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Kimball Boys Third At SPVA Meet


Chase County won both the boys and girls divisions of the SPVA Conference Track meet held this past Friday at Sutherland. Kimball finished 3rd in the boys division and 5th in the girls division.

Chase County had 194 team points to win the boys team title with Perkins County runner-up with 99.5, followed by Kimball with 69, St. Pats 49, Sutherland 43.5, Bridgeport 38, and Hershey 34.

A huge day once again for Kimball senior Brady Kilgore with three individual wins and a 3rd place as a member on a relay. Brady is still unbeaten in the 100 meter hurdles and don’t pay a lot of attention to his winning time at Sutherland of 16.82 as all of the conference coaches were talking that the times were not correct, especially in the short races. His winning time in the 300 hurdles was 43.72 and he capture first in the high jump at 6’2”. He teamed with Beau Hanks, Zach Wagner, and Christian Allen-Van Pelt to run 3rd in the 4 x 100 relay with their time of 48.11.

Zach Wagner ran 5th in the 800 in 2:13.81, was 2nd in the triple jump at 39’7”, ran on the 4 x 100 relay and also on the 3rd place 4 x 800 relay team along with Thomas Lenzen, Sam Cajero, and Thomas Muldoon clocking 9:32.98.

Tommy Lenzen picked up some hardware other than in the relays as he ran 4th in the 1600 meters in 5:17.39 and 4th in the 3200 in 11:27.05.

Coach Mohr was pleased again with the weight people as Corey Travis had a PR in the shotput of 42’3” to earn the 4th place medal and was one place out in the discus finishing 7th at 112’10” for another PR. Brayden Tyan healed up from a leg problem to jump a PR in the long jump at 38’9.75”.

The Chase County girls were just a half point shy of what their boys scored winning with 193.5. St. Pats was runner-up with 148 followed by Hershey with 76, Bridgeport 34, Kimball 31.5, Perkins County 26 and Sutherland 17.

Most of Kimball’s scoring came in the field events and freshman Amy Birkhofer had a PR in the shotput of 32’5.5” to finish 3rd. Carli Wurdeman had a PR in the discus of 99’1” for 5th place. Raven Johnson keeps improving in the pole vault and had a PR of 8’6” for 3rd.

Kimball always gets points in the jumps and Katie Heeg was 5th in the triple jump at 31’10.75” with Jenna Greenwood 6th at 31’8.75”. Megan Spicer was 7th at 31’0” but got her medal in the long jump taking 6th place at 15’1”. Greenwood was also 5th in the high jump at 4’4”.

On the track, Katie Heeg ran 4th in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 19.17. A tough day for freshman Chantel Malson, who was just out of the money in every event it seemed. Malson did team with Spicer, Greenwood and Johnson to run 3rd in the 4 x 100 relay with a time of 55.59. The 4 x 400 relay team of Amy Birkofer, Tianna Stierwalt, Madison Wynne and Riley Hinton ran 5th in 5.01.66.

Coach Mohr said, “I felt we scored better in the boys division than I was actually expecting. We have a few kids that are hampered a bit with muscle pulls or other problems, but we also have some that are recovering so we now need to get everyone as healthy as we can for districts.”

Mohr went on to say: “At the Bayard B-C-D meet this Friday, we won’t work our kids as hard as normal and not enter them in as many events as we try to get them ready for districts.”

Mohr said they like the Bayard meet as their final tuneup for the district meet as it will be held right back at Bayard on May 9.


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