Scotties shine at Black Hills Track Classic

The Philip Scotties traveled to Sturgis to compete in the annual Black Hills Track Classic Saturday, May 8.

The boys half of the Scottie team was very strong in the relays. They won the 4x100 meter relay, the 4x200 relay and the 4x400 meter relay.

The boys' open 400 was a special feature, invitation-only race. Casey Cvach earned second place in 50.37 seconds, and Jeff O'Connell earned fourth place in a time of 51.12 seconds.

The girls half of the Scottie team was highlighted by Josie Guptill in 100 meter hurdles. She finished in the sixth spot, but set a new Philip High School record with a time of 16.56. The old record had been held by Cassidy Smith.


Shot put

Kenzy Pinney, 15th, 31'10.00"


Pinney, no distance

100 meter hurdles

Josie Guptill, 6th, 16.59

100 meter dash

Kady Pinney, 24th, 14.27

Misty Johnson, no time

200 meter dash

Kaeley Fenhaus, 10th, 26.90

Misty Johnson, 30th, 29.60

LaRae Van Tassel, 37th, 30.50

1600 meter run

Holly Iwan, 7th, 5:39.75

3200 meter run

Emily Schofield, 15th, 14:13.96

4x100 meter relay

Molly Coyle, Kenzy Pinney, Fenhaus, Guptill, 3rd, 53.93

4x200 meter relay

Coyle, Van Tassel, Fenhaus, Guptill, 5th, 1:53.06

4x400 meter relay

Fenhaus, Coyle, Iwan, Guptill, 3rd, 4:19.72

1600 sprint medley

Philip, (relay member names not available), 6th, 4:55.31


Shot put

Karch Foley, 21st, 40'08.50"

Dakota Bauman, ND

Sam Haigh, ND


Foley, 5th, 142'09"

Bauman, 12th, 131'10"

Haigh, ND

High jump

Tim Wells, ND

Colter Cvach, ND

Triple jump

Jeff O'Connell, 2nd, 42-09.50

100 meter dash

Brandon O'Dea, 24th, 11.96

Colin Van Lint, 32nd, 12.66

200 meter dash

Troy Guptill, 10th, 23.42

Van Lint, 31st, 25.92

400 meter dash

Casey Cvach, 2nd, 50.37

O'Connell, 4th, 51.12

800 meter run

Zane Pekron, 16th, 2:19.78

Beau Ferguson, NT

Colter Cvach, NT

1600 meter run

Pekron, 29th, 5:17.09

3200 meter run

Coyle, 19th, 11:10.06

4x100 meter relay

O'Dea, Rob Williamson, Foley, Guptill, 1st, 46.62

4x200 meter relay

O'Connell, Williamson, Guptill, Casey Cvach, 1st, 1:32.71

4x400 meter relay

Casey Cvach, Williamson, O'Dea, O'Connell, 1st, 3:37.87

4x800 meter relay

Coyle, Ferguson, Pekron, Austin Pinney, 5th, 9:30.56

1600 sprint medley

O'Dea, Williamson, Guptill, Coyle, 5th, 3:57.96

The next meet for the Philip Scottie varsity track and field team will be the Winner QB Club Meet in Winner on Friday, May 14. The Kadoka Area High School Meet will be Saturday, May 15. The Regional Track Meet is scheduled for Thursday, May 20, in Kadoka. The State Track and Field Meet will be in Sioux Falls May 28-29.