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Nemaha Central Girls Win & Boys Take Second at Silver Lake Track Invite as Marysville & Hiawatha Compete
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

Silver Lake Track Invite (3-29-18) Results - click here

The start gun fired and three area teams in Nemaha Central, Marysville and Hiawatha all opened their track season on Thursday competing at the Silver Lake Invite. 

In the girl’s competition Nemaha Central lead the charge as a team and posted 126 total points to earn first place by 23 points using seven event wins to lead the way. Marysville finished in second place as team, while Rock Creek took third. Hiawatha girls finished ninth on the day with 10 teams in competition. On the boys side of the action it was the host Silver Lake taking the team title on the day with 140 points to win by 39 points over Nemaha Central who took second place, while Marysville finished third. Hiawatha boys notched a seventh place finish as a team. 

Nemaha Central on the girls side of competition was led by a pair of multi-event winners as both Allison Rottinghaus and Jacy Dalinghaus each won two individual events. Rottinghaus leaped her way to the gold in the long jump and triple jump with marks of 16'01.75 and 37'04, respectively; she also added a second place finish in the 100 meter dash. While, Dalinghaus tossed her way to wins in the shot put and javelin with tosses of 38'06 and 127'01, respectively and took second in the discus. On the track Ashley Hammes raced to a time of 17.64 to take first in the 100 meter hurdles, while the lady Thunder 4x100 meter relay team also took first place (52.46). Laura Macke leaped her way to the top spot in the high jump with a leap of 4'11. Alleigh Kramer earned second place in the 200 meter dash, while Sara Kuckelman grabbed a third place finish in the high jump. 

The Thunder boys were led by Zachary Buessing who posted times of 15.56 and 41.83 to win the 110 and 300 meter hurdles, respectively, while the 4x400 meter relay team also took first place with a time of 3:39.67. Caleb Henry and Dalton Schmelzle each won a field event for Nemaha Central winning the pole vault (13'06) and triple jump (41'00.50), respectively. Multiple other guys for the Thunder notched top three finishes on the day including a second place finish for Dylan Schultejans in the triple jump, a third place finish for Alec Suther in the 100 meter dash and Isaac Haverkamp took third in the 400 meter dash. The 4x100 meter relay team earned a second place finish for the Thunder. 

Top performances for Marysville came on the girl’s side of competition with four first place finishes. The 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay teams each notched a first place finish racing to times of 4:29.79 and 11:18.12, respectively. Shay Brown raced to the gold in the 400 meter dash (1:03.95) and Grace Stohs opened the track season strong in the pole vault (11'06) with a first place finish. Stohs added a third place finish in the 100 meter dash too her day, while Brown took third in the 200 meter dash. Marysville girls had many other top three finishes including Linda Franco and Sydney Pacha placed second and third in the 400 meter dash and Nicole Franco finished second in the high jump. Sami Bartels also recorded a third place finish in the javelin. 

Leading the Marysville boys was a second place finish by Alex White in the 400 meter dash and a silver for Jacob Backus in the 300 meter hurdles. The Bulldog boy’s 4x400 meter relay team also raced to a second place finish, while the 4x800 took third. Matt Lindhorst picked up a second place finish in the pole vault, while Bryson Meinhardt and Garron Champoux posted second and third place finishes, respectively in the boys javelin. 

A pair of first place finishes in the distance races led the Hiawatha Red Hawks at the Silver Lake Invite as Elizabeth Kettler won the 800 meter run (2:34.19) and Justin Hodge took first in the 3200 meter run (10:43.81). Kettler earned second place in the 1600 meter run, while the girl’s 4x800 meter relay took third on the day. Andrew Lierz snagged a second place finish for the Red Hawks in the boy’s long jump


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