Todd County Sports

Valandra / Herman smash state qualifying standards

By Rich Winter

Generally the first track meet of the year is an opportunity to stretch the legs, get out on the track and see where your at.

For Todd County athletes, Caelyn Valandra and Kelsie Herman, it was a chance to blow past state qualifying standards and punch their tickets to the state track meet. 

Valandra destroyed the field in the 400 meters, clocking a 60.4. The 7th grader came back later in the day to scorch the field in the 200 meters with a time of 26.5. That 26.5 put a scare into Suzanne Mealer’s school record of 26.34, set in 1993.

After a cold and windy early afternoon, the winds subsided and Kelsie Herman took her turn, blowing out an 11:59 3200 meters to easily break the state qualifying standard. 

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It was a terrific effort from the girls who won the 4x800 (missed state qualifying by 2 seconds 10:15) and the medley relay, the 1600 meters (Karli Prue) and finished 2nd in the team standings, trailing team winner, Kimball/While Lake, by just six team points (110-104). 

The Todd County boys were similarly impressive, finishing in second (Gregory) in the team standings while having a number of outstanding performances. 

Ty Herman won the 100 )11.7), Austin Hammer won the long jump (19’1”) and the boys won the 4x800 relay, the medley relay and the 4x400 relay to finish off a spectacular first day on the track. 

Girls team standings: Kimball/White Lake 110, Todd County 104, Colome 64,  Chamberlain 61, Gregory 54, Winner 47, Platte-Geddes 46, Lyman County 45, Bennett County 11, Jones County 5, St. Francis Indian 4

Girls results: 

100 meters:

4th - Raven Patton 14.1

200 meters:

1st - Caelyn Valandra 26.5

400 meters:

1st - Caelyn Valandra 60.4

800 meters:

3rd - Karli Prue 2:43

1600 meters:

1st - Karli Prue 5:56

2nd - Amory Prue 5:57

3200 meters:

1st - Kelsie Herman - 11:59

2nd - Amory Prue - 13:11

300 hurdles:

4th - Kylie Randall - 56.3

4x100 relay: 

3rd - Todd County - 57.9

4x200 relay:

3rd - Todd County 1:59.1

4x800 relay:

1st - Todd County - 10:15 (Raven Cournoyer, Karlie Prue, Kelsie Herman and Caelyn Valandra)

Medley relay: 

1st - Todd County 4:43.2 (Gabby Iron Heart, Alanis Murray, Caelyn Valandra and Raven Cournoyer)

Long jump:

5th - Raven Cournoyer - 13’10”

Boys team results: 

Gregory 156, Todd County 99, Platte-Geddes 64, Winner 52, Chamberlain 51, Colome 44, Bennett County 39, Kimball/White Lake 13, St. Francis Indian 6, Lyman 4, Jones County 3

Boys results: 

100 meters:

1st - Ty Herman (11.7)

400 meters:

2nd - Bryce Hammer 56

800 meters:

2nd - Jesse Allen 2:13

1600 meters:

2nd - Jesse Allen 4:59

3200 meters:

2nd - Lee Sharpfish - 11:10

5th - Morris Kills In Sight 12:28

110 hurdles:

3rd - Chris Fast Horse - 19.4

300 hurdles:

6th - Bryant Burnette 49.3

4x100 relay:

4th - Todd County 50.4

4x400 relay:

1st - Todd County 3:50.5 (Ty Herman, Austin Hammer, Jordan Poignee and Bryce Hammer)

4x800 relay:

1st - Todd County (Bryce Hammer 2:11, Jesse Allen, Morris Kills In Sight, Austin Hammer 2:15)

Sprint Medley:

1st - Todd  County -= Bryce Hammer, Ty Herman, Jordan Poignee and Austin Hammer 3:53.5

Long jump:

1st - Austin Hammer - 19’1”

Triple Jump:

4th - Lee Sharpfish - 35’1”




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