Girls Finish 1st, Boys 2nd at St. Paul Meet
The Ord High School track and field teams continued to perform outstanding this season as they came away with the team championship in the girls’ race and the runner-up finish in the boys’ team race at the St. Paul Invitational this past Friday. The girls scored 124 points to edge out Hastings St. Cecilia (116) for the team title. “I am really excited with the way our girls competed in this meet”, Coach Derry Trampe commented. “We had a lot of great performances from all of our girls and it was a total team effort. I think we have the potential to have a great track team this season.” Rounding out the team scores in the meet: Minden—81, St. Paul—80, Broken Bow—61, Centura—56, and Ravenna—6. The boys scored 124 points as well and finished second in a close race with Hastings St. Cecilia. St. Cecilia scored 136 points to win the meet. “I felt like our boys really had a good day and scored a lot more points than I thought we could”, Trampe said. “I think the boys had something like 11 personal best efforts on the day and that is really outstanding this early in the season. What I am really happy with is the fact that we scored points in every event except for the 200. That shows the depth we have with our team and how well we are spread out.” Rounding out the team scores in the meet: Broken Bow—83, St. Paul—79, Minden—54, Ravenna—46, Centura—3.
Gold medal efforts for the boys came from the Clayton Lange in the shot put (49′ 4″), Derek Sintek in the 300 IH (43.9), Andrew Fields in the 3200 (10:17.4), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Andrew Fields, Alex Fahey, Flagan Petska, and Trevor Fahrenholz (9:08.6). Second place medals went to Clayton Lange in the discus (136′ 8″), Derek Sintek in the 110 HH (16.5), Trevor Fahrenholz in the 800 (2:13.6), and Andrew Fields in the 1600 (4:52.0). Third place medals went to Flagan Petska in the high jump (5′ 6″) and 800 (2:19.4), Kamron Dawe in the pole vault (11′ 2″) and 300 IH (46.8), and Evan Petska in the 400 (55.9). Fourth place medals were won by Nick Valla in the long jump (18′ 4.5″) and 100 (11.8), and the 4 X 400 relay team of Trevor Fahrenholz, Flagan Petska, John Radil, and Evan Petska (3:52.0). Fifth place medals went to Dylon Smedra in the pole vault (10′ 8″), Devin Cronk in the shot put (44′ 11″), Alex Fahey in the 800 (2:26.0), and the 4 X 100 relay team of Nick Valla, Evan Petska, Kamron Dawe, and Trevor Fahrenholz (49.6). Sixth place medals went to Nick Valla in the triple jump (36′ 2.25″), Devin Cronk in the discus (107′ 4″), and Dylon Smedra in the 300 IH (48.9). “Like I said earlier, our boys had a very good distribution of points across all events and Clayton, Andrew, and Trevor really scored well for us on the day”, Trampe said. “It is really hard to point out just a few kids because we had such a great effort from everyone on the team.”
On the girls’ side of the meet, Tori Beran and Kalie Pelton were the leading scorers for the team while Sadie Arduser, Kristin Severance, and Jerri Tuma also contributed points in a lot of events. “Like our boys, it is hard to single out any single person in this meet”, Trampe stated. “We had several girls that competed well and contributed to the success of the team. We are really developing a lot of depth on the team and I think it will pay off for us in the conference and district meets.” Gold medal winners for the girls included: McKenna Sheldon in the pole vault (8′ 2″), Tori Beran in the 100 HH (17.4) and 300 LH (51.2), Kalie Pelton in the 200 (27.6), and the 4 X 100 relay team of Sadie Arduser, Tori Beran, Sofia Hill, and Jerri Tuma (54.8). Silver medals went to: Sadie Arduser in the long jump (15′ 3.75″), Jerri Tuma in the 200 (28.0), Kalie Pelton in the 400 (63.9). Kristin Severance in the 3200 (13:48.0), and the 4 X 400 relay team of Kalie Pelton, Katharina Most, Tori Beran, and Melanie Ries (4:22.3). Sadie Arduser finished 3rd in the 100 in a time of 13.4. Fourth place medals went to Melanie Ries in the pole vault (6′ 8″), Melaine Ries in the 200 (28.5), Katherine Lansman in the 1600 (6:09.3), Kaitlyn Augustyn in the 3200 (14:23.5), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Katherine Lansman, Hanna Heil, Kristin Severance, and Katharina Most (10:41.9). Fifth place medals went to Holly Heil in the high jump (4′ 6″) and triple jump (29′ 8.25″), Sofia Hill in the 100 (13.7), and Kristin Severance in the 1600 (6:28.2). Katharina Most finished sixth in the 800 in a time of 2:41.4 to round out the scoring for the team.
Additional Ord results from the meet: Girls: 100—Jerri Tuma (13.8), Ehsiah Rice (14.5); 200—Ehsiah Rice (31.2); 400—Katharina Most (66.9), Star Vera (73.6); 800—Hanna Heil (2:56.4), Kaleigh Koch (3:08.4); 1600—Star Vera (6:48.4); Shot Put—Molly Welniak (29′ 10″), Morgan Stump (26′ 4″); Discus—Morgan Stump (72′ 4″), Molly Welniak (71′ 9″); Long jump—Sofia Hill (13′ 3.5″); Triple jump—Sofia Hill (27′ 4.5″); High jump—Melanie Ries (4′ 4″). Boys: 100—Kamron Dawe (12.3), Efrain Gallegos (12.9), Devon Vancura (13.5); 200—Evan Petska (24.9), John Radil (26.6), Gage Smedra (26.5), Tucker Tonniges (29.6); 400—John Radil (59.1), Alex Fahey (60.7); 800—Devon Vancura (2:45.0); Shot put—Fernando Soto (32′ 9″); Discus—Tucker Tonniges (78′ 9″); High jump—John Radil (5′ 2″).