Several athletes from the KCNI/KBBN coverage area competed Tuesday at the Best in the Midwest track championships in Sutherland. Among the area highlights, Wyat Lambertson of Anselmo-Merna won the boys triple jump with an effort of 41′ 4″. Behind him was Seth Scranton of Sandhills/Thedford in second (41′) and Matt Dailey of Sandhills/Thedford was third (40’5″). Tad Dimmitt of Sandhills Valley took first in the shot put with a winning effort of 51′ 10″. Jaden Emerson of Mullen won the boys 200 in a winning time of 23.06. Drew Vickers of South Loup had a top three finish in the 110 meter high hurdles finishing third (16.03) and Clayton Moore of Mullen had a top three finish in the 300 meter hurdles placing third (42.95). The area had a strong showing in the boys relays as Sandhills/Thedford (Reece Zutavern, Seth Scranton, Matt Dailey, and Trae Hickman) won the 4×100 and the South Loup team of Cache Gracey, Rio Remund, Logan Recoy, and Silas Cool won the 4×800 in a winning time of 8:50.53.
On the girls side, Carlee Bartak of Anselmo-Merna was runner-up in the 400 (1:03.75). Mullen placed two runners in the top 3 of the 1600 with Brooke McCulley placing 2nd (5:40.79) and Callie Coble was third (5:50.87). Samantha Moore of Mullen had a good day in the hurdles placing 2nd in the 100 meter hurdles (15.74) and was third in the 300 meter hurdles (47.75). In the field events, Abby Stallbaumer of South Loup was runner-up in the discus (118′ 10″) and Reagan Cool of South Loup was runner-up in the girls pole vault clearing 9′ 6″.
Cozad and Gothenburg each saw athletes bring home gold. Gothenburg’s William Anderson won the boys 800 (2:03.39) and Parker Graves of Gothenburg won the boys 3200 in a time of 10:29.36. Gothenburg swept the girls throwing events with Madison Smith winning the discus with an effort of 122′ and Annica Harm won the shot put with an effort of 35′ 6″. Aubrey O’Hare of Gothenburg won the 300 meter hurdles (47.18). In the relays, Gothenburg won the boys 4×400 and the girls 4×100.
Cozad claimed four golds in the girls running events. Brittney Aitken was first in the 100 (12.77), Makaia Baker won the 200 (26.00), Karyn Burkholder placed first in the 800 (2:32.19), and Mallory Applegate took gold in the 1600 (5:34.19)
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