2021 - 2022 SOUTH DAKOTA
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
GRACELYN
LEISETH
THROWS
HAMLIN HS
HAYTI, SOUTH DAKOTA
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-11
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 52FT, 6.75 IN
CLASS A STATE MEET - SHOT PUT
2ND - 160-11
CLASS A STATE MEET - DISCUS
“Gracelyn had an incredible track season. She is a really neat athlete in that you wouldn’t know that she is elite in how she conducts herself. She is really low-key and goes about her business in a professional manner.”
Don Sutera
Head Coach - head coach of Sioux Valley High

Athletic Excellence


The state’s returning Gatorade Girls Track & Field Player of the Year, the 5-foot-11 junior set a state record in the shot put at the Class A state meet this past season. At the time of her selection, Leiseth’s winning throw of 52 feet, 6.75 inches ranked No. 1 nationally among girls prep competitors in 2022. She finished second in the discus with a toss of 160-11, which ranked No. 12 in the country.

Academic Achievement


Leiseth has maintained a weighted 4.01 GPA in the classroom. She will begin her senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


Leiseth has volunteered as a barista at the Mission Coffeehouse in Brookings, which raises money for service missions both locally and internationally. She has also donated her time as a vacation bible school teacher and with the Special Olympics.