        
12. Warejcka, Matt 140'09.00" Platte-Geddes        
13. Knodel, Jacob 140'03.00" Avon        
14. Lee, Alec 140'00.00" Faulkton Area        
15. Ching, Lucas 138'04.00" Castlewood        
16. Harms, Adam 136'10.00" Parker        
17. Nelson, Andrew 135'07.00" Hanson

high jump: Anderson picks up a crucial ten points in this event. 

1. Anderson, Zack 6'06.00" Parker        
2. Thorstenson, Dakota 6'06.00" Herreid/Selby Area        
3. Houdek, Hayden 6'03.00" Highmore-Harrold        
4. Boer, David 6'02.00" Baltic        
5. Ewoldt, Haden 6'02.00" Chester Area        
6. Fries, Bo 6'02.00" Langford Area        
7. Giovannettone, Mitchell 6'02.00" Great Plains Lutheran        
8. Swiftwater, Eriq 6'02.00" Oelrichs        
9. Bloch, Shaye 6'01.00" Scotland        
10. Williams, Lorenzo 6'01.00" Wolsey-Wessington

Long jump: White River's Tanner Larvie reigns supreme. 

Long Jump - 20'02.00"
1. Larvie, Tanner 21'03.00" White River        
2. Dykstra, Carter 20'10.50" Platte-Geddes        
3. Farnham, Trevan 20'07.75" Elkton-Lake Benton        
4. Glazier, Jacob 20'07.00" DR St. Mary        
5. Planteen, Drew 20'05.50" Langford Area        
6. Kinzer, Terrance 20'05.00" Colome        
7. Hall, Colton 20'04.50" Potter County        
8. Vinales, Osmar 20'04.00" Bridgewater-Emery        
9. O'Malley, Seamus 20'03.75" Centerville        
10. Williams, Lorenzo 20'03.00" Wolsey-Wessington

Triple jump: Farnham by an inch. 

Triple Jump - 40'09.00"
1. Thorstenson, Dakota 42'02.00" Herreid/Selby Area        
2. Farnham, Trevan 42'00.00" Elkton-Lake Benton        
3. Evans, Joey 41'07.50" Andes Central        
4. Kinzer, Terrance 41'06.50" Colome        
5. Raile, Josh 41'05.75" Eureka/Bowdle        
6. Pond, Cassius 41'04.50" Ipswich        
7. Preheim, Grant 41'04.50" Freeman        
8. Vogel, Lucas 41'04.50" Potter County        
9. Giovannettone, Mitchell 41'03.50" Great Plains Lutheran        
10. Anderson, Zack 41'01.50" Parker        
11. Johnson, Kyler 40'10.00" Baltic

pole vault: This Anderson kid is special. 

Pole Vault - 11'03.00"
1. Anderson, Garrett 13'00.00" Irene-Wakonda        
2. Schaefbauer, Cooper 13'00.00" Herreid/Selby Area        
3. King, Andrew 12'09.00" Arlington        
4. Gross, Tony 12'06.00" Waverly-South Shore        
5. Raile, Josh 12'06.00" Eureka/Bowdle        
6. Konstanz, Blake 12'03.00" Scotland        
7. Pinney, Austin 12'03.00" Philip        
8. Martz, Tyrell 11'06.00" Centerville
 

 

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