Several HOA track teams were in action Tuesday at Centre. Berean Academy swept the event with meet titles for both the boys and girls squads.
The Cardinal track teams took part in Tuesday’s five-team event at Bluestem. Freshman Dani Longbine finished second in the 100m dash in 13.21, missing first by 0.12 seconds. Junior Jamie Lovett finished third in the 200m dash in 27.81, just ahead of Longbine, who finished fourth in 28.43. Sophomore Lora Bebermeyer won the bronze in the 400m dash in 1:07.15. Bailey Francis won the 800m run by four seconds in 2:39.37. Freshmen Miranda Wolke and Andrea Smith each finished second in the mile and two-mile events, respectively. Freshman Bridgett Sperry won the 300m hurdles by a second in 56.40, and the 4x800m relay won by 18 seconds in 11:40.
Biebermeyer won her second event, taking the high jump by four inches at a 5-0 clearance. Lovett won the long jump by more than two feet with a leap of 16-5. Junior Emily Beberymeyer won the discus by two feet at 93-9, and freshman Audrey Bebermeyer finished third at 71-4.
The Cardinal boys did not fare as well, never finishing above fourth place on the track. In the field, sophomore Terry Longbine finished two feet short of the shot put winner for the silver at 37-5.5. His discus toss of 95-0 was good enough for third place.
The Warriors were one of four HOA teams competing at the Centre Track meet last Tuesday. Berean boys won the event with 158.5 points, beating Marion by more 33 points. The Lady Warriors doubled-up the field with 147.5 points, winning by 73 points.
The Warriors dominated several events. Thoman Wine won the 100m dash in 11.7 by 0.4 seconds. TJ Guhr won the 300m hurdles by 1.6 seconds in 43.3, and Berean had three more of the top five finishes. Berean took all three medals in the 800m run, led by Daniel Claasen in 2:02. Claasen also won the mile in 4:53 by 24 seconds. Colin Smith led the sprinters, winning the 200m dash by 1.8 seconds in 24.0. In the throwing events, Colt Broadie missed the gold by two feet in the javelin at 149-3. Loren Pearce won the silver in the triple jump, and Colin Smith finished second in the long jump.
Xannie Quiring won golds in the pole vault (9-0) and the high jump (5-0). Wynette Sommer field won the javlin (116-5) and the triple jump by just in inch at 33-6. Lydia Newby won the mile (6:05), Ariel Khosravipour won the gold in the shot put (29-3.75), and Allie Vogt dominated the 400m dash, winning by six seconds in 1:04.
The Warrior track team was in action Tuesday in Bluestem. The other HOA Warriors from Berean Academy won both sides of the meet, but Marion picked up second place. The boys finished with 125.5 points behind Berean’s 158.5 points, and the Lady Warriors tallied 74.5 points, behind Berean’s 147.5 points.
Colten Johnson earned two gold medals, winning the 110m hurdles by 0.6 seconds in 16.0, and dominated the pole vault at 12-6. James Jones also won two events, taking the triple jump by nine inches at 40-9, and the long jump by seven inches at 19-8.25. Jordan Hett won the two-mile by more than 30 seconds in 10:55.5. Patrick McCarty edged out a 400m dash win by 0.4 seconds in 54.0. Nick Meyer threw the discus 122-10 to edge out teammate Spencer Fugitt for first place. Dakin Ledford finished third in the discus and won the javelin by nearly two feet at 151-0.
The Lady Warriors had success in the relays, taking the 4x400m event by 15 seconds in 4:32, and winning the 4x100m relay by nearly two seconds in 54.9. Katey Ehrlich won an individual gold in the 300m hurdles, winning by nearly four seconds in 52.8. Erin Meierhoff had the only other win in the 800m run in 2:44.
The Wildcat track squats competed against three other HOA teams Tuesday in Centre. The Moundridge girls put together 69 points, missing second-place Marion by just 5.5 points. The Berean and Marion boys ran away with things. Moundridge’s 65 points were good enough for third, trailing Marion by 60 points.
The Stucky girls led the Lady Wildcats to four gold medals. Renae Stucky beat Anna Stucky 12.9 to 13.6 in the 100m dash for the top two spots. The roles were reversed in the long jump as Anna’s jump of 15-9 was two inches better than Renae’s leap. Renae also won the 200m dash by half a second in 27.6. Tiff Stucky picked up a gold in the discus, winning by three feet in 83-8.
The Wildcat boys failed to win an event on the track, finishing second in the 100m dash, mile and two-mile. Matt Emerson won the silvers in those distance events. In the field, Deshawn Pfeiff won the high jump, beating teammate Jake Stinchcomb by two inches with a 5-8 clearance. John Jackson had the other Moundridge win, dominating the shot put my more than two feet at 43-2.75.
The Eagle tracksters were part of the five-team meet Tuesday in Centre. The Canton boys were able to edge out the host by three points for fourth place with 14 points. The Lady Eagles picked up just five points, finishing behind Centre’s 51 points.
The Eagles best finish of the day came in the 4x800m relay where the boys finished in 9:42 for second place, 28 second off the lead, and seven seconds ahead of Marion. Austin Bullinger finished the 400m dash in 58.0 for third place, and finished fourth in the triple jump at 37-0.5.