Severance Wins Individual Title
The Ord cross country teams competed in the Central City Invitational this past week and had another solid day. “Our kids had a really good day at Central City”, Coach Derry Trampe said. “We had a lot of very good performances by both the boys and girls and we just keep getting better every week. We beat some people that had beaten us earlier in the year and nearly all of our kids ran one of their best times of the season.” The Chanticleers will host their home invitational this Friday at the Ord Golf club starting at 4:00 pm.
The girls continued their successful season with one of their best performances of the season as a team. The Chants finished second in the team race with 38 points and just 8 points behind meet champion Lexington. “I am really impressed with how our girls competed in this meet”, Coach Trampe stated. “There are a lot of big school teams at this meet that are traditionally good cross country teams and our girls made a nice run at the team title.” Aurora finished third with 53 points and Fullerton was 4th with 67 points. Rounding out the team scores were: GI Northwest (89), Grand Island CC (116), Nebraska Christian (118), Schuyler (126), Central City (130), and St. Paul, Madison, and Heartland Lutheran did not field enough runners to score as a team. Kloe Severance brought home the individual title from the meet by covering the 5,000 meter course in a time of 20:12. “Kloe really looked good throughout the entire race”, Trampe said. “She went to the lead early and just kept building on it throughout the entire race. She competed every step of the way and took complete control of the race. I am really proud of the way she ran this week.” The Chants had two other medal winners on the day in Morgan Ritz and Delaney Cargill. Ritz finished 9th in a time of 21:47 and Cargill was right behind her in 11th place in a time of 21:49. “Morgan and Delaney continue to be consistent performers for us and are getting faster and stronger every week”, Coach Trampe noted. “I am really pleased with the progress they have made this year and look for them to get better as we finish out the season.” The final scoring runner for the Chants was Macy Warner who finished 17th in a time of 22:21 to just miss out on winning a medal. The two pushers for the team were Abby Jacobs and Katie Magiera. Jacobs was right behind Warner in 19th place in a time of 22:38 and Magiera finished in 39th place in a time of 25:13. “All of these girls ran their best 5,000-meter time of the season”, Trampe stated. “They have really improved from the start of the year and I am really pleased with what they are doing. They are pushing each other in practice every day and that is only going to make them a better team as the year progresses.” Hannah Masin did not run in the race due to knee injuries.
The boys scored 188 points to finish 9th in the team standings. GI Northwest won the meet with 23 points while Aurora and Lexington finished 2nd and 3rd with 39 and 40 points respectfully. “At first I felt like our boys had not run that well as I watched the race but after I looked at the results and saw the times we ran, I was really pleased with the way we competed”, Trampe commented. “We are getting better and we just need to keep pushing each other in practice every day. If we do that we will be a solid team by the time we get to the conference meet.” The boys did not have any medal winners in the meet and Reese Davenport was the top finisher for the team. Reese led the team with a 48th place finish in a time of 19:11. “Reese is a steady performer for us and he had another good race this last week”, Trampe said. “He has worked very hard this season and I am glad to see him having some success.” Also scoring for the team were Blake Moderow (73rd in 20:27), Bronson Blair (81st in 20:40), and Hayden Kluthe (85th in 20:50). “It was great to see those 3 guys that close to each other in the race”, Trampe stated. “We have been challenging them to close the gap on each other and they are doing that and now we need them to close the gap on Reese.” Pushers for the team were Gage Sintek and Trevor Vancura. Sintek finished 90th in 20:56 and Trevor Vancura was 107th in 21:46. “Gage ran a really good race today and he is close to our 4th runner right now”, the coach said. “He looked really strong throughout the race and ran one of his best times of the season. Trevor got out great in the race and put himself in position to be one of our top runners in the race. He is battling some injuries and really shows a lot of toughness.” Also competing with some injuries but able to finish the race was Treaven Scheideler. Scheideler finished in 131st place in the field of 172 runners. Scheideler’s time for the race was 23:23. Diego Chacon-Arellano was unable to finish the race due to injuries. “We have some kids like Trevor, Treaven, and Diego that are trying to work through some injuries and I am pleased with the toughness they are showing each time they compete. It is tough to run when you are hurting and we may need to rest them and let them heal”, Trampe said. Colton Rowse did not compete in the race due to a quad strain.
The Chants had two medal winners in the junior high races this week. The junior high runners ran their longest race of the season by running 3,000 meters and in the largest race of the season. There were 104 competitors in the girls’ race and 143 boys. Izzy Jeffres finished in 13th place in a time of 12:23 to earn a medal in her race. Piper Whited just missed a medal as she finished 16th in 12:25 and Valeria Chacon-Arellaneo was right behind her in 17th in a time of 12:30. Elisabeth Bengston finished 100th in a time of 18:46. As a team the Chants finished 7th with 101 points out of 11 scoring teams. Garret Severance finished 12th in a time of 10:49 to bring home a medal as well. Maddox Bennett was 23rd in 11:21 while Braden Bruha (25th in 11:27) and Elijah Pollard (27th in 11:39) rounded out the scoring runners. Gage Kolar was 47th in 12:02, Crew Nelson was 76th in 12:43, Grady Moudry was 78th in 12:46, Brodie Klimek was 97th in 13:36, and Jericho Smith was 120th in 14:28 to round out the Ord team. As a team the junior high boys finished 3rd out of 11 scoring teams with 73 points.