The track and field teams had another great day of performances last Thursday at the annual O’Neill track meet.  On a cloudy and cool day, the Chants were able to record 17 personal best performances and bring home a runner-up trophy.  “I was really pleased with the efforts of all our kids in this meet”, Coach Derry Trampe said.  “It was not a great day for competing but our kids really competed hard the entire day.  It is pretty easy on a cold day to lay around and try to stay warm but our kids were out warming up and getting ready to compete all day.  That is why they have had so much success this season.  We are fortunate to have a group of kids that are serious about being great track and field athletes.”  

The girls finished third in the nine team race with 83 points and were only 9 points out of second.  O’Neill won the meet with 125.33 points and Norfolk Catholic was second with 93 points.  “Looking at preliminary entries I figured our girls would score about 68 points in the meet”, Trampe said.  “To score 15 more points than that means we had a really good day.  We had some girls that really stepped up and performed for us today.”  Rounding out the team scoring were:  Ainsworth (78.33), Valentine (62.33), North Central (44), Summerland (21), Elkhorn Valley (20), and Pierce (1).

The Chanticleer boys brought home a runner-up trophy with a team total of 110.5 points.  They were just 5.5 points behind Norfolk Catholic (116) for the team title.  “Looking at the preliminary entries I had our boys scoring 109 points so we were pretty close to what we expected for points on the day”, Trampe stated.  “We had a few places where we lost a few points but we had other kids that picked us up in other events.  We really have a nice balanced team this year with our boys and that helps in a close meet like this.”  Rounding out the team scoring were: O’Neill (81), Ainsworth (63), Pierce (44), North Central (31), Valentine (31), Elkhorn Valley (24.5), Summerland (24), Norfolk Catholic JV (2).

Kloe Severance and Britta Deden won gold medals for the girls in individual events as they won the 1600 and 100 high hurdles respectively.  Severance won her race in a season best time of 5:48.82 and Deden won the high hurdle race in a personal best time of 16.67.  “Britta and Kloe both had a great meet on Thursday”, Coach Trampe said.  “They both had their best times of the year in their individual events and are a really important part of our relays as well.”  Severance teamed up with Delaney Cargill, Abby Jacobs, and Lexi Vancura to win the 4 X 800 relay in a time of 10:46.05.  “The 4 X 800 relay has been a solid relay for us all year and they just keep finishing at or near the top in the races we have run this year”, Trampe noted.  “Those four girls on that relay also score a lot of points for us in their individual events as well.”  Second place medals were won by Britta Deden in the 300 LH (48.97 PB), Journi Moran in the triple jump (32’ 11.5”), Kadiance Wilson in the high jump (4’ 9” PB), and the 4 X 400 relay team of Britta Deden, Delaney Cargill, Kadiance Wilson, and Kloe Severance (4:36.51).  Fourth place medals went to Abby Jacobs in the 800 (2:42.39 PB), Delaney Cargill in the 1600 (6:09.78), Allie Moudry in the shot put (34’ 8.25” PB), and Lexi Vancura in the triple jump (31’ 7.75”).  Fifth place awards were earned by Marin Reilly in the discus (96’ 2” PB) and Lexi Vancura in the long jump (14’ 4.25”).  Macy Warner picked up a sixth place medal in the 3200 in a personal best time of 13:52.01 and the 4 X 100 relay team of Kadiance Wilson, Journi Moran, Marin Reilly, and Britta Deden finished 6th in a time of 55.43.

The boys had several outstanding performances at the meet with Zach Smith, Quinton Ries, John DeRiso, Owen Lane, and Hayden Kluthe earning multiple medals in the meet.  “We have a lot of boys that really had a good day for us”, Trampe noted.  “I hate to mention specific kids because we have so many kids contributing to our success but these guys have won multiple medals at several meets this year.  It is nice to have such a well-rounded team where we can score in nearly every event.  We had several gold medal winners on the day and a lot of personal best performances.”  Winning gold medals for the Chants were Owen Lane in the 400 (52.60 PB), Zach Smith in the 800 (2:06.13 PB), Hayden Kluthe in the 300 IH (43.77 PB), Quinton Ries in the long jump (20’ 11.75”), and the 4 X 400 relay team of John DeRiso, Zach Smith, Owen Lane, and Quinton Ries (3:33.75).  Second place medals went to Clayton Thomsen in the 300 IH (44.13) and Quinton Ries in the triple jump (41’ 5”).  Third place awards went to John DeRiso in the 400 (53.97) and the 800 (2:12.15), Hayden Kluthe in the 110 HH (16.15/16.48), Jacob Stamm in the shot put (43’ 10”), and Will Grint in the discus (124’ 8”).  Tommy Stevens qualified for the finals of the 100 with a 12.08 time in the preliminaries and finished fourth in a time of 12.10.  Fifth place medals were won by Zach Smith in the 400 (54.54 PB), Bronson Blair in the high jump (5’ 4”), Blake Wells in the pole vault (11’ 2”), and the 4 X 100 relay team of Carter Griffith, Evan Thomsen, Gage Racek, and John DeRiso (47.60).  Sixth place awards went to Sam Boettcher in the discus (120’ 1”) and the 4 X 800 relay team of Calen Pollard, Talan Bruha, Jace Geiser, and Blake Hinrichs (9:41.07).

Other Ord results from the meet are as follows: Girls: 100—Riylie Bruha (15.63), Alexis Nelson (16.08); 200—Kadiance Wilson (30.80), Madison Trejo (36.90), Rilyann Veskerna (39.31); 400—Maggie Fisher (69.58), Shalee Thomsen (72.32), Koryn Klein (76.11); 800—Piper Whited (2:51.12); 1600—Macy Warner (6:29.67 PB); 100 HH—Jocelyn Hinrichs (20.29); 300 LH—Jocelyn Hinrichs (56.24); Shot Put—Marin Reilly (30’ 9”), Bailey Setlik (23’ 5”); Discus—Allie Moudry (87’ 9”), Lucy Trejo (72’ 7”); Long jump—Journi Moran (14’ 1.25”), Jocelyn Hinrichs (12’ 6.75”); Triple Jump—Abby Jacobs (28’ 11.25”); High Jump—Alexis Nelson (4’ 0”); Pole Vault—Piper Whited (6’ 8”), Brookelyn Fox (MOH 6’ 2”).  Boys: 100—Carter Griffith (12.69), Gage Racek (12.52); 200—Tommy Stevens (24.87/25.55), Evan Thomsen (25.92), Treyton Cassell (26.71); 800—Blake Wells (2:30.99); 1,600—Calen Pollard (5:27.42 PB), Braden Bruha (6:00.81 PB); 3,200—Calen Pollard (11:23.38 PB); 300IH—Blake Hinrichs (51.90); Shot put—Will Grint (42’ 6.25”), Sam Boettcher (39’ 3”); Discus—Riley Setlik (106’ 11”); Long Jump—Talan Bruha (17’ 4”), Dayton Vanosdall (15’ 8.25” PB); Triple Jump—Hayden Kluthe (36’ 10”), Blake Hinrichs (36’ 105”); High Jump—Quinton Ries (5’ 4”), Adam Knapp (MOH 5’ 2”); Pole Vault—Aidan Ryschon (MOH 7’ 8”), Jace Geiser (8’ 8”).