SYRACUSE – In an extremely competitive track meet, the Beatrice Lady O and Norris Titan boys were able to take home first place at the Scott Nisely Invitational in Syracuse.
On the boys side, Norris was able to hold off Kyle Leners and Cameron Jurgens for Beatrice to finish in first place with 141 points. Crete would finish third, followed by Falls City in fourth.
The Titans would get first place finishes from Ashton Hausmann (200 meter dash), Zach VanBrocklin (1600 meter run), Joshua Starr (3200 meter run), Travis Reed (high jump) and the 4×800 meter relay team.
It was a record setting day for both Jurgens and Leners for the Orangemen. Jurgens won both the shot put and discus, with the discus throw (186′ 4″) breaking his own meet record. Leners also set a meet record in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.89 seconds. He also won the 300 meter hurdles.
Also finishing in first for Beatrice were Dillon Damme (triple jump, 100 meter dash) and the 4×100 meter relay team (meet record).
Zach Muff (110 meter hurdles, pole vault), the 4×100 yard field relay and 4×400 meter relay team all got victories for Crete.
Zayne Heckenlively won the long jump for the Falls City Tigers.
In girls action, Beatrice was able to hold off Syracuse and Auburn for the top spot.
The Lady O were led by their first place finishing 4×800 meter relay team featuring Veronica Pinkerton, Caitlin Schaefer, Jenna Junker and Jamison Theye. Veronica Pinkerton (800 meter run), Hanah Lytle (3200 meter run) and Carley Leners (100, 300 meter hurdles) all placed second for Beatrice.
Lauren Meyer had a huge day for the Syracuse Lady Rockets. She would win the 200 meter dash, long jump and triple jump. Also winning for Syracuse were Meredith Clark in the shot put and the 4×100 yard field relay team.
Allie Binder led things for Auburn. She would win both the 1600 meter run and 3200 meter run. Meg Rieschick won the pole vault for the Lady Bulldogs.