MILFORD – The Wilber-Clatonia boys’ and girls’ track teams, along with the Southern Raiders and six other schools, competed at the Milford Invitational Tuesday.
The Wilber-Clatonia boys finished second in the team standings with 117 points. Minden was first with 140. Milford was fifth with 39. Southern finished seventh with 21.
On the girls’ side, Centennial won the team championship with 126 points. Milford was second (108) and Wilber-Clatonia third (83.5). Southern came in last with two total team points.
Area boys’ results
100 meter dash – Connor Bradley (Southern) finished second with a run of 11.89 seconds. Bradley also went on to take second in the 400 (54.48).
200 meter dash – Hunter Cerveny (Wilber-Clatonia) came home second with a PR of 23.89 seconds.
1600 meter run – Tommy Lokken (Wilber-Clatonia) took first with a time of 4:57.26. Lokken took home the silver medal in the 3200 with a season-best time of 10:17.44.
110 meter hurdles – Mason Zimmerman (Wilber-Clatonia) won second in the event with a new PR of 15.7 seconds. His teammate, Coltin Rezabek, wasn’t far behind in fourth (16.32).
300 meter hurdles – Layne Evans (Wilber-Clatonia) took second with a new PR of 43.95 seconds.
4×800 meter relay – Wilber-Clatonia’s quartet of Dawson Hoover, Tommy Lokken, Layne Evans and Luke Skyes crossed the line in first place (9:00.14).
High Jump – Logan Horsley (Milford) PR’d and took first, clearing 6 feet-4 inches.
Triple Jump – Mason Combs (Wilber-Clatonia) won the event with a leap of 40 feet-2.5 inches.
Pole Vault – Perhaps the highlight of the meet Tuesday, as Wilber-Clatonia senior and Doane Football commit Michael Pulliam took first, PR’d and, oh yeah, set a new school record with a dazzling leap of 14 feet-6 inches. He was at least 2.5 feet ahead of everyone else.
So proud of you Michael Pulliam. New School Record 14’6”. pic.twitter.com/FkMToJxc9b
— Wilber Plbg Heating (@WilberPlbg) April 9, 2019
Area girls’ winners
100 meter dash – Sydney Stelling (Milford) took first a new PR of 13.47 seconds.
200 meter dash – Shaylee Bloom (Wilber-Clatonia) was runner-up with a new season-best of 28.9 seconds.
3200 meter run – Ashley Kroese (Milford) dominated the event, taking home gold with a time of 12:57.86. It was a new season-high and a full 1:08 ahead of second place finisher Karlie Cerveny (Wilber-Clatonia).
4×100 meter relay – Wilber-Clatonia’s team of Nevaeh Honea, Aleen Souvannavong, Aislim Martinez and Megan Tinsley took second (54.95).
4×400 meter relay – Wilber-Clatonia’s Rylee Sand, Nevaeh Honea, Shaylee Bloom and Abby Rezny took second (4:29.44).
4×800 meter relay – Milford’s Callie Carraher, Celia Bontrager, Abbie McGuire and Caitlyn Adams took home the gold, clocking in at 10:41 – at least nine seconds ahead of all other teams.
Discus – Sydney Bontranger (Milford) finished second with a new season-best throw of 106 feet-3 inches.
High Jump – Chloe Kolb (Milford) took the silver medal, clearing 5 feet – just one inch shy of gold medalist Brooklyn Gierhan of Centennial.
Pole Vault – Jessica Hollist (Milford) won the event, clearing 9 feet even. Shaylee Bloom of Wilber-Clatonia was second with a vault of 8 feet-6 inches.
Triple Jump – Aleen Souvannavong (Wilber-Clatonia) won this event with a jump of 34 feet-9 inches – a new personal best.
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