Girls Run Away With Conference Track Meet, Boys Finish Second in a Close Team Race
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picture by Julie Foth
The Ord High School track and field teams brought home two plaques from the Lou-Platte Conference track meet this past Thursday. In the meet held at Loup City, the girls ran away with the team title by scoring 165 points. Kearney Catholic was a distant second with 110 points while Wood River finished third with 70 points. “Our girls had an outstanding day”, Coach Derry Trampe commented. “We did better than I would have ever thought we could in this meet. I am very proud of our girls for their efforts especially when you consider how hot and humid the weather was.” The boys came as close to winning the title as you can and still finished second to Adams Central. The Patriots scored 109.5 points to just edge out the Chants (109). St. Paul was a distant third with 56 points. “We had a great day with our boys and just came up short”, Trampe said. “I was very proud of the effort our boys put forth in the meet because they were aware of how close the score was all day. When you lose by half a point it is easy to think of everything you could have done to make up the point. However, we did so many good things on the day to get us that close that trying to find more is really not that important. What is important is how hard our guys battled all day long.” Rounding out the team scoring for the girls was: Adams Central (55), Ravenna (37.5), St. Paul (31), Centura (20), Doniphan-Trumbull (15.5), Gibbon (12), and Loup City (11). Rounding out the team scoring for the boys was: Doniphan-Trumbull (50.5), Gibbon (43), Loup City (33), Wood River (33), Ravenna (30), Kearney Catholic (28), and Centura (25).
The boys brought home gold medals in 4 of the 17 events at the meet. Kamron Dawe won the pole vault with a personal best vault of 12′ 0″ while Derek Sintek won the 300-meter IH in a time of 43.1. The 4 X 400 relay team of Geoff Foth, Dylan Miller, Flagan Petska, and Evan Petska paced the field in a time of 3:38.9 and the 4 X 800 relay team also struck gold with a winning time of 8:38.8. Team members were Geoff Foth, Dylan Miller, Andrew Fields, and Trevor Fahrenholz. “It is always nice to have relays and individuals bring home a gold medal from the meet”, Trampe said. “These guys have been doing this a lot this season and hopefully we can have a few more at districts.” Silver medals went to Clayton Lange in the shot put (48′ 10″), Andrew Fields in the 3200 (10:10.9) and 1600 (4:49.1), Derek Sintek in the 110-meter HH (16.0), Geoff Foth in the 800 (2:07.2), and Kamron Dawe in the 300-meter IH (44.4). Dylon Smedra placed thid in the pole vault with a vault of 11′ 0″. Fourth place medals went to Evan Petska in the 400 (54.5) and Trevor Fahrenholz in the 800 (2:11.6). The 4 X 100 relay team of Nick Valla, Dylan Miller, Trevor Fahrenholz, and Derek Sintek finished fifth in a season-best time of 46.6. Sixth place medals went to Nick Valla in the long jump (19′ 1.5″), Johnny Ference in the shot put (46′ 6.5″), Dylan Miller in the 400 (54.9), Flagan Petska in the 800 (2:12.7), and Cole Svoboda in the 300-meter IH (45.4).
The girls brought home gold medals in 6 of the 17 events contested in the meet. Gold medals went to Nicki Carson in the 100-meter HH (16.0) and 300-meter LH (48.7), Katherine Lansman in the 1600 (5:53.0) and 3200 (12:31.5), Kenzie Drudik in the 200 (26.8), and the 4 X 400 relay team of Kalie Pelton, Melanie Ries, Kenzie Drudik, and Nicki Carson (4:14.7). “All of our girls really competed well but it is really neat for Katherine and Kenzie to win two gold medals on the day and for Nicki to bring home three”, Trampe said. “These girls had very good days and are just really strong competitors. I also thought that Kalie Pelton and Katharina Most had very good days for us as well.” Second place medals were won by McKenna Sheldon in the pole vault (persona best vault of 9′ 2″), Nicki Carson in the high jump (personal best jump of 5′ 1″), Kalie Pelton in the 400 (62.6), Jerri Tuma in the 100 (13.0), Katharina Most in the 800 (personal best time of 2:27.4), Tori Beran in the 300-meter LH (50.8), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Katherine Lansman, Hanna Heil, Kristin Severence, and Katharina Most (10:20.7). Third place medals went to Sydney Kruml in the shot put (personal best toss of 34′ 10″), Kenzie Drudik in the triple jump (persona best of 34′ 7.75″), Melanie Ries in the 400 (63.4), Tori Beran in the 100-meter HH (personal best of 16.7), Jerri Tuma in the 200 (personal best time of 27.3), and the 4 X 100 relay team of Sadie Arduser, Tori Beran, Sofia Hill, and Jerri Tuma (52.6). Fourth place medals were earned by Tiarra Kruml in the pole vault (7′ 6″) and Sadie Arduser in the long jump (15′ 7.25″). Fifth place awards went to Sadie Arduser in the 100 (13.6) and Kalie Pelton in the 200 (27.9). Megan Davis earned a sixth place medal in the long jump with a leap of 14′ 9.25″.
The teams will compete in the C-8 district meet this Thursday at Cross County High School. The meet is slated to begin with the first round field events at 10:00 am the second round field events will be held at the conclusion of the first round events. Running is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm with the 3200-meter relay. “We are competing really well right now and hopefully we can continue through the district meet”, Trampe said. “We will need to have our best performances of the year to qualify our kids for the state meet and to win the team titles.” Teams competing in the district include: Centura, Cross County, Grand Island Central Catholic, Nebraska Christian, Ord, Ravenna, St. Paul, and Twin River.
Additional Ord results from the meet: Girls: 100—Sofia Hill (13.9/13.8); 400—Megan Davis (67.3); 800—Hanna Heil (2:51.1), Kaleigh Koch (3:05.1); 1600—Star Vera (7:02.0); 3200—Kaitlyn Augustyn (13:58.2), Kristin Severence (14:30.1); Shot Put—Andi Shellhase (30′ 3.25″), Molly Welniak (29′ 10″); Discus—Molly Welniak (89′ 3″), Andi Shellhase (86′ 7″), Sydney Kruml (84′ 11″); Triple jump—Holly Heil (29′ 11.5″), Sofia Hill (28′ 8.5″); High jump—Holly Heil (4′ 4″), Melanie Ries (4′ 4″); Pole Vault—Melanie Ries (MOH 6′ 6″). Boys: 100—Nick Valla (12.2), Derek Sintek (12.2), Efrain Gallegos (13.1); 200—Evan Petska (25.3), Nick Valla (25.3), Gage Smedra (26.0); 400—John Radil (56.9); 1600—Lathan Petska (5:19.8), Alex Fahey (5:34.5); 3200—Lathan Petska (11:11.0), Clinton O’Neel (13:03.0); Shot Put—Devin Cronk (43′ 11″); Discus—Clayton Lange (125′ 3″), Devin Cronk (120′ 4″), Devon Vancura (103′ 3″); Long jump—Cole Svoboda (16′ 1.5″), Brett Waller (15′ 9.75″); Triple jump—Cole Svoboda (35′ 7.75″); High Jump—Flagan Petska (5′ 6″), John Radil (MOH 5′ 4″), Brett Waller (MOH 5′ 4″).