Several Vermillion athletes had strong performances as they advanced to their event finals and earned top-eight finishes.
In the 9-and 10-year-old girls' division Hailey Freidel placed fifth in the 100-meter dash while the 4×100 relay team of Katie Johnson, Natalie Swanson, Jackie Buelow and Freidel finished in seventh place.
For the 11- and 12-year-old boys, Jay Munger had an outstanding meet as he placed in all three of his events. Munger finished fifth in the 200 meters, sixth in the 100 meters and fifth in the standing long jump while Alex Robertson placed seventh in the 800 meters.
In the 13- and 14-year-old girls' division Brandi Blue Arm was fourth in the 200 meters and on the boys' side, William Mart was third in the softball throw.
Representing South Dakota at the national Hershey Track Meet in Hershey, PA, are Carly Carper, Rutland; Tara Ronke, Tyndall; Austin Bormann, Stickney; Ricky Hannasch, Watertown; and Caelie Williams, Pierre.