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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:17

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


Track season continued Wednesday with the Hayes Center Invite in McCook.

Head coach Dawn Doetker was pleased with the effort of the boys squad. The Broncos put up 39 points on the day.

Connor Kayton finished 10th in the long jump with a leap of 17’2.75”.

Jack McGraw placed second in the high jump. McGraw cleared 5’8”. Teammates Landon Jutten and Weylin Davis jumped 5’2” and 5’, respectively, for eighth and ninth.

Kayton and McGraw qualified for finals of the 100 meter dash. Kayton qualified with a time of 11.99 and McGraw 12.3. The finals were a dead heat with Kayton finishing third with a time of 12.5 and McGraw was sixth at 12.6. Third through fifth all ran 12.5, seventh ran a 12.7 and eighth finished with a time of 12.8.

Hayden Pollmann and Wes Anderjaska both ran the 400 meter dash. Pollmann finished 10th with a time of 58.5. Anderjaska’s time was 1:00.5.

Kayton tied for 11th in the 200 meter dash with a run of 25.4. Davis ran the race in 27.3.

Pollmann placed fourth in the 800 meter run. He finished the race in 2:16.

Jacob Maris and Anderjaska placed in the top four of the 1600 meter run. Maris ran a 5:00 race and Anderjaska finished with a time of 5:13.3.

The Bronocs placed in three relays, with its top finish coming in the 3200 meter relay. Maris, Anderjaska, Jutten and Pollmann finished second.

In the 400 meter relay Kayton, Jutten, Davis and McGraw placed fifth.

In the 1600 meter relay Pollmann, Anderjaska, Maris and McGraw placed sixth.

Cody Hicks threw the shot put 30’2” and teammate Chris Carl had a toss of 28.5.5”.

In the discus, Carl threw 84’10” and Hicks 73’3”.

For the girls, Jonee Maris continued to pick up points in the high jump. Maris placed fourth with a jump of 4’8”.

The Lady Broncos finished the discus with four in the top 14. Tailor Lee and Hannah Nordhausen placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Lee had a toss of 93’1”. Nordhausen threw 92’5”. Nicole Strand recorded a personal best with a throw of 78’. Cassidy Rathe finished with a toss of 75’5”.

In the shot put, Lee and Brianna Einspahr finished in the top 10. Lee was seventh at 30’7.5 and Einspahr was ninth with a personal record of 28’9”. Hannah Nordhausen threw 28’1”.

Emma Skelton finished fourth in the long jump. Skelton leaped 14’6.5”.

Skelton qualified for the finals of the 100 meter hurdles with a run of 17.3. She placed third with a time of 17.5.

In the 300 hurdles, Skelton was third at 52.8.

Maris just missed finals of the 100 meter dash. Maris ran a 14.4, the same time as the last qualifier for finals.

Three Lady Broncos finished in the top nine of the 400 meter dash. Abbie Fanning was second with a run of 1:01.69. Sydnee Harchelroad was fifth with a personal best of 1:04.7. Leiauna Alberts was ninth at 1:11.4.

Harchelroad was fourth in the 200 meter dash with a run of 29.00. Alberts finished tenth in the prelims with a run of 30.7.

The Lady Bronocs also placed two in the 800 meter run. Fanning won the event with a time of 2:35.0. Einspahr was sixth with a time of 2:52.5.

Skelton, Alberts, Harchelroad and Fanning ran a personal record in the 1600 meter relay. The quartet ran 4:30.4, good enough for second place.

“I was thrilled for the boys for scoring 39 points,” said coach Doetker. “The girls did well and recorded some personal records. Things are looking good going into RPAC.”

Past Broncos hold several Hayes Center Invite records.

Randy Haarberg set the shot put record in 1983 with a throw of 53’8”.

Derek Andrews high jumped 6’6” in 1988 for a meet best.

Theron Kitt’s 400 meter dash time of 50.10 has stood since 1997.

On the girls side, Staci Alberts holds the high jump record with a leap of 5’5”.

Bronco head coach Dawn Applegarth Doetker tops the 100 and 200 dash charts with runs in 1999 of 12.7 and 26.4 seconds, respectively.

Blair Dixon’s 400 record of 1:00.6 fell this year when Southwest’s Kate Kelley ran 1:00.00.

The girls 1600 meter relay team of C. Smith, A. Kitt, B. Anderjaska and M. Long ran 4:20.09 in 2004.

The Broncos traveled to Benkelman Monday to compete in the Dundy County-Stratton Invitational which was postponed April 3. Results will be available in next week’s paper.

Friday, April 27, the Broncos head to Southern Valley High School for the RPAC track meet. Teams competing are Alma, Arapahoe, Bertrand, Cambridge, Dundy County-Stratton, Hayes Center, Hitchcock County, Maywood, Medicine Valley, Southern Valley, Southwest, Wallace and Wauneta-Palisade.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:18