Track Is Back

The Ord High School track and field teams were back in action for the first time in nearly 2 years when they competed in the UNK high school invitational this past Saturday in Kearney.  For the first year UNK hosted the meet as an outdoor meet at the Kearney High School track.  “It was great to be back competing in track again”, Coach Derry Trampe commented.  “It has been a while since we were able to compete and it was fun to watch our kids be competitors.  I felt like we were very competitive in the meet and we established some very good early season marks.  I believe we had 16 personal best marks in the meet.”  No team scores were kept in the meet but Coach Trampe scored the meet based on the final results.  “As an early season meet, they did not keep team scores but I wanted to see how we finished up on the day so I scored the meet at home”, Trampe said.  Unofficial team scores were as follows: Girls: 1—North Central (87), 2—Ord (50), 3—South Loup (47), 4—Anselmo-Merna (46), 5—Central Valley (41), 6—Superior (34), 7—Elm Creek (32), 8—Silver Lake (31), 9—Centura (29), 10—Brady (23.5), 11—S-E-M (23), 12—Bertrand (20), 12—Wilcox-Hildreth (20), 14—Franklin (17), 15—Twin Loup (12), 15—Sandhills-thedford (12), 17—Dundy County (2.5).  Boys: 1—Ord (121), 2—Bertrand (65), 3—North Central (52), 4—Centura (51), 5—Superior (48), 6—South Loup (36), 7—Brady (26), 8—Dundy County (22), 9—S-E-M (20), 10—Central Valley (18), 11—Wilcox-Hildreth (14), 12—Sandhills-thedford (13), 13—Elm Creek (11), 14—Anselmo-Merna (10), 14—Twin Loup (10), 14—Franklin (10), 17—Silver Lake (0).

The girls got first place finishes from Kloe Severance in the 1,600 (6:10.8), Lexi Vancura in the triple jump (33’ 1.5”), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Kloe Severance, Delaney Cargill, Abby Jacobs, and Lexi Vancura (11:19.72).  Third place medals went to Abby Jacobs in the 800 (2:54.42) and Macy Warner in the 3,200 (15:06.16).  Kadiance Wilson finished 4th in the high jump with a jump of 4’ 8”.  The 4 X 400 relay team of Lexi Vancura, Delaney Cargill, Kadiance Wilson, and Kloe Severance finished 5th in a time of 4:43.63.  Sixth place medals went to Piper Whited in the pole vault (6’ 6”) and the 4 X 100 relay team of Shaylee Thomsen, Marin Reilly, Piper Whited, and Koryn Klein (59.58). “I felt like we established some good early season marks considering how strong the wind was blowing”, Trampe said.  “Now we need to work on getting some of our girls back in action and improving on our performances and we will have a pretty good girls team this year.” 

Gold medal winners for the boys included Owen Lane in the 400 (54.47), Zach Smith in the 800 (2:15.35), Hayden Kluthe in the 60 HH (9.10), Clayton Thomsen in the 300IH (46.06), Quinton Ries in the triple jump (42’ 1”) and long jump (20’ 11”), the 4 X 400 relay team of John DeRiso, Zach Smith, Quinton Ries, and Owen Lane (3:39.56), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Zach Smith, Blake Wells, Blake Hinrichs, and John DeRiso (9:26.02).  John DeRiso added a silver medal in the 400 with a time of 55.28. Third place medals went to Hayden Kluthe in the 300IH (47.20) and Blake Wells in the pole vault (11’ 6”).  Fourth place medals were won by Calen Pollard in the 1,600 (5:33.23), Clayton Thomsen in the 60HH (9.70), Jacob Stamm in the shot put (41’ 10.25”), Sam Boettcher in the discus (139’ 10”), and the 4 X 100 relay team of Tommy Stevens, Evan Thomsen, Gage Racek, and Carter Griffith (48.83).  Calen Pollard was fifth in the 3,200 in a time of 12:18.0 and Tommy Stevens added a sixth place finish in the 100 in a time of 11.79.  “We have what could be a very good boys team this season”, coach Trampe commented.  “We have a lot of quality athletes and we cover every event with people that can score points consistently.”

Other Ord results from the meet are as follows: Girls: 100—Marin Reilly (14.05), Kadiance Wilson (14.12), Riylie Bruha (15.39); 200—Riylie Bruha (32.86), Alexis Nelson (34.38), Rilynn Veskerna (41.16); 400—Delaney Cargill (73.80), Piper Whited (78.69), Brookelyn Fox (84.18); 800—Valeria Chacon (3:35.20); 60HH—Jocelyn Hinrichs (12.50); 300LH—Jocelyn Hinrichs (58.44); Shot Put—Marin Reilly (29’ 1.75”), Allie Moudry (29’ 0.75”), Vickie Ference (28’ 7.5” PB); Discus—Lucy Trejo (90’ 4” PB), Allie Moudry (88’ 5”), Bailey Setlik (81’ 0”); Long jump—Lexi Vancura (14’ 4.5”), Abby Jacobs (12’ 4.5”), Shalee Thomsen (11’ 6”); Triple jump—Abby Jacobs (30’ 0”), Jocelyn Hinrichs (28’ 11”); High Jump—Alexis Nelson (MOH 4’ 0”); Pole Vault—Brookelyn Fox (6’ 0”).  Boys: 100—Carter Griffith (12.29 PB), Dayton Vanosdall (13.13 PB); 200—Gage Racek (25.42 PB), Evan Thomsen (25.95), Treyton Cassell (26.59); 400—Sam Boettcher (63.58); 800—Blake Wells (2:41.73), Talan Bruha (2:42.28); 1,600—Braden Bruha (6:22.76); 60HH—Adam Knapp (11.70); 300IH—Blake Hinrichs (56.42); Shot put—Riley Setlik (38’ 11.25 PB), Will Grint (37’ 10.5” PB); Discus—Will Grint (134’ 0” PB), Riley Setlik (119’ 7” PB); Long Jump—Dylan Hurlburt (18’ 4.5”), Gage Racek (16’ 9.5”); Triple Jump—Hayden Kluthe (36’ 9”), Blake Hinrichs (34’ 6.5”); High Jump—Quinton Ries (5’ 2”), Adam Knapp (5’ 0”), Bronson Blair (MOH  5’ 2”); Pole Vault—Aidan Ryschon (7’ 6”), Jace Geiser (6’ 0”).