Track Teams Take Home Titles from ALC Invite

Quinton Ries Breaks 56 Year Old Long Jump Record

The Ord High School track and field teams had another great outing last week at the Arcadia-Loup City Rebel Invite.  Both the boys’ and girls’ teams won their division and each team won by half a point.  “We had a really good meet and all of our kids showed a lot of improvement from the week before”, Coach Derry Trampe said. “Every single point was important when you have a team race that comes down to half a point.  We had a lot of events were we passed people up at the end of a race that moved us up a place and scored more points for the team.  I am really proud of the way all of our kids competed in this meet.  Based on their efforts we had 25 personal best performances on the day.”  The boys scored 123.5 points to edge Grand Island CC (123) by half a point.  St. Paul finished third with 109 points.  Rounding out the team scoring in the meet were: Central Valley (52), Riverside (52), Ansley-Litchfield (44), Ravenna (40), Kenesaw (40), Sandy Creek (36), Arcadia-Loup City (29.5), and Spalding Academy (14).  The girls scored 102.5 points to edge St. Paul (102) and Grand Island CC (101).  Rounding out the team scores were: Sandy Creek (79), Central Valley (77), Arcadia-Loup City (68), Ansley-Litchfield (46.5), Kenesaw (44), Ravenna (19.5), Spalding Academy (11), Riverside (10.5), and Arcadia-Loup City JV (1). 

The highlight for the meet came in the boys’ long jump where Quinton Ries won the meet with a school record jump of 21’ 8”.  His jump broke the 56-year old record of 21’ 5” held by Mike Zulkoski.  “Quinton had a great day in the jumps”, Coach Trampe said.  “He has been working really hard this season and I am glad his hard work has paid off for him.  If he continues at his current pace he might break the school record in the triple jump as well.”  Ries also won the triple jump with a personal best leap of 42’ 9.5” to record the only two event wins for the Chants.  The boys had second place finishes from Owen Lane in the 400 (53.39 PB), Hayden Kluthe in the 110HH (16.96), Jacob Stamm in the shot put (44’ 0” PB), and the 4 X 400 relay team of John DeRiso, Zach Smith, Quinton Ries, and Owen Lane (3:38.07).  Third place medals were won by Zach Smith in the 800 (2:10.33 PB), Sam Boettcher in the discus (129’ 2”), and Blake Wells in the pole vault (11’ 6”).  The 4 X 100 relay of Tommy Stevens, Evan Thomsen, Gage Racek, and Carter Griffith finished 4th in a time of 47.50.  Fifth place medals went to John DeRiso in the 400 (55.05 PB) and the 800 (2:11.76 PB), Calen Pollard in the 3,200 (11:50.91), Clayton Thomsen in the 110HH (17.81 PB) and 300 LH (44.77), and Riley Setlik in the discus (123’ 10” PB).  Sixth place medals were won by Tommy Stevens in the 100 (12.35), Zach Smith in the 400 (55.36), Will Grint in the discus (116’ 11”), and Bronson Blair in the high jump (5’ 6” PB).  Seventh place finishes went to Will Grint in the shot put (38’ 9” PB), Hayden Kluthe in the triple jump (36’ 0”), and Jace Geiser in the pole vault (9’ 6” PB).  Eighth place medals went to Calen Pollard in the 1,600 (5:40.25), Hayden Kluthe in the 300 IH (45.87), and Blake Hinrichs in the triple jump (35’ 9” PB).

Kloe Severance brought home the lone gold medal for the girls with a first place finish in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:55.07.  “Kloe is having a really good season so far and just gets better every week”, Coach Tampe stated.  “We have a chance to be a pretty good girls team this year and Kloe will be a big part of that.”  Second place medals went to Britta Deden in the 100 HH (17.38) and 300 LH (50.27), Journi Moran in the triple jump (33’ 1.5”), Kadiance Wilson in the high jump (4’ 8”), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Kloe Severance, Delaney Cargill, Abby Jacobs, and Lexi Vancura (10:45.07).  The 4 X 100 relay team of Kadiance Wilson, Marin Reilly, Piper Whited, and Britta Deden finished 3rd in a time of 56.22.  Fourth place awards went to Macy Warner in the 3,200 (14:07.09), Lexi Vancura in the triple jump (32’ 6”), Brookelyn Fox in the pole vault (6’ 6” PB), and the 4 X 400 relay team of Britta Deden, Delaney Cargill, Kadiance Wilson, and Kloe Severance (4:35.93).  Fifth place medals went to Abby Jacobs in the 800 (2:47.54), Macy Warner in the 1600 (6:30.71 PB), Allie Moudry in the shot put (33’ 4.5”), and Abby Jacobs in the triple jump (30’ 2”).  Sixth place medals went to Delaney Cargill in the 800 (2:47.62) and Piper Whited in the pole vault (6’ 0”).  Jocelyn Hinrichs finished 7th in the 100 HH in a time of 19.93. Eighth place medals went to Jocelyn Hinrichs in the 300 LH (54.82 PB), Marin Reilly in the shot put (31’ 6” PB), and Lexi Vancura in the long jump (13’ 9.25”).

Other Ord results from the meet are as follows: Girls: 100—Koryn Klein (15.51), Riylie Bruha (16.05), Madison Trejo (17.51); 200—Riylie Bruha (34.16), Alexis Nelson (34.22), Rilynn Veskerna (38.90 PB); 400—Piper Whited (76.11 PB), Brookelyn Fox (80.29 PB); 800—Valeria Chacon (3:20.60 PB); Shot Put—Vickie Ference (30’ 2.5” PB); Discus—Marin Reilly (82’ 7”), Lucy Trejo (69’ 8”), Allie Moudry (65’ 5”); Long jump—Abby Jacobs (12’ 10.25”), Shalee Thomsen (11’ 5.5”); High Jump—Alexis Nelson (3’ 10”).  Boys: 100—Carter Griffith (12.74), Dayton Vanosdall (13.32); 200—Owen Lane (25.17), Gage Racek (26.20), Treyton Cassell (26.89); 800—Diego Chacon (2:50.23); 1,600—Blake Wells (6:05.04), Braden Bruha (6:10.73 PB); 110HH—Blake Hinrichs (22.55); 300IH—Adam Knapp (48.81); Shot put—Riley Setlik (35’ 9”); Long Jump—Hayden Kluthe (17’ 6.5”), Talan Bruha (16’ 11.75”); High Jump—Quinton Ries (5’ 2”), Adam Knapp (MOH 4’ 10”); Pole Vault—Aidan Ryschon (8’ 0” PB).