DESHLER – The Thayer Central boys’ and girls’ track teams both took home their respective team titles Tuesday in the Del Wicks Track and Field Invitational at Deshler High School.
The Titan boys won with 200 points – Superior was second with 122. Lawrence-Nelson finished third (81.3), Deshler came home fourth (50), Meridian fifth (39.33), Friend sixth (20.33) and Dorchester seventh (11).
On the girls’ side, Thayer Central won with 150 points – Superior was second with 99. The rest of the girls’ team standings were as follows:
- Lawrence-Nelson – 71
- Friend – 65
- Meridian – 52
- Dorchester – 43
- Deshler – 39
Area boys’ winners
100 meter dash – Luke Wiedel (Thayer Central) placed 1st with a new PR of 11.3 seconds. Weidel also won the 200, clocking in at 25.1 seconds.
400 meter dash – Zach Koss (Thayer Central) won with a time of 53 seconds even. Koss went onto win the 800 as well at 2:10.20. His teammate Dylan Fischer finished second (2:16.40).
1600 meter run – Keegan Casey (Thayer Central) crossed the line in first with a time of 5:05 flat. Teammate Trey Fischer finished second – just 0.9 seconds behind.
3200 meter run – Damian Stewart (Thayer Central) took gold here in dominating fashion with a time of 10:48. He was at least 34 seconds ahead of everyone else.
110 meter hurdles – Coltin Hansen (Deshler) took first with a new PR of 17.5 seconds. The 110 hurdles was the only running event that Thayer Central didn’t have a medalist in.
4×100 relay – Thayer Central’s team (Hayden Lutrell, Andrew Heinrichs, Dominic Stewart, Luke Wiedel) took first at 47.50.
4×400 relay – The Titans also won this event with a time of 3:43.10. Thayer Central’s team was Phillip Price, Jarod Hergott, Dylan Fischer and Zach Koss.
4×800 relay – Thayer Central won this, too. The Titans clocked in at 8:37.20. They did it with Trey Fischer, Keegan Casey, Dylan Fischer and Zach Koss.
Shot put – Jaden Hanson (Superior) took second with a throw of 40 feet-11 inches, but would win discus with a new season-best of 135 feet-seven inches.
Pole Vault – Holden Ruhnke (Deshler) tied Superior’s Owen Sullivan with a vault of 11 feet.
Long Jump – Thayer Central took the top three medals in this event with Kevin Burd leading the way at 18 feet-8.5 inches – a new personal best. Hayden Lutrell was second (18 feet-7.75 inches) and Luke Weidel placed third (18 feet-3.75 inches).
Triple Jump – Another win for the Titans. Andrew Heinrichs won gold with a leap of 37 feet-10 inches. Teammate Jarod Hergott was second at 37 feet-3.75 inches (PR).
In total, the Thayer Central boys won 11 events – eight running and three field. Easily their most dominant effort of 2019.
Area girls’ winners
100 meter dash – Jacee Zoubek (Dorchester) won with a sprint of 12.9 seconds. Zoubek also took second in the 200 (28.9) and 400 (1:06.20, PR).
400 meter dash – Danielle Klenke (Friend) won with a new PR of 1:02.50.
800 meter run – Brianna Barton (Meridian) won gold with a new season-best time of 2:43.10 – just a half-second ahead of Thayer Central’s Katelyn Richardson.
1600 meter run – Leah Schmidt (Deshler) won this event at 6:30.50 – 16 seconds ahead of Thayer Central’s Alanna Fangmeier . Schmidt also won the 3200 (13:59.10).
100 meter hurdles – Emma Niemeier (Friend) won the event at 16.9 seconds. A star for the Bulldogs in hurdles this year, Niemeier also won the 300 hurdles (49.9 seconds, season-best).
Shotput – Kalynn Meyer (Superior), a returning state medalist in the event, won handily with a throw of 44 feet-4 inches – a new season-high. Her throw was eight feet farther than everyone else’s.
She dominated discus as well, winning gold with a throw of 158 feet-9 inches. Also a new season-best. This throw ended up being 40.5 feet ahead of second-place finisher – teammate and younger sister Shayla Meyer.
High Jump – Chloe Souerdyke (Thayer Central) cleared five feet to take first.
Triple Jump – Emma Niemeier (Friend) started her day Tuesday with a new PR in this event, jumping 34 feet-6.25 inches.
More complete results can be viewed here.
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