Big East Conference gives Fliers a fourth and fifth

FLANDREAU – The Flandreau girls took fourth and the boys finished fifth in the Big East Conference Track & Field Meet on Friday at Flier Booster Club Stadium.


Chester Area totaled 135 points, as Parker (106) was second, Sioux Valley (101.5) third and Flandreau (101) fourth.

The Fliers’ Madeline Hursey was a double winner. She placed first in the 1,600 in 5:37.3 and the 3,200 with a time of 12:33.6.

Elizabeth Hursey was runner-up in both the 800 (2:37.1) and 1,600 (5:50.7).

Hannah Parsley finished second in the 400 in 1:02.9 and seventh in the 200 (28.6).

Elle Thompson was runner-up in the discus with a heave of 110-6.

Ashtyn Bertram placed fifth in the 100 (13.2) and 200 (28.1).

Kylie Bertram ended up six in the 100 (13.3) and 200 (28.5).

The Fliers took second in both the 4x100 (53.3) and medley (4:45.9) relays. They finished third in the 4x400 (4:26.6) and fourth in the 4x200 (1:51.4).

Rounding out Flandreau’s top-eight finishers, Maria Parsley was sixth in the 400 (1:07.8), Isabella Pavlis finished seventh in the 100 (13.6) and Mara Lunday took eighth in the long jump (13-10 1/2).


The Blue Dragons (166) edged the Flyers (163.5) for the championship. Flandreau was fifth at 68.

Dalyn Bakkedahl paced the Fliers with a second-place showing in the triple jump with a mark of 38-11.

The Fliers placed second in the 4x200 in 1:36.4. They were fourth in the 4x400 (3:46.3), 4x800 (9:36.6) and medley (4:06.1), while adding a seventh-place finish in the 4x100 (48.8).

Tayson Alberts took fourth in the long jump (18-3 1/2).

Luke Behrens crossed in fifth in both the 200 (24.5) and 400 (55.4).

Placing fifth were Gabe Hobbie in the 3,200 (12:06.7) and Martin Ruelas in the long jump (18-2).

Trevor Hahn placed sixth in the 100 (12.1) and seventh in the 200 (24.9).

Mario Bonilla finished sixth in the 1,600 (5:11.5).

Lars Dailey was seventh in the 800 (2:24.1) and Ben Hobbie matched that finish in the 1,600 (5:11.5).

Michael Witte took eighth in the 200 (25.1) and Kyle Johnson was eighth in the discus (106-0).

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