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Track: Ogallala boys, Chase County girls win Tell North Platte what you think
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Cheyanne Kuhlmann wins long jump for Chase County.
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Chase County'sKevin German and Ogallala's Trent Zink battle in the 110 meter hurdles.
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Skyler Smith of Ogallala begins a sprint around Tucker Hicks of Hershey to win the 1600 meters.
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Terrance Whiting of Hershey leaps to victory in the long jump.
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Dundy County's Madison Lambley wins the 3200.
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Chase County Jodi Koellner prepares for throw in the finals.
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Jason Davis of Hershey launches the discus as teammates Justin Weir and Baylor Hellmuth look on.

Both the Chase County boys and girls were trying for their second straight week of victories Tuesday as they hosted the track invitational in Imperial. Ogallala had other ideas.

The Ogallala boys scored 212.75 to capture first place.

In the girls division, the Lady Longhorns were not fazed by the competition and won for the second straight week, outdistancing second place Dundy County 232-151.

Ogallala sprinters paced the Indian boys to victory.  

In the 100 meter dash, they captured the top three places. Adam Crandall won with a time of 10.69, followed by teammates Wes Orr and Brandon Raffaeli.

Crandall ran a 23.03 in the 200 to get his second win. Indian distance runner Skyler Smith posted victories in both the 800 and 1600. Smith won with times of 2:07.19 and 5:11.87.

Trent Zink ran 15.90 to win the 110 hurdles. They won two of the four relays. The 4 x 100 relay team of Orr, Zink, Raffaeli and Crandall ran a 44.65 for the victory and the 4 x 800 team of Smith, Jaco Henning, Jarod Washa and Colton Houser had the winning time of 9:15.22.

Hershey and Sutherland were the only two Lincoln County schools at the meet. In timed events, Hershey had several athletes that finished in top six, inclucing fifth place for Chayton Crow in the 200. Tanner Kosmicki took fifth in the 1600 and sixth in the 800. Tucker Hicks placed fourth in the 1600.

Hershey's 4 x 400 relay team of Crow, Josiah Connell, Monte McNeil and Colton Clark took third and the 4 x 100 with Connell, Clark, Clay Frels and Wyatt McConnell finished sixth.

Sutherland’s only top six finishes came in a pair of relays. The 4 x 400 team of Collin Fleecs, Nathaniel Maxcy, Kadin Copeland and Nathan Fleecs finished fourth and the same team finished third in the 4 x 800.

Hershey’s boys fared better in the field events. Terence Whiting took home the gold in the long jump with a ;ea[ of 20 foot, 1 inch. Teammate Gaige Marshall finished second. Marshall took fourth in the high jump and Whiting placed sixth.

Two Panthers placed in shot put. Justin Weir took third followed by Jason Davis in fourth.

Sutherland had two top six finishers in field events. Blake Scott placed second in the pole vault and Trey Rongish had a fifth place finish in the triple jump.



Chase County dominated the girls meet. Although other schools won some events, the majority of wins belonged to the Lady Longhorns.

Taylor McNair won the 200 with a time of 27.06. Running a 1:03.07 gave her a second gold in the 400.

Destiny Reinke crossed the finish line in 2:34.30 to win the 800. Kristen Jussel won the 100 and 300 hurdles with times of 16.25 and 50.53.

Second place Dundy County was the only other school to have an individual double winner. Madison Lambley ran away from the competition with wins in the 1600 and 3200. Her winning times were 6:03.59 and 12:49.19. 

Dundy County stayed close in the team competition by winning all three of the relays. 4 x 100 team members Fayelee Sanford, Stephanie McCarthy, Colby Duvel and Aubrey Frederick won with a 53.97 time. The 4 x 400 with Duvel, McCarthy, Frederick and Emily Jones timed in at 4:19.87 and the 4 x 800 team of McCarthy, Jones, Lambley and Laura Nelms ran 10:58. Chase County sealed their victory with big wins in the field events. In the shot put, Jodi Koellner threw 36 foot 11.25 inches to win first. Teammate Valeria Cervantes placed second. Longhorn high jumper Kaelyn Wheeler took first place clearing 5 foot. Cheyanne Kuhlmann added another gold to the team with her 15 foot, 6 inch long jump.

The Sutherland girls had several top six finishers. Jalyne Schuster won the 100 with a time of 12.97. Joslyn Burke finished fifth in the 3200 and Kaley Stokey took second in the 100 and 300 hurdles.

In the 4 x 100 relay, Sutherland placed third. Team members were Stokey, Jaylne Schuster, Haeven Schuster and Makenna Smith.

Lady Sailors Makenna Smith, Madison Smith, Haeven Schuster and Jacey Nelson placed fourth in the 4 x 400. The 4 x 800 team of Nelson, Burke, Maggie Morris and KayLynn Lantis finished fourth.

In field events, Kaley Stokey cleared 9 foot to win the pole vault and Samantha Staggs placed third in the discus.

The Hershey Lady Panthers were missing four top performers due to injuries. None of their team placed in the top six in any timed event. Alissa Hassett placed fourth in both the shot and discus and Tacie Lucas was third in the long jump.

Strong winds blew throughout the meet, with gusts of 30-40 miles per hour, hampering both distance runs and field events. A strong gust picked up one of Chase County’s tents, sendig it across a fence and eventually to in the middle of the football field.

Hershey coach Matt Oliver was proud of his athletes.  

“Considering the wind that constantly hampered them, I thought our athletes performed quiet well,” Oliver said.

Hershey will host the Mike Troxel Invitational meet Saturday.

Team results


1. Ogallala 212.75

2. Chase County 177.75

3. Dundy County Stratton 93

4. Hershey 66.5

5. Perkins County 55

6. Garden County 49.25

7. Sutherland  31.75



1. Chase County 232

2. DundyCounty Stratton 151

3. Ogallala 115

4. Sutherland 79

5. Perkins County 62

6. Garden County 27

7. Hershey 20


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 4/23/2014
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