Tiger boys, Titan girls take triangular
The Falls City High School boys’ track team scored 84 points and won their own triangular last Tuesday, March 31, going away.
Finishing first for the Tigers: Zach Jordening, 100-meter dash (:11.91), and he also tied for first in the high jump (5-10); Anthony Baker, 1600 (5:28.1); Lucas Kirkendall, 300-meter hurdles (:47.84), 3200-meter relay team of Brandon Gibson, Baker, Derik Eickhoff and Brett Black (9:37.1); Tucker Merz, discus (126-1.5); Ben Bauman, shot put (43-5); Lee Huettner, long jump (20-9.5) and triple jump (42-8.5); and Brett Black, 800 (2:26.02).
In addition, Huettner was second in the 100 (:11.95), Kirkendall second in the 110s (:18.34), Baker was runner-up in the 3200 (11:59.25), Merz finished second to Bauman in the shot (41-05), Zayne Heckenlively was runner-up to Huettner in the long jump (19-6), Eickhoff finished runner-up to Black in the 800 (2:32), and the 3200-meter relay team of Justin Ernst, Jessi Dean, Kirkendall and Shane Campbell were second to HTRS in the 1600-meter relay (4:18.4).
Winning events for HTRS: Bryant Hunzeker, 3200 (11:51.55), Ben Railsback, high jump (tie, 5-10), and the 1600-meter relay team.
The Lady Titans were led by Allie Binder, who put up eye-catching numbers in winning the 1600 (5:36), 3200 (13:09.17) and 800 (2:43.27). Kendall Werts won the 300-meter lows (:56.01); Logan Standerford won the discus (102-4) and shot (33-6.5); Bailey Kuhlman the pole vault (9-0); Laura Stalder took first in the 400 (1:06.94) and the 1600-meter relay team was also crowned.
HTRS also had second-place finishes from Claire Svoboda in the 100 highs (:19.47), Whitney Ramsey in the discus (86-7.5) and vault (6-6), Stalder in the high jump (4-8), and Becca Watson in the 400 (1:14.7).
For the Lady Tigers, Syd Armbruster claimed first in the 100-meter highs (:19.4), and Lainey Larsen, Lauren Bierman, Meredith Poppe and Brooklyn Romine combined to win the 3200-meter relay (11:59.98).
Armbruster was also runner-up in the 300-meter lows (:58.19), Larsen was second in the two-mile (13:39.91); Brittany Webster finished second in the shot (29-5.5); and the Tiger 1600-meter relay team of Kirsten Carter, Morgan Roberts, Tavis Bruxellas and Taylor O’Brien finished second to HTRS with a time of 5:36.29.