Track story

The Ord High School track and field teams competed in their first outdoor meet of the season and came away with a first and third place finish in the team races.  The Chants traveled to Loup City to compete in the 13-team ALC rebel invitational on Thursday, March 24.  The girls won the team title with 116 points finishing 16 points ahead of runner-up Centura (100).  The host team, Arcadia-Loup City finished third with 83 points and Grand Island CC was fourth with 83 points.  “I was pleasantly surprised when I saw our girls had won the team title”, Coach Derry Trampe commented.  “I hadn’t taken the time to figure team points while the meet was in progress, and I did not realize that we had scored over 100 points.  Our girls had a great day with several first or second place finishes and then a lot of fourth place points as well.  We showed that we have quality athletes as well as some depth this year. I was also pleased that our girls were able to set nine new personal best performances in a meet this early in the season.”  Rounding out the team scoring in the girls’ meet were: St. Paul (80), Central Valley (70), Ansley (47), Ravenna (33), Northwest JV (21.5), Riverside (16), Kenesaw (8), St. Edward (0), and Spalding Academy (0).

The boys’ team totaled 87 points in the meet to finish just 8 points out of second place.  St. Paul won the boys meet with 104 points while Grand Island CC was second with 95 points.  “I was pleased with how our boys competed in this meet”, Trampe said.  “We have a couple of guys that are nursing some injuries and are not at full strength that would really help our team and we were still able to finish third in the meet.  I felt like we had a good day in the throws with our boys and we ran well in the longer sprints, middle distance and long-distance races. In addition to these performances, Blake Wells set a meet record in the pole vault.  In all our boys had eight personal best performances on the day.”  Rounding out the team scoring in the boys’ meet were: Centura (77), Riverside (65.5), Kenesaw (63.5), Arcadia-Loup City (50.5), Central Valley (39), Ansley (28), Ravenna (27), Northwest JV (21.5), St. Edward (5), and Spalding Academy (0).

Bringing home first place medals for the girls were Britta Deden and Lexis Vancura.  Deden won the 100 HH in a time of 17.06 and Vancura won the triple jump with a personal best leap of 34’ 1.75”.  Deden and Vancura added second place medals in the 300 LH (51.85) and the long jump (16’ 0.75”) respectively.  Also bringing home silver medals were Piper Whited in the 1600 (6:14.97) and Journi Moran in the triple jump (33’ 5.75”).  Macy Warner added a third place finish in the 3200 with a time of 14:44.73.  Fourth place medals went to Nikie Nelson in the 200 (29.76 PB), Maggie Fischer in the 400 (66.98 PB), Journi Moran in the long jump (15’ 6”), Lexis Vancura in the high jump (4’ 8”), Brookelyn Fox in the pole vault (8’ 0” PB), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Maggie Fisher, Macy Warner, Izzy Jeffres, and Clarie Cargill (11:30.71).  Fifth place medals were won by Maggie Fischer in the 800 (2:47.23 PB), Jocelyn Hinrichs in the 300 LH (57.49), and Kaidence Wilson in the high jump (4’ 6”).  Sixth place awards went to Nikie Nelson in the 400 (67.70 PB), Izzy Jeffres in the 1600 (6:42.43), Alli Moudry in the shot put (33’ 3.5”), and the 4 X 400 relay team of Maggie Fischer, Marin Reilly, Nikie Nelson, and Britta Deden (4:42.75). Piper Whited added a 7th place finish in the pole vault with a height of 6’ 6”.  Eighth place medals went to Clarie Cargill in the 800 (2:48.14) and Marin Reilly in the discus (95’ 11”).

The boys that won gold medals in the meet included Calen Pollard in the 3200 and Blake Wells in the pole vault.  Pollard won the meet in a personal best time of 11:04.45 and Wells bested the field in the vault with a jump of 13’ 1”.  Will Grint finished second in the shot put with a personal best toss of 46’ 3” and Sam Boettcher was the runner-up in the discus with a toss of 133’ 11”.  The 4 X 400 relay team of Aidan Ryschon, Calen Pollard, Ryan Gabriel, and Owen Lane also finished second in a time of 3:46.81.  Third place medals went to Jacob Stam in the shot put (45’ 8”) and John DeRiso in the 200 (23.95 PB), and 400 (52.76).  Owen Lane and Garret Severance added fourth place points for the team.  Lane ran 2:15.19 in the 800 while Severance finished the 1600 in a time of 5:22.80.  Sixth place medals were won by Elijah Pollard in the 1600 (5:26.96 PB), Will Grint in the discus (128’ 3”), the 4 X 100 relay team of John DeRiso, Aidan Ryschon, Dylan Hurlburt, and Gage Racek (47.72), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Garret Severance, Maddox Bennett, Grady Moudry, and Elijah Pollard (10:00.19). Sam Boettcher added a 7th place finish in the shot put (39’ 4.5”) and Jace Geiser finished 8th in the pole vault (10’ 0”) to round out the scoring for the Chants.

Additional Ord Results: Girls: 100 meter dash—Journi Moran 14.81, Shaylee Thomsen 15.17, Allie Miller 15.69; 200 meter dash—Allie Miller 32.51 PB, Rilynn Veskerna 36.88 PB; 400 meter dash—Claire Cargill 72.37; 800 meter run—Elisabeth Bengston 4:03.00 PB; 1600 meter run—Valeria Arellano 7:08.53; 100 meter HH—Jocelyn Hinrichs 19.69, Linnea Clemens 21.55; 4X100 Relay—Lexis Vancura, Journi Moran, Kaidence Wilson, Birtta Deden FS; Shot put—Marin Reilly 31’ 11”, Juls Gonzales 25’ 10”; Discus—Alli Moudry 90’ 10”, Bailey Setlik 75’ 1”; Long Jump—Jocelyn Hinrichs 12’ 8”; Triple Jump—Jocelyn Hinrichs 29’ 7.5”; Pole Vault—Linnea Clemens MOH 6’ 0”.  Boys: 100 meter dash—Gage Racek 12.44, Aidan Ryschon 12.42, Dylan Hurlburt 12.44; 200 meter dash—Ryan Gabriel 26.09, Dayton Vanosdall 26.76; 400 meter dash—Owen Lane 56.05, Treyton Cassell 59.03; 800 meter run—Braden Bruha 2:36.08 PB, Jericho Smith 2:45.76; 1600-meter run—Grady Moudry 5:40.34 PB; 3200 meter run—Brodie Klimek 13:11.76; Skylar Probst 14:35.94; 300 IH—Treyton Cassell 52.80; Discus—Cainan Rogers 96’ 5”; Long jump—Gage Racek 18’ 4”, Dylan Hurlburt 18’ 5” PB, Talan Bruha 18’ 2.25”; Triple jump—Trent McCain 33’ 1.5”, Gage Kolar 32’ 2” PB, Braden Bruha 29’ 5.5”; High Jump—Jason Brewer MOH 5’ 4”, Garret Severance MOH 5’ 4”; Pole vault—Aidan Ryschon 9’ 6”.