Boys and Girls Finish 5th at Broken Bow Invitational
The Ord High School track and field teams had another solid day at the Broken Bow track meet despite finishing 5th out of the 6-team field in both meets. “All these schools are bigger than us and have pretty good numbers out for track so they have a lot of depth”, Coach Derry Trampe said. “However, I was pleased with how well our kids competed against this caliber of competition. Meets like this will only make us better if we continue to compete as well as we did at this meet.” Holdrege won the girls team title with 125 points while McCook finished second with 99 points. Cozad was a close third with 97 points and Gothenburg finished fourth with 95 points. The Chanticleers finished fifth with 84 points while Broken Bow was sixth with 26 points. “I was pleased with the fact that our girls were only 15 points out of second place in such a quality field”, Trampe said. McCook won the boys meet with 179 points while Cozad was a distant second with 110 points. Gothenburg was third with 90 points and Broken Bow was fourth with 59 points. The Chants scored 47 points to finish 5th while Holdrege finished 6th with 41 points. “I thought our boys really performed well and we finished just out of the top six in several events. However, we will need to step up our competitive edge a little bit if we are going to repeat as district champions this year”, the coach stated.
The girls had no gold medal winners but did win several silver medals in the meet. Nicki Carson finished second in both the 100-meter HH and the 300-meter LH. Carson tied the school record in the high hurdles with a personal-best time of 15.8 and ran a 48.2 in the low hurdles. “Nicki had a very good day for us and it was great to see her tie the school record”, Trampe said. “Hopefully, she will be able to break the school record in both events by the end of the season.” In addition to the two silver medals won by Carson, Sadie Arduser finished second in the long jump with a season-best jump of 15′ 6.75″ and Katherine Lansman was second in the 3200-meter run with a time of 13:06.0. “Sadie has been consistent this season with her jumps and she just continues to get better every week”, Trampe stated. “I look for her to go over 16 feet this year. I was really pleased with Katherine’s effort in the 3200 for her first time in the event. She is going to be a very good distance runner for us this year.” Third place medals were won by Kalie Pelton in the 200 (28.0), Kristin Severance in the 3200 (13:55.8), and Nicki Carson in the high jump (4′ 10″). “Kalie had another big day for us and really turned in some quality performances”, Trampe noted. “Kristin ran well in a lot of events. She has become a workhorse for this team.” Fourth place medals went to Kalie Pelton in the 400 (63.4), Kaitlyn Augustyn in the 3200 (14:10.0), Tori Beran in the 300 LH (51.2), the 4 X 100 relay team of Sadie Arduser, Tori Beran, Sofia Hill, and Jerri Tuma (53.6), the 4 X 400 relay team of Kalie Pelton, Melanie Ries, Katharina Most, and Nicki Carson (4:21.8), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Katherine Lansman, Melanie Ries, Kristin Severance, and Katharina Most (10:35.0). Fifth place awards went to Jerri Tuma in the 100 (13.5) and 400 (63.5), Katherine Lansman in the 1600 (5:57.8), and McKenna Sheldon in the pole vault (8′ 6″). Katharina Most finished sixth in the 800 in a time of 2:34.9 and Holly Heil finished sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 30′ 3.5″.
Andrew Fields brought home the only gold medal of the meet for the Chants when he won the 1600-meter run in a time of 4:46.8. “Andrew has gotten faster and it is showing up in his mile times”, Trampe stated. “He has a lot of ability and I look for him to only get better as the season progresses.” Second place medals went to Fields in the 3200-meter run (10:11.0), Clayton Lange in the shot put (50′ 10.5″), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Trevor Fahrenholz, Dylan Miller, Flagan Petska, and Geoff Foth (8:41.0). “Clayton continues to perform well for us in both the shot and discus”, Trampe noted. “He has bee very consistent in both events all season. The 4 X 800 looks like it is going to be a good relay for us again this year. It looks like we have five guys that are going to compete for those four spots.” Lange finished third in the discus with a toss of 138′ 1″. Fifth place medals went to Lathan Petska in the 3200 (11:13.7) and the 4 X 400 relay team of Geoff Foth, Dylan Miller, Trevor Fahrenholz, and Evan Petska (3:42.7). Sixth place medals were won by Lathan Petska in the 1600 (5:15.6), Devin Cronk in the shot put (45′ 9.5″), and the 4 X 100 relay team of Nick Valla, Dylan Miller, Dusty Staab, and Trevor Fahrenholz (47.5). “I thought Lathan had a really good day for us as he turned in some of the best times of his career at this meet”, Trampe said. “Devin threw the shot well and established a new personal best as well. I am really encouraged by the progress I am seeing with this team.”
Additional Ord results from the meet: Girls: 100—Sofia Hill (14.1/13.8), Sadie Arduser (14.4); 200—Jerri Tuma (28.4/28.5); 400—Katharina Most (68.2); 800—Kaitlyn Augustyn 3:03.2); 1600—Kristin Severance (6:25.9); 100 HH—Tori Beran (17.3/17.8); Shot Put—Sydney Kruml (33′ 10.5″); Discus—Sydney Kruml (99′ 0″); Triple jump—Sofia Hill (29′ 0″); High jump—Melanie Ries (4′ 4″), Holly Heil (4′ 4″); Pole Vault—Melanie Ries (MOH 6′ 6″). Boys: 100—Nick Valla (12.2), Dusty Staab (12.4); 200—Dusty Staab (25.3), Cody Drudik (25.4), Evan Petska (25.9); 400—Evan Petska (54.9), Dylan Miller (56.3), Trevor Fahrenholz (59.0); 800—Geoff Foth (2:14.6), Devon Vancura (2:41.2); 300 IH—Kamron Dawe (45.8); Shot put—Devon Vancura (30′ 11″); Discus—Devin Cronk (105′ 8″), Devon Vancura (95′ 11″); Long jump—Nick Valla (18′ 7″), Cody Drudik (16′ 2″); Triple jump—Cody Drudik (35′ 5″), Nick Valla (34′ 5.5″); Pole Vault—Kamron Dawe (11′ 0″), Dylon Smedra (10′ 6″).