Jim Reinhart was a world class talent, and as a runner, achieved unremarkable feats as a Patriot during the early 70's. He was a critical member of a program that achieved success unmatched to this day at Lincoln High School nearly 30 years ago, and today, many of Jim's records still stand at LHS as well as the state level. For four years, Jim was a vital contributor to a dynasty whom he credits both his success and his teammates success to hard work, pride, and teamwork. In recognition of the hall of famer, greatest distance runner Lincoln High School has produced, and one of the best ever to come out of the state of South Dakota, I asked Jim to pass down any award he received during his cross country/track and field days for us to use in our program. Graciously, he took the time to look through old boxes and he gave our program a 1972 CC MVP award. As a team, we will honor Jim and his accomplishments by passing the trophy throughout the team during the season recognizing outstanding performances by both male and females at both JV and V levels.
*Please, take the time to view Jim's Hall of Fame induction write-up below. It's hard to sum up his accomplishments and contributions to Lincoln High School in just one page, but it highlights his legacy and puts a better perspective of his impact to our program and to the state.
City Meet 9/3/13 - Nathan Schroeder & Will Lauer not only went 1,2 during the race, they BOTH broke the school record in the process. A goal was put before them and together, they made LHS history.
Augie Twilight 9/6/13 - Sydney Sweeter is running like a veteran. She is making daily gains in practice and executing perfectly in meets. She is making noticeable gains as the season progresses and she is putting herself in position to run her best at season's end.
Meet of Champions 9/14/13- Carter Barkley took charge from the gun and didn't let up, cruising to the finish and winning the JV boys race by holding off his charging teammates. Leading from wire to wire is a mental battle. Carter with stood the pressure and executed his best race of the season.
SF Christian Invite/Heartland Classic, Ames, IA- Gabe Peters stepped up and rang the bell when his team needed him to score at a challenging, and potentially polarizing environment. With nearly 250 runners competing, Gabe ran smart and controlled, moving his way into position and finishing strong, scoring in the five spot for his team, and securing a 4th place overall finish. Overall, he was the second fastest freshmen in the field.
Brookings Invite- Dale Loudon pushed on the accelerator at the start and didn't let up. Taking the lead from the start, Dale was on a mission for a statement race. Undoubtedly his best race of the year, Dale continued to distance himself from the field throughout the race, creating a :32 gap between 1st and 2nd place. 2nd place was no slouch, either. His teammate Henry, also had his best race of the season.
Roy Griak Invitational- Will Lauer stepped up to the plate and delivered. Medaling and finishing 9th overall, Will pushed through the first two miles at sub 5:00 pace and held strong breaking 16:00 for the first time on an extremely difficult and challenging course running 15:59. Will's successful season has been one in waiting. His mental transformation has brought him to an elite level and one he truly deserves.