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Centralia Girls & Boys Track Teams Sweep TVL Titles
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports
(photo courtesy: Dusty Thompson)

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It was another highly competitive competition between Twin Valley League athletes when all the schools converge together to compete at the annual TVL track and field meet hosted at Valley Heights this year. 

The girls TVL team title for the third straight year belonged to the Centralia Panthers, while the Centralia boys made it a clean sweep and won the TVL team title, too. The lady Panthers posted 100 points to edge Valley Heights by three points as the Mustangs took second and Axtell finished third just three points ahead of Hanover who took fourth. Frankfort girls rounded out the Top five team performances in fifth, while Clifton-Clyde, Linn, Troy, Onaga, Blue Valley-Randolph, Washington County, Doniphan West and Wetmore finished out the girls team performances. On the boys side Centralia posted 148 total points and won the League title by 19 points. Clifton-Clyde earned second place by a wide margin, while Valley Heights edged Frankfort for third giving the Wildcats fourth place. Axtell boys finished out the Top five boys team showings, while Blue Valley-Randolph, Linn, Hanover, Wetmore, Washington County, Onaga and Troy finished out the boys team finishes. 

Leading the way for the Centralia Panthers on the day were multiple top performances as the Panthers won 11 events. Dylan Boeckman won the boys pole vault (13'06) and 300 meter hurdles (42.11) winning both events for the second straight year. Daegan Steinlage tossed his way to the gold in the boys discus and shot put with throws of 142'02 and 43'10. The Panther boys 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay teams took first place after posting times of 3:38.50 and 9:17.82, while Kamble Haverkamp won the boys 800 meter run (2:06.98) and Josh Hasenkamp won the javelin (162'05). Lady Panthers saw Breanna Schmitz break her own school record by four inches and her own TVL record by one foot and three inches winning the girls pole vault with a vault of 11'06, repeating as League champ. Madison Lueger repeated as League champ in the javelin this year registering a toss of 130'05 to win. Tamra Jones added a first place finish in the 300 meter hurdles (50.17). 

Valley Heights Mustangs were led by Kayla Smith has she won four events. Smith took home the TVL triple jump title for the second time in her career and posted a leap of 37'07 to win but also broke her own League record, also. She added a first place in the long jump (16'10.75) and both the 100 and 200 meter dashes using times of 12.85 and 26.63. Sam Vermetten repeated as the 400 and 1600 meter run TVL champ winning both events behind times of 1:00.07 and 5:27.99. Jeremy Reed captured the boy’s 400 meter dash running to a time of 52.19. 

Clifton-Clyde Eagles had four event winners at the TVL meet with two in the girls action and two in the boy’s action. Mallory and Maycee Callihan won the girls discus and shot put, respectively with throws of 120'01 and 36'08.50. In the boys action the Eagles 4x100 meter relay (45.02) took first place, while Brant Douglas posted a time of 11.69 to win the 100 meter dash. 

Hanover Wildcats were led by the girls 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay teams who posted times of 4:13.21 and 10:16.06 to win each event for the second straight year. Claire Zarybnicky also repeated as TVL champ in the girls 800 meter run posting a time of 2:36.23 to claim the gold. Pete Peters won the boys high jump with a leap of 6'04 for the Wildcats. 

Quinn Buessing led the Axtell Eagles as he won the boys 1600 and 3200 meter runs posting times of 4:46.69 and 10:40.59. The lady Eagles saw the 4x100 meter relay (51.42) team repeat as League champs, while Olivia Kuckelman defended her 3200 meter run (12:23.75) League title. 

Garret Dalinghaus and Carson Schreiner led the Frankfort Wildcat performances winning the boys 110 meter hurdles (16.95) and 200 meter dash (23.84), respectively. 

Shelby Ohlde of Linn took home the girls high jump TVL title and broke the TVL record in the process with a leap of 5'09. 

Wetmore Cardinals were led by Curtis Bloom who won the boys triple jump behind a leap of 40'06. 

Belinda Ames led the Onaga Buffaloes as she won the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.85. 

Blue Valley-Randolph was led by Cole Montgomery who won the long jump with a leap of 19'00. 

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