Eighth grade boys, girls finish second
The Concordia Junior High School track and field teams competed at home on Thursday, but were not the home team.
With construction work being done in Belleville, the Republic County Invitational was held in Concordia.
The Concordia eighth grade boys and eighth grade girls placed second in the meet.
Recording four first-place finishes, the eighth grade boys scored 101.5 points.
Marysville won the meet with 123 points. Republic County was third with 85.
The Concordia eighth grade girls scored 89 points.
Marysville was first with 118 points and Beloit was third with 82.
The Concordia seventh grade girls finished fifth with 68 points.
Marysville won the title with 118 points. Smith Center was second with 97 and Beloit was third with 78.
Concordia finished ninth in the seventh grade boys' division with 26 points.
Beloit placed first with 122 points. Marysville was second with 104 and Minneapolis was third with 84.
Aceyn Cash and Alec Francis won two events each for the Concordia eighth grade boys.
Cash ran 2:20.44 to place first in the 800-meet run, and won the 1,600 in 5:10.07.
Alan Garcia was second in the 1,600 (5:36.00) and Billy Wahlmeier was sixth (5:51.21).
Francis placed first in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.16 and the 200-yard hurdles in 29.31. He was second in the triple jump (36-1/2).
Stryker Hake was sixth in the triple jump (33-6). He was also third in the 200 dash (25.81) and fourth in the long jump (17-1 ¼).
Concordia placed second in the 4x100 relay (49.75), fourth in the 4x200 (1:58.38) and fourth in the 4x400 (4:18.04).
Wahlmeier finished third in the 3,200-meter run (12:19.00).
Chayton Alquist-Pennell placed fourth in the 100 dash (12.40).
Kadryn McManus was fourth in the 400 dash (1:01.43).
Concordia got sixth-place finishes by Dakota Brockman in the javelin (113-1), Gunner Hale in the shot put (34-1), Bergun Kindel in the pole vault (7-6) and Aden Plymesser in the 100 hurdles (17.27).
The Concordia eighth grade girls had three first-place finishes in the meet.
Jaida Koch ran 13.66 to win the 100 dash. She was fourth in the 200 (29.70).
Jaida Koester placed first in the 800 run in 2:41.11.
Kassidy Bowers won the long jump with a best of 14-6 ½. She was also second in the 100 dash (13.80).
Sarah Blochlinger finished second in the javelin (74-11) and sixth in the shot put (28-7).
Concordia placed second in the 4x100 relay (57.10), second in the 4x200 (2:05.43) and fourth in the 4x400 (5:02.02).
Belle Chavey finished third in the triple jump (29-7 ½) and fourth in the 100 hurdles (19.09).
Cianna DeLeon was third in the discus (74-3).
Cami Anderson tied for fifth in the pole vault (5-6) and Georgia Trost was sixth in the 400 dash (1:15.18).
The Concordia seventh grade girls had Carlie Carlgren win the 100 hurdles in 17.95. She was also second in the 200 dash (29.23) and second in the long jump (14-2 ½).
Carlgren, JoAnn Plush, Hattie Blackwood and Abbigale Peterson teamed up to win the 4x100 relay in 58.44.
Megan Barr placed second in the 3,200 run (14:32.00) and sixth in the 1,600 (7:00.03).
Peterson finished second in the 400 dash (1:09.34).
Blackwood was third in the discus (70-5) and fifth in the shot put (30-2).
Callie Parker tied for fourth in the high jump (4-0).
Concordia placed fifth in the 4x200 relay (2:12.05) and in the 4x400 (5:32.27).
The Concordia seventh grade boys had a second-place finish in the 4x100 relay in 56.63.
Joey Henderson placed third in the triple jump (30-10).
Lewis VanMeter finished fourth in the 1,600 run (5:56.03) and sixth in the high jump (4-8).
Colsen Swanson was sixth in the 1,600 (6:06.71).
Concordia was third in the 4x200 relay (2:06.39).