Complete district recaps, state track info and state track schedules for all three county schools.
Irish teams both capture district titles
FC Sacred Heart made a clean sweep of the Class D District 1 track tournament held last Wednesday in Auburn, as both the boys’ and girls’ teams claimed district titles.
The Irish boys racked up 156 points, while the Lady Irish posted 116. Sterling was runner-up on the boys’ side with 120 points, followed by Pawnee City with 71. Diller-Odell just edged Sterling, 96-95, for the girls’ runner-up trophy.
It was the first district title for the Irish boys since 2004 and the first for the ladies since 2003, which also marked the last time both Irish squads won the district in the same year.
FCSH qualified 15 individuals – six girls and nine boys – for the 2013 State Track and Field Championships, which will be held this Friday and Saturday at Burke High School in Omaha.
Chaz Dunn had a banner day, as the junior claimed four golds for the Irish. Individually he won the 800 (2:02.5) and long jump (20-5.5) and helped the 400-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay teams capture first. Junior Yianni Haralabidis and seniors Clay Finck and Lane Barnhill joined Dunn on the 400 relay. Barnhill also teamed up with Dunn, sophomore Sawyer Kean and freshman Henry Arnold on the 1,600-meter relay team.
Dunn’s 800 time from districts currently ranks him second in the state field, behind only Garrett Perlinger, a senior from Paxton, who ran a 2:01.8. Dunn will run his 800-meter final at 10:05 Saturday morning. In the long jump, Dunn’s qualifying distance is the ninth best with SMC senior Austin Carr leading the way at 21-07. Dunn will have a quick turnaround from the 800, with the finals in the long jump scheduled for 10:30 Saturday morning.
Both Irish relays are currently second with Cambridge leading the 1,600-field (3:34.1) and South Loup (44.6) tops in the 400 meters. Also, Brady’s 1,600-meter team is tied with Sacred Heart. The 400-meter relay finals is set for 11:15 Saturday morning and 4:50 p.m. Saturday for the 1,600-meter relay.
Haralabidis and Finck finished first and second in the 100 with times of 11.2 and 11.3, respectively. The two may need to improve on those times to earn a medal this weekend with four times posted under 11 seconds – defending champion Kaden Huxoll (10.9) of Cambridge, Cross County’s Parker Anderson (10.9) and a pair from Minatare, Mario Sanchez (10.9) and Andres Mendoza (10.8). Friday’s prelims will feature Haralabidis in lane two in the first heat with Mendoza, while Finck will be in lane two, heat three with Huxoll.
Finck was also the runner-up in the 200 meters (23.1) and is tied for the eighth best time in the field. He will be in lane six of the second heat during Friday night’s prelims.
Barnhill and Arnold were 1-2 in the 400 with times of 52.6 and 53.1, respectively. Barnhill has the 12th fastest time in the 24-man field, while Arnold is near the bottom, but Arnold is also only one of two freshman to qualify in the event. The 400-meter prelims are scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Friday.
Arnold and sophomore Austin Malone, who captured gold at the district meet (42-6), will compete in the triple jump at 3 p.m. Friday. Both qualifiers have a great opportunity to medal, as they currently sit third and sixth, respectively, in the field.
Senior Will Burenheide qualified for the 110-meter hurdles for the fourth-straight year with a second-place time of 15.7. Burenheide has a solid chance of bringing home a medal, as he currently sits in a four-way tie with the third-best time. There are a trio of 15.6’s and one 15.1 in the field. Burenheide will be in lane six, heat one in Friday’s prelims.
Senior Matt Mullins, who qualified as a sophomore, finished second in the pole vault at districts with a height of 11-8 and currently sits alone at ninth in the field.
Sophomore Kelsi Fouraker returns to state in the 800 after finishing first at districts with a time of 2:35 and will race at 9:30 Saturday morning in the first section of the 800-meter finals.
Freshman Maggie Goltz captured gold at districts in the triple jump (34-4) and was runner-up in the long jump (14-6). She will have her work cut out for her in the long jump, but sits sixth in the field in the triple jump. Goltz will compete in the long jump finals on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and the triple jump finals are the first event Saturday morning at 8:30.
Sophomore Emily Rohrer, who recently broke the Sacred Heart record in the shot put, finished second at districts with a throw of 36-9. Currently ranked third in the field, Rohrer has a great opportunity for a medal and will compete at 3 p.m. Saturday in the finals.
Sophomore sisters Abby and Elizabeth Magdanz finished first and second at districts in the pole vault with vaults of 8-3 and 7-6, respectively. Elizabeth qualified in the event last year, but did not place. The two will compete at 1 p.m. Saturday and are near the back of the field.
Rachel Parrish, a junior, finished second in the 100-meter hurdles and will compete at 4:25 p.m. Friday in the preliminaries. She will run in the outside lane of the third heat. Taylor Houck, a senior from Bruning-Davenport-Shickley, has the top time in the field with 15.8.
COUNTY SCHOOLS – STATE QUALIFIERS SCHEDULE
SATURDAY (ALL FINALS):
Tiger trio: Huettner, Harling, Jordening
Three Falls City Tigers punched their tickets to next weekend’s NSAA State Track and Field Championships after their performances in the Class B District 2 Meet held last Thursday in Auburn.
Senior Cord Huettner was the district champion in the shot put with his heave of 48 feet, 6 inches. Huettner also qualified in the shot put in 2012, but did not place. He is currently 14th out of the 18 qualifiers, but defeated Beatrice’s Jordan Workman at districts. Workman finished eighth in 2012. The finals in the shot put are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Zach Jordening also returns to Omaha after his best performance to date in the high jump. The sophomore cleared a height of 6 feet, 2 inches and bested his previous high by four inches to finish in third place. Jordening is one of four tied with a qualifying height of 6-2. Wayne senior Grant Anderson’s jump of 6 feet , 9 inches sits atop the field. Jordening will compete in the high jump finals at 3 p.m. Friday.
Junior Mitchell Harling qualified in both the long jump and triple jump. Harling, who will be making his first appearance at state, went a personal-best 20 feet, 1 inch and finished second in the long jump to go along with his third place finish in the triple jump (41-1/2). Harling will first compete in the triple jump finals Friday at 6 p.m., then in the long jump finals on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Crete were district champions on the boys’ side, followed by Syracuse (87) and Beatrice (75). Falls City was eighth with 36 points.
On the girls’ side, Auburn and Syracuse tied with 114.33 points each for a split of the district championship. Crete was third with 99 points.
Falls City failed to score a point, but had three individuals set personal records. Freshman Lainey Larsen recorded her best times of the season in both the 3,200 and 1,600-meter runs. Sophomore Krystal Samqua also ran a personal best time in the 1,600 and junior Allyson Scholl put together her best 800 meter time.
Auburn freshman Maggie Rieschick, who attended Falls City Public Schools through eighth grade, qualified in two events for the co-district champ Lady Bulldogs.
Rieschick finished first in the 300-meter low hurdles with a time of 46.49 and was third in the 400-meter dash (1:00.88).
All three of Falls City High’s qualifiers will compete Friday, with Jordening scheduled first at 3 p.m in the Class B high jump finals. Huettner will compete in the shot put at 5:30 p.m., followed by Harling’s first performance, the triple jump, scheduled for 6 p.m.
Harling will also compete in the long jump Saturday afternoon at 3.
Titans sending four
Four Humboldt-TR-S Titans will compete in this weekends NSAA State Track and Field Championships after qualifying for the meet at last Thursday’s C-2 District Meet in Conestoga.
Titan senior Liz Railsback and her brother, sophomore Ben, both qualified in the pole vault, as did freshman Whitney Ramsey.
Liz and Ramsey finished first and second with vaults of 8-feet and 7-feet, respectively.
Ben finished second in the pole vault with a height of 11-8, but captured gold in the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 9 inches.
Titan senior Scott Hammon captured second in the shot put with a throw of 46 feet, 3 1/2 inches.
Medals could be tough to come by for the Titan representatives, as all four athletes currently sit near the bottom of the fields, but projections tend to go out the windows when the competitors are pitted against one another during the pressure of the state meet.
The Titan boys’ and girls’ teams each finished eighth at the district meet. The boys tallied 46 points and the girls posted 35. Louisville were district champions in both the girls’ and boys’ portions of the event.
|CLASS D DISTRICT 1 TRACK
May 8 @ Auburn
GIRLS TEAM RESULTS
FC Sacred Heart 116
Pawnee City 81
Lincoln Parkview Christian 7
Bellevue Cornerstone 0
GIRLS STATE QUALIFIERS:
Pole vault—1. A. Magdanz FCSH, 8-3; 2. E. Magdanz, FCSH, 7-6.
High jump—1. Westhart, J-B, 4-6; 2. Schmidt, D-O, 4-4.
Long jump—1. Wiese-Hunt, Mead, 15-1.5; 2. Goltz, FCSH, 14-6.
Shot put—1. Lempka, Ster., 36-9.5; 2. Rohrer, FCSH, 36-9.
Discus—1. Lempka, Sterl. 127-3; 2. Habegger, PC, 114-9. Triple jump—1. Goltz, FCSH, 34-4; 2, Hajek, D-O, 31-8.
100—1. Nygren, Mead, 12.8; 2. Hundley, PC, 13.2.
200—1. Nygren, Mead, 27.3; 2. Hundley, PC, 27.9; 3.
400—1. Nygren, Mead, 1:00.1; 2. Wiese-Hunt, Mead, 1:02.9.
800—1. Fouraker, FCSH, 2:35.0; 2. Wiese-Hunt, Mead, 2:38.1.
1,600—1. Hestermann, Sterling, 6:02.1; 2. Theye, D-O, 6:18.3.
3,200—1. Zarybnicky, D-O, 13:22.0; 2. Sterkel, Ster., 13:28.6.
100 hurdles—1. Hundley, PC, 16.7; 2. Parrish, FCSH, 17.5.
300 low hurdles—1. Hundley, PC, 48.7; 2. Nielsen, Ster., 49.8.
400 relay—1. Diller-Odell, 54.1. 2. FCSH (Parrish, Fouraker, Bieker, Kean), 54.1 (DNQ).
1,600 relay—1. Sterling, 4:27.8; also, 4. FCSH (Fouraker, Parrish, E. Magdanz, Bieker), 4:38.2 (DNQ).
3,200 relay— 1. Sterling, 10:30.4; 2. FCSH (Fouraker, E. Magdanz, Fiegener, Bieker), 10:50.4 (DNQ).
BOYS TEAM SCORING
CLASS B, DISTRICT 2 TRACK
GIRLS TEAM RESULTS