Three members of the Ord High Track Teams won medals at the Central Nebraska Track Championships held on Monday, April 26 at Northwest high school in Grand Island. “We had a really good night at this meet as we had several season best and a few personal best performances as well”, Coach Derry Trampe commented. “It really brings out the best in our kids when we compete in this meet and this year was no exception. We had a lot of kids that qualified for the meet which is always nice to see but it was really great to see the way we competed in the meet. This track team can do a lot of special things before the season is over.”
Kole Severance was the top finisher for the Chants as she finished second in the 1600-meter run in a season best time of 5:38.61. “Kloe ran a great race and just got caught at the finish line”, Trampe said. “I was really impressed with the way she took control of the race especially after she ran an 800 on the relay just 50 minutes earlier. She is a tough competitor.” Britta Deden won two medals in the meet by finishing third in both the 100-meter high hurdles and the 300-meter low hurdles. Deden ran the highs in 16.82 and the 300’s in 48.84. “Britta is having an outstanding year for us”, Trampe stated. “She is a fierce competitor and brings her best every time she steps on the track.” Hayden Kluthe earned a third place medal in the 110-meter high hurdles in a time of 15.88. “Hayden looks really good in the high hurdles this year”, Trampe noted. “He just keeps getting better and better every meet. I am really excited to see how he finishes the season.”
In addition to the meal winners the Chants had several great performances and people that were close to the medals but just missed out. Allie Moudry and Journi Moran just missed out on the medals as they finished fourth in the shot put and triple jump respectively. Moudry threw a personal best throw of 36’ 8.25” in the shot put while Moran jumped 34’ 0” in the triple jump and missed a medal by half an inch. Journi added a fifth place finish in the long jump with a leap of 16’ 0.25”. Owen Lane finished sixth in the 400-meter dash in a personal best time of 52.27. Owen Lane, Zach Smith, Hayden Kluthe, and John DeRiso teamed up to place fifth in the 4 X 400 relay in a season best time of 3:33.12. For Lane and Smith the relay was their second event of the meet. Lane started his day with a sixth place finish in the 400-meter dash in a personal best time of 52.27. Smith started his day off with a sixth place finish in the 800-meter run in a personal best time of 2:03.47 just 50 minutes before the relay. The girls 4X800 relay team of Kloe Severanc, Delaney Cargill, Abby Jacobs, and Lexi Vancura teamed up to finish sixth in a time of 10:46.71. The 4X100 relay team of Journi Moran, Kaidence Wilson, Marin Reilly, and Britta Deden finished 7th in a season best time of 52.75. Sam Boettcher and Lexi Vancura finished eighth in the discus and triple jump respectively. Boettcher tossed the discus 120’ 1” and Vancura jumped 32’ 2.5” in the triple jump. The boys 4X800 relay team of Calen Pollard, Talan Bruha, Jace Geiser, and Blake Hinrichs recorded a season best time of 9:30.13 to finish in eleventh place and Macy Warner finished eleventh in the 3200-meter run in a time of 13:57.54.