The Black Hills State Triathlon team finished second among Division II schools at the Collegiate Nationals on Sunday morning.

Mathilde Bernard was the fourth Division II finisher, placing 13th overall. She finished in 1 hour, 8 minutes and 15 seconds. Katie Christy was 49th overall, and 15th in Division II, while Taylor Ihmels was just behind in 50th overall, and 16th in the division. Christy finished the triathlon in 1:16:20.50, and Ihmels finished in 1:17:04.03.

Kaylee Lamb and Cayley Schmitt were 53rd and 54th overall, respectively. Lamb's time of 1:17:48.63 was good for 17th in Division II, while Schmitt's time of 1:17:58.47, was good for 18th in Division II.

Queens University of Charlotte was the top team in Division II, placing top-three in the division, led by Anabel Knoll, who was fourth overall. Racers from Arizona State University finished in the top three spots to claim the Division I and overall title. Sundevil Hannah Henry won the triathlon. North Central College claimed the Division III title.

The Collegiate Nationals wrapped up the 2017 season for the Yellow Jackets.

RC Racers start season strong in Pierre

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Miles Johnson, Cole Kincart and Kaley Unterseher led the way for the Rapid City Racers during its first race of the winter short course season at the Pierre Invitational.

Johnson, age 13, led the team with 129 points after winning the 100-yard backstroke, 200 back, butterfly and intermediate medley. Kincart, 15, had 128 points and won the 200 back, fly and freestyle and 100 freestyle.

Unterseher, 12, recorded 126 points after winning the 50 back and fly and the 100 breast. Mikayla Moore, 13, also had 126 points after wins in the 50 and 200 free as well as the 100 fly.

Jayda Gap, 10, scored 108 points, Marissa Renaud, 10, had 96 points, Abby Coffey, 10, scored 94 points. Ethan Moore, 11, had 67 points. His twin, Austin Moore, 11, followed him with 59 points. Adia Moul, 13, scored 40 points. Marie Johnson, 12, had 37 points. Conner Baseley, 13, earned 31 points.

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