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Class AA Track and Field Leaders

Aberdeen Central’s Abby Kopecky, front right, leads the field in a heat of girls 400 meter dash Tuesday at the ESD track meet at the Barnett Center. Kopecky is currently fourth in the AA girls' 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Photo by John Davis taken 3/30/2021

Aberdeen Central athletes are gearing up for a big track and field weekend with the O’Gorman Invitational and the Howard Wood Dakota Relays. The Golden Eagles have three relays among the statewide leaders on both the boys’ and girls’ side.

Sam Rohlfs, Josh Martin and Daniel Street continue to set the pace for Central.

Rohlfs has the top long jump and is second in the triple jump. The junior is seventh in the 200-meter dash and is also a member of an 800-meter relay squad that ranks among the leaders.

Martin and Street are among the top distance runners in South Dakota. Martin is second in the 1,600-meter run and third in the 3,200, while Street is seventh in the 1,600 and fourth in the 3,200. Both are members of a 3,200-meter relay team that has the third best time.

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Jacob Merxbauer is third in the triple jump.

Abby Kopecky is Central’s highest leader for girls, currently fourth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles.

The Eagles have the second fastest time in AA in the girls’ 1,600-meter relay. Members include Melanie Jacobs, Kopecky, Brooklyn Kusler and Sadie Struble.

To view the Class AA girls’ leaders click on the following link:

https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Division/Top.aspx?DivID=118235&type=1&gender=f

To view the Class AA boys’ leaders click on the following link:

https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Division/Top.aspx?DivID=118235&type=1

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