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Jackson Heights Girls & Boys Take Home Track Invite
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

Jackson Heights Track Invite Results (4-18-17) - click here

For the first time in over 20 years Jackson Heights host a track and field competition and the Cobras dominated the competition winning both the girls and boys team titles by sizeable margins. 

In the girls competition Jackson Heights tallied 208 total points to take the team title over five other schools winning by 89.5 points. Onaga girls compiled 118.5 points to take second, while Immaculata took third. Royal Valley, Horton and Wetmore girls finished fourth, fifth and sixth. The Cobra boys won by 81 points taking first over Royal Valley who finished with 99 total points for second place and Wetmore finished third out of seven represented schools. Horton, Onaga, Immaculata and Kickapoo Nation finished fourth through seventh. 

Thirteen even wins spear headed the strong showing by Jackson Heights at their home track meet. In the girls action Faith Little continued to win races taking first in both the 800 (2:22.50) and 1600 (5:55.65) meter runs, while the lady Cobra relay teams took first in the 4x400 (4:24.08) and 4x800 (11:03.34) meter relays. Jodi White and Sydney Raborn also earned first place finish for the lady Cobras winning in the 400 meter dash (1:05.24) and javelin (120'01), respectively. The Cobra boys had six first place finishes three on the track and three in the field events. The 4x100 (46.67) and 4x800 (9:28.05) meter relay teams took gold, while Dalton Chartier posted a time of 2:09.40 to win the 800 meter run. In the field events Braden Dohl and Curtis Niehues each tossed their way to first place in the discus (119'05) and shot put (42'02), while Evan Fox won the pole vault (10'00). 

Royal Valley Panthers saw a big day for one Panther in particular as Mary Broxterman won three events claiming first in the girls 200 meter dash (27.87), long jump (15'02) and discus (97'01). While Kenzie Hegemann also snagged a win for the lady Panthers posting a vault of 7'00 to win the pole vault. Lucas Broxterman in the boys action was a multi-event winner for Royal Valley winning the 300 meter hurdles (42.79) and high jump (6'00). 

Onaga, Wetmore and Immaculata all had four event wins between the girls and boys competition at the Jackson Heights Invite. For Onaga Belinda Ames led the charge sweeping the girls hurdles winning the 100 and 300 meter hurdles with times of 17.49 ad 52.34, while McKayla Hall won the 100 meter dash (13.26). Onaga boys earned first in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:53.05. 

Aaron Achten led the Wetmore Cardinal performances as he raced to the win in the 1600 (4:53.74) and 3200 (10:59) meter runs. Curtis Bloom earned a first place performance in the 200 meter dash (23.76) and Joel Hutfles won the javelin (141'03). 

Immaculata Raiders were led by Jordan Sachse who won a pair of events taking the high jump (4'10) and triple jump (33'11.25) titles, while the lady Raiders 4x100 (55.49) meter relay team also took gold. For the boys Adam Schwinn led Immaculata by winning the 400 meter dash (59.74). 

A trio of first place finishes led the Horton Chargers as Daspin Bruning won the girls shot put (37'08.50), while Marshall Randall took first in the boys 100 meter dash (11.54) and Gunnar Madere won the 110 meter hurdles (18.52). 

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