Spring sports roundup: three area track meets take place Tuesday

The Dan Tesar Invitational Track and Field Invite at Tri County, the Exeter-Milligan Invite at McCool Junction and the Friend Invitational all took place Tuesday, with numerous area athletes and schools competing across the region. Here’s a look at some of the top performances.

Dan Tesar Invite at Tri County

The Wilber-Clatonia boys’ team won the team championship with 108 points total. The Fairbury boys had one of their best showings of the season, placing third as a team with 89.5 points.

Tri County was 4th (58.5), Fillmore Central 6th (50.5) and Southern 9th (20) out of 10 teams competing.

Southern’s Connor Bradley picked up a win for the Raiders in the 100-meter dash (11.6 seconds).

Tri County distance star Creighton Niemeyer picked up a win in the 800-meter run (2:00.1). He also picked up a win in the 3200 (10:09).

In high jump, Fairbury’s Dylan Starr cleared an even six feet to win the gold medal. That height was a new PR for Starr.

Turning to long jump, Jake Stoner (Fillmore Central) won the event, leaping 19 feet-10.75 inches. In triple jump, Mason Combs (Wilber-Clatonia) took gold, covering 41 feet-11.5 inches.

In pole vault, Wilber-Clatonia’s Micheal Pulliam got another win, clearing 14 feet-6 inches. That ties the school record he set back on Apr. 9 in Milford.

In discus, Fairbury picked up a win here with Dalton Buxton throwing an impressive 137 feet-10 inches. That distance is a new PR.

On the girls’ side at Tri County Tuesday, Lincoln Lutheran won the team title with 120.33 points. Fairbury was a very close second (119). Wilber-Clatonia finished 4th (48), Tri County 5th (45), Fillmore Central 8th (30) and Southern 10th (7).

Looking at individual standouts, Sara Huss (Fairbury) continues to have an impressive season. She won the 200-meter dash Tuesday with a time of 27 seconds. Huss also won the 400 (1:01.1) and the discus with a throw of 138 feet-7 inches.

Getting back to running events, Hannah Holtmeier (Tri County) took first in the 800-meter run (2:32.9).

Fairbury won gold in the 4×400 meter relay (4:22.22). Tri County meanwhile won the 4×800 (10:17.5).

Going back to field events, Aleen Souvannavong (Wilber-Clatonia) took first in the triple jump (33 feet-9 inches).

In shot put, Erin Schmidt (Fillmore Central) won the event with a throw of 36 feet-10.5 inches.

Exeter-Milligan Invite

McCool Junction won the team title for the boys with 135 points. BDS was close behind with 127. Exeter-Milligan finished 5th out of six teams with 74 points.

Starting off in the 100-meter dash, Casey Jindra (Exeter-Milligan) picked up a win for the Timberwolves with a sprint of 11.43 seconds.

In the 400, BDS’ Kameron Dickson won with a time of 53.91. In the 100-meter high hurdles, Peytan Brandt (Exeter-Milligan) took gold (16.79).

In field events, BDS’ Aaron Mick won pole vault at 13 feet-3 inches. The Eagles got another win from John Christensen in shot put. He won with a throw of 48 feet-2.75 inches.

BDS wasn’t done there. Nolan Weber took home a gold medal in discus, throwing 140 feet-7 inches.

On the girls’ side, Giltner took home the team championship with 161 points. Exeter-Milligan was third (100) and BDS fourth (75).

Timberwolves senior Katherine White got things going with a win in the 100-meter dash (13:43). She also went on to win the 100-meter hurdles (16.08).

Exeter-Milligan also picked up a win in the 800-meter relay (2:02.29).

Friend Invitational

The Freeman Falcons, fresh off a win at the MUDECAS meet Saturday, took another team title Tuesday. The Freeman boys scored 162 points total, running away from second place Diller-Odell (86). Crete placed 5th (42), Friend 7th (18), Meridian 8th (16) and Dorchester 10th (1) out of ten total teams.

Kaleb Unvert scored a win for Freeman in the 800 meter run (2:12.70). The Falcons quickly got another win in the 110 meter hurdles, thanks to Eli Pelc (16.20).

In relays, Diller-Odell scored a victory in the 4×400 (3:43.40). Freeman, however, won the 4×100 (45.40) and 4×800 (8:49.40).

In the field, Freeman’s Logan Anderson took gold in triple jump (39 feet-6.5 inches). In discus, Diller-Odell’s Austin Jurgens won the event with a throw of 134 feet-6 inches.

On the girls’ side of the meet, Cross County took first with 114 points. Diller-Odell was runner-up (91). Freeman finished 3rd (68), Friend 4th (60), Meridian 6th (42), Dorchester 8th (30) and Crete finished last in 10th (13).

In the 100 meter dash, Skylar Pretzer (Diller-Odell) took first (12.9 seconds). She also won the 200 (27.50).

The Griffins scored another win in the 1600 meter run. Emily Swanson crossed the line in first with a time of 6:12.90. In the 3200, Freeman’s Ashley Oltman took first (13:14.30).

In the 100 meter hurdles, Friend’s Emma Niemeier continues to shine. She won Tuesday with a time of 16.40 seconds.  Niemeier also won the 300 hurdles (49.20).

In relays, Freeman won both the 4×400 (4:31.40) and 4×800 (11:14.10).

Turning to field events, Emily Swanson (Diller-Odell) scored wins in high jump (5 feet-2 inches) and long jump (15 feet-6.25 inches). Meanwhile, Friend’s Emma Niemeier scored her third gold medal in triple jump (34 feet-4 inches).

Finally in discus, Freeman’s Macy Holland won with a throw of 101 feet-8 inches.

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