LHS boys capture region title

By Anne Homan

Layton Smith clears the bar during high jump competition at Regions. Smith will join Cohen Metcalf at State, representing the Orioles in the event.

On Thursday, May 19 the Lennox High School track and field team traveled to Canton to compete in the Region 4A Meet. With strong performances by several athletes, the LHS boys captured the Region team title with 165.5 points, bettering second place Dakota Valley who finished with 125 team points. Elk Point Jefferson and Tea Area tied for third, Beresford fifth, Vermillion sixth, Canton seventh, and eighth Parker.

Helping the Orioles get the team title were a multitude of athletes that claimed the Region title in their individual event.

In the 110 meter hurdles, Layne Kuper grabbed the Region title crossing the finish line in 16.18 seconds in the event. Austin Strasser grabbed second (16.27) and Landon Slack took fift