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Friday, 29 April 2011 16:33

By Josh Sumner

The Wauneta Breeze


Members of the Wauneta-Palisade boys and girls track teams combined for a total of 21 personal records at last Wednesday’s Hayes Center Invite in McCook.

Consider it a strong performance — especially since the team hadn’t been in action in 11 days.

Wau-Pal Head Track Coach Dawn Doetker said she had concerns about her team’s conditioning heading into the meet. The cancelation of the Sutherland Invite, originally set for Saturday, April 16, meant no competition for the Broncos for over a week.

Brooklyn Nordhausen tosses a shot put for the Broncos track team, but misses qualifying for finals at the Hayes Center Invite.


“We need to be out there competing,” said Doetker.

Making things more difficult for WP has been the recent rainy weather, which creates mucky conditions on their cinder-based home practice track, said Doetker.

Underclassmen continue to shine for both the girls and boys track teams. Tying for the lead among the girls in individual medals won were freshman Abbie Fanning and sophomore Emma Skelton, who each placed in four events on the day, while freshman Landon Jutten and sophomores Jacob Maris and Logan Bischoff combined for eight medals for the boys.

Fanning’s top finish in the 800 meter run, which she won by a tenth of a second, was possibly the most exciting race of the day. She also took second in the 400 meter dash, fifth in the 100 meter dash and was a member of the 1600 meter relay team that won fifth place.


Hayden Pollmann ran as the anchor of the WP boys' 3200 meter team that placed second and set a new personal best last Wednesday.


Skelton placed second in the long jump, fourth in the triple jump, fourth in the 300 meter hurdles and was also a member of the 1600 meter relay team that won fifth place.

Joining Fanning and Skelton as the only other girl to win four medals was senior Bethany Riener, who placed second in the triple jump, fourth in the long jump and was a member of both WP relay teams that took fifth place.

Shelby Hamilton continues to dominate the field in throwing events, again breaking her personal best in the shot put to take first place. She also took second in the discus, followed by WP freshman Tailor Lee, who set a personal record en route to fifth place.

Bethany Riener took second and fourth place in the triple jump and long jump, respectively, last Wednesday.

Other medal winners for the girls include Jonee Maris, who placed sixth in the high jump, and was a member of both fifth place-winning relays teams. Cassidy Rathe and Rebecca Strand joined Riener and Maris on the 400 meter relay team.

Leading the scoring on the boys side of things was Chris Bartels, who took home four medals at the Hayes Center Invite. Bartels placed second in the mile, fifth in the half-mile and was a member of two medal-winning relay teams: the second place 3200 meter team and the sixth place 1600 meter team.

Jacob Maris set a new individual best en route to second place in the 2-mile run, then placed sixth in the mile. He was also a member of the 3200 meter relay team that not only placed second, but also set a new personal best time.

Landon Jutten set a new personal best when he jumped 5’2” to take fifth place in the high jump. He was also a member of the 400 meter relay and 1600 meter relay teams, respectively.

Logan Bischoff also jumped his way to a new personal best, going an even 36 feet in the triple jump. He was also a member of the 400 meter relay team that placed sixth.


WP sprinter Will Werner got a good jump off the blocks at last Wednesday's Hayes Center Invite in McCook, but fell short of qualifying for the finals in the 100 meter dash.

Wes Anderjaska, Reese West and Hayden Pollmann round out the boys who won multiple medals: Anderjaska in the 3200 meter run and the 3200 meter relay; West in the 400 meter dash and the 1600 meter relay; Pollmann in the 3200 meter relay and the 1600 meter relay.

Colby Skelton set a personal record in placing fifth in the discus throw, and Weylin Davis and Will Werner each notched a medal as part of the 400 meter relay team.

The Broncos will have to try to shake off the rust again tomorrow (Friday), when they head to Arapahoe to participate in this year’s RPAC meet. After the cancelation of Tuesday’s Sutherland Invite, which had been moved from April 16 to April 26, WP is facing a 9-day layoff.


Hayes Center Invite in McCook

Boys Results

Team standings: 1. Dundy County-Stratton, 199; 2. Medicine Valley, 100; 3. McCook Jayvee, 73; 4. Hayes Center, 49; 5. Wauneta-Palisade, 39; 6. Hitchcock County; 36; 7. Southwest, 30.

400 meter dash — 1. Aaron Baney, Dundy County-Stratton, 53.7; 5. Reese West, WP, 56.6.

800 meter run — 1. Levi Swenson, Dundy County-Stratton, 2:06.9; 5. Chris Bartels, WP, 2:18.

1600 meter run — 1. Tyler Freeland, Dundy County-Stratton, 4:56.3; 2. Chris Bartels, WP, 5:06; 6. Jacob Maris, WP, 5:19.

3200 meter run — 1. Levi Swenson, Dundy County-Stratton, 10:47.4; 2. Jacob Maris, WP, 10:54; 5. Wes Anderjaska, WP, 12:09.

400 meter relay — 1. Medicine Valley, 46.7; 6. WP (Landon Jutten, Logan Bischoff, Weylin Davis, Will Werner), 53.5.

1600 meter relay — 1. Dundy County-Stratton, 3:41.7; 6. WP (Chris Bartels, Reese West, Landon Jutten, Hayden Pollmann), 4:12.8.

3200 meter relay — 1. Dundy County-Stratton, 9:04.2; 2. WP (Chris Bartels, Wes Anderjaska, Jacob Maris, Hayden Pollmann), 9:13.5.

Triple jump — 1. Jordan Faimon, Dundy County-Stratton, 41’6-3/4”; 5. Logan Bischoff, WP, 36’0”.

High jump — 1. Michael Bishop, Hayes Center, 5’8”; 5. Landon Jutten, WP, 5’2”.

Discus — 1. Walter Zarkowski, Dundy County-Stratton, 138’4”; 5. Colby Skelton, WP, 111’10”.


Girls Results

Team standings: 1. Dundy County-Stratton, 134; 2. Southwest, 114; 3. McCook Jayvee 76; 4. Wauneta-Palisade, 73; 5. Hitchcock County, 58; 6. Hayes Center, 41; 7. Medicine Valley, 23.

100 meter dash — 1. Laramey Lewis, Hitchcock County, 13.0; 5. Abbie Fanning, WP, 13.7.

400 meter dash — 1. Kate Kelley, Southwest, 1:02.3; 2. Abbie Fanning, WP, 1:04.2.

800 meter run — 1. Abbie Fanning, WP, 2:34.1.

300 meter hurdles — 1. Nicole Hearon, Dundy County-Stratton, 51.6; 4. Emma Skelton, WP, 53.3.

400 meter relay — 1. Dundy County-Stratton, 54.1; 5. WP (Jonee Maris, Cassidy Rathe, Rebecca Strand, Bethany Riener), 1:00.6.

1600 meter relay — 1. Southwest, 4:31.8; 5. WP (Emma Skelton, Abbie Fanning, Jonee Maris, Bethany Riener), 4:47.

Long jump — 1. Halsie Large, Hayes Center, 14’10”; 2. Emma Skelton, WP, 14’5”; 4. Bethany Riener, WP, 13’8-1/2”.

Triple jump — 1. Megan Kelley, Southwest, 29’11-3/4”; 2. Bethany Riener, WP, 29’10-3/4”; 4. Emma Skelton, WP, 29’8-1/4”.

High jump — 1. Kate Kelley, Southwest, 5’0”; 6. Jonee Maris, WP, 4’6”.

Shot put — 1. Shelby Hamilton, WP, 36’7-1/2”.

Discus — 1. Maddie Elder, McCook Jayvee, 110’9”; 2. Shelby Hamilton, WP, 103’4”; 5. Tailor Lee, WP, 91’9”.