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Region 7B track meet qualifies more Philip Scottie athletes for state tournament

The wind and competition could not stop the Philip Scottie team from adding to its list of state qualifying members.

The Region 7B Track and Field Meet, held in Kadoka on Thursday, May 17, had eight schools represented. The Philip girls' team earned second place with 118 points, behind the first place Kadoka team. The boys' team soundly took first place with 163 points, with Kadoka trailing behind with 112.

"Overall it was a fantastic day," said head coach Jerry Rhodes. "We won the boys 7B region and were runner-up with the girls. Both teams scored a lot of points and I stress team. Everyone contributed. We picked up points where we didn't think we would. Overall, the kids performed extremely well."

At regions, the top two athletes in each event qualify to compete at the state meet. Plus anyone who would qualify by standards earn a berth at state. In the preliminaries, Nathan O'Dea ran the 100 meter dash in 11.36 seconds.

During the season, athletes can qualify for state by meeting or surpassing a previously set time or distance in a given event.

Scottie state track and field qualifiers are Nathan O'Dea (100 meter dash, 4x100 meter relay and long jump), Jeff O'Connell (triple jump), Casey Elshere (110 meter hurdles and discus throw), Alex Moos (shot put and discus throw), Casey Cuny (100 meter dash and 4x100 meter relay), Jake Mathews (4x100 meter relay), Dexter Livermont (4x100 meter relay), Lindsay Mann (400 meter dash), Tylissa Fitch (1600 meter run, 800 meter run, and 4x400 meter relay), Kayla O'Connell (300 meter hurdles and 4x400 meter relay), Marissa Mann (shot put), Lindsay Mann (400 meter dash, 4x400 meter relay, 1600 Medley relay) and Josie Guptill (4x400 meter relay, 1600 medley relay), Molly Coyle (1600 medley relay), Elizabeth Lawson (1600 medley relay).

GIRLS

100 Meter Dash

Kenzy Pinney - 8th place, 14.8 seconds

400 Meter Dash

Lindsay Mann - 1st, 1:05.3

Colby Smith - 6th, 1:10.9

800 Meter Run

Tylissa Fitch - 1st, 2:37.1

Kianna Knutson - 7th, 2:55.8

Misty Johnson - 8th, 3:01.5

1600 Meter Run

Fitch - 2nd, 5:52.8

3200 Meter Run

Brandy Bartels - 3rd, 15:18.2

Emily Schofield - 5th, 16:26.7

Katie Coyle - 6th, 18:24.0

100 Meter Hurdles

Josie Guptill - 3rd, 18.4

Marissa Mann - 4th, 19.0

300 Meter Hurdles

Kayla O'Connell - 2nd, 52.6

4x100 Meter Relay

Philip (Molly Coyle, Kayla O'Connell, Elizabeth Lawson, L. Mann) - 5th, 55.10

4x200 Meter Relay

Philip (Guptill, O'Connell, Lawson, L. Mann) - 3rd, 1:57.3

4x400 Meter Relay

Philip (O'Connell, L. Mann, Guptill, Fitch) - 1st, 4:26.8

4x800 Meter Relay

Philip (M. Coyle, Johnson, LaRae Van Tassel, Knutson) - 4th, 12:11.2

1600 Sprint Medley

Philip (Smith, Lawson, Guptill, M. Coyle) - 5th, 5:11.2

Shot Put

M. Mann - 2nd, 32'07.5

Discus Throw

Mariah Evans - 3rd, 90'09"

Long Jump

Stacy Weller - 5th, 14'04.25"

Triple Jump

Weller - 5th, 29'09"

BOYS

100 Meter Dash

Casey Cuny - 2nd, 11.3

Nathan O'Dea - 4th, 11.6

Michael Westerberg - 4th, 12.1

200 Meter Dash

Cuny - 4th, 24.8

Dexter Livermont - 5th, 25.5

Jake Mathews - 6th, 25.6

400 Meter Dash

Jeff O'Connell - 6th, 56.9

1600 Meter Run

Anthony Iwan - 6th, 5:35.3

Kelvin Ferguson - 8th, 6:11.5

3200 Meter Run

Kyle Iwan - 3rd, 12:17.3

Zane Pekron - 5th, 12.36.3

110 Meter Hurdles

Casey Elshere - 1st, 16.0

Karch Foley - 4th, 20.1

Colin Van Lint - 6th, 21.7

300 Meter Hurdles

Elshere - 5th, 47.3

4x100 Meter Relay

Philip (N. O'Dea, Cuny, Jake Mathews, Livermont) - 1st, 46.3

4x200 Meter Relay

Philip (N. O'Dea, Cuny, Mathews, Livermont) - 3rd, 1:39.0

4x400 Meter Relay

Philip (Beau Ferguson, O'Connell, Brandon O'Dea, Rob Williamson) - 5th, 4:06.2

4x800 Meter Relay

Philip (A. Iwan, Ferguson, Williamson, K. Iwan) - 4th, 10:09.2

1600 Sprint Medley

Philip (B. O'Dea, Westerberg, O'Connell, Ferguson) - 5th, 4:23.9

Shot Put

Alex Moos - 1st, 41'11.0"

Elshere - 4th, 40'00.00"

Discus Throw

Elshere - 1st, 136'11"

Moos - 2nd, 129'03.5"

Foley - 7th, 98'08"

High Jump

B. O'Dea - 6th, 5'01"

Long Jump

N. O'Dea - 2nd, 19'01.00"

B. O'Dea - 4th, 17'08.50"

Williamson - 7th, 15'10.75"

Triple Jump

O'Connell - 2nd, 39'09.00"

Mathews - 39'04.00"