At left, Cliff Johnson from Andes Central/Dakota Christian has the farthest Class B shot-put in the state…At right, ACDC 8th-grader Isabella Brouwer kicks past Gayville Volin 9th grader, Maddy Fairley during the 2018 South Dakota Class B cross country meet.
By Rich Winter
Kind of a cool moment earlier this year when Cliff Johnson, a senior at Andes Central High School and member of the Tripp-Delmont/Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian, recently verbally committed to USD.
Kinda cool because Mr. Johnson is a legacy!
A 6-foot-5, 285-pound lineman, Johnson will become the third member of his family to play for the Coyotes — following his father (Cliff Johnson Jr.) and uncle Robert.
This young man had a terrific basketball season this year. Great feet for a big guy, and he’s not too shabby in track. Ranked No. 1 in shot-put, No. 2 in discus.
Class B state qualifiers: (Standard is 45’11”)
1.Johnson, Cliff49'01.00"Andes Central/Dakota Christian
2.Lamb, Jett48'05.00"Sully Buttes
Discus Throw - 136'10.00"
2.Johnson, Cliff137'00.00"Andes Central/Dakota Christian
Cliff Johnson’s father is the head track coach at ACDC
Class B distance races: ACDC 8th-grader in the mix
Some nice season opening times for a pair of top Class B distance aces as Gayville/Volin’s Maddy Fairley and ACDC’s Isabelle Brouwer both cracked standard in the 1600 and 3200 meter events.
1600m Run - 5:35.07
1.Fairley, Maddy 5:25.24 Gayville-Volin
2.Brouwer, Isabella 5:33.64 Andes Central/Dakota Christian
3200m Run - 12:35.22 1.Fairley, Maddy11:44.97
Andes Central/Dakota Christian