Owen Koontz from Sturgis signs letter of intent

STURGIS, S.D. – Owen Koontz from Sturgis Brown High School signed a letter of intent Friday to run track and cross country at Mount Marty University in Yankton.

Koontz finished 30th at the state cross county meet last fall, after shaving a 1:36 off his time from the previous year.

He also helped the Scoopers finish 4th as a team at the State ‘AA’ cross country meet.

In addition, Koontz was a member of the Sturgis 4×800 relay team that finished 8th at the 2022 state track meet.

This spring, he hopes to run under two minutes in the 800 meter run.

Koontz plans to major in radiology technology.

“Obviously, they’re looking for some mid-distance, distance kids to build up their distance team,” said Owen Koontz. “They have six returners for next year. Obviously I think it would be the best fit for me out of all the schools that I looked at, as well as, they offer my radiology technology program.”


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