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Scotties raise the bar at Lead track meet

"We had a great day," said head coach Jerry Rhodes of the Philip Scotties at the Mountain West Invitational track and field meet at Lead's Mountain Top Athletic Facility on Saturday, May 2.

Assistant coach Ralph Kroetch said, "The athletes' times are really starting to blossom. Even at high elevation, our kids still made great times, bettering their times despite the conditions, so to speak." Rhodes said, "Overall, its been a real good year so far."

Kroetch said, "We didn't even get to practice outside until just recently. The athletes enthusiastically want to work hard. Rhodes has a deal of when each athlete 'raises the bar' by beating their personal best, Rhodes will reward them with a candy bar. He's going to go broke giving out bars."

The Philip Lady Scotties tied for fourth place with the Spearfish Spartans with 55 points each. The Kadoka Kougars earned 77 points for first place and the Belle Fourche Broncs got 64 for second place. St. Thomas More took third with 56 points. Lead-Deadwood took sixth with 51.

For the boys' teams, Spearfish took first place with 104 points and Lead/Deadwood earned second place with 87 points. Philip boys' took fourth place with 66 points.

BOYS

Shot put

Karch Foley, 5th, 42'8-1/2"

100 meter dash

Casey Cvach, 1st, 11.13

400 meter dash

Jeff O'Connell, 1st, 52:28

400 meter relay

Brandon O'Dea, Rob Williamson, Cvach, Beau Ferguson 2nd, 45.71

800 meter relay

O'Dea, Williamson, Cvach, O'Connell, 1st, 1:35.03

1600 medley relay

O'Dea, Williamson, Ferguson, Anthony Iwan, 5th, 4:06.14

3200 meter relay

Ferguson, Iwan, Zane Pekron, William Coyle, 1st, 9:08.75

1600 meter relay

O'Dea, Cvach, O'Connell, Williamson, 1st, 3:38.77

GIRLS

Shot Put

Marissa Mann, 2nd, 32'1"

Kenzy Pinney, 3rd, 32'1/2"

Discus

Pinney, 8th, 86'8"

800 meter run

Holly Iwan, 5th, 2:49.26

1600 meter run

Iwan, 6th, 6:06.34

3200 meter run

Emily Schofield, 4th, 14:24.90

High hurdles

Josie Guptill, 4th, 17.40

300 meter hurdles

Guptill, 3rd, 51.44

400 meter relay

Kady Pinney, Kenzy Pinney, Molly Coyle, Guptill, 3rd, 54.78

800 meter relay

O'Connell, Coyle, Colby Smith, Kady Pinney, 4th, 1:59.81

1600 meter relay

O'Connell, Coyle, Kady Pinney, Guptill, 2nd, 4:22.81

3200 meter relay

O'Connell, Schofield, Coyle, Iwan, 3rd, 11:19.27