Sioux Falls -- Belle Fourche’s Sawyer Clarkson out-distanced the field by 40 seconds to win the individual title in a 5,000-meter time of 15:27.13 in the Class A competition of the South Dakota State Cross Country Meet in Sioux Falls Saturday. Sioux Falls Christian won the team title, followed in the top-five by Custer, Milbank, Belle Fourche and Hill City.

Vermillion finished sixth as a team, led by sophomore Joel Dahloff in 29th place (17:35.58), junior Jack Freeburg in 31st (17:47.09), sophomore Jacob Chasing Hawk in 36th (17:57.68) and junior Emery Bohnsack in 52nd (18:23.93).

In other area boys’ top-25 finishes, Ethan-Parkston sophomore Evan Bartelt took 10th place (17:00.04), Beresford sophomore Andrew Atwood was 12th (17:01.66) and Beresford junior Cameron Wells was 22nd (17:22.86).

On the girls’ side in Class A, Vermillion sophomore Taeli Barta was 11th overall (19:22.95), followed by teammates eighth-grader Callie Radigan in 20th (19:44.11) and eighth-grader Lydia Anderson in 24th (19:51.95).

Sioux Falls Christian’s Ellie Maddox was the individual champion in a time of 18:44.83. Custer won the team title, followed in the top-five by Chamberlain, Sioux Falls Christian, Red Cloud and Hill City. Vermillion finished three points behind for sixth place.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.