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The Black Hills State University track and field teams competed at the Kit Mayer Invite, hosted by Colorado School of Mines on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets won five events on the day, including a provisional mark set by Allan McDonnell in the high jump.

Black Hills State  took first, second and fourth in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase. Jonah Theisen won the event in 9 minutes, 44.01 seconds, with Jake Iverson just behind in second place (9:49.25) and Keith Oswoski taking fourth (9:57.80). In the 1,500, Joe Rath was second in 4:10.32, and Josh Davis was fourth in the 10,000 (34:37.86). The men's 4x400 meter relay team took second.

 In the men's 800 meters, Keegan Her Many Horses was fourth in 1:57.60.

In men's field events, McDonnell won the high jump for the third time this outdoor season. The freshman jumped 2.05 meters, which is an NCAA provisional mark. 

McDonnell also won the triple jump with a leap of 13.66 meters. Laketon McLaughlin finished third in the shot put (14.37 meters) and Brad Lyman placed fifth in the javelin (41.69 meter).

On the women's side, Nicole Allerdings won the 5,000 meters in 18:14.41, while Savannah Davis was third in the 10,000 meters (39:59.24). Tori Moore placed first in the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 11:43.68.

Brittany Marosok finished second in the 100 meter hurdles in 15.41, with Katie Campbell (16.48), Julette Goehring (17.07), and Hayley Bowen (17.35) taking third, fourth, and fifth, respectively. The Yellow Jacket 4x400 meter relay team finished second (4:14.49).  Zoe Langseth was fifth in the 400 meters (1:00.43). 

In field events, Alexandra Richards (1.60 meters) was second in the high jump, with Lia Guigui just behind in third. Whitney Scott finished tied for second in the pole vault, clearing 3.39 meters.

Jordyn Huneke was fifth in the event, while Richards was sixth. Katie Campbell placed fifth in the triple jump (10.88m), while Richards was third in the javelin (38.80m).

BHSU will next compete at the Mt. Sac Relays and Blue Hawk Invite over the weekend of April 20-21.

Post 22 softball splits with Gillette

Rapid City American Legion Post 22 under-13 softball team split a doubleheader with the Gillette Blue Jays, taking game one 3-2 and losing in game two 7-4.

In the first game, it was two late runs that put the Hardhats over the Blue Jays. After both teams scored a run in the first inning and Gillette put another run on the board in the fourth. Post 22 would scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth and hold off the Blue Jays in the top of the seventh for the win.

Post 22 registered 13 hits, with Shaye Beardsley and Sophie Dressler recording three hits, Ava Mack, Kendal Kostenbauer and Avrianna Fitch notched two hits.

Dressler went the distance on the mound for Post 22. She allowed only three hits, two runs and struck out 14 batters. 

In the second game Gillette was paced by six runs in the first two innings to salvage the sweep.

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The Blue Jays scored three in the first and three more in the second. Post 22 responded with one run in the top of the fifth, and Gillette also scored a run in the fifth.

Post 22 made some noise with three runs in the seventh, but the damage was done. It committed four errors in the loss.

Beardsley, Dressler and Tya Brandhagen all collected two hits.

3-on-3 tournament set at South Dakota School of Mines for April 22

The South Dakota School of Mines basketball program will be holding a 3-on-3 tournament at the King Center April 22.

The tournament will be split into seven divisions for boys and girls. The divisions will be separated by grade, starting with 3rd-8th grade. The 7th division will be the open division, this division is for any athletes that have graduated from high school.

The entry fee for the tournament is $40 per team. Each team needs to have a minimum of four players. Each additional athlete after four will be charged $5.

The deadline to register for this event is April 17. Registration and payment need to be sent to:

SD School of Mines, Attn: Jason Henry, 501 East St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.

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