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LHS boys claim back-to-back Region Championship titles

With five individual Region Championship titles, the Lennox High School boys’ track and field team claimed the team title for the second year in a row. Lennox finished with 176 team points at the Region 4A Track and Field Meet held May 19 in Elk Point, bettering Canton who took second with 136 team points. Tea Area finished third (104.5), Beresford fourth (75), Elk Point Jefferson fifth (71), Dakota Valley sixth (69.5), and Vermillion seventh (66).

Helping the Orioles win the Championship title were Region Champions Brendan Langbehn, Jacob Lackas, Nick Kayl, and Jacob Hinker.

Langbehn was a dual title holder, winning the title in both the 800 and 3200 meter runs. In the 800 meter, Langbehn clocked a time of 2:07.38 and in the 3200 meter he finished in 10:42.6 to win the event. Also competing in those events for Lennox were Nick Eli in the 800 meter run (2:15.88) who took fourth and Camden Wulf in the 3200 meter run (10:45.97) who finished second in the event. Cooper Benning took seventh (10:59.70).

Langbehn will compete in both events at State. Wulf will compete in both he 3200 meter and 1600 meter runs. At Regions, Wulf earned the Region runner-up honors in the 1600 meter clocking a time of 4:54.15. Mitchell Peters also competed in the event, taking tenth (5:09.70).

The hurdle scene continued to be dominated by LHS athletes. Lackas claimed the Region title in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.11 seconds. Kayl took second (15.54) and Ethan Gilbert sixth (16.68). Both Lackas and Kayl will compete at State in the event.

In the 300 meter hurdles, Kayl took the title with a time of 41.51 seconds. Lackas was in second towards race end, but opened the finish line for his teammate, Gilbert, who took second place with a time of 42.9 seconds to qualify for State. Lackas finished third with a time of 43.12. All three will compete in the event at State.

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