VIBORG --- When the best runners of the Class B gathers this weekend for the state track meet in Rapid City, the favorites will be Viborg-Hurley.
The Cougars possess the top boys relay teams in the 4x400, 4x800 and the 4x1600 along with some of the fastest sprinters in Class B.
“We came out of the gate,” Viborg-Hurley coach Bill Hansen said of the start of the season. “Some of the times we ran in the 4x100 and the 4x200 were astronomical, and we set school records in the first meet so now we are just trying to put pieces together.”
Leading the way has been Angel Johnson. The senior currently holds the top spot in the boys 100 meters with a time of 10.84 and is the top runner in the 200 meters with a 22.29 time. He also holds the top spot the long jump with a leap of 22-feet-6.5 inches. Along with his individual accomplishments, Johnson is part of the relay teams that set records earlier this month at the Dakota Relays in Sioux Falls.
“The three (relay teams) have been together since they were freshman, so it helps the chemistry,” Hansen told 605sports.com’s Kayleb Brozik. “They have worked hard. They have experience at the state track meet before. So, it’s going to be interesting to see what they can do in the next couple of days.”
The state track meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Rapid City with the Class A’s taking place in Spearfish and the Class AA’s taking place in Sturgis. Unlike previous years all three classes will remain in its separate locations.