It was interesting when I brought up the name Robert Iron Shell a few weeks ago.
Graduating Todd County high school senior Anthony Bizardie recalled Iron Shell always being the fastest kid at Rosebud Elementary.
Well, Iron Shell is now one of the fastest young men in the country as he blazed a 47.3 at the recently completed, NAIA outdoor Nationals and claimed All-American honors with a 4th place finish.
That All-American and Rosebud Sioux has a pretty nifty ring to it.
Iron Shell ran a 47.99 in the preliminary rounds to qualify 6th.
His 47.37 in the finals, not only garnered him a 4th place finish at the national meet, but it also crushed the Briar Cliff school record.
The winning time of 47.06 was posted by sophomore DeShawn Marshall of Indian Tech.
Iron Shell was the only freshman that finished in the top eight at nationals.
The Briar Cliff 4x100 team just missed All-American status with a ninth place finish. Iron Shell was also a participant on that relay team.
Well done, kid!