Eighth grade girls win home meet
Recording six first-place finishes, the Concordia eighth grade girls’ track and field team captured the team championship in its own invitational meet on Friday.
Concordia scored 157 points to win the meet. Marysville was second with 126 and Beloit was third with 85.
The Concordia eight grade boys placed second in the meet with 148.5 points.
Marysville scored 178 points to win the meet. Beloit was third with 118.5.
Concordia finished fourth in the seventh-grade girls’ division with 74 points.
Marysville won the meet with 136 points. Smith Center was second with 113 and Beloit was third with 91.
The Concordia seventh grade boys finished fifth with 68.5 points.
Beloit placed first with 181.5 points. Marysville was second with 132.5 and Minneapolis was third with 87.
The Concordia eighth grade girls had Cianna DeLeon win the discus with a toss of 69-2 1/2. Sarah Blochlinger was second (67-1/2) and Shaelin Giersch was third (66-3 1/2).
DeLeon also placed fourth in the 100 hurdles (20.50) and sixth in the 200 hurdles (38.04).
Blochlinger was second in the discus (67-1/2), third in the javelin 75-10) and fourth in the shot put (29-2 1/4).
Giersch won the shot put with a best of 33-8 3/4 and finished third in the discus (66-3 1/2) and fifth in the javelin (59-0).
Jaida Koch ran 14.04 to place first in the 100-meter dash. She was second in the 200 (29.44).
Belle Chavey placed first in the 100 hurdles in 19.88.
Concordia was first in the 4x100 relay in 55.23, first in the 4x200 in 1:59.77 and second in the 4x400 in 5:01.51.
Concordia got second-place finishes from Jaida Koester in the 800-meter run (2:30.80), Kailey Guy in the 200 hurdles (25.22) and Georgia Trost in the long jump (13-4 1/2).
Guy was also fifth in the 100 hurdles (20.56).
Trost was sixth in the triple jump (26-3). Peyton Johnson was fifth (26-4 3/4).
Cami Anderson placed third in the pole vault (5-6).
Bailey Buckley finished fourth in the 100 dash (14.92).
Moyra Barnes was sixth in the 800 (3:09.00).
The Concordia eighth grade boys picked up seven first-place finishes in the meet, including three by Alec Francis.
Francis won the 100 hurdles in 15.89, the 200 hurdles in 28.83 and the triple jump with a leap of 37-11 1/2.
Torxsten Kindel was sixth in the 100 hurdles (17.76).
Aceyn Cash ran 5:01.93 to place first in the 1,600-meter run. Alan Garcia was second (5:32.87) and Billy Wahlmeier was fifth (5:49.00).
Cash also finished third in the 800 (2:27.52) and tied for fifth in the high jump (5-0).
Wahlmeier also placed second in the 3,200-meter run (12:42).
Garcia finished fourth in the 400 dash (1:08.51).
Stryker Hake went 17-11 3/4 to take first in the long jump. He was second in the 200 dash (26.14) and third in the triple jump (35-4 1/4).
Bergun Kindel won the pole vault by clearing 7-6. Christian Widen and Cole Hobrock tied for fifth (6-0).
Concordia was first in the 4x100 relay in 49.79, and placed second in the 4x200 (1:51.23) and third in the 4x400 (4:15.02).
Chayton Alquist-Pennel placed second in the 100 dash (12.74) and Kadryn McManus was fourth (13.10).
Gunner Hale was fifth in the shot put (35-2).
Dakota Brockman finished fifth in the javelin (110-10).
The Concordia seventh grade girls got first-place finishes by Carlie Carlgren and Hattie Blackwood.
Carlgren won the 100 hurdles with a time of 18.03. She was also second in the 200 dash (29.74) and second in the long jump (14-4 1/2).
Blackwood threw 77-5 1/2 to win the discus.
The Panthers got a second-place finish in the 4x100 relay (57.42) and a third in the 4x200 (2:10.06). The 4x400 relay team was fourth (5:29.95).
Abbigale Peterson placed third in the 200 dash (20.03), third in the 400 (1:08.32) and sixth in the triple jump (28-4 1/4).
Callie Parker was sixth in the 400 (1:19.35).
The Concordia seventh grade boys got first-place finishes by the 4x100 relay team with a time of 56.41 and the 4x400 team in 1:58.90.
The Panthers were fourth in the 4x400 (4:43.08).
Caleb Hanson placed second in the 200 dash (29.17) and Connor Novak was sixth (36.37).
Hanson was also third in the 100 dash (13.98) and Novak was sixth (16.85).
Joey Henderson was second in the long jump (15-1 1/2).
Peyton Breese finished fourth in the triple jump (27-11) and in the javelin (98-0).
Easton Swihart was sixth in the javelin (82-10).
Cody Trost placed fourth in the 100 hurdles (18.81) and Mason Eickman was fifth (19.96).
Lewis VanMeter tied for fourth in the high jump (4-8).
Jonathan Turner finished fifth in the long jump (15-1 1/2).
Colson Swanson placed sixth in the 1,600 (6:01.84).