PIERRE, S.D. – The spring weather has backed up the Athlete of the Week award given out by the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association but they are catching up. Seniors Liz Raecke and Austin Lemieux have been named by the coaches as their Riggs High School Athletes of the Week for the week ending May 4th. Raecke won the 400 meter dash in a time of 61.34 at the Sioux Falls O’Gorman Invitational. Liz also ran strong legs on the 2nd place 4 x 200 meter relay and 5th place medley relay at Howard Wood Relays. Lemieux placed 2nd at Howard Wood Relays in the pole vault with a height of 13’3.” That was the highest placer of any Pierre boys placer at Howard Wood! Both athletes were nominated by their head coach Misty Larson.
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