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Nemaha Central Girls & Boys Win Home Track Invite
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

Nemaha Central Track Invite (4-10-18) Results - click here

On Tuesday Nemaha Central played host to several Twin Valley League schools and one other for track and field action and the Thunder had a booming performance winning the girls and boys team titles. 

On the girls side of competition Nemaha Central tallied 151 points to win by 40 points, while the boys registered 174.5 points winning by 60.5 points. Axtell girls took second while Valley Heights and Centralia tied for third. Pawnee City, Troy, Onaga and Wetmore finished out the girl’s team finishes in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth. On the boys side Centralia took second, while Pawnee City placed third. Axtell, Wetmore, Valley Heights, Troy and Onaga finished out the boys team standings in fifth through eighth. 

The host Nemaha Central tallied 17 event wins on the day between the boys and girls competitions with multiple multi-event winners. Jacy Dalinghaus swept the girls throwing events registering the top throw in the shot put (38'03.50), discus (131'10) and javelin (140'11), while Ashley Hammes swept the girls hurdles posting times of 17.22 and 51.47 to win the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. For the boys Zachary Buessing swept the hurdles recording times of 15.40 and 41.16 to win the 110 and 300 meter hurdles, while Dalton Schmelzle leapt his way to the gold in the high jump (5'08) and long jump (42'02) and Alec Suther sprinted to first in the 100 and 200 meter dashes with times of 11.49 and 23.82. 

Nemaha Central boys also won the 4x100 (45.42) and 4x400 (3:38.13) meter relays, while Isaac Haverkamp took first in the long jump (19'08). Lady Thunder had Alleigh Kramer win the 200 meter dash (27.51), while the 4x100 meter relay (52.11) took first and Allison Rottinghaus won the triple jump (37'11.50). 

Seven first place finishes were garnered by Valley Heights athletes with six of the seven coming in the girl’s competition. Sam Vermetten raced to wins in the 400 and 800 meter runs with times of 1:01.44 and 2:31.79, while Kayla Smith took first in the 100 meter dash (12.92) and also the long jump (17'10). Lady Mustangs 4x400 meter relay (4:22.25) also took first place, while Skyler Saunders won the high jump (5'04). Alex Hardin raced his way to first place in the 1600 meter run (4:57.47). 

Centralia Panthers had five first place finishes on the day including winning both the boys and girls pole vault titles. Dylan Boeckman with a vault of 14'00 took first in the pole vault and Breanna Schmitz won the girls pole vault with a vault of 9'06. Also in the field events Josh Hasenkamp won the boys javelin (175'11), while on the track Kamble Haverkamp took first in the 800 meter run (2:21.05) and Isaac Gore won the 400 meter dash (54.68). 

Olivia Kuckelman led Axtell by winning the girls 1600 and 3200 meter runs with times of 5:49.06 and 13:23.57, while the lady Eagles 4x800 meter relay (10:50.04) also took first place. 

Pawnee City had a trio of first place finishers as the boys 4x800 meter relay (9:07.49) earned first, while Marcus Gray won the boys shot put (46'05) and Andrew Davis placed first in the boys discus (163'01). 

Wetmore was led by Jonathan Hladky-Bailey who won the boys 3200 meter run behind a time of 11:18.29. 

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