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BDS Girls Champions, Eagle Boys 2nd At Russ Snyder Invite

On Thursday, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley track team traveled to Sandy Creek to participate in the Russ Snyder Track Invite hosted by Lawrence-Nelson.  The track and field areas were a little soggy from the heavy rains the previous night but the teams competed well with the girls taking first and the boys finishing in the runner-up spot.  Together, they claimed the traveling trophy awarded to the teams with the best boys and girls combined score.
The girls had a pair of one-two-three finishes in the field events to lead the way to their victory.  The long jump got things started as Catherine Mick, Kristin Troyer and Megan Grote took the top three places, respectively, with Megan having a personal best leap of 14-feet, 5.75-inches.  The pole vault was next with Catherine, Tristen Mosier and Courtney Kamler taking the first three places.  Tristen and Courtney vaulted to personal bests as Tristen cleared 10-10, which is not only her best, but the second best in Class D behind only teammate Catherine, and Courtney made 8-6.
Kristin came back with another gold medal and a personal best of her own as she jumped 34-3 in the triple jump, while Megan also added a gold medal winning the high jump with a leap of 4-9.  Eagle Shaya Dierking continued the string of field event personal bests as she leapt 29-8 to take fourth in the triple jump and McKenna Schardt and Kim Armgardt completed the girls' field events scoring sixth place finishes in the discus and the shot put.  
The running events were all run as finals against time and the girls again had some strong events propel them toward the team victory.  The 100-meter hurdles saw Tristen, Kristin and Megan finish 2-5-6, while in the 300-meter hurdles Catherine, Tristen and Megan went 1-2-5 with Tristen again turning in a personal best performance of 49.0 seconds finishing just behind Catherine‚Äôs 48.2.  Catherine completed her busy day with a personal best time of 13.0 in the 100-meter dash to take second with Nicole Swartzendruber finishing sixth in the 100 as well.
Brice Ardissono took second in the 400-meter dash and came back later to take fourth in the 800-meter run, while Morgan Lowery and Johanna Kluck took sixth in each of those races, respectively.  Lexi Kadel turned in a personal best finishing the 3,200-meter run in 14:22.2 to claim second place and Madison Yantzie ran to a fourth place finish in the 1,600-meter run as well.  The relays also contributed as Lexi, Courtney, Johanna and Haley Pena Lopez finished third in the 3,200-meter relay, Mashaya, McKenna, Nicole and Carley Elznic took second in the 400-meter relay and Kristin, Courtney, Carley and Tristen took second in the 1,600-meter relay to complete the girls scoring.  
The BDS boys also were strong in the field events, with Blake Stengel winning the lone gold medal in the pole vault to get things started on the right foot.  Chris Lichti was right on his heels as he took the runner-up spot finishing second.  The high jumpers took the 2-5-6 spots with Sam Christensen leading the way followed by Kale Smith and Taylor Anderson.
Eagles Cody Garland and Garrett Schardt were second and fifth in the long jump with Cody also claiming third in the triple jump.  Stuart Rohr and Colton Lowery finished fourth and sixth in the discus, while Kendall Dixon and Holden Stengel each turned in personal bests in the shot put with Kendall hitting 42-2 feet and Holden 35-2.5 feet to take the third and sixth places in that event.
The boys' relays were the strength of the team's running events as the group of Chris Rohr, Charlie Martin, Karson Dixon and T.J. Krupicka won the 3,200-meter relay with a time of 9:03.9.  The 400-meter relay also took first with T.J. being joined by Cody, Grant Norder and Kale Kleinschmidt to turn in a season best 46.4 seconds.  The 1,600-meter relay team of Grant, Chris Rohr, Kendall and T.J. finished in second place.
The hurdles were strong as Sam and Hunter Krehnke finished second and fourth in the 110-meter highs with Grant and Sam taking second and fourth in the 300-meter lows as well.  The 100-meter dash saw Kale Kleinschmidt, Noel Gines and Grant finish 4-5-6, with Kale and Cody finishing fourth and fifth in the 200-meter dash, respectively.  
Kendall and Noel were third and fifth in the 400-meter dash, while Brett Holtzen and Kale Smith took fifth and sixth in the 800-meter run.  Karson rounded out the boys scoring with a sixth place finish in the 1,600-meter run.
The BDS thinclads travel to Henderson this Wednesday, May 13, to participate in the D-6 District Meet at Heartland High School.