Winner High School boys track team had two relays and three individuals that place at the state track meet. The Lady Warriors team was led on the medal stand by senior Deloris Herman who placed in both the shot put and discus.
The Winner boys medley relay took runner up honors as at the state track meet as they placed second, the highest finish of any Winner relay team at state. Running in the finals Saturday in Rapid City were Nick Hossle, Windsor Barry, Nathan Galbraith and Coleton Schuyler. They ran a time of 3:43.55.
“They were disappointed they did not come back for the state championship but the second place finish was remarkable,” said Aaker. “I could not have asked more out of those guys, they ran their best.”
On Friday in Spearfish, the medley relay team qualified for the finals. “The biggest thing about the medley was we needed to make the second day. Credit Nathan Galbraith for stepping up and running the 800. This is not his favorite race but he was willing to sacrifice for the team,” said Aaker.
Since Coleton Schuyler had to run the open half on Friday, he did not run in the medley.
The first day running the medley were Nick Hossle, Windsor Barry, Kayleb Brozik and Nathan Galbraith. Galbraith ran a 2:02 half and was able to hold off the Vermillion runner at the finish line assuring Winner a good spot in Saturday’s finals at the South Dakota School of Mines track.
“That was huge winning our heat,” said Aaker.