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

Sabetha Track Invite Results (5-4-18) - click here

After Mother Nature rained on the parade on Thursday the Sabetha track Invitational was able to take place on Friday and several area teams were in action. 

Nemaha Central Thunder girls and boys both continued their strong track seasons and claimed the Sabetha Invite team titles. The Thunder boys posted 141 points to win the team title by 31 points as Marysville took second place. Auburn and Falls City finished in third and fourth, while Sabetha, Centralia and Horton placed fifth, sixth and seventh. Kickapoo Nation and Riverside were both in action finishing tied for eighth. It was a tighter battle for the top team spot in the girls competition but Nemaha Central took first by 18 points over Auburn who took second. Sabetha, Centralia and Marysville finished third, fourth and fifth. Falls City and Horton posted sixth and seventh place finishes and Kickapoo Nation and Riverside tied for eighth. 

Thirteen first place finishes on the day helped lead the Nemaha Central Thunder boys and girls teams to the top team spots at the Sabetha Invite. Jacy Dalinghaus again continued to dominate the throwing events as she won all three taking gold in the shot put (38'08), discus (131'01) and javlein 147'02). Also in the girls competition Allison Rottinghaus with a leap of 36'10 won the triple jump, while the 4x100 meter relay team took first with a time of 51.41 and Alleigh Kramer won the 200 meter dash (26.59). In the boys action the Thunder took first on the track in the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays with times of 44.65 and 3:34.48, while the 4x100 meter throwers relay team (51.21) also took first for Nemaha Central. Jordan Peterson took first in the boys 1600 meter run (5:08.03), while Zachary Buessing won the boys 300 meter hurdles (39.83). The boys field events had Nemaha Central's Dalton Schmelzle win the triple jump (42'02) and Caleb Henry take first in the pole vault (12'06).

The best individual performance at the Sabetha Invite came from an Auburn Bulldog as Bailey Darnell won the boys 100 and 200 meter dashes behind times of 10.98 and 22.78, while also winning the 110 meter hurdles (14.97) and the long jump (20'03). Lady Bulldogs were led by Theresa Nichols as she won the 100 and 300 meter hurdles with times of 16.35 and 48.39, while Allie Binder won the 1600 and 3200 meter runs posting times of 5:33.77 and 11:57.34. 
Faith Allgood earned the gold in the 400 meter dash (1:02.60), while the girls 4x100 meter throwers relay team (59.34) took first. 

Sabetha Bluejays had plenty of top notch performances on their home track. In the boys competition Micah Romines won the 400 meter dash (53.00) and the 4x800 meter relay team (8:56) took first. Lady Bluejays 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay teams posted times of 4:16.56 and 10:20.98 to earn first place in both events, while Skylar McAfee won the 800 meter run (2:35.07) and Megan Meyer took first in the high jump (4'11). 

Daegan Steinlage led the Centralia Panthers performances at Sabetha as he won the boys shot put (45'10) and also the discus (149'00). In the girls action Morgan Kramer won the 100 meter dash (12.79), while Kennedy Becker took first in the long jump (17'02.50) and Breanna Schmitz won the pole vault (11'02). 

Marysville had Davis Lee take first in the boys 3200 meter run (11:05.36) and Bryson Meinhardt grab first in the boys javelin (172'09). 

The Falls City Tigers saw Braden Kobza win the boys 800 meter dash (2:02.98) and Emmet Kirkendall snag first in the boys high jump (6'03).

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