The Black Hills State track and field teams had four individuals win events at the Ram Open on Saturday, April 19. Eric Flores (Custer, SD) placed first in the shot put with a season best 55’ 07.75” throw and Aubrey Baxter (Redfield, SD) won the hammer throw with a NAIA leading mark of 190’ 03”. Alicia Verhulst (Ralph, SD) and Cody Bordewyk (Livermore, CO) won the steeplechase events in 11:42.00 and 9:42.92 respectively. All four individuals automatically qualified for the national outdoor championships to be held in St. Louis May 22-24. 

Yellow Jackets Placing in the Top Six!


Aubrey Baxter  Hammer Throw 1st 190-03  NQ
Alicia Verhulst  Steeplechase 1st 11:42.00  NQ
Aubrey Baxter  Shot Put  2nd 51-06.25  NQ
Kelley Aline   800 meters  2nd 225.21
Kerry Washburn  5000 meters  3rd 19:12.97 
Kaila Ivers   800 meters  3rd 25.70
Aubrey Baxter  Discus  4th 144-08  NQ
Ashlee Della Silva  200 meters  4th 25.69
Kayla Ferguson  800 meters  4th 2:26.95
Nikki Shinkle  
Kayla Ferguson
Ashlee Della Silva
Kelley Aline   1600m Relay 4th 4:03.73
Jamie Adams  Steeplechase 5th 13:07.75
Robin Rosechandler 800 meters  6th 2:28.46

Eric Flores   Shot Put  1st  55-07.75  NQ
Cody Bordewyk  Steeplechase 1st 9:42.92  NQ
Eric Flores   Hammer Throw 3rd 196-01  NQ
Zach Condon  800 meters  3rd 1:57.77
KC Fiedler   Steeplechase 3rd 10:16.54
Jeremy Miller  Steeplechase 4th 10:37.34
Neil Long   5000 meters  4th 16:33.54
Cameron Dean  400m Hurdles 4th 55.17    PNQ
Mark Mazza   1500 meters  4th 4:14.20
Mark Bjornson  Steeplechase 5th 10:54.59
Birch Haraden  5000 meters  5th  17:07.87
Tyg Long   Hammer  6th 182-10 NQ