Gorillas travel to Mitchell for the Corn Palace Relays


Alexa Hannahs


The Gorillas traveled to Mitchell last Saturday April 16, to compete in the Corn Palace Relays. The meet consisted of class A and B schools. The Gorillas competed in class B against five other teams. The teams were Kimball/White Lake, Burke/South Central, Hanson, Platte/Geddes, and Sanborn Central/Woonsocket.

The girls’ team didn’t place as a team, but did have some events place. Sydney Svatos placed 7th in triple jump with 29 ft. and Brooklyn VanDerWerff placed 10th in triple jump with 27 ft. and 8 in. For high jump Megan Warnke received 9th place with a 4 ft. 8 in. jump.

For the boys’ team, the 3200 relay placed 6th with a time of 10:27, and the 800 relay placed 7th with a time of 1:46. The 400 relay came close in 2nd place with a time of 50.45, and the medley relay placed 4th with a time of 4:11. For the last relay the boys placed 1st with a time of 3:41 in the 1600 relay. Joseph Veskrna placed 4th in the 110m hurdles in 17.10 and 2nd in the 300 hurdles with a time of 45.63. Blake Boes received 5th in the 300 hurdles in 48.53. Aaron Voigt placed 3rd in the 1600m run with a time of 4:54 and 7th in the 3200m run with a time of 10:28. Voigt also beat the school record in the 3200m run by .06 of a second. Triv Vosika placed 5th in high jump with 5 ft. 9 in., and Boes placed 10th in high jump with a jump of 5 ft. 7 in. Jayd VanDerWerff placed 4th with a jump of 19 ft. 8 in. in long jump. For triple jump Robert Vomacka placed 1st with a 39 ft. 4 in. jump, and Voigt placed 4th with 37 ft. 9 in. jump. The boys’ team did not place as a team.

Voigt said, “It felt really amazing breaking a 34 year old school record, and I hope that I can continue to bring my time down.”