They're Champions!!!

Team members of the Class B Girls State Championship winners from Colman-Egan are front, from left, Daniela Lee, Presley Luze, Reece Luze, Olivia Baumberger and Elaina Rhode. Back, Josie Mousel,Hailey Larson, Mackenzie Hemmer, Brynlee Landis, Abby Rhode, Lanie Mousel and Elizabeth Moore. Coaches are Julie Preheim and Chad Williamson.

RAPID CITY – Colman-Egan cruised to the team title during the Class B Girls’ State Track & Field Meet on Friday and Saturday at O’Harra Stadium.

It was the first championship for a girls track team since 2002.

The Hawks racked up 116 team points to easily outdistance Dakota Valley Conference foe Dell Rapids St. Mary (66). Their 116 team points tied a state record for most points scored by a team.

At State track there are 19 scored events. The Hawk girls placed in the topthree in 12 of events, taking first in seven of them.

Colman-Egan posted top-three finishes in all five relays, including a trio of victories.

Olivia Baumberger, Elizabeth Moore, Daniela Lee and Josie Mousel won the 4x100-meters in 49.95 seconds and the 4x200 with a 1:45.52 clocking.

Presley Luze, Brynlee Landis, Elaina Rhode and Reese Luze took the 4x800 with a time of 10:11.62.

Mackenzie Hemmer was a double victor.

She crossed first in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.59 seconds. She won the triple jump with a mark of 37 feet, 2 inches.

Mousel successfully defended her high jump crown for the second time, winning with a leap of 5 feet, 5 inches. She won the event as a seventh-grader in 2018 and an eighth-grader in 2019. The 2020 state meet was not contested due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Baumberger was tops in the long jump with a leap of 17-11 1/2.

Reese Luze won the 800, breaking the tape in 2:23.8.

Hemmer, Landis, Baumberger and Reese Luze were runners-up in the 4x400 with a time of 4:10.43.

Lee (100; 12.48) and Hemmer (300 hurdles; 48.02) also posted second-place finishes.

Moore, Lanie Mousel, Lee and Landis teamed for a third-place showing in the medley in 4:26.33.

Reese Luze added a third-place finish in the 300 hurdles (48.14) to complete the team tally.

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