BRITTON -- Aberdeen Christian took advantage of its first outdoor meet of the season by rewriting the school record book.
The Knights, in their sixth varsity campaign, established three new school marks and just missed qualifying for the state meet in another event during the Britton-Hecla Invitational track and field meet on Tuesday.
"We did have a pretty good day," said Christian boys' coach Matt Scott. "The kids definitely got out there and worked hard. It's a great start to the season."
Tabitha Schrenk set a school record in the 100-meter dash (:14.77), Alexis Boschee broke a school mark in the 1,600-meter run (6:45.4) and the boys' 3,200-meter relay also set a new standard (10:06.9).
"Both girls know they have room to improve," said Christian girls' coach Christy Hulscher, "but they're just excited to get that first (meet) out of the way and move on to the next one."
Kassi Jones of Britton-Hecla won three individual events and ran on a winning relay. Jones won the 100-meter dash in state-qualifying fashion and also won the 200- and 400-meter dashes. Shanna Swanson of Waubay won the 800 and 1,600 and also ran on a winning relay. Sierra Bivens of Langford captured the shot put and the discus.
Seth Lundeen powered the Christian boys by winning the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs. Job Niewenhuis missed qualifying for state by .12 seconds in the 100-meter dash. Tucker Iwerks finished second in the 800-meter run.
Langford's Nick Alberts had a major day, winning a pair of individual events and running on two winning relay squads. Alberts qualified for the state meet in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes.
A pair of Frederick boys also won two individual events. Adam Dutenhoffer qualified for state in the shot put and also won the discus. Teammate Brian Sumption won the high jump and the long jump.
Hulscher noted that a six-team meet was an ideal way to start out the season.
Now the Knights head to one of their largest meets of the year when they travel to Huron for the Sunshine Bible Invitational on Tuesday. That event usually has a field of more than 20 teams, loaded with standout performers.
"There are some very good kids," Scott noted. "It's a great place to work on getting a fast time. I'd say you definitely have a shot at winning anywhere if you can win at the Sunshine Bible."
Participating Teams: Aberdeen Christian, Britton-Hecla, Frederick, Langford, Tiospa Zina, Waubay.
100-Meter Dash: 1, Kassi Jones, Britton-Hecla, :12.81 (SQ); 2, Shauna Tobin, Langford, :13.25; 3, Shelby Price, Langford, :13.46; 4, Alli Gaikowski, Waubay, :14.50; 5, Shelby Ness, Waubay, :14.59; 6, Tabitha Schrenk, Aberdeen Christian, :14.77.
200-Meter Dash: 1, Kassi Jones, Britton-Hecla, :28.05; 2, Shelby Price, Langford, :29.00; 3, Shauna Tobin, Langford, :29.11; 4, Annie Christenson, Britton-Hecla, :29.31; 5, Shelby Ness, Waubay, :30.46; 6, Tabitha Schrenk, Aberdeen Christian, :31.56.
400-Meter Dash: 1, Kassi Jones, Britton-Hecla, 1:06.3; 2, Brianna Gaikowski, Waubay, 1:58.8.
800-Meter Run: 1, Shanna Swanson, Waubay, 3:02.2; 2, Abby Flanery, Britton-Hecla, 3:14.1; 3, Runner not reported, Tiospa Zina, 3:29.4.0; 4, Abbi Koop, Britton-Hecla, 3:37.7; 5, Runner not reported, Tiospa Zina, 3:51.9.
1,600-Meter Run: 1, Shanna Swanson, Waubay, 6:34.8; 2, Alexis Boschee, Aberdeen Christian, 6:45.4
100-Meter Hurdles: 1, Kristen Baus, Britton-Hecla, :17.71; 2, Aria Meyer, Britton-Hecla, :17.72; 3, Brooke Skoglund, Britton-Hecla, :19.15.