Girls First, Boys Third at Ord Track Invitational

   The high school track and field teams hosted their own invitational on Thurs., May 5 and posted some impressive marks on the day. In all the Chanticleer track teams posted a total of 32 personal best performances on the day and claimed the team title in the girls’ team race and a third place finish in the boys team race. “Our kids had a very good day again this week,” Coach Derry Trampe commented. “We seem to be getting better every week with several of our athletes turning their best performances ever. This is exactly what we want from our kids as we head into the district meet this week. I am proud of our kids and what they have been able to accomplish so far this year.”

   The girls scored 121 points to take the team title by 19 points over Arcadia-Loup City (102). St. Paul finished in third with 81.5 points. Rounding out the team scoring were Doniphan-Trumbull (72), Central City (62), Grand Island Central Catholic (61.5), Burwell (54), and Boone Central (0). The Chanticleer boys scored 96.5 points to finish in third place behind Grand Island Central Catholic (110) and Burwell (105). St. Paul was right behind the Chants in fourth place with a total of 95.5 points. Rounding out the team scoring were: Arcadia-Loup City (49), Doniphan-Trumbull (40), Central City (18), and Boone Central (11).

   Gold medal winners for the girls were Birtta Deden in the 100 HH (16.93/16.83) and the 300 LH (50.37), Lexi Vancura in the triple jump (34’ 2”), and the 8 X 100 weight person relay team of Marin Reilly, Will Grint, Juls Gonzales, Sam Boettcher, Bailey Setlik, Cainan Rogers, Allie Moudry, and Jacob Stam (1:49.81). Second place medals went to Britta Deden in the 200 (27.58/28.47), Marin Reilly in the shot put (36’ 6.25” PB), Lexi Vancura in the long jump (16’ 0.5”), Journi Moran in the triple jump (34’ 1.5”), Kaidence Wilson in the high jump (4’ 8”) and Brookelyn Fox in the pole vault (8’ 0”). Fourth place medals were won by Kaidence Wilson in the 200 (28.63/28.70), Nikie Nelson in the 400 (64.66 PB), Macy Warner in the 3200 (13:51.14) Jocelyn Hinrichs in the 100 HH (18.02/17.75 PB) and 300 LH (54.02), Lexi Vancura in the high jump (4’ 8”), and the 4 X 400 relay team of Nikie Nelson, Macy Warner, Shaylee Thomsen, and Marin Reilly (4:36.17). Journi Moran earned a fifth place finish in the long jump with a leap of 15’ 6.” Sixth place awards went to Allie Moudry in the discus (104’ 3” PB) and Jocelyn Hinrichs in the triple jump with a jump of 31’ 6.”

   The boys had two gold medal winners on the day as Calen Pollard won the 3200 in a personal best time of 10:41.72 and the 4 X 800 relay team of Calen Pollard, Owen Lane, Jace Geiser, and John DeRiso won with a season best time of 8:33.51. Second place medals went to Hayden Kluthe in the 110 HH (16.26/16.09), Will Grint in the shot put (48’ 2.25”), the 4 X 100 relay team of Owen Lane, John DeRiso, Dylan Hurlburt, and Gage Racek (46.63), and the 4 X 400 relay team of John DeRiso, Jace Geiser, Calen Pollard, and Owen Lane (3:36.36 SB). Third place awards went to John DeRiso in the 400 (51.68 PB), Owen Lane in the 800 (2:10.94 PB), Elijah Pollard in the 1600 (5:05.21 PB), and Sam Boettcher in the discus (133’ 7”). Fourth place medals were won by Garret Severance in the 1600 (5:08.01 PB), Blake Hinrichs in the triple jump (39’ 1.5”), and Blake Wells in the pole vault (12’ 6”). Earning fifth place awards were Garret Severance in the 800 (2:12.48), Hayden Kluthe in the 300 IH (46.12), Sam Boettcher in the shot put (44’ 9.5”), and Gage Kolar in the pole vault (10’ 0”). Brodie Klimek added a sixth place finish in the 3200 in a personal best time of 11:59.26.

   For complete results of the Ord Invitational, pick up this week's Quiz.

Don’t Delay!  Register For Farm Safety Day Today!

   Registrations for the Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day are almost full and are being taken on a first-come basis.  If you are interested in having your child attend, don’t delay in sending in your registration form.  Registration forms are available at area schools, local UNL Extension Offices, Ord NRCS office, Ord Township Library and Loup Basin Public Health Dept. in Burwell. Please remember to send registrations (including your choice of size and color of bike helmet) to the address on the form and do not return them to the school. 

   The annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is being planned for Tues., June 7, 2022 at the Valley County Fairgrounds.  Registration is free until May 9, courtesy of Cargill. 

   After May 9, a $10 late fee will be charged until full. Many generous donations have been received that will allow each participant to receive a free safety day T-shirt, a bicycle helmet and a goodie bag full of fun and useful safety and health items for themselves and their families to use this summer.  GreenAmerica Biofuels of Ord will provide lunch for all participants.

   Children attending this year will participate in interactive sessions that reinforce the importance of taking responsibility for their own safety, respecting parents’ safety rules and sharing safety tips with their family and friends. Hands-on demonstrations reveal the hidden hazards of rural surroundings and teach participants how to avoid injury and what to do should an accident occur. Demonstrations this year will focus on:  Electrical Safety, Bike Safety, Eye Safety, Water and Sun Safety, Farm Equipment Safety, Insufficient Sleep, Hunter and Gun Safety, and a visit from the Ord Police Department with their drug dog.

   For more information, contact Kayla Hinrichs at the UNL Extension Service in Ord at (308) 728-5071 or Bev Smedra at (308) 728-3244 X3.

Pick up this week's edition of The Ord Quiz for more sports and activities action!