Bacone freshman, Ilijah Coleman (Oglala-Lakota) finishes 16th in Kansas Relays 800m run

Photo by Ryan Coody

By Rich Winter

A trerrific track season continuing for Pine Ridge’s Ilijah Coleman who finished 16th at a very tough track meet, the Kansas Relays.

Finals 1 1:51.62 Ero Doce SO Lindenwood 2 1:51.80 Daniel Koech SR Kansas 3 1:52.94 Moses Dirane FR Cloud County 4 1:53.43 Adel Yoonis SR Kansas 5 1:53.80 Luke Stenzel SO Emporia St. 6 1:54.06 Kelvin Keter JR Washburn 7 1:54.13 Markeen Caine SR Kansas 8 1:54.48 Bryce Richards SO Kansas 9 1:55.00 Jared Reinke FR Emporia St. 10 1:55.01 Tyler Randall SR Baker 11 1:55.78 Noah Gfeller FR Pittsburg St 12 1:55.85 Laurel Heath SO Johnson Coun 13 1:55.88 Brandon Religa FR Missouri S&T 14 1:56.28 Robert Busch SR William Penn 15 1:56.36 William Henry JR Park U. 16 1:56.47, Ilijah Coleman, FR, Bacone University.

Coleman, who ran a leg on Bacone University’s Distance Medley team that made the NAIA nations was only about two seconds off placing at a very prestigious meet.