Track story

Qualify 15 for State Meet

The Ord High School track and field teams hosted the C-8 district track meet last Thursday and kept the team titles at home.  The Chants swept the team titles by scoring in nearly every event and having multiple place winners in several events.  “Our depth really paid off for us in this district”, Coach Derry Trampe stated.  “We were able to score points with a lot of different athletes in a lot of events and that really helped boost our total.  It also helped that our kids had a really good day as we had a total of 24 personal best performances on a pretty windy day.  I am proud of all of our kids and really happy for the 15 that will make the trip to Omaha for the state meet.  We will be taking 8 girls and 7 boys to the state meet this year and that is the most we have taken in several years.”

The girls scored 119 points and finished 20 points ahead of South Loup (99) to win the title.  “I thought we would the meet looking at the preliminary entries” Trampe said.  “We have a lot of quality girls and scored a lot of quality points.  We also had a lot more girls place in this meet than we have in other meets this year and that helped us pile up the points.”  Rounding out the team scoring were: Elm Creek (68.5), Amherst (68), Arcadia-Loup City (57), Gibbon (43), Ravenna (36), Burwell (24.5), Hi-Line (8), and Maxwell (4).

The boys scored 138 points to easily win the team title.  The Chants were 42 points better than Burwell who finished as runner-up with 96 points.  “Our boys had an outstanding day on Thursday and I am really happy with the way we performed”, Trampe said.  “We got a big lead early with the field events and held on to it through the finals.  We have a lot of depth with our boys and we scored a lot points with our underclassmen.”  Rounding out the team scoring were:  South Loup (59), Hi-Line (42), Ravenna (36), Arcadia-Loup City (34), Maxwell (34), Amherst (33), Elm Creek (29), and Gibbon (26).

State qualifiers for the girls were Journi Moran (1st in the triple 34’ 8”), Lexi Vancura (2nd in the long jump 16’ 1.5” and 3rd in the triple jump 33’ 10”—PB), Kloe Severance (1st in the 1600 5:41.79), Payton Hackel (100 HH 15.88), Britta Deden (2nd in 100 HH 16.43—PB, 1st in 300 LH 49.53), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Kloe Severance, Piper Whited, Macy Warner, and Abby Jacobs (10:40.64).  Vancura was an additional qualifier in the triple jump because she had one of the top six non-qualifying jumps from all of the districts.  “I am really proud of and happy for these girls”, Trampe said.  “They have worked really hard all season and earned the right to compete in state.  I was really impressed with their performances because if they did not set a personal best, they were very close to those marks.  It was especially nice to see Payton run as well as she did in the hurdles after missing the first half of the season.  We have a really good chance to bring home some medals from state.”

State qualifiers for the boys were Jacob Stamm (2nd in shot put 45’ 0.25”), Quinton Ries (1st in long jump 21’ 7” and 3rd in triple jump 41’ 0”), Blake Wells (1st in pole vault 12’ 5’), Owen Lane (1st in 400 52.54), John DeRiso (2nd in 400 52.89), Zac Smith (1st in 800 2:03.88), Hayden Kluthe (1st in 110 HH), and the 4 X 400 relay team of Owen Lane, Zach Smith, John DeRiso, and Quinton Ries (1st in 3:34.01).  “These guys have been solid performers for us all year so I was not surprised that they qualified for the state meet”, Trampe noted.  “They have worked really hard in practice all season long and it paid off for them in a trip to the state meet. Quinton did not have his best day in the triple jump but fortunately made it to the state meet as an additional qualifier.  I am glad he will get another chance to jump because he has a great opportunity to be a state medal winner in that event.  These guys have a good chance of bringing home some medals next week.”

In addition to the state qualifiers, the Chants had several other medal winners on the day.  Third place medal winners included Journi Moran in the long jump (15’ 10.5”), Kaidence Wilson in the high jump (4’ 8”), Brookelyn Fox in the pole vault (7’ 10” PB), the girls 4 X 100 relay team of Joruni Moran, Kaidence Wilson, Marin Reilly, and Britta Deden (52.91), Calen Pollard in the 3200 (11:23.11), Hayden Kluthe in the 300 IH (43.89), Will Grint in the shot put (43’ 7.5”), Riley Setlik in the discus (126’ 10” PB), and the 4 X 100 relay team of Carter Griffith, Evan Thomsen, John DeRiso, and Owen Lane (46.58).  Fourth place medals were won by Allie Moudry in the shot put (35’ 11.5”), Koryn Klein in the pole vault (7’ 10”), the 4 X 400 relay team of Britta Deden, Kaidence Wilson, Lexi Vancura, and Maggie Fisher (4:33.93), Clayton Thomsen in the 300 IH (46.10), Will Grint in the discus (125’ 5”), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Calen Pollard, Talan Bruha, Jace Geiser, and Blake Hinrichs (9:38.30).  Fifth place went to Maggie Fisher in the 400 (68.72), Abby Jacobs in the 800 (2:42.14), Macy Warner in the 3200 (13:56.91), Piper Whited in the pole vault (7’ 4”), Calen Pollard in the 1600 (5:24.80), Clayton Thomsen in the 110 HH (17.68/17.70), Sam Boettcher in the shot put (42’ 2.75” PB) and discus (121’ 6”), Blake Hinrichs in the triple jump (38’ 1”), and Jace Geiser in the pole vault (10’ 5” PB).  Sixth place medals were won by Piper Whited in the 800 (2:43.65), Marin Reilly in the shot put (34’ 0.25”), Jocelyn Hinrichs in the triple jump (31’ 5.5”), and Talan Bruha in the long jump (18’ 1”) and triple jump (38’ 0”).

Other Ord results from the meet are as follows: Girls: 100—Shaylee Thomsen (14.23 PB), Riylie Bruha (15.06), Bailey Setlik (15.08 PB); 200—Shaylee Thomsen (29.66 PB), Madison Trejo (36.14 PB), Rilynn Veskerna (37.67 PB); 400—Koryn Klein (72.22 PB), Brookelyn Fox (78.57 PB); 800—Valeria Chacon (2:56.78 PB); 1600—Macy Warner (6:23.67); 100 HH—Jocelyn Hinrichs (19.21); 300 LH—Jocelyn Hinrichs (56.19); Shot Put—Alexis Nelson (27’ 10.5”); Discus—Marin Reilly (96’ 8”), Allie Moudry (100’ 0” PB), Lucy Trejo (76’ 3”); Long jump—Jocelyn Hinrichs (13’ 7.5”); High Jump—Alexis Nelson (4’ 2”).  Boys: 100—Carter Griffith (12.00 PB), Aidan Ryschon (12.16 PB); 200—Evan Thomsen (24.96/25.09 PB), Dayton Vanosdall (26.13 PB), Trent McCain (26.65); 800—Jace Geiser (2:24.02 PB), Blake Wells (2:30.28); 1,600—Braden Bruha (5:54.31 PB); 100 HH—Adam Knapp (19.05/20.41 PB); 300IH—Adam Knapp (49.57); Long Jump—Blake Hinrichs (16’ 9”); High Jump—Adam Knapp (MOH 5’ 3”), Dylan Hurlburt (MOH 5’ 3”); Pole Vault—Aidan Ryschon (9’ 5”).