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FC Boys Team Champs; Panther Girls 2nd

The Fillmore Central boys were team champions at the 2015 Dan Tesar/Tri County Invite on Tuesday, April 21, and the Panther girls were meet runners-up.  The FC boys scored 89 points last week to out-point Lincoln Lutheran for the top spot.  The Warriors turned the tables on the Panther girls winning the team title 98-92 at the 10-team invite.
Several FC boys had outstanding meets in rural DeWitt.  Panther speedster Xavier Bridges set a New School Record in the 100-meter dash in the preliminaries on April 21 by covering the distance in 10.8 seconds.  The Panther senior won the event on April 21 and also took gold in the 200-meter dash (22.56) and long jump (21-feet, 4-inches).
The boys 3,200-meter relay team continued on their terror winning the 4 by 800 in Tri County in a New School Record time of 8:33.40.  The winning team consisted of Conrad Schelkopf, Leyton Hopken, Lance Donovan and Davis Jacobson.
Panther Jarrod Hinrichs continued on his roll in the shot put winning the event with a heave of 50-3.  Schelkopf was golden in the 1,600-meter run with a top effort of 4:53.10.
FC's Jamey Broman won two individual events in Tri County.  The Panther freshman zipped to gold in the 200-meter dash (26.46) and the 400-meter dash (60.40).
Cori Knapp claimed gold in the pole vault with a winning effort of 8-9.
Panther coach Adam Verhage was excited about the boys' team championship at Tri County.
"It was a long day," said Verhage noting the final relay was ran with the football field lights on.  "The boys did well...two school records in the four by eight and Xavier in the 100... I am very pleased with the relays right now.  We have lots of kids really starting to peak and step into positions to help this team.  It was a very tough week with a long day here (Tuesday) and then a very tough meet on Saturday at York."
Additional top efforts turned in by the Panther boys on April 21 were made by:  Trevor Adams, fifth shot put, 45-.5; Hinrichs, third discus, 135-6; Adams, fourth discus, 134-1; Aaron Poppert, sixth high jump, 5-4; Wyatt Schiermeyer, fifth pole vault, 12-0; Nate Rasmussen, second long jump, 20-6.50; Poppert, sixth triple jump; 39-5; Rasmussen, fourth 100-meter dash, 12.08; Ethan DeLong, third 400-meter dash, 54.28; Josh Taylor, fourth 200-meter dash, 24.03; Leyton Hopken, third 800-meter run, 2:11.24; 400-meter relay of Bridges, Rasmussen, Heath Boman and Christian Lovan, second, 46.03; 1,600-meter relay of Lance Donovan, Conrad Schelkopf, Hopken and DeLong, third, 3:42.12.
FC girls landing in the top six at Tri County included:  Alexis Schmidt, second shot put, 34-11; McKenzie Scheil, third shot put, 33-4; Schmidt, second discus, 104-8; Scheil, fifth discus, 90-2; Aiwa Temme, third pole vault, 8-6; Sophia Frook, fourth pole vault, 8-0; Jamey Broman, second long jump, 16-6.50; Broman, second 100-meter dash, 13.11; Shelby Schelkopf, fifth 100-meter dash, 14.00; Grace Jacobson, fifth 3,200-meter run, 13:31.67; Jacobson, second 1,600-meter run, 5:58.50; and the 400-meter relay of Knapp, Ashton O'Brien, Aracely Martinez and Mariana Martinez, sixth, 58.32.
As usual, the field at the 2015 Yowell Track Classic was loaded.  A handful of Panther thinclads had solid showings in York.  The FC boys amassed 45 points on Saturday to land in sixth place at the eight-team invite.  The Panther girls scored 12 points on April 25 to place seventh.  York out pointed Waverly, 128-110, to win the girls' team championship.  And, Crete got past Waverly, 113-107, to be boys' team champions.
Panther Jarrod Hinrichs shined bright in York setting a New School Record in the shot put with a second-place heave of 51-10.5.  The FC boys 3,200-meter relay team continued to click on all cylinders placing second in the event at the Yowell Classic in a time of 8:35.16.  Panther Conrad Schelkopf nearly got up to win the 1,600-meter run in York losing by less than a half second in 4:55.67.
"It was a cold wet day," Panther coach Adam Verhage said.  "The kids had pretty good times for the conditions.  Jarrod broke the school record in the shot!  We have to get healthy... Conference is this Saturday."
Additional top six performances for the FC boys in York came from:  Ethan DeLong, sixth 400-meter dash, 53.58; 400-meter relay of Christian Lovan, Nate Rasmussen, Heath Boman and Josh Taylor, fourth, 47.29; 1,600-meter relay of Lance Donovan, Boman, DeLong and Schelkopf, sixth, 3:45.29; Xavier Bridges, fourth long jump, 20-5; Riley Chapman, fourth triple jump, 40-1.25; and Trevor Adams, sixth shot put, 44-8; and third discus, 135-1.
Top six efforts by the Panther girls on April 25 were turned in by Aiwa Temme, third pole vault, 8-6; Cori Knapp, fourth pole vault, 8-0; and Alexis Schmidt, fifth shot put, 35-5.5.