A nice honor coming for Jill Schlekeway

In case you missed it, Jill Schlekeway, spouse to former State Senator Todd Schlekeway, is going to be honored in the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame:

Jill (Theeler) Schlekeway

The 1997 Mitchell High grad blazed to three state records in an incredible final two years of high school track.

In 1997, she set state records in the 100 meters (11.66), 200 (24.27) and 400 (55.25). She won the 100, 200 and 400 and ran on the winning 1,600 relay at the state Class AA meet in 1996 and ’97, and she set state meet records in the 100, 200 and 400. Both years she was named the most outstanding female athlete of the meet, the state’s High School Female Athlete of the Year by the S.D. Sportswriters Association and an All-American by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.

At the 1995 state meet, she was runner-up in the 100, 200 and 400 and ran on the winning 1,600 relay.

She was a 14-time letterwinner at Mitchell: six in track, five in gymnastics and three in basketball. She helped the Kernel basketball team go unbeaten in 1994, and the 1995 team was state runner-up. She also helped the gymnastics team to two runner-up finishes.

Read this, and more here at the Argus Leader.

And congratulations to Jill from your friends at the SDWC.

3 thoughts on “A nice honor coming for Jill Schlekeway”

  1. No way has it been almost 20 years. She is one of many great Mitchell female athletes and yet one of a few great SD female athletes.

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