Patriots make track debut

The Hills-Beaver Creek track teams opened the 2014 season at Dakota Dome in Vermillion, S.D., March 25.

Competing in the Class B version of the Dan Lennon Invitational, the Patriots walked away with three top-10 efforts and eight top 20 performances during the meet.

Carey Taubert and Zach Scholten recorded the best efforts for the Patriot boys.

Taubert covered 39-10 ½ in the triple jump to place seventh.

Scholten cleared 6-0 in the high jump to finish eighth in the field.

Patriot Isaiah Vis recorded a pair of top 20 efforts.

Vis placed 12th in the triple jump and 16th in the long jump with respective 37-2 ¼ and 17-9 performances.

Braden Ellingson and Drew Forshey registered 15th place efforts for the Patriot boys.

Ellingson covered 36-3 ½ in the triple jump, while Forshey cleared 5-6 in the high jump.

Jenna Wilgenburg came up with the top performance for the Patriot girls by placing ninth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:06.61.

Wilgenburg also ran a leg with H-BC’s sprint-medley relay, which placed 12th with a time of 4:56.5.

Haley Leuthold, Amanda Crawford and Tori Bork teamed up with Wilgenburg for the race.

Here is a look at the rest of H-BC’s results from the meet.

H-BC boys

28th place: Sprint-medley relay (Ellingson, Forshey, Taubert and Cooper Vaughn), 416.1.

32nd place: 800 relay (Ellingson, Vis, Scholten and Forshey), 1:48.37.

44th place: Ellingson, long jump, 16-4 ¼.

61st place: Nick Hoogeveen, long jump, 15-2 ¼.

77th place: Hoogeveen, 60, 8.05.

79th place: Hoogeveen, 400, 1:04.74.

81st place: Isaiah Wagenaar, 60, 8.11.

86th place: Vaughn, 400, 1:05.28.

92nd place: Jed Burgers, 400, 1:07.87.

115th place: Noah Holthaus, 60, 8.65.

H-BC girls

35th place: 800 relay (Bork, Leuthold, Avery Van Roekel and Wilgenburg), 2:07.24.

36th place: Ashley Esselink, 1,600, 6:48.42.

39th place: Paige Tilstra, 400, 1:11.46.

52nd place: Michaiah Luethje, 1.600, 7:27.97.

68th place: Tilstra, 60, 9.43.

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