Exeter-Milligan girls’ track team wins Shelby-Rising City Invite for second straight year

SHELBY – The Exeter-Milligan track team competed with eight other schools in the Shelby-Rising City Track and Field invite Tuesday. For the second straight year, the Timberwolves’ girls team won the team title, scoring 106 points.

Exeter-Milligan got wins from Katherine White in high jump (16 feet-4.5 inches, PR), along with the 100 (15.79) and 300 (49.36, PR) meter hurdles.

Exeter-Milligan also won the 4×800 meter relay (10:36.39), and Cammie Harrison took gold in the 1600-meter run (6:07.19, PR). Jaiden Papik went on to win the 800 (2:38.64) as well, with teammates Cam Jansky in second (2:40.06, PR) and Kate Jansky in third (2:40.73).

As for the boys team, Exeter-Milligan got a victory from Spencer Pribyl in discus with his career-best throw of 129 feet-8 inches. The Timberwolves finished 6th as a team with 51 points. Exeter-Milligan will next compete in the CRC conference meet in Osceola this Saturday.

Fillmore Central also competed in Tuesday’s meet at Shelby, and scored several victories. Starting with the girls’ team, Lauryn Monteforte won the two-mile (13:44.66). The Panthers also won the 1600-meter relay (4:32.15).

In shot put, Erin Schmidt took first with a throw of 37 feet-1 inch. That distance is a new PR. The Lady Panthers tied David City for fourth in the team standings with 64 points. As for the Fillmore Central boys, Demetrio Maciel won the 800 meter run (2:12.53). Meanwhile, Garrett Nichols won the mile with a time of 4:56.82, which is a new PR.

The Panthers also won the 4×100-meter relay (46.13). In pole vault, Conner Nun cleared an even 11 feet to take first and set a new PR in the event. Finally in long jump, Jake Stoner took first with a leap of 20 feet-7 inches.

The Panthers finished runner-up with 95 total points. Fillmore Central will host Thayer Central and four other schools in a meet on Thursday, May 2.

Tom White Invite

The Tom White Invitational at McCool Junction also took place Tuesday. The BDS boys finished runner-up with 114 points. The BDS girls were runner-up as well, racking up 83.5 points. Deshler, Meridian, Friend and Dorchester all competed as well in a meet that featured 10 total teams.

Starting with area winners on the boys’ side, BDS’ John Christenson won both shot put and discus. He threw the shot 46 feet-4 inches and the disc, 133 feet-2 inches. Meanwhile, BDS’ Aaron Mick won gold in pole vault, clearing an even 13 feet.

On the girls side of this meet, Dorchester’s Jacee Zoubek had a huge day, winning both the 100 (13.14) and 200-meter sprints. Her 200-time of 26.95 seconds is a new school record.

Elsewhere, Friend’s Danielle Klenke won the 400 (1:03.05). Also, Friend’s hurdle star Emma Niemeier had another dominant day, taking both the 100 (16.59) and 300-meter low hurdles (50.48). Niemeier also went on to win triple jump (34 feet-1 inch).

Ending in field events, BDS’ Macy Kamler won both the shot put (32 feet) and the discus (102 feet-9 inches).

Conestoga Invite

Ending a busy day in track Tuesday, Freeman and Wilber-Clatonia both competed at the Conestoga Invite. The Freeman boys were team runners-up with 83 points, and the Wolverines were right behind in third with 79.

On the girls’ side, Freeman finished fourth with 57 points and Wilber-Clatonia finished seventh with 36. Looking at some area winners, first on the boys’ side, Freeman won the 4×100-meter relay (45.29) and the 4×800 (8:40.99).

In high jump, Wilber-Clatonia’s Mason Combs took first, clearing 5 feet-11 inches. In pole vault, Wilber’s Michael Pulliam got yet another victory, clearing 14 feet.

Looking at area winners from Conestoga on the girls’ side, Freeman’s Brylie Hartwig scored wins in the 800 (2:23.29) and 1600-meter runs (5:34.04).

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