Owls’ Track: The Beginning of a Season


Boys and Girls both lost hard fought meets on Tuesday:  Girls 72-60  Boys 80-52

On the track, Girls 1st place finishers were Hayley Harpe 400-1:02.66,  Brooke Trinkle 1600-5:32,  Samantha Jacobi 800-2:32.82,  Vivian Siefker 3200-12.01.14, and the 4×400 free relay of Jacobi, Harpe, Trinkle, and Lewis.

Other notable finishers were Lillian Sunbury 3rd place 1600-6:05,   Addison Lemon second in the 200- 26.69, Kinsley Folsom was second in the two mile with a 12:43.57.

It was a strong showing in the field events for the Lady Owls, but unfortunately it proved not enough to get them over the hump. The lone first place finisher for the girls was Junior Kate Connell, who won with a 4’8″ high jump. Connell also finished third in the 110 hurdles and third in pole vault with a vault of 6’9″. Other top finishers included: Evah Snyder, second in the 110 hurdles (19.23) and third long jump (13’9.75″), Kenzie Wirtz, fourth in the 110 hurdles (20.00), Grace Lewis, third place in the 300 hurdles with 55.39, Ashlyn Henderson, third high jump of 4’6″, Hannah Dart, second in both discus and shot put with throws of 89’6″ and 29’6.5″ respectively, and Kiley Sons finished third in shot put with a throw of 29’5.25″.

For the boy runners, first place finishers were Jude Bane 1600-4:53, 3200-10:32.47 and the 4×800 team of Bane, Murphy, Proffer, and Ellerbe.

Other high place finishers were Ty Tormoehlen who was second in the 1600-5:05, and 3200-11:20.25, Kyle Heilman third in the 400-57:08, Jaylan Johnson third in the 200-24.82, and a clean sweep in the 800 with Michael Proffer first-2:12.25), Carter Murphy second-2:14.21, and Kylan Ellerbe third-2:19.17.

The boys struggled in the field events, failing to take home a single first place finish. Some notable finishers for the boys include: Donovyn Thomas and Bryson Darlage finished second and third in high jump respectively, Cam Wheeler, third in the 110 hurdles (18.43), and second in the 300 hurdles (44.91), Owen Kruse, third in discus with a P.R. throw (117’9″), and Jadrix Zuminghst and Collin Hankins taking second and third in pole vault with 9’3″ and 8’9″ vaults respectively.