The HOA schools scattered around the state for track meets on Tuesday. The Marion boys had a quality day at their own meet with a second place finish.
The Wildcat track teams had a successful outing at Tuesday’s Quint in Halstead. The boys finished second with 71 points behind Halstead’s 146 points. The girls’ squad finished fifth.
Jon Jackson won the shot put by more than four feet at 41-9. He also won the discus by more than six feet at 128-01. Tyler Kaufman won the triple jump at 40-11.25, beating out teammate Cade Graber, who grabbed the silver at 39-2.25 by a quarter on an inch. Matt Emerson won the two mile by more than 20 seconds in 11:04.83. Spencer Fast missed the gold in the javelin by more than seven feet at 133-10 for second place.
For the girls, Renae Stucky won the 100m dash by 0.18 seconds in 12.85, and finished first in the 200m dash in 27.52. Stucky finished third in the long jump at 14-3.50, the same distance as the silver medalist, but 18 inches from the gold.
The Cardinal track teams were in action Tuesday at Halstead. The Lady Cardinals won the meet with 98 points, edging out the hosts by 13 points. The boys finished at the bottom of the five-team event with 29 points, trailing Bluestem by 11 points.
Emily Bebermeyer won the shot put by half a foot at 32-4, and picked up another gold by winning the discus by more than two feet at 100-8.5. Lora Bebermeyer won the high jump by four inches at 4-10, and Jamie Lovett won the long jump by more than 18 inches at 15-11. Lovett finished second in the 100m dash in 13.03. Dani Longbine won the 400m dash in 1:06.49, beating teammate Beth Francis by two seconds. Bailey Francis won the 800m run by eight seconds in 2:35.59.
Brad Haynes finished second in the 100m dash in 11.34, 0.09 seconds from gold. Haynes also took second in the 400m dash in 54.98, a second behind the gold. Haynes completed the sprints with a silver in the 200m dash in 23.98.
The Warrior track teams hosted a five-team meet on Tuesday. The boys finished second out of four teams with 112 points, trailing only 2A power Berean Academy’s 183 points. The Lady Warriors tallied 42 points for third place out of five teams, falling to Berean (163) and Centre 79).
With Berean winning most of the events on both sides, Corey Shields stole two gold medals in the throwing events. She won the shot by more than five feet at 34-3.75, and took first in the discus but nearly two feet at 96-08. She just missed the sweep, finishing second in the javelin at 96-7.5, less than three feet from the gold. Alicia Maloney finished half a foot shy of first place in the pole vault for the silver at 8-6. Kadesha Gueary finished third in the long jump at 14-5, five inches short of the silver medal. She also finished third in the triple jump at 30-2.5.
Zach Hammond picked up three gold medals for the boys, winning the high jump by two inches at 5-4, and taking the triple jump by more than a foot at 37-5. His pole vault clearance of 12-6 won by six inches. The Warrior throwers dominated the field. Nick Meyer won the discus at 130-05. Spencer Fugitt finished second at 127-10, and Marion had the top four throws. Meyer also won the shot put by three inches at 39-0.75. Jon Tacha finished third at 36-10, and Marion had six of the top 10 throws. Dakin Ledford won the javelin at 158-02. Fugitt finished second at 138-04.
The Teuton track teams were in action Tuesday in Marion. The Inman boys finished third out of four teams, being Centre by 18 points. The Lady Teutons finished at the bottom of the five-team field, trailing Burrton by 10 points.
Grant Garst led the pack by four seconds in the 400m dash in 51.56. Jared Enns finished third in 57.40. Alex Ropp finished second in the shot put at 38-9.75, just three inches from first place. Brock Cole finished third in the two mile in 12:37.63, and Eli Dester grabbed the bronze in the 100m dash in 12.31, just 0.04 seconds off the silver and 0.16 seconds from the gold.
Kaitlynn Goalden led the girls with a silver medal in the discus, missing the gold by less than two feet at 94-10. In the javelin, Savanah Case finished third at 92-02, more than four feet short of the silver medal.
The Cardinal track teams traveled to Wilson on Tuesday. The boys finished fourth out of 11 teams with 56 points behind Lincoln (70), Solomon (100), and Sacred Heart (102). The Lady Cardinals finished sixth with 50.5 points behind a trio of teams with 60 points, and Sacred Heart with 61 points. Central Plains won with 124 points.
Sophomore Forrest Dreyer did well in the distance events, winning the 3200m run by 13 seconds in 10:58.00, and losing a close mile by less than a second in 4:56.96. Freshman Evan Morrical also picked up several points in the throwing events. His shot put toss of 43-7.25 was just over a foot shy of the gold. He missed a medal in the discus by just three inches at 111-11.5, and came up 10 feet shy of the bronze in the javelin at 125-10 for fourth place.For the Lady Cards, sophomore Aubrey Wilson won the 800m run by more than a second in 2:31.71. She finished third in the mile in 5:49.54, and ran a 28.66 200m dash in a slower heat to finish fourth. Senior Haleigh Burkhart finished third in the shot put at 32-2.25, and fifth in the discus at 83-5. Jordan Weems finished fifth in the 400m dash in 1:13.59, a half second behind the next runner. The 4x400 and 4x800 relays finished second and third, respectively, for 14 more points.