Collins Runs in Boston Marathon

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Guy Collins, formerly of the Winner area, ran in the Boston Marathon on April 18.

He is the son of Vern and Paulena Collins of Witten.

It was the 120th running of the most historic and prestigious marathon in the United States.

Collins ran the 26 miles in 3 hours and 39 minutes.

Collins has run 88 half marathons including one in each state, Washington, D.C., Canada and Mexico. This was only his third full marathon.
In order to qualify for Boston, Collins ran the Whistlestop marathon in Ashland, Wis., in 3:05 well below the qualifying benchmark for his age range.

He was joined and supported in Boston by his wife, Anita Collins; his sister, Leslie Bowar and his three children: Sean, Erin and Brendan Collins.

Guy is a member of the Winner High School graduating class of 1985. He now lives in Plymouth, Minn., with his wife, children and dog Winston.

Science Fair Winners Named

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There were several participants in this year’s Winner Science Fair.

In the biological division, Ian Tunnissen won best of show with a project on hand sensitivity.

Luke Hennebold won best of show in physical science with a project on row crop erosion.

Lucas Jedlicki and Nick Bare won best of show in ag for a project on phosphorus addition.

Biology results include: Rile Calhoon, gold; Levi McClanahan, Lauren Norrid, both silver; Destiny Ruden, Samantha Marts/ Madyson Frazier, all bronze.

Ribbons were awarded to: Matt Hartley, Dalton Baker, Charlie Novak, Zach Lapsley, Savannah Vogel, Emalie Duley, Ronae Klein/Daesha Klein; Mason Schuyler/ Alex Schaeffer and Aidon Bachmann.

Brandon Volmer received a gold medal in physical science. Silver medals went to Tyler Olson, Tedra Vrbka/Sophia Lewis.

Receiving bronze were Asher Kraft, Andrew Taylor. Ribbons were awarded to: Logan Tunnisen, Katy Lantz, Shea Connot, Sierra Hanson/Gracie Littau, Tyson Westendorf, Hunter Shopene, Alexis Richey and Sadie Woods/ Makenna Pederson.

Sid Durrin and Sam Hossle win a gold medal for a pH effect on a radish project.

Silver went to Devon Leiferman and Windsor Barry and a bronze went to Tristan Watzel.

Ribbons were awarded to Michael Massa/ Nathan Ducheneaux and Nathan Erickson.

Welker Honored at USD

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Logan Welker of Hamill, was recently honored by the psychology department at the University of South Dakota.

He has a double major pursuing two bachelor of arts degrees in psychology and Spanish. He is a junior and plans to attend graduate school for clinical psychology.

On April 6, he was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi, a Hispanic studies honors society. On April 19, he was inducted into Psi Chi, a nationally recognized psychology honors association.

Additionally, this year the USD psychology department awarded Welker with an outstanding research award, an outstanding junior award and the Royal D and Helen B. Doner scholarship.

Winner Track Competes in Pierre

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Cameron Kuil led the Winner High School boys and girls track teams as he took second place in the 400 at the Legion Relays in Pierre on Friday. Kuil finished in :52.20. This was his first race of the season as he was recovering from a basketball injury.
In this meet, Winner was competing against the larger schools from Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Brandon Valley.