Panther Boys Shine At GICC Invite

Published on Tuesday, 07 April 2015 15:52
Written by thenebraskasigna

Both Fillmore Central track teams enjoyed plenty of success at the 2015 Knights of Columbus Track & Field Meet at Grand Island Central Catholic on April 2.
The Panther boys enjoyed an outstanding day in Grand Island winning nine of 17 events—finishing second in four of the next eight events and scoring points in all 17 events.  The FC boys earned 156 team points on April 2 earning runner-up honors behind the ultra-deep Adams Central squad.  Both Kearney Catholic and GICC were a long way back in third and fourth.
The Panther girls amassed 57 points in Grand Island to land in fourth place in the team standings.  The Patriots won the girls' side of the meet, too, but were challenged by Kearney Catholic.  The host Crusaders landed in third place.
FC speedster Xavier Bridges was dominant again last week in the sprints, as the Panther senior took first in the 100-meter dash, 11.03 seconds; and also zipped to gold in the 200-meter dash, 22.60 seconds.  Bridges picked up his third gold on the day after soaring 20-feet, 11-inches to win the long jump.  Teammate Riley Chapman made it a sweep for FC in the jumps after the junior sailed 39-9.25 to win the triple jump.  Chapman was also third in the high jump with an effort of 5-10.25.
Panther Leyton Hopken clipped the tape in 2:07 to win the 800-meter run in Grand Island.  Conrad Schelkopf powered home in 4:55.50 to win gold in the 1,600-meter run on Thursday afternoon. Jarrod Hinrichs was golden in the shot put with a championship heave of 49-11 in Grand Island.  The FC senior also placed second in the discus with a throw of 132-11.  Ethan DeLong was runner-up in the 400-meter dash in 53 seconds and Noah Temme took the silver in the 3,200-meter run with a clocking of 11:35.  Wyatt Schiermeyer cleared 11-6 in the pole vault to earn runner-up honors in the pole vault.
The FC 4 by 800-meter relay team set a New School Record in the event in Grand Island, as Davis Jacobson, Lance Donovan, Schelkopf and Hopken combined to break the tape in 8:35.20.  The Panther 400-meter relay squad placed first in their event in 45.50 seconds on April 2.  The FC 1,600-meter relay team took third in 3:45.
Panthers Cori Knapp and Jamey Broman struck gold for the FC girls.  Knapp was victorious in the pole vault after clearing 9-0.  Broman was tops in the long jump with a leap of 17-.50 in Grand Island.  The Panther speedster also placed second in the 200-meter dash (26.10) and third in the 100-meter dash (12.87) at the Knights of Columbus meet.
Grace Jacobson raced to a second-place finish in the 1,600-meter run (6:04.50) and Alexis Schmidt took third-place in the shot put with a toss of 37-4.  Schmidt was also sixth in the discus in Grand Island with a throw of 104-9.
Additional scoring by the Panther girls was turned in by: 400-meter relay, fifth, 57.60; 1,600-meter relay, fourth, 4:36.60; 3,200-meter relay, fifth, 11:35; and Ashton O'Brien, sixth, pole vault, 8-0.
Additional scoring for the FC boys was made by:  Nate Rasmussen, fourth, 100-meter dash, 11.84; fourth 200-meter dash, 23.88; Noah Temme, sixth, 1,600-meter run, 5:12.30; Aaron Poppert, fifth, 110-meter hurdles, 18.43; sixth 300-meter hurdles, 46.60; Rasmussen, third, long jump, 19-10.50; Josh Taylor, sixth, 18-11; and Poppert, sixth, triple jump, 37-6.50.
The Panther thinclads travel to Hastings this Friday.