Butkus, Gross named MVPs at Dan Lennon Invitational

Butkus, Gross named MVPs at Dan Lennon Invitational Lucas Butkus of Freeman Academy and Brigitte Gross of Hanson High School were named the MVPs of the Class B Session of the Dan Lennon Invitational, which was held Thursday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. The day saw two Class B records broken and two Class B records tied. Butkus tied a Class B meet record (Kaleb Christensen, Columbus, NE 2006 and 2008) with a time of 7.25 in winning the 60 dash. Butkus was a double-winner on the day as he also captured the crown in the long jump event (20-9). Gross tied a Class B meet record (Jackie Dvorack, Bon Homme) with an effort of 11-0 to win the pole vault event. She also added a win in the 60 hurdles (9.55) to finish the day with two wins. Carly Carper of Oldham-Ramona-Rutland won the 60 dash and set a new Class B meet record in the event with a time of 7.98 – breaking the mark she tied in 2008. Also breaking the women's sprint medley relay record was Scotland with a time of 4:29.81 (4:30.02, LeMars Gehlen, Iowa, 2004). That relay consisted of Cindy Syrovatka, Suzie Kloucek, Katie Sedlacek and Molly Kokesh. Adam Myott of Centerville recorded wins in the 1,600 run (4:59.99) and the 3,200 run (10:35.57). The SDHSAA-sanctioned event included high school teams from South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota.

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