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Martin, Central boys claim Watertown titles

Aberdeen Central’s Jacob Angerhofer competes in the Salmi/Sahli Invitational meet at Lee Park Golf Course. Angerhofer finished sixth at the Watertown Invitational on Thursday to help the Golden Eagles win the team championship. Photo by John Davis taken 9/9/2021

WATERTOWN – Aberdeen Central’s Josh Martin won the individual race and the Golden Eagles won the boys’ team championship during the Watertown Invitational Cross Country Meet on Thursday.

Central finished with 70 points, while runner-up Sioux falls Lincoln had 84.

Martin clocked a time of 16 minutes, 13 seconds to win the individual race. Jacob Angerhofer was sixth and Tino Lopez ninth for the Eagles.

“We continue to improve as the season progresses,” said Central boys’ coach Greg Murley. “We had a handful of PRs.”

Lincoln won the girls’ team crown. Central finished fifth.

The Golden Eagles were led by Kaylie Peldo who was 11th and Aylssa Roehrich who was 14th.

“We had some runners that had good races and some that just weren’t feeling very well,” said Central girls’ coach Bill Martens. “Kaylie Peldo and Alyssa Roehrich had solid races. Alivia Burgard had another strong performance. Those three had personal best times again this week.”

The Eagles will now have a week to prepare for the Eastern South Dakota Conference meet, Saturday, Oct. 9 in Brandon.

“We have an important week of mental and physical training ahead of us as we prepare for the ESD meet,” Murley said. “We look forward to the course challenges that will be presented to us.”


Team Points: Aberdeen Central 70, Sioux Falls Lincoln 84, Brandon Valley 101, Sioux Falls Jefferson 114, Pierre 125, Harrisburg 151, Brookings 161, O’Gorman 203, Huron 206, Sioux Falls Washington 234, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 275, Mitchell 379.

Top 15 Individual Results

1, Josh Martin, Aberdeen Central, 16:13; 2, Hayden Shaffer, Pierre, 16:22; 3, Jared Lutmer, Pierre, 16:37; 4, Kadin Groen, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 16:40; 5, Jack Castelli, O’Gorman, 16:42; 6, Jacob Angerhofer, Aberdeen Central, 16:45; 7, Parker Fitzgerald, Harrisburg, 16:53; 8, Samuel Castle, Sioux Falls Jefferson, 16:56; 9, Tino Lopez, Aberdeen Central, 16:57; 10, Gavin Smith, Harrisburg, 17:00;

11, Eli Johnson, Sioux Falls Jefferson, 17:05; 12, Torry Harding, Brookings, 17:06; 13, Ben VanDeBerg, Brandon Valley, 17:08; 14, Paul Kern, Brandon Valley, 17:09; 15, Ethan Boyens, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 17:10.

Other Aberdeen Central results: 25, Anthony Miller, 17:26; 29, Christian Wells, 17:35; 42, Ian Ahlberg, 17:52; 43, Noah Miller, 17:52; 57, Esten Foss, 18:16; 70, Rylan Johnson, 18:38.


Team Points: Sioux Falls Lincoln 41, Brandon Valley 46, Sioux Falls Washington 71, Harrisburg 83, Aberdeen Central 140, Brookings 178, Sioux Falls Jefferson 196, Pierre 206, Mitchell 254.

Top 15 Individual Results

1, Ali Bainbridge, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 17:42; 2, Libby Castelli, O’Gorman, 18:03; 3, Addison Scholten, Brandon Valley, 18:45; 4, Mia Wentzy, Brandon Valley, 19:06; 5, Preslie White, Harrisburg, 19:18; 6, Gabrielle Spain, Sioux Falls Washington, 19:26; 7, Leni Olson, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 19:36; 8, Amara Burwell, Sioux Falls Washington, 19:37; 9, Addalai DeKam, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 19:44; 10, Hanna Dumansky, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 19:52;

11, Kaylie Peldo, Aberdeen Central, 20:03; 12, Bria Miller, Harrisburg, 20:12; 13, Kylie Foss, Brandon Valley, 20:17; 14, Alyssa Roehrich, Aberdeen Central, 20:18; 15, Shelby Bergan, Brandon Valley, 20:19.

Other Aberdeen Central results: 40, Olivia Burgard, 21:30; 51, Morgan VanVeen, 21:59; 60, Kiana Joerger, 22:12; 70, Sadie Struble, 22:54; 72, Angelina Lopez, 23:09; 74, Alexis Ketterling, 23:14; 75, Jordan Phillips, 23:17.

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