Thayer Central boys, Fairbury girls come home first in rain-delayed Titan invite Thursday

Thayer Central boys, Fairbury girls come home first in rain-delayed Titan invite Thursday
The Thayer Central Track and Field Invite started 2.5 hours late Thursday, due to morning rain. Photo via Derek Garfield on Twitter.

HEBRON –  After a 2.5 hour weather delay, the Thayer Central Track and Field invite got underway early Thursday afternoon.

The Titan boys won the team championship with 87 points, while the Fairbury Lady Jeffs won the girls’ team title with 118 total points.

The Thayer Central boys were also winners in the Coaches’ Legacy Meet in Hebron last week. This is also the second team win for the Lady Jeffs this year – they won their season-opening meet at Concordia on Mar. 14.

The Lady Titans were the runners-up Thursday with 97 points after being team champions at the Wilber Clatonia invite Tuesday.

The Fairbury boys had their best showing of the season so far Thursday, finishing 4th overall with 65 points.

**Available results were limited Thursday. We’ll add in times, distances, etc. as soon as we get them.**

Area results/winners (boys)

The Fairbury boys’ 4×100 relay team came home first (47.33). Dylan Starr was the champion in high jump with a new PR of 6 feet.

In long jump, Southern’s Braden Klover dominated with a leap of 19 feet-2 inches. That was a full 13 inches ahead of all other competitors.

Isaac Robertson also won gold for Fairbury in the triple jump (39 feet). In the two-mile, Thayer Central’s Damian Stewart was the champion (10:51.18). In the 400-meter dash, Zach Koss took first for the Titans (54.55).

The Titans also took gold in the 4×800 meter relay (9:06.01).

Area results/winners (girls)

Fairbury’s Mikwena Lierman won triple jump (33 feet-0.5 inches). Her sister, Mikasa, took second in the 800-meter run (2:41.03). The Fairbury girls’ 4×400 relay team came home first (4:21.69).

Claire Shumard finished second in pole vault for the Jeffs, while her teammate Ellie Ohlde was right behind in 3rd.

Thayer Central’s Mikenzy Anderson dominated pole vault, clearing 9 feet-6 inches – a full half-foot ahead of everyone else.

Josephine Blatny finished second in the two-mile for Fairbury. Sara Huss of Fairbury meanwhile took first in the 400-meter dash (1:03.40). In total, the Lady Jeffs came home with 7 new PRs, three gold medals and six silver medals.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Thayer Central’s Sydney Havel won the event (17.50). Havel also finished second in the 300 hurdles (52.24). Chloe Souerdyke meanwhile won the high jump (5 feet-1 inch).

One additional track and field note

The Mustang Track Invite at Friend, which was scheduled for Monday, has been moved to Wednesday, Apr. 3.

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