Panther Girls Dominate In Hastings

Published on Tuesday, 13 April 2010 20:01
Written by thenebraskasigna

The Fillmore Central girls track team made their first appearance at the Dale Feeken Memorial Track Meet at Adams Central in Hastings a memorable one ,as the Panther girls set five meet records on April 9.
FC easily won the girls' team race amassing a meet-record 171 points to race past the host Patriots by 37 points at the eight-team meet. The Panther girls scored points in 16 of the 17 events on Friday including a sweep of the relay events—all in new meet-record times.
Nicole Beam, Christa Scott, Haley Norvell and Christine Ochsner combined to win the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 10 minutes, 18.80 seconds. Scott, Lindsey Maloley, Macy Jones and Maggie Malone zipped to victory in the 400- meter relay in Hastings in 51.70 seconds. Scott, Malone, Maloley and Heather Broman rolled to victory in the 1,600- meter relay in 4:15.20. Malone also set a new meet record and a new school record in the long jump with a leap of 17-feet, 11.5-inches. The FC sophomore topped her previ- ous school-record of 17-9.
"This was the first time we have gone to this meet and it was a perfect weather day," Panther coach Nancy Kindig- Malone said. "We won nine events. Lindsey (Maloley) had a great meet with four golds.
"Freshman Lauren Hopken medaled in both throws. Meg Loontjer continues to get us
steady points in the pole vault and high jump."
Maloley, just a freshman, added to her two golds in the relays with victories in the 400-meter dash (61.63 seconds) and 800-meter run (2:30). Ochsner swept the distance events on Friday with victories in the 1,600-meter run (5:53.10) and 3,200-me- ter run (12:36.70). Loontjer cleared a season-best 9-6 in the pole vault to win the event in Hastings.
Beam earned multiple med- als on April 9 with a close second in the 800-meter run (2:30.11) and a third in the 1,600-meter run (6:05.40). Broman earned a pair of run- ner-up medals in the hurdle events—18.43 in the 100- meter hurdles and 50.80 in the 300-meter hurdles. More Panther medals came from Jones, fourth in the 200-meter dash (28.00), fourth in the pole vault (8-6); Causha Wilkey, fourth in the 300-meter hur- dles (54.10); Kelsey Swartz, sixth in the 3,200-meter run (14:31.50); Loontjer, third in the high jump (4-8); Scott, third in the long jump (15-9.5); Norvell, fifth in the long jump (15-7), third in the triple jump (32-3.5); Malone, second in the triple jump (35-2.25); Ad- kisson, fifth in the triple jump (30-4.75); and Hopken, third in the discus (90-0) and fifth in the shot put (32-0).
The FC boys landed in a tie for fourth position in the team standings at the eight-team
meet with 42 points. "We had a great day," Pan-
ther coach Adam Verhage said. "The boys are really getting better. We had several personal bests today. Todd Wilson continues to improve (in the 1,600-meter run).
"The 4 by 400 relay team ran great—they were all under 60 again and I think we can get better yet."
Sang Xayavong, Tanner Leick, Kyle Karcher and Isaac Bridges make up the FC boys' 1,600-meter relay team.
Bridges earned medals in Adams Central in the long jump, fourth (20-4); 100-me- ter dash (11.46) and 200-meter dash (24.40). Leick medaled in the 200-meter dash, taking fourth in 24.30 seconds.
Karcher was sixth in the 400-meter dash (56.50) and Xayavong was sixth in the 800-meter run (2:17).
Wilson took third in the 1,600-meter run in 5:06.40. Chris Ulmer cleared 10-0 to take second in the pole vault and Kyle Kremer was fifth in the event (9-6).
The 3,200-meter relay team of Wilson, Devin Moore, Kin- ser Gergen and Cole Curtis were fourth in Hastings and Panther boys' 400-meter relay team of Ulmer, Kremer, Josh Alas and Andres Kamler was fifth on Friday.
The FC thinclads will be in action again this Friday in Central City before travelling to the Tri County Invite on Tuesday, April 20.