Head coach Derik Fossum said, “We have a fun, competitive group that is really excited to get to compete in track and field after missing a season. They have really been working hard this spring. We have good depth throughout the event groups and should be able to put together some competitive relays. Above all else it will be fun to see these kids finally get the chance to show what they can do.”
Ella Pearson (Senior, discus), Jessica Masgai (Senior, triple jump), Alex Andresen (Senior, shot put), Levi Hanson (Senior, 4x100m and 4x200m relays), and Isaac McFarland (Junior, triple jump) all qualified for the state track meet in 2019. Senior Nate Hargreaves and Sophomore Brie Peters qualified for the 2020 South Dakota State Cross Country Meet this past fall.
Tri-Valley will also have seniors Balyne Gacke, Nkiza David, Cheston Fowlds, Riley Haynes, Porter Jensen, Garret Leiseth, Victory Lopez, Owen Snethen, and Preston Wieman on the team. Coach Fossum also mentioned that Steph Buchmann (Sophomore), Ava Pearson (Sophomore), Jaden Siemonsma (Junior), Michael Beyer (Junior), Connor Christensen (Junior), Dustin Sees (Sophomore), and Niyongabo Yohana (Sophomore) will be underclassmen to watch this spring.