2014 South Dakota State Meet Special Features
Written by South Dakota MileSplit special guest, Rich Winter.
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By Rich Winter
Does the name George Amundson ring a bell?
The oldest South Dakota high school track and field record is held by the former Aberdeen Central prep thrower, George Amundson, who cranked the discus out to 211'4" on May 17, 1969.At the time the throw was the national high school record, although it was later taken away because the ground where the discus landed had uneven terrain.
Of course it did, who plans on a discus going 211 feet?
That long standing record might be in jeopardy at this weekend's South Dakota state meet as Sioux Falls Roosevelt thrower, Jack Lembke is the No. 2 all time South Dakota prep thrower at 198'3"
That is so far.
Lembke is likely to win state titles in the shot put and discus this weekend.
His 198'3" is 40 feet in front of his nearest competitor.
The 65'1" shot put is climbing up the ranks also and is 11 feet further than his closest competitor.
Lembke doesn't look like he can challange Kyle McCelvey's state record of 68'10.5" but he sure is going to be fun to watch.
If you've always been glued to the track at the state meet, head on over to the throwing rings and you will see some of the biggest, quickest and tuffest athletes in South Dakota.
Ya might also see the breaking of what has been thought to be an unbreakable record.