The South Dakota Track and Field Coaches of the Year were selected for the 2019 campaign. For the boys track and field it was Jim Jarovski from Sioux Falls Lincoln while Rachelle DeBeer from Deubrook Area won the coach of the year on the girls side.
Boys Track & Field — Jim Jarovski, SF Lincoln HS (13 yrs)
Boys Team State Meet results =
4th consecutive undefeated season, including State Meets
’19 Champions 1st place events = 110mHH, 1600m, 3200m, 4×400, 4×800, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus
Hunter Merkley = all-time State record in Long Jump = 23’ 11.5”
5th consecutive State Track and Field Meet Combined Champions (Boys & Girls squads)
Girls squad won 3 State title in last four (4) years
Girls Track & Field — Rachelle DeBeer, Deubrook Area HS (9 yrs)
Girls Team State Meet results =
3rd consecutive State Meet title
’19 Champions 1st place events = 300mIH, 4×400, 4×800, Triple Jump
Girls 4×800 squad won 4 consecutive state titles and hold the Class B State Meet record of 9:48.59
Coaches Jarovski and DeBeer’s names are forwarded for consideration for national honors.