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Nemaha Central Girls & Perry Lecompton Boys Claim Big Seven Track Titles
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

Big Seven League Track Meet Results (5-10-18) - click here

Top notch performances all over the place at the Big Seven League track and field meet at Royal Valley on Thursday as athletes competed one final time before Regionals. 

In the girls competition the Nemaha Central Thunder continued their strong year by winning their third Big Seven League title in the last four years posting 146 points to win by 29 points. Jeff West girls took second place, while Sabetha finished third and Royal Valley and Perry Lecompton took fourth and fifth place as teams. Holton, Hiawatha, ACCHS and Riverside finished out the girl’s team finishes in sixth through ninth. The top boys team spot was a tight battle as Perry Lecompton won the League title with 127 total points edging Nemaha Central by five points giving the Thunder second. Royal Valley, Sabetha and Holton finished third, fourth and fifth as teams, while Hiawatha, Jeff West, ACCHS and Riverside placed sixth through ninth as teams. 

The top performances were spread out between many of the League schools on the day's competition. For Nemaha Central in the girls competition on the track Alleigh Kramer won the 100 meter dash (12.53), while Allison Rottinghaus took first in the 200 meter dash (26.38) winning that crown for the second time in her career and the 4x100 meter relay (51.42) also took first. In the field events Jacy Dalinghaus won the shot put (40'06.75), while Laura Macke won the javelin (138'00). The Thunder boys were led by Caleb Henry who repeated as the pole vault League champ posting a vault of 13'06. 

Perry Lecompton had six of their seven League champs come in the boys competition helping them earn the team League title. It was a sweep of the relay events for the Kaw boys winning the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800 meter relays with times of 43.12, 3:28.88 and 8:41.09. Shane Quinlan raced to first place in the boy’s 200 meter dash (22.49) and won the 400 meter dash (50.95), while Caden Dean won the boys long jump (20'07.50) and Colton Mallonee took first in the boys triple jump (43'05). Talisa Stone led the lady Kaws as she repeated as the Big Seven high jump champ using a leap of 5'04. 

Mariah Murdie led the Jeff West Tiger performances as the senior won three events on the day. Murdie won the Big Seven title in the triple jump (37'09) for the fourth time in her career, while also winning the 100 meter hurdles (15.23) for the fourth time. She also won the 300 meter hurdles (48.70) claiming that title for the third time in her career. Makenzie Tucker won two events for the Tigers as she repeated as the 800 meter (2:25.83) champ and took first in the pole vault (10'00). Heather Kahler and Alyssa Garza each won an event for Jeff West, also taking first in the girls 1600 meter run (5:42.33) and discus (122'09), respectively. 

Sabetha Bluejays had seven event wins on the day led by Mason Engelken who won the boys 110 and 300 meter hurdles with times of 14.64 and 39.37. Elliott Strahm and Kyle Grimm each earned first place finish winning the boys shot put (43'09.75) and javelin (166'03). Lady Bluejays took first in the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relays posting times of 4:15.88 and 10:15.05, while Hattie Lukert won the 400 meter dash (61.80). 

Mason Strader led the Holton Wildcat performances as he four-peated as the League champ in the boys 1600 meter run (4:46.27) and won the 800 meter run (2:01.76) for the third straight year. Strader added the 3200 meter run title this year winning the event by a time of 10:22.07. Andrew Harrison won the boys discus for Holton behind a toss of 149'02. 

Royal Valley Panthers had three League champs as Ivy Fink won the girls long jump (16'04.50), Mikal Kitchhommie won the boys 100 meter dash (10.95) and Kain Fink took first in the boy’s high jump (6'02). 

Elizabeth Kettler led the Hiawatha Red Hawks as she won the 3200 meter run for the third straight year posting a winning time of 12:27.25. 


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