Scottsbluff, Sidney girls tie for first in team scoring at B6 District
     2015-05-21      By Philip Eckerberg   
B-6 Scottsbluff,Gering and Mitchell

Gering, Mitchell, and Scottsbluff traveled to Ogallala on Thursday for the B6 meet. The Scottsbluff girls track team tied for first in the team scoring at the B6 district track meet with 93 points. Scottsbluff was tied with the Sidney girls. All girls team scores are as follows:1. Scottsbluff 93; 2. Sidney 93, 3; Gothenburg 92; 4. Mitchell 76; 5. Ogallala 56; 6. McCook 40; 7. Gering 35; 8. Alliance 23; 9. Chadron 19.

Scottsbluff boys took second place with 71 points. All boys team scores: 1. McCook 87; 2. Scottsbluff 71; 3. Sidney 70; 4. Ogallala 69; 5. Mitchell 65; 6. Alliance 58; 7. Gothenburg 49; 8. Chadron 37; 9. Gering 20; 10. Valentine.

There were many individual winners too. For the boys teams Mitchell’s Christian Perez took third in the 100 at 11:39, Perez won the 200 in 22.58 with teammate Abe Hernandez getting third in 23:04. Hernandez followed this up with second in the 400 in 51 seconds even.

Matthew Richardson from Scottsbluff took second in the 800 at 1:59.71 with fellow Bearcat Matthew Barraza snagging the bronze at 2:01.32. Barraza redeemed himself with a gold medal win in the 1600 crossing the line in 4:33.74. Scottsbluff runners Shane Burkey and Josh Hergenreder earned first and second in the 3200 with times of 10:18.57 and 10:22.86 respectively.

Mitchell Tiger Drew Gilliland won the 110 hurdles in 14.8 and the 300 hurdles in 39.13. Gering’s Jeff Schmidt took third in the 300 hurdles in 40.84.

The Mitchell 4x100 relay got the gold in 43.25 with Drew Gilliland, Drake Gilliland, Abe Hernandez, and Christian Perez carrying the baton. Scottsbluff snagged the silver in the 4x800 as Matthew Richardson, Collin Maag, Jesse Jaramillo, and Matthew Barraza earned the honors.

In the girls division Scottsbluff took first in the 100 with Shanell Primes at 12.84. Keeping it in Scottsbluff, Taylor Noe was third in the 200 at 27.24. No upsets in the 400 and 800 as Mitchell Tiger Jori Peters won both of those races with 59.21 in the 400 and 2:18.54 in the 800. Taylor Muncie took third in the 1600 in 5:33.75. Celeste Cardona earned the 3200 gold for Mitchell in 11:56.12 while Bearcats Taylor Munice got the silver in 12:11.42 and Whitney Riesen received bronze in 12:14.27.

Scottsbluff’s Kyra Willats was second in the 100 hurdles at 16:52. Mitchell’s Madison Watson was second in the 300 hurdles on 48.23. Hot on her heels was Mana Garcia getting third for Scottsbluff in 48.23.
The 4x100 relay saw Mitchell getting the silver in 50.68 run by the familiar names of Jori Peters, Olivia Armstrong, Celeste Cardona,and Aspen Reifschneider.

Mitchell followed this up with a win in the 4x400 relay with Madison Watson, Jori Peters, Olivia Armstrong, and Celeste Cardona making the run in 4:02.85. Gering girls got their only win of the day in the 4x800 Victoria Schwartz, Kali Rimington, Lauren Shaul, and Rebekah Rawlings carrying the baton in 9:56.64.

McKeltie Imus of Gering took second in the high jump reaching the height of 4-11. Scottsbluff’s Tiersa Darley was second in the pole vault at 8-11. Scottsbluff’s Sierra Betancur was third in discus at 117-06.

“Like every district track meet, there were some good things and some major disappointments,” Gering Coach Randy Plummer said. “Our 4 x 800 girls’ team won with a season-best time. Our 4 x 800 boys’ team took 15 seconds off their best time but just missed qualifying. Both our girls and boys 4 x 400 relay teams ran season bests but did not qualify. Keltie Imus placed 2nd in the high jump and qualified for state. Jeff Schmidt placed 3rd in the 300 intermediate hurdles and also qualified. Several athletes were close to qualifying, but the nature of district track is that for some it is the opportunity to compete at state and for others it is a disappointing end to the season.”

District C-11 Bayard

Bayard hosted their district meet on Thursday. Bayard girls ended in third place in the district meet at 73 points. The Bayard boys were sixth with 45.

In the boys division Bryce Burry was third in the 800 with 2:04.58. Bryce Hargens won the 110 hurdles at 15.9. Hargens followed up with a second in the 300 hurdles at 41.28. The 4x800 relay team of Alex Araujo, Mitch McKibbin, Bryce Burry, and Lucas Jones was third in 8:35.87.

In the girls side of the meet Jessi Smith dominated for Bayard. Smith won the 200 in 26.09, the 400 in 59.23, and the 800 in 2:17.4. Chellani Parriott got the gold in the 11 hurdles in 16.46.
The Bayard 4x100 relay team took first place at 52.16 with runners Liz Brown, Miah Vera, Chellani Parriott, and Jessi Smith leading the way. Miah Vera won the long jump springing to 15-08.

D-11 Morrill, Minatare and Banner County

Morrill hosted the D11 meet on Wednesday. Minatare boys were fourth at 41 points, Morrill was sixth with 38, and Banner County earned 35 points for seventh. Morrill girls were fourth with 78 points, Banner County matched their boys at seventh place with 22 points, Minatare was eighth with 17.

Minatare boys’ team Juan Garfio was third in the 100 at 12:07. Banner County boys got a win from Tyson Dahlgrin in the 110 hurdles at 15.69 while Minatare Indian Tyler Koke was third at 16.93. Dahlgrin doubled his gold with a win in the 300 hurdles time out of 41.33, Garfio got third for Minatare at 43.04.

Morrill’s 4x100 relay team was second in 47.05 with Joshua Harvey, Jacob Hoffman, Victor Valles, and Jorge Lara earning the silver.
Morrill Lion Matthew Hessler was second in shot put heaving the iron ball to 43-11.5. Lion Jorge Lara was second in pole vault in 10-06. Minatare Indians Tyler Koke was second in the triple jump at 40-01.5 with teammate Juan Garfio getting third at 39-04.

In the girls meet Morrill’s Jessica Harvey was second in the 100 in 13.41. Shalyn Lackey earned the silver for Morrill in the 200 at 28.77. Morrill’s Lilyanna Martin picked up bronze in the 800 at 2:39.98. Franki Doty took silver back to Minatare in the 1600 in 6:21.16. Minatare’s Maddie Schlosser-Ross earned second in the 3200 crossing the line in 13:36.18.

Jessica Harvey, Shalyn Lackey, LeAnne Sherrod, and Stefani Tarin made Morrill proud with a win in the 4x100 relay finishing in 53.61.
Kaitlyn Howell kept a silver medal for Morrill in the shotput at 36-07. Banner County Wildcat Makenna Dahlgrin flung the discus 106-03 for silver. Morrill got the top two places in long jump with Jessica Harvey hitting 15-01 and LeAnne Sherrod getting 14-07. Morrill’s Lilyanna Martin was third in the triple jump at 30-08.5.

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