Howell wins Gatorade honor

Belle Fourche standout Shayla Howell was named the South Dakota Female Track and Field athlete of the year by Gatorade on Thursday.

Howell, who also recently received All-American honors from the South Dakota Cross Country and Track & Field Association, ended her high school career by winning four events at the Class A state track meet. She finished first in the triple jump, long jump, where she hit a state meet record of 19 feet, 3 and a quarter inches, 200-meter dash and 100-meter dash.

Selby Area's Trevor Begeman was named the boys Gatorade honoree.