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Coach Mary Sieck gives encouragement to Dani Frost, left and Calleigh Chicoine prior to the Ipswich Invite Saturday. Dani placed 1st, Calleigh, 3rd, and in the boys division, Cash Langdeau placed 7th.
Oneida Watchman

Sully Buttes young-guns starting to CHARGE
Sep 20, 2017

By Rich Winter

I am a monster cross-country fan and I love looking at the results within the results. Was peering through my favorite South Dakota cross-country web site that Garretson coach, Jason Bohl pointed me towards....http://www.sdcctfca.com/teams/?u=SDCCTFCA&s=htosports and came across last week's Potter County Invitational results. 


Excited to see Sully Buttes senior, Gracie Weinheimer up there in the mix finishing third only behind two horses from Ipswich. I am a big fan of Weinheimer's, mostly from track & field where I always enjoy seeing her anchor the Sully Buttes medley team at the state track meet. 


But, as I checked further into the Potter County meet something really intereresting popped up. Running the 4000 meter event, in the JV portion of the meet, the Sully Buttes girls finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

1st - Dani Frost - 17:19

2nd - Calleigh Chicoine - 17:27

3rd - Allyson Wittler - 17:39

Now, if you dig just a smidge deeper, 6th-grader Stevie Wittler finished 2rd in the 3000 meter race with a time of 13:59.


Haven't followed the Chargers closely enough, but guessing here at some point that coach Mary Sieck is going to bring those young guns up to varsity. 


Weinheimer has carried the torch but those are some talented youngsters just getting used to the longer distances. Based on those 4000 meter times and with about four weeks left in the season, look out for Sully Buttes. Class B scores just three runners and suddenly Sully Buttes looks TUFF. 



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