Track-O-Rama gets in a day early

The Rapid City Track-O-Rama moved up a day in anticipation of tomorrow's snowfall ... and teams from around the state and Wyoming descended upon O'Harra Stadium on the School of Mines campus for an early-season test.

To the action we go ... and it actually wasn't too bad a day for track ... at least when the sun snuck out and the wind died a bit ...

Sturgis pole vaulter Gavin West goes up and over with a nice effort there ... he tied for third at 12 feet, 3 inches with Stevens' Jake Person ...

A little later Central's Hannah Young tops Stevens' Kyah Watson in the girls' 200-meter dash ... Young took home the 100 and 200 wins on the day ...

Then we head over to the jump pits ... and if you're a track and field fan and you haven't seen Central triple jumper Sage Hagen perform ... and let me tell you, he is a performer ... you need to go see him ...

Here he gets the crowd going a bit before his jump and hits a 46-footer ... Hagen picked up the win ... Hagen also won the long jump.

Later, the Sturgis boys win the 4-by-400 relay to close things out ... 3:37.6 the time for the Scoopers there ...

Rapid City Stevens' Rylie Stonecipher won the girls long and triple jumps on the day and Aberden Central's Aaron Ryan won the boys 1600 and 3200 to join Hagen and Young as double-winners on the day .... Macradee Milller from Thunder Basin won the Spirit of Ryan Throwers Award.