Mitchell ties for first with Sidney at Bayard BCD Meet
     2015-05-14      By Philip Eckerberg   
Photos by Philip Eckerberg/for the Citizen - Kyle Upp of Gering’s 4x800 relay team, hands the baton to Keenan Fogle at the Torrington Invitational. The relay team came in second in 8:50 with Jacey Shaul starting off and Xavier Arellano driving it home in the fourth leg. 
The North Platte Valley track teams were spread far and wide this week, but they still competed well and won events.

Gering at Wiseman Invitational in Torrington

Gering was in Torrington for the Wiseman Invitational. Bulldog Steven Kanarick-Godinez took home the bronze in the 400 with a 52.51 time. Jeff Schmidt scored points in the 300 hurdles crossing the line at 42.02. The 4x100 Relay team was fifth in a time of 46.4 with Dylan Radzymski, Riley Grote, Jacob Rocheleau, and Alex Duncan carrying the baton. The 4x400 relay made the medal stand with a third place Steven Kanarick-Godinez, Gabriel Contreras, Jeff Schmidt, and Dylan Radzymski crossed the line in 3:36.02. The 4x800 relay team came in second in 8:50 with Jacey Shaul, Kyle Upp, Keenean Fogle, and Xavier Arellano getting the honor on that one.

Esai Hernandez took the only boys gold in discus at 149-7 with Seth DeBoer getting sixth at 120-7. Keaton Ebbers took sixth in the high jump at 5-6. Spencer Powell was fifth in the pole vault at 10-9 and Quentin Timblin was fifth in the triple Jump at 39-1.75.

The girls were there too as Shae Kaus was sixth in the 200 crossing the line in 28.61. Kaus improved her placing in the 400 taking the bronze in 1:02.62, Kaylee Bohnsack was fifth in 1:05.32. Rebekah Rawlings got the win in the 800 in 2:27.43 with teammate Victoria Schwartz hot on her heels with a silver medal time of 2:28.4, Lauren Shaul was fourth in 2:31.62. Kali Rimington was sixth in the 1600 in 6:03.21 and Franscheska Plasencio was fifth in the 3200 at 14:18.54.Kaetkyn Todd took second in the 100 hurdles at 17.95.

The girls made some noise in relays with a first in the 4x400 in 4:13.14 with Victoria Schwartz, Shae Kaus, Rebekah Rawlings, and Kaelyn Shaul carrying the baton. The 4x800 relay was run by Kali Rimington, Hope Abel, Julia Ybarra, and Franscheska Plasencio in 10:57.4 for a second place. The 4x100 team got fourth in 55.23 with Kaetlyn Todd, Dominique Murillo, Jade Riedel, and Shae Kaus making the run.
Gering girl’s field events were good with Brianna Eckerberg getting the silver in the shotput at 35-4.25, followed up by a fifth from Dakota Wademan at 33-11, and sixth by Brook Doggett at 31-3.25. Doggett got fifth in the discus at 102-3.5 with Wademan coming in sixth at 97-6. McKeltie Imus took second in high jump at 4-9.

“I think the meet was a good tune up for the district track meet,” Gering Coach Randy Plummer said. “We got to compete against an entirely different group of schools, the three Cheyenne schools, Laramie, Torrington, Wheatland, and some other smaller Wyoming schools. I thought our athletes handled the weather quite well and we definitely had some outstanding performances. Now it is on to the B6 District Track Meet in Ogallala Thursday to see who qualifies for state.”

Scottsbluff at GNAC meet in Lexington

Scottsbluff traveled to Lexington on Thursday for the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference meet. The girls scored 60 team points for fourth place and the boys got 49 points for fifth place in the team scoring.

Individually Matthew Richardson got first in the 800 in 2:01.21 and he followed up with fourth in the 400 in 52.33. Matthew Barraza got the gold in the 1600 in 4:31.63. Shane Burkey showed his Bearcat spirit with a first in the 3200, crossing the line in 10:09.73; he took fourth in the 1600 at 4:43.95. Jesse Jaramillo picked up sixth in the 3200 in 10:43.74.

Matthew Holloway got fifth in the 110 hurdles in 15.8. Trevor Garcia was third in pole vault reaching the height of 13-08.

Scottsbluff girls opened with a sixth place by Shanell Primes in the 100 in 13.12. Shayleigh James got second in the 1600 at 5:33.3 with Taylor Muncie snagging fifth at 5:38.14. In the 3200 Whitney Riesen got the silver at 11:54.89 and Muncie received bronze at 12:01.09. Kai Didier got third in the 100 hurdles at 16:65. Mana Garcia finished third in the 300 hurdles in 49.78 with Kyra Didier getting sixth in 51.83.
The Scottsbluff relay teams did better with the 4x100 team of Taylor Noe, Shanell Primes, Avery Krentz, and Kyra Willats getting fourth at 52.25. The 4x400 team came in 4:28.65 with Taylor Noe, Mana Garcia, Jaelynn Muhr, Shayleigh James carrying the baton. Shayleigh James, Mana Garcia, Jaelynn Muhr, and Kierra Schmidt ran the 4x800 in 10:49.32 for fourth place.

Sierra Betancur took second in the discus at 119-10 and fifth in the shotput at 35-04.25. Tiersa Darley scored fifth in the pole vault at 9 feet even.
Scottsbluff Coach Jim Baker said “We did not enter the athletes in as many events because we did not want to wear them out before district. We still had winners in the boys 800, 1600, and 3200. We are now concentrating on preparing for the district meet and onto state.”

Bayard hosts BCD Meet with Mitchell and Morrill participating

Bayard hosted the BCD track meet on Friday. The Mitchell boys’ team tied with Sidney for first place in team points at 107. Bayard was number 7 at 47.5 and Morrill had 3 points for twelfth. On the girls side Bayard was third at 69.5 points, Mitchell was fifth at 51 and Morrill was number 10 with 34.5.

Boys’ highlights include Mitchell’s Christian Perez getting the bronze in the 100 at 11.06. Perez got the silver in the 200 crossing the line at 23.03, with teammate Abe Hernandez an eye blink behind him at 23.21for third and Bayard’s Joe Ferrero was sixth. Hernandez came out with bronze in the 400 at 52.09 with Perez crossing the line at 53.43 for sixth. Mitchell’s Chase Watson got first in the 3200 in 10:50.16 with teammate Edward Grentz crossing the line at 10:54.45 for second. Watson picked up bronze in the 1600 in 5:00.67 and Mitchell’s Cody Mueller was sixth at 5:03.13.

Drew Gilliland of Mitchell had a good day in the hurdles as he swept the gold in both runs coming in a 15.07 in the 110 and 40.27 in the 300. Bayard Tiger Bryce Hargens swept the hurdles silver as he took second in the 110 at 15.7 and the same place in the 300 with 40.75.

Mitchell was the king of the 4x100 relay with Drew Gilliland, Drake Gilliland, Abe Hernandez, and Christian Perez getting with baton across the line in 43.74 for the gold, beating Sidney by .14 seconds. Bayard was sixth with Loren Haase, Bryce Hargens, Roger Roach, and SkyLee Miller getting at time of 47.59.

Bayard was fourth in the 4x400 with Bryce Burry, Joe Ferrero, Lucas Jones, and Roger Roach carrying the baton in 3:46.87. Mitchell was sixth in 3:51.03, Cody Mueller, Chase Watson, Edward Grentz, and Jayden Snyder running. The 4x800 saw Bayard’s Alex Araujo, Mitch McKibbin, Bryce Burry, and Lucas Jones getting the bronze in 8:56.99.
Colby Eberspecher took third for Mitchell in the shotput heaving the steel ball to 46-05. Eberspecher followed up with fourth in the discus 142-10. Mitchell’s Darryn Walters was sixth in pole vault at 9-11. Jacob Hoff snagged third in the triple jump for Bayard landing at 40-8.5.

Girls shined too as Jessi Smith won the gold for Bayard in the 200, 25.88, and 400 at 59.49 she was second in the 800 at 2:25.95. Mitchell’s Aspen Reifschneider was third in the 200 at 27.04 and teammate Olivia Armstrong was fourth at 27.35. Jori Peters took silver home to Mitchell in the 400 at 1:02.09. Celeste Cardona made Mitchell proud with a 1600 win in5:41.56. The 3200 had two Bayard students placing with Nicole Barker taking fourth at 13:43.78 and Catherine Applegate getting sixth at 15:33.34.
Bayard’s Chellani Parriott was second in the 100 hurdles crossing the line at 16.1 only .02 seconds behind Sidney. In the 300 hurdles Madison Watson won the silver for Mitchell in 49.38. In the 4x100 relay Bayard won bronze in 53.45 with Liz Brown, Jessi Smith, Miah Vera, and Chellani Parriott making the circle. Morrill placed fifth in the 4x100 in 53.97 with Jessica Harvey, Shalyn Lackey, LeAnne Sherrod, and Stefani Tarin passing the baton.

Kaitlyn Howell got the gold for Morrill in the shotput with a throw of 35-08.5. Bayard’s Miah Vera tied for fourth in the high jump at 4-08. Jessica Harvey of Morrill won the long jump at 16-02.5, Miah Vera was second for Bayard at 15-09 and LeAnne Sherrod was sixth at 15.Aspen Reifschneider took the triple jump for Mitchell hopping, skipping, and jumping to 32-04.5.

Minatare and Banner County compete at Cheyenne County meet in Sidney

Minatare and Banner County traveled to Sidney for the Cheyenne County Invite on Friday. Minatare boys were fifth in team points with 50 as Banner County was sixth with 37. The girls flip-flopped the boys as Banner County Girls were fifth with 42 points and Minatare was sixth with 36.

Juan Garfio crossed the line in 11.71 to get 100 meter bronze for Minatare. Micah Wicker scored sixth for Banner County in the 400 at 1:01.52. Adam Moreno of Minatare took fifth in 2:27.64 in the 800. Joseph Zamparripa won the bronze for Minatare in the 1600 in 6:15.16.

Banner County’s Tyson Dahlgrin swept the golds in the hurdles finishing the 110 in 15.44 and the 300 in 42.07. Minatare’s Tyler Koke was third in the 100 at 16.99 and Garfio was third in the 300 at 44.09.

Minatare was fifth in the 4x100 relay in 56.87 with Tyler Koke, Miguel Martinez, Adam Moreno, and Joseph Zamparripa running the single circle. Rome Lerma, Jon Park, Joseph Zamparripa, and Adam Moreno were fifth in the 4x400 in 4:40.69.

Bryce Olsen from Banner County took fourth in the shotput at 38-01.25. Minatare’s Tyler Koke was second in the high jump at 5-06 followed by Banner County athlete Kadan Huber at 5-04. Huber followed that with a bronze in the long jump 17-08.5 and Minatare’s Juan Gario was fifth at 17-04.5. Garfio shined in the triple jump with a gold medal jump of 37-02.5 for the win.

In the girls side of the show Sierra Flores got a point for Banner County placing sixth in the 400 at 1:17.75. Minatare’s Franki Doty won the 1600 in 6:19.2 and was third in the 800 in 2:57.72. Minatare’s Maddie Schlosser-Ross was second in the 3200 crossing the line at 14:17.45 and fourth in the 1600 at 6:56.96.

Minatare’s 4x100 relay team was fifth crossing the line in 1:06.77 with Franki Doty, Massie Goodteacher, Emily Park, and Maddie Schlosser-Ross running. Banner County 4x800 relay team of Courtney Knisley, Sierra Flores, Erika Geary, and Arielle Whelchel continued a good season getting the silver timed at 12:38. Minatare earned third in the 4x800 in 13:03.27 with Maddie Schlosser-Ross, Emily Park, Massie Goodteacher, and Franki Doty competing.

Abby Russell earned sixth in shotput for Banner County with a 30-01.5 distance. Banner County took two spots in discus with Makenna Dahlgrin getting second at 94-01 and Abby Russell getting third at 92-05.

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