The Lennox Orioles are producing talented multi-sport athletes

Pictured above are Lennox seniors Brock Anderson and Camden Wulf. Both athletes were part of a Lennox basketball team that finished 4th in Class A this year. Anderson and Wulf now take aim on there ‘other’ sports.

By Rich Winter

One of my favorite memories of the 2018 South Dakota State track meet was the Class A boys 1600 meters. West Central’s Gabe Peters was the clear favorite to win and he had a large gap on the field with just one lap to go. Sitting at the front of the chase-pack, a young man clad in orange and black took off…Lennox junior Camden Wulf heard the bell lap and he went for it. Fearing neither the talented senior (Wisconsin) in front of him, nor the rest of the pack that couldn’t match his effort, Wulf broke the pack and started closing in on the big dog.

He got up to Peters, and then finished strong, four seconds behind the senior.

1 Peters, Derick (12) West Central 4:25.29

2 Wulf, Camden (11) Lennox 4:29.44

Loved that race for the pure and simple fact that Wulf went for it.

After finishing third in the Class A state cross-country meet last fall, Wulf looks to be part of an elite trio leading the Class A distance efforts.

In that 1600 a year ago, West Central junior Braden Peters was 5th - 4:34 with Beresford junior Alec Atwood 6th - 4:35.74

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Last fall, Atwood out-leaned Braden Peters in a thrilling finish of the Class A state cross-country meet.

Lennox’s Wulf was 3rd.

Side note, Wulf, Peters and Atwood will all be going to the University of South Dakota next fall to compete in track and cross-country.

How many different uniforms does Brock Anderson’s mom have to wash every week

One of the really great stories coming out of the A ranks this year were the exploits of Paul McVey’s Lennox Orioles. Playing with a chip on-their-shoulder all year long, the fellas clawed their way to a 4th place finish at the state tournament.

One of the guys I followed this season was Lennox’s 6-foot-3 forward Brock Anderson. Brock is the defending Class A state discus champion and finished 3rd in the shot put. Was trying to piece together more about Anderson, the baseball pitcher. After visiting with my buddy Jody Brozik, who open-mouthed watched last year as Anderson mowed down the Winner baseball team with high-velocity, wicked breaking ball and an uncanny sense of understanding everything going on out on the field, I have a better picture of Brock Anderson the pitcher.

Mr. Brozik also noted that Wulf is a terrific middle-infielder for a solid Lennox baseball program.

Hutmacher vs. Anderson in the Class A throws could be special

One face missing from the 2018 South Dakota State track meet last year was that of then Chamberlain sophomore Nash Hutmacher. After the region meet and a few days before the state meet, Hutmacher badly sprained his ankle in the Chamberlain shot-put circle and did not compete at the state meet.

Anderson has the shot over 50’ and the discus over 150’…Hutmacher placed in both events as a FROSH, this should get fun.