Panthers Compete At TC Invite

Published on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 15:49
Written by thenebraskasigna

The Fillmore Central girls narrowly missed the team championship at the 2016 Thayer Central Track Invitational on Thursday, while the Panther boys were fifth in Hebron. Johnson County Central edged the FC girls 99-97.33 on March 31.
Jamey Broman, McKenzie Scheil and Cori Knapp all struck gold in Hebron.  Broman enjoyed an outstanding day, as she swept the sprints (12.85 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 26.30 in the 200-meters) and won the long jump with a leap of 16-feet, 3.25 inches.  Scheil was tops in the discus with a toss of 110-.10.  Knapp cleared 9-0 in the pole vault to win the event. Scheil was runner-up in the shot put with a heave of 36-0 and fifth in the 200.
FC sophomore Grace Jacobson was second in the 1,600-meter run and fourth in the 3,200.  Teammate Brandi Simacek took third in the long jump and Panther Sophia Frook was second in the pole vault on Thursday. Aiwa Temme tied for sixth in the pole vault Sierra Schrodt, Ines Ortea and Frook placed in the high jump.  Jayda Gaston took fifth in the 100-meter hurdles and Ortea was sixth in the 400-meter dash.
"As a team, the girls battled the cold and windy conditions and several athletes produced for the team in their respective events," FC head girls coach Colby Smith said.  "Many of our athletes set new personal bests, and they took great strides since their last meet, two weeks ago."
Panther Leyton Hopken tied a School Record in winning the high jump in Hebron with a leap of 6-2.50 inches. Teammate Josh Taylor zipped to the championship in the 200-meter dash in 23.75 seconds.  Taylor was also fourth in the 100 and fifth in the long jump.  Nate Rasmussen went 19-4.75 to place fourth in the long jump.  Chandler Schelkopf took fifth in the pole vault and Aaron Poppert was fourth in the triple jump. Christian Lovan placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles and Ethan DeLong took third in the 400-meter dash in 55.18 seconds. The Panther boys 1,600-meter relay was fourth.
"The boys had a good day...the weather was not great," FC head boys coach Adam Verhage said.  "This was a very competitive meet for the really top schools.  I'm proud of how our boys are competing.  We need to work on some things and continue to stay healthy.  It's early in the season, so there is lots of room for improvement."