Boys Second, Girls Third at St. Paul Track Meet

Ries Sets Two School Records

   The Ord High School track and field teams put together another solid day at the St. Paul Invitational last Thursday. “Our kids are really competing well this year,” Coach Derry Trampe stated. “I am pleased with the efforts of our kids as we continue to get better each week. We had 26 personal best performances in this meet and a couple of school records as well.” Quinton Ries broke his school record in the long jump again this week as he jumped 21’ 8.5” to best the mark he set the week before by half an inch. He also jumped 43’ 6.75” in the triple jump to break the school record of 43’ 5” set by Bob Novotny in 1997. Ries won both events for the Chants. “Quinton is having a great year for us this season,” Trampe said. “He has really become consistent in both jumps and has put himself in a position to do something special at the state meet this year.”

   St. Paul took home the team title in the girl’s team race with 107 points. Wood River just edged the Chants for second with 94 points and Ord was third with 93 points. Central City was a close fourth as they scored 88 points. “The girls team race was a close race throughout the day,” Trampe said. “The top four schools traded places with every event but St. Paul just had a little more depth than the rest of us at this meet.”             Rounding out the team scores were: Centura (59), Palmer (29), Ravenna (28), Burwell (27), and St. Paul JV (2). The St. Paul boys won the team title as well with 122 points. The Chants were a distant second with 98 points while Centura finished a close third with 91 points. “I thought our boys competed well but we did look a little leg weary,” Trampe commented. “We are working them pretty hard in practice during this stretch so we can be prepared to hit our best marks in May. If we can post the marks like we did at this meet with the amount of work we put in during the week, we will be in great shape by the time we hit the conference and district meets.” Rounding out the team scores were: Burwell (77), Central City (42), Ravenna (40), Wood River (36), Palmer (19), and St. Paul JV (2).

   The Chanticleer girls won three events at the meet. Kloe Severance won the 1,600 meter run (6:00.74), Britta Deden won the 300 low hurdles (51.77), and Journi Moran won the triple jump (34’ 6.75” PB). “Kloe is having a really good year so far,” Trampe noted. “She has won consistently in the 1,600 and has not had a close race yet. Britta is an excellent hurdler for us and will only get better every week. Journi has been a nice addition to our team this year. She has decent speed and really does a nice job in the triple jump.” Second place medals went to Lexi Vancura in the triple jump (33’ 0”) and the 4 X 800 relay team of Kloe Severance, Delaney Cargill, Abby Jacobs, and Lexi Vancura (11:06.50). Third place medals were won by Allie Moudry in the shot put (32’ 3”), Brookelyn Fox in the pole vault (7’ 0” PB), and the 4 X 100 relay team of Kadiance Wilson, Journi Moran, Marin Reilly, and Britta Deden (54.74). Fourth place went to Macy Warner in the 1,600 (6:33.94) and 3,200 (14:22.63), Jocelyn Hinrichs in the 100 HH (19.41 PB), Piper Whited in the pole vault (7’ 0” PB), and the 4 X 400 relay team of Britta Deden, Delaney Cargill, Kadiance Wilson, and Kloe Severance (4:40.80). Fifth place medals were won by Abby Jacobs in the 800 (2:46.97), Marin Reilly in the shot put (31’ 10.5” PB), and Kadiance Wilson in the high jump (4’ 8”). Sixth place went to Delaney Cargill in the 800 (2:48.09), Marin Reilly in the discus (94’ 7” PB), and Lexi Vancura in the long jump (14’ 6.75” PB).

   Along with the two gold medals won by Quinton Ries in the jumps the Chanticleer boys also won the 4 X 400 relay in a time of 3:38.29. Team members include John DeRiso, Zach Smith, Quinton Ries, and Owen Lane. Blake Wells finished second in the pole vault with a personal best jump of 12’ 0”. “We have a really good boys 4 X 400 relay this year,” Coach Trampe said. “We need to start working on bringing the times of each runner down a second or so and we will have a team that can contend for a state title. I am also really impressed with the progress and success Blake has had in the pole vault this season. It would be great to see him put another foot on his vault this year.” Third place medals went to Owen Lane in the 400 (54.27) and Calen Pollard in the 3,200 (11:53.97). Fourth place went to Zach Smith in the 400 (55.30 PB) and the 800 (2:10.84), Calen Pollard in the 1,600 (5:36.66), Hayden Kluthe in the  110 HH (17.64), Jacob Stamm in the shot put (42’ 4.5”), Sam Boettcher in the discus (136’ 1”), Blake Hinrichs in the triple jump (37’ 6” PB), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Calen Pollard, Talan Bruha, Blake Wells, and Blake Hinrichs (9:50.83). Fifth place awards went to John DeRiso in the 400 (55.71) and the 800 (2:16.94), Clayton Thomsen in the 300 IH (45.66), Will Grint in the shot put (42’ 0.5” PB), and Jace Geiser in the pole vault (9’ 0”). Sixth place medals were won by Tommy Stevens in the 100 (11.84), Clayton Thomsen in the 110 HH (18.61), Hayden Kluthe in the 300 IH (46.25), Quinton Ries in the high jump (5’ 6” PB), Aidan Ryschon in the pole vault (8’ 0”), and the 4 X 100 relay team of Tommy Stevens, Evan Thomsen, Gage Racek, and Carter Griffith (47.99).

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Ord FFA Chapter News

By Johnny Ference 

   The 93rd Annual State FFA Convention will be held virtually this year. State Degrees will be announced at 8 p.m. Wednesday night. CDE results will be announced Thursday night at 7 p.m. and State Officers announced Friday night at 7 p.m.  If you are interested in watching the session, you can like the Ord FFA Facebook page where it will be shared or you can go to

   Vickie Ference, Alex Flessner, Riley Setlik, Treaven Scheideler and Tye Bruha are receiving their State FFA Degree.  This is the highest honor a member can receive in Nebraska FFA Association. 

   Teams for state competition:

   Agronomy: Bridger Rice, Ryan Gabriel, Tye Bruha, and Treaven Scheideler – Top 5 Team    Natural Resources: Alex Flessner, Quinton Ries, Treaven Scheideler, and Tye Bruha – Top 3 team

   Farm Business Management – Ashton Key, Adam Knapp, and Tye Bruha. Tye was a Top Ten individual in the state.

   Meats: Will Skibinski, Riley Ladwig, Garrick Boden and Brendan Boyce

   Livestock Management: Vickie Ference, McKayla Wray, Treaven Scheideler and Alex Flessner

   Senior Livestock Judging: Riley Setlik, Alex Flessner, Treaven Scheideler and Ali Miller

   Agriscience: Bailey Setlik, Adam Knapp, Kaitlyn Flessner and Will Skibinski

   Ag Demonstration: Vickie Ference, Abby Jacobs, Treaven Scheideler, Alex Flessner and Riley Setlik.

   Vickie Ference is in the FFA State Officer finals.

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