FIRTH – The Crete boys’ track and field team took first in the Norris Track and Field invite Wednesday.
The meet was moved from Thursday to Wednesday due to impending weather. The Cardinals won narrowly with 111 team points. Norris was right behind with 110.5.
Crete’s team has been on a role lately, recently taking second at the Fairbury Invite last Friday.
Beatrice finished in seventh out of eight teams with 27 points.
Area winners and results (boys)
In the 100 meter dash, Andrew Mahoney of Beatrice came home second (11.03), but finished first in the 200 with a time of 21.98. That time is a new PR for the junior sprinter.
Moving onto the 400 meter dash, Crete’s Carter Reckling won that (52.66).
In the 3200 meter run, Norris’ Zach VanBrocklin came home first (10:20.83).
Moving onto high jump, Norris got another win there. Sophomore Matthew Medill cleared 6 feet-2 inches. Ending in triple jump, Norris’ Skyler Schwaniger came home first with a leap of 43 feet-9 inches.
Winners and results (girls)
Crete finished third in the team standings with 72 points. Beatrice finished fourth with 65.5.
The Beatrice 4×100 meter relay team took second (52.87). The Orange claimed first in the 4×800 relay with a time of 10:51.34. That was at least 25 seconds faster than everyone else.
Onto shotput, Crete’s Morgan Maly came in second with a throw of 37 feet-11.75 inches. That was a new PR for Maly, and just a half-inch away from tying for first.
It was a solid day throwing for Maly, as she came home first in discus with a throw of 137 feet-11 inches. This was also a new PR and was 2.5 feet farther than any other thrower.
In long jump, Crete’s Izze Eltze came home second at 16 feet-0.75 inches.
Eltze also finished second in triple jump at 34 feet-5.5 inches. She came up just shy against Beatrice’s Addison Barnard. Barnard took the gold in triple jump with a leap of 34 feet-10.75 inches.
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