Freeman, Sterling, Tri County boys’ and girls’ track have strong showing at MUDECAS Saturday

Freeman, Sterling, Tri County boys’ and girls’ track have strong showing at MUDECAS Saturday
The Freeman boys pose with their first place plaque after taking the team championship at the 2019 MUDECAS Track and Field Meet. Photo courtesy of The Voice News.

ADAMS – Fourteen area schools competed at the annual MUDECAS Track and Field meet at Freeman High School Saturday.

The hometown Falcons won the team title for the boys with 146 points, while Tri County claimed the girls’ team championship with 109.5.

In total, the Freeman boys won six events – five of them on the track. The Lady Trojans meanwhile sealed their win with victories in the 4×100, 4×800 and discus.

Boys team standings

2. Sterling – 93

3. Tri County – 93

6. BDS – 40

9. Diller-Odell – 22

10. HTRS – 19

11. Southern – 15.5

13. Lewiston – 6

14. Meridian – 5

Girls team standings

2. Freeman – 93

3. Sterling – 75

5. Diller-Odell – 73

7. Meridian – 40.5

9. HTRS – 32

10. BDS – 27

11. Southern – 22

15. Lewiston – 1

Top area performers (boys)

100 meter dash – Colby Sugden (Freeman) won the event with a time of 11.95 seconds. Connor Bradley (Southern) finished third (12.10).

200 meter dash – Sugden also won this event, clocking in at 23.96 seconds. Tristan Dirks (Sterling) was second (24.04). Bradley came in third here as well (24.86).

400 meter dash – Garrett Lenners (Freeman) won with a time of 52.67. Dirks took silver in this event, too (52.71).

800 meter run – Lenners got another win with a time of 2:06.40. His teammate, Freeman’s Holden Ruse, wasn’t far behind (2:07.09).

1600 meter run – Tri County’s distance star Creighton Niemeyer won gold easily (4:35.67). Logan Jasa (Sterling) placed second (4:57.44).

3200 meter run – The Trojans received another long-distance victory – this one from Logan Larson (10:47.99). Ruse, of Freeman, was second (11:00.89).

4×100 meter relay – Sterling took first in this event (45.80). Freeman was second (46.27).

4×400 meter relay – Freeman won this with a time of 3:39.63.

4×800 meter relay – Tri County had another strong showing in the distance categories. The Trojans took first in the relay (8:50.54).

High Jump – HTRS’ Caleb Tackett cleared 5 feet-8 inches to take gold. Brady Ideus (Freeman) was second, clearing 5-7. Tri County’s Evan Larson cleared the same height.

Pole Vault – BDS’ Aaron Mick soared high for the Eagles, vaulting 11.5 feet. Larson of Tri County was second (11′).

Triple Jump – Freeman’s Logan Anderson took first with a jump of 39 feet-11 inches.

Full boys’ results can be found here.

Top area performers (girls)

100 meter dash – Sterling’s Nicole Harms took first with a dash of 13.51 seconds. Skylar Pretzer (Diller-Odell) clocked in a very-close second (13.68). Meridian’s Andi Kort was third (14.26).

200 meter dash – Pretzer took gold in this event (28.40).

400 meter dash – Brylie Hartwig (Freeman) won with a time of 63.92. Madison Kirchoff (Tri County) came in second (65.67).

800 meter run – Hartwig won again here (2:27.52). Hannah Holtmeier (Tri County) finished second (2:32.90). Emily Swanson (Diller-Odell) was third (2:33.37).

1600 meter run – Hartwig’s impressive day wasn’t done, as she won a gold medal in this event, too (5:36.28).

100 meter hurdles – Nicole Harms (Sterling) won another gold medal here (17.5). Natalie Novak (HTRS) was extremely close behind (17.68).

300 meter hurdles – Another win for Harms (48.51). Emily Swanson (Diller-Odell) was second (53.57).

4×100 meter relay – Tri County won the top prize (54.97). Sterling was oh-so close (55.03). This marked the closest finish of any running event Saturday.

4×400 meter relay – Freeman won this event (4:33.66), holding off Tri County (4:34.17).

4×800 meter relay – The Trojans struck back, winning the distance relay handily (10:37.83). Freeman was second (11:02.59).

Pole Vault – One of the biggest highlights Saturday was Meridian’s Andi Kort clearing 9 feet-6 inches to set a new school record. Swanson (Diller-Odell) cleared the same height, but the medal goes to Kort, since she’s a senior and Swanson is a junior.

Triple Jump – Southern got a big win here with Kaylee Klover taking first with a jump of 31 feet-11.25 inches. Natalie Novak (HTRS) was second (31 feet-9 inches).

Shot put – Colby Theis (Sterling) threw 34 feet-10.5 inches to win the event.

Discus – Kelsey Manchester (Tri County) helped solidify a team victory for the Trojans with her throw of 106 feet. Macy Holland (Freeman) was just an inch behind that, and placed second.

Full girls’ results can be found here.

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