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BDS Track Teams Have Busy Week

Last Monday, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Eagles track team started a busy week by attending the McCool Junction Invite.  Due to a rain out and a rescheduled MUDECAS Conference meet the team would participate in meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.  “That’s always rough,” commented Eagle head track coach Fred Kluck.  “It’s hard for kids to recover and run their best when you put meets close together, but if you can use meets to get in a decent workout and avoid injuries sometimes you can make the best of a tough situation.”
At McCool Junction's 11 team meet, the BDS girls finished in the runner-up spot, while the boys took fourth.  Catherine Mick continued to advance her Class D State Record in the pole vault as she took first with a new record height of 12-feet.  That jump moves Catherine into the Top 10 pole vaults for all classes, all time in the state of Nebraska.  She also ran to first-place victories in the 100 hurdles, the 300 hurdles, and the 400 where she ran a personal best time of 62.1.
Kristin Troyer captured the only other gold medal for the ladies when she won the triple jump with a leap of 31-9.5.  Kristin later took sixth in the 300 hurdles and then teamed up with Courtney Kamler, Tristen Mosier, and Carley Elznic to finish fourth in the 1,600 meter relay.  Tristen took home second place in the pole vault, and finished third and fourth in the 100 and 300 hurdles, respectively.  Courtney finished fifth in the pole vault while Megan Grote and Brice Ardissono were fourth and sixth in the high jump.  Brice teamed up with Lexi Kadel, Johanna Kluck and Morgan Lowery to take fourth in the 3200 relay, while McKenna Schardt, Mashaya Dierking, Faith Stengel, and Nicole Swartzendruber  took fifth in the 400 relay.
The boys were led by the hurdlers as Grant Norder, Kendall Dixon and Thomas Mick went third, fourth, and sixth in the 300 hurdles respectively with Kendall (45.5) and Thomas (46.1) each running personal best times.  That combined with Sam Christensen's personal best time of 16.5 to take second along with Hunter Krehnke's personal best time of 16.8 and third place finish in the 100 hurdles gave the boys a good start in gathering enough points to finish fourth overall as a team.
Earlier, Grant ran to a personal best time of 53.6 to take fourth in the 400 and later he teamed up with Cody Garland, T.J. Krupicka, and Kale Kleinschmidt to finish second in the 400 relay.  T.J. had a busy day as he also took fifth in the 400, and then ran on the 1600 relay along with Kendall, Cody, and Chris Rohr where they took third.  Kale took home a pair of individual medals as he ran to a personal best time of 11.8 and 24.7 to take sixth place in both the 100 and 200 respectively.  Thomas set a personal best mark of 12-0 in the pole vault to finish third as did Blake Stengel who went 11-6 to take fourth.  Colton Lowery was fifth in the discus and the middle distance runners showed off their depth as the 3200 relay teams both placed in the 3200 relay with Jayden Otto, Chris Rohr, Karson Dixon, and Charlie Martin running for third and Kale Smith, Brett Holtzen, Tyler Anderson, and Stuart Rohr bringing in sixth.  Karson completed the scoring by running to a personal best time of 5:20.3 and finishing sixth in the 1600.  
The rescheduled MUDECAS meet went off without a hitch as the weather really cooperated and the teams competed well.  The girls finished in as champions while the boys scored a season best 92 points to take fourth.
The boys’ team was led by their relays as they finished second in all three with season best times.  The 400 relay team of Cody Garland, Grant Norder, T.J. Krupicka and Kale Kleinschmidt ran 46.7.  The 1600 relay team of Grant, T.J., Kendall Dixon, and Chris Rohr ran 3:38.8.  The 3200 relay team of T.J., Charlie Martin, Karson Dixon and Jayden Otto ran 9:00.3.
Cody added a fourth place medal in the long jump and a fifth place medal in the 100.  Grant took third in the 300 hurdles.  Kale finished sixth in the 100.  Karson was fifth in the 1600.  Kendall threw a personal best 39-4.5 to finish fourth in the shot put.  Jayden and Charlie were fifth and sixth in the 3200 respectively.  Hunter Krehnke added a pair of medals as he was third in the 110 hurdles and sixth in the 300 hurdles.  Noel Gines had a personal best leap of 18-2.75” to take fifth in the long jump.  Thomas Mick and Blake Stengel went third and sixth in the pole vault. Colton Lowery and Stuart Rohr finished second and third in the discus with Stuart hitting his best mark of 111-7.  Taylor Anderson was sixth in the high jump and Brandon Anderson was also sixth in the triple jump with a personal best jump of 38-2.5”.  Garrett Schardt ran a personal best time of 25.3 to finish in fifth place in the 200 and Brett Holtzen ran to a personal best time of 2:15.5 to take sixth in the 800.  
The relays were also strong for the girls as they finished in second place in both the 400 and 1600, and in third place in the 3200.  The 400 relay team of McKenna Schardt, Mashaya Dierking, Megan Grote and Tristen Mosier ran a season best 54.7.  The 1600 relay team of Kristin Troyer, Courtney Kamler, Brice Ardissono and Carley Elznic ran a 4:40.0. The 3200 relay team of Courtney, Lexi Kadel, Johanna Kluck, and Morgan Lowery ran 11:49.8.
Tristen took home individual medals in the 100 and 300 hurdles where she finished second and third as well as in the pole vault where she was second.  Kristin took third in the triple jump, fourth in the long jump with a personal best leap of 14-11.25” and was fifth in the 400.  Megan was second in the high jump.  Mashaya was fourth in the 200.  Courtney took fourth in the pole vault.  Brice finished fourth in the 800 and was sixth in the high jump.  Lexi was third in the 1600 with a personal best time of 6:27.9.  McKenna was third in the 100.  Madison Yantzie took fourth in the 3200 and Nicole Swartzendruber was fifth in the 200 in a personal best time of 30.6.  Faith Stengel was fifth in the 100.  Catherine Mick continued her winning ways bringing in four gold medals highlighted by a personal best leap in the long jump of 16-6.25”.  She also won the pole vault with a new MUDECAS meet record of 11-6 and she won both the 100 and 300 hurdles.