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Hunsaker breaks own school pole vault record


Tom Southard

Trent Rutledge heads over a hurdle in Friday's B-C-D meet at Bayard. He took second place in the pole vault in the meet.

The highlight of the Bayard B-C-D Track Invite for Kimball High was the win in the pole vault by Ali Hunsaker who had a career best winning height of 9'0" which also improved on her own Kimball High School record after setting the mark at 8'8" just a week ago! After winning the event at 8'10," Ali had them set the bar at 9'0" and cleared it to become the gold medal champion and Kimball High's all time best. She also ran 6th in the 200 with a time of 28.14 on a cold but dry day of track and field.

Madison Biesecker also scored for the Lady Longhorns in this elite event that attracts the larger schools to mingle with the smaller classes. Madison ran 5th in the 100 with a time of 13.73, was 5th in the long jump at 15' 3," and was 7th in the 300 hurdles with a time of 52.35.

Kimball scored in the throws where Jessica Hanks was 4th in the discus at 103'2" and 7th in the shot at 32'1." Danika Daum was 6th in the shot at 32'5.5." Jannel Fiehtner was 6th in the triple jump at 30'4.5."

The Kimball girls finished 8th in the 13 school format with 36 points. Sidney ran away with the team title with 152 points with Bridgeport a distant runnerup with 71.

The Sidney boys had to share the team title honors with Mitchell as both teams finished with 107 points. Kimball was also 8th in the boys division with 45 points.

On the track sophomore AJ Williams ran strong in the 3200 finishing 3rd in 10:57.32. Ryan Muneio ran 4th in the 800 in 2:10.32 and 5th in the 400 in 52.97. Jon Withrow was 7th in the 200 in 24.39. Kimball's 4x100 relay team of Ryan Muneio, Jaden Withrow, Justin Mohr, and Jon Withrow ran 7th in 47.63. Kimball was without the services of Colton Stull who was attending an out of town graduation.

Stephen McKay - Sidney Sun Telegraph

Kimball's Ali Hunsaker heads over the bar in the pole vault at last Friday's meet at Bayard. She broke her own school record in the event with a vault of 9-0.

No points in the throws for the Kimball boys at Bayard Friday, but they scored big in the pole vault with three places. Trent Rutledge was 2nd at 11'11," Justin Mohr 5th at 10'11," and freshman Paycen Harroun 8th at 9'5." Jaden Withrow was off his usual form in the jumps but still placed 2nd in the triple jump at 40'11" and 4th in the long jump at 19'4.5."

Kimball is right back at Bayard today (Thursday) for the Class C District 11 competition with the ultimate goal trying to qualify as many as possible for the upcoming state track and field meet. In Class C, the top two individuals and the winning relay teams qualify plus some additional fastest time from all districts and some automatic qualifying marks in the field events. Start time, according to the Kimball School calendar, is 9 a.m., and the weather forecast calls for mid seventy temps!


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