Kimball Junior High track meet attracts 11 schools


Brittany Paxton for the Western Nebraska Observer

Conner Glanz attempts to clear his mark in the pole vault. Glanz tied for 6th place at the 7'0" vault.

The Kimball Junior High track invite held this past week attracted 11 schools with Burns winning the girl's team title and Mitchell taking home the boy's team title.

In the female division, Burns scored 94 points with Kimball runner-up with 68, Mitchell had 51, Pine Bluffs 40, Morrill 37, Bayard 36, Bridgeport 32, St. Agnes 23, Perkins County 21, Hemingford 18 and Prairie 14.

Mitchell ran away with the boy's division, scoring 185 points with Hemingford a distant runner-up with 42. Morrill had 35, Bayard 32.5, Perkins County 32, Prairie 32, Kimball 30.5, Bridgeport 25, St. Agnes, 21, Burns 18 and Pine Bluffs 12.

Once again Samantha Bemis was a standout for the Kimball girls and remains unbeaten in her pet events on the season. Bemis won the 100 meter dash in 13.50, and the 200 meter dash in 28.40, the triple jump at 33'00.25" and ran on the winning 4 x 100 relay team with Payton Wise, Tianna Stierwalt and Megan Spicer, clocking a winning time of 57.40.

Other places for Kimball saw Spicer run sixth in the 400 in 1:11.10, win the long jump at 13'9" and finished second in the triple jump at 29'1.75". Chantel Malson was fifth in the 800 in 2:55.80. Kaitlin Heeg had a good day, taking sixth in the 100 meter hurdles in 20.20 and sixth in the long jump at 12'4". Jaydin Paxton was third in the high jump at 4'2". Raven Johnson was tied for fifth in the vault at 5'6". Emma Martin was fourth in the shot put at 26'3.5", and fourth in the discus at 75'4".

Standouts for the Kimball boys saw Christian Allen-VanPelt win the triple jump at 34'5.75", take second in the long jump at 16'9.75" and sixth in the 400 with a time of 1:00. Ethan Ratzlaff won the pole vault at 9'6" and was sixth in the high jump at 4'8". Conner Glanz was tied for sixth in the vault at 7'0".

The junior high tracksters are scheduled to take part in the Pine Bluffs meet tomorrow (Friday) and will close out the season at the SPVA meet in North Platte on May 4.

Kimberly Sharples for the Western Nebraska Observer

Emma Martin twirls thru her discus throw. Martin placed 4th in the discus with a throw of 75' 4".


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