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USF Relays, less than three days away
Courtesy: USF Athletics

Three Reasons to Attend the USF Relays; (1) Class Not a Factor

Courtesy: USF Athletics
          Release: 05/01/2012
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The 2012 Sioux Falls Relays will take a unique approach to the seeding of this year's high school participants. Unlike several large high school meets, including the state meet and even Howard Wood Relays, USF's events will provide student-athletes the rare opportunity to compete head to head with the best competition in their respective event, regardless of class (Class AA, A, B).

With two days remaining until the official release of heat sheets, the latest participation report confirms cross-divisional competitions in nearly every event, in several cases, featuring recent state champions and finalist within their respective divisions.

Despite drawing South Dakota Class AA's No. 1 and 3 in the current shot put ranking, this weekend's title has to be favored by Class A product, Tyler Schultz (Custer), who recently claimed the high school South Dakota record, heaving it 69 feet, 5 ¾ inches less than two weeks ago. He's set to face Watertown duo Alex Renner and Tyler Robel, who sit one and two on the Class AA leaderboard. Renner recorded a 60 feet toss to take-over the No. 1 spot in Class AA, while his teammate Robel remains No. 3 following a 52 feet, nine inch toss this season.

Several of the girl's relays such as the 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800 will also showcase the state's finest talent it has to offer, however the 4x100 relay is expected to create the most noise. In addition to landing four of the top five teams in Class AA for the Sioux Falls' 4x100 relay, including No. 1 Rapid City Stevens (50.00), Watertown (50.32), Rapid City Central (50.40), and Sioux Falls Lincoln (50.40), the 4x100 race will also feature the state's best of Class A and B. Sioux Falls Christian (50.60), who will compete, has recorded the lowest Class A time this season, while Oldham-Ramona/Rutland (51.32), which is also set to challenge the field, accounts for the Class B state-low.

For more information about the 2012 Sioux Falls Relays, please visit Sioux Falls Relays Central.

Stayed tuned, for part two of three reasons you do not want to miss the 2012 USF Relays.
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