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The Yellow Jackets were led this past weekend with a strong showing by senior Trent Waage from Aberdeen, South Dakota by winning the marathon with a time of 2:28:27.00.  Junior thrower Jason Boeding from Caputa, South Dakota placed fifth in the hammer throw with a toss of 178-00. 

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The BHSU women had a strong showing this past weekend in Edwardsville, Illinois by placing 5th overall in the Nation.  The Yellow Jackets had two first place finishers and nine others placing in the top ten of their event. 

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Douglas High School standout thrower, Chandlor Mikkonen, has signed a letter of intent with the Black Hills State University Track & Field program.  Click below for more details. 

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Senior Aubrey Baxter was awarded Women’s Most Valuable Senior and Women’s Field Athlete of the Meet by the Dakota Athletic Conference.  Baxter won three events this past Friday at the DAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Madison, South Dakota. Click above for more details.

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The women track & field team won the Dakota Athletic Conference meet yesterday in Madison, South Dakota with a score of 232 points.  The meet came down to the last event where the Yellow Jackets were able to pull away.  The men finished in second place at the meet.  Click above for a complete list of all events and results.

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Breanna Janovy, has recently signed a letter of intent to play college basketball for Black Hills State University beginning in the fall of 2009.  Breanna is currently a senior at Sturgis High School.  During her four years in high school she has participated in basketball, volleyball and track. 

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This Friday the 2009 Outdoor Track & Field Championships can be seen live on B2 Networks through pay per view. The Yellow Jackets are looking to have another strong performance as they look to advance on to Nationals.  Click above for the pay per view link.

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Junior pitcher Karissa Norte from Aurora, Colorado was honored this past week by the Dakota Athletic Conference by being named DAC Softball Player of the Week.  In four games, Karissa batted .538 going 7-13 including two doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and five RBI's.  Freshman outfielder Maria Herber from Kadoka, South Dakota was also honored by being named All-Conference.  Herber was honored for her effort at the plate and in the outfield. Maria batted .429 for the season where she led the Yellow Jackets. Click above for more details.

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Hayden Bales has recently signed a National Letter of Intent at Black Hills State University beginning in the fall of 2009 to compete in track & field.  Hayden is currently a senior at Cody High School in Cody, Wyoming. Click above to view article.

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The Yellow Jackets closed out the Dakota Athletic Conference in first place this past week which gave them the automatic bid to the National Tournament in Rapid City, South Dakota.  The National Tournament will take place at Meadowbrook Municipal Golf Course in Rapid City May 12th-15th.  The Yellow Jackets will compete against 28 other teams in the NAIA.  Click above for more information on the tournament.
 

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