South Central Calhoun and Kuemper seemed to race each other in every event on Friday afternoon at the Ross Samuelson Relays held in Lake City.

Add in strong runs by East Sac County and Ar-We-Va, and the area had a strong contingent at the Friday meet.

South central Calhoun finished second with 96 total points. They were followed by Kuemper in third with 91 points. East Sac found 47 points in a sixth place finish. Ar-We-Va was seventh with 41 total points. Sioux Central won the meet with 144 points. One of the first of many Kuemper wins came in the 4x100 race where the team of Hannah Irlbeck, Anna Niehaus, Erica Sturm and Mallory Badding won with a time of 54.40.

SCC’s team of Jessica Hicks, Emma McKinney, Drew Pochinski and Maddie Jones finished third. The Ar-We-Va group of Hannah Kraus, Sara Schurke, Jadeyn Smith and Leslie Luft finished fifth.

The high jump event saw East Sac’s Bailey Wolleson win with a height of 5-feet-2-inches. SCC’s Kaylynn Ridgely finished second with a height of five feet.

East Sac’s Caitlin Schueneman finished fourth. Anna Niehaus of Kuemper placed fifth.

South Central Calhoun’s Kim Daisy won the shot put with a throw of 35-feet. Ar-We-Va teammates finished second and third. Hinners was second, Smith was third.

Dezey Blankenship of SCC placed fourth.

In the 100 meter race Kuemper’s Mallory Badding won the event with a time of 13.35. East Sac’s Maggie Veit was second. SCC’s Drew Pochinski placed third. Cami Uhlenkamp of Kuemper. was fourth and Erin Schinn from SCC was fifth.

Badding also won the 200 meter race. Kuemper teammate, Niehaus finished third. Maggie Veit from East Sac finished fourth.

Hannah Irlbeck won the 100 meter hurdles event with a time of 16.52. Ar-We-Va’s Luft finished second. East Sac’s Hannah Schmitt placed fifth. Arianna Kistler of SCC finished sixth.

SCC’s McKinney and Haley Stauter placed third and fifth in the 400 meter run. Kylie Schroeder of East Sac finished sixth.

The discus thrower of Emily Hinners from Ar-We-Va finished second with a throw of 94-feet-7-inches. Daisy of SCC was third. Hannah Kraus of Ar-We-Va was sixth.

Brookjlyn Gifford of Kuemper placed fifth in the 800 meter run.

The South Central Calhoun runner, Alayna Murley finished fourth in the 1,500 meter run. East Sac’s Morgan Sholty placed fifth.

In the 3,000 meter race, Murley of SCC was second. Morgan Sholty was third from East Sac.

The 400 hurdles race saw Chloe Grote of Kuemper place second with a time of 1:14.88. East Sac’s Hannah Schmitt placed fourth. Arianna Kistler was sixth for SCC.

The South Central Calhoun 4x200 team of Hicks, Pochinski, Kaylynn Ridgely and Jones led the area finishers with a fourth. Kuemper’s team of Erica Sturm, Grote, Niehaus, Olivia Badding placed fifth. The Ar-We-Va team of Vanessa DeClid, Sara Schurke, Esthefani DeClid and Hannah Kraus finished sixth.

In the 4x400 race, it was the East Sac team of Francesca Barbieri, Citlin Schueneman, Izabelle Rodman and Wolleson placing fourth.

SCC’s team of McKinney, Ridgely, Stauter and Jones finished fifth. Kuemper’s team of Bauer, Nicole Seidl, Julia Mikkelsen and Gifford placed sixth.

In the 4x800 race, the SCC team of Ashley Hanks, Lauren Ukena, Meghan Dietrich and Brielle Korleski finished second. Kuemper’s team of Brandi Eischeid, Gifford, Bowden and Bauer placed third.

The SCC team of Hicks, Jones, Stauter and McKinney led the area schools with a fourth place finish in the sprint medley. East Sac’s Hannah Schmitt, Schueneman, Veit and Izabelle Rodman finished fifth. The Ar-We-Va team of Smith, Schurke, Luft and Kraus placed sixth.

In the distance medley relay, SCC’s team of Erin Shinn, Kortney Riley, Ukena and Hanks led area schools with a fourth place finish.

Kuemper’s team of Kasey Halbur, Olivia Badding, Meghan Sturm and Eischeid finished fifth.

In the long jump, Mikkelsen of Kumper led area schools with a second place finsih of 15-feet-3-inches. Luft from Ar-We-Va finished third with a leap of 15-feet-2-inches.

Mallory Badding of Kuemper finished fourth also jumping 15-feet-2-inches. Ridgely of SCC was fifth with a jump of 14-feet-2-inches.