Three named MVPs as records fall Monday at Dan Lennon track meet

Three named MVPs as records fall Monday at Dan Lennon track meet Breanna Dumke of Sioux Falls Roosevelt was named the girls' athlete of the meet and Ben Delay of Bellevue (NE) West along with Jack Lemke of Omaha (NE) Benson were named the most valuable performers in the boys' division during the Class A portion of the Dan Lennon Relays held at the DakotaDome on Monday, March 29.

In all, the Class A portion of the meet drew more than 32 teams and 950 athletes participated. The Class B Division of the Dan Lennon Relays was held on Tuesday.

Vermillion took home five top-eight finishes on the boys' side, led by a third place finish in the 1600 relay in 3:39.04. The Tanagers also finished sixth in the medley relay (3:52.46) and eighth in the 800 relay (1.39.23).

Individually for the Tanagers, Chad Teigen placed fifth in the 400 in 54.91 and Kellen Cusick finished seventh in the shot put with a toss of 49'2''.

For the Vermillion girls, Annie Carlson placed seventh in the triple jump (33'8.5'') and tied for eighth in the long jump (15'5.75''). Eighth-grader Alicia Brown finished eighth in the 60 (8.35).

Dumke won the 400 meter dash in 1:00.39 and also anchored both the victorious 4×200 meter relay (1:49.63) and 4×400 meter relay (4:13.71) for Sioux Falls Roosevelt.

Meanwhile in the boys' division, Delay also won three events, including setting a record in the 1,600 meters in 4:23.99, while winning the 3200 meters in 9:51.28 and engineering a stirring comeback to give Bellevue West a win in the 4×400 meter relay (3:35.88).

Lemke broke his own record in the 800 meters, recording a 1:57.14. He won the event for the fourth straight year. He was the Dan Lennon Award recipient a year ago.

Overall, a total of six records were set Monday. The new records included:

Girls 60-Meter Dash: McNeil, Angelique, Bellevue West, 8.10. (old record, 8.14, Mallory Larson, Fremont, NE)

Girls Pole Vault: Brittany Speirs, Huron, 11'0'' (old record, 10'0'', Kimberly Hilton, Huron, 2000; Speirs, 10'0'', Huron, 2002)

Girls 60-Meter Hurdles: Lindsay House, Lennox, 9.13 in prelims (old record 9.24, Kasey McDaniel, Spencer, IA, 2003). House recorded a 9.14 in winning the finals in the 60-meter hurdles.

Boys Long Jump: Robert Rands, Bellevue East, 23-03.50 (old mark, 22'11''. Shawn Swan, Ralston, NE, 2002)

Boys 800-Meter Run: Jack Lemke, Omaha Benson, 1:57.14 (old record, Lemke, 1:57.67, 2003)

Boys 1,600-Meter Run: Ben Delay, Bellevue West, 4:23.99 (old record, Delay, 4:24.33)

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