Black Hills Takes Girls 2A Dual Over W.F. West


Aberdeen came out first as a team in a boys 2A EvCo tri-meet against W.F. West and Black Hills, while the Wolves won a dual meet with the Bearcats on the girls’ side by default.

Junior Taelor Woo set the tone with a first-place time of 23:42.14 in the girls race for the Wolves. After Mercedes Ricks crossed the line in 24:11.06 for W.F. West, Black Hills put a trio in in a row, with Zania Robinson (27:11.56), Loralei Upton (27:23.15), and Adeline Rice (28:53.29) finishing third through five, respectively. Cece Reyes came in eighth to cap off the Wolves’ team card with a time of 33:05.78.

Behind Ricks, W.F. West got a sixth-place finish from Lia Hornby (30:50.62) and a seventh-place finish from Jaelynn Viall (30:56.70). August Isenhower was 10th at 34:51.44, but without a fifth runner on the course, the Bearcats couldn’t total a team score.

On the boys’ side, Black Hills’ Luke Grunenfelder came in after a pair of Aberdeen Bobcats to take third in 18:15.21. Truman Wimsett (18:29.83) was fifth, Mason Burke took seventh in 19:24.83, Maack Hendrickson was 12th in 21:08.47, and Wyatt Jackson crossed in 21:45.13, good for 13th.

Jaysen Miles led W.F. West with a fourth-best time of 18:22.38, and the Bearcats brought four runners home in a row in the form of Ezra Birchard (20:13.09), Austin Adams (20:33.84), Hunter Bradley (20:55.88), and Andrew Scheer (21:02.80) to take eighth through 11th, respectively.