Tough Day 1 For Northern Panhandle At Class D State Track; One Local Placer In Class C.


    The Class C and D state track meets wrap up today in Omaha. Yesterday was not kind to Hay Springs, Crawford, Sioux County, or Gordon Rushville as the Mustangs’ McKinley Grover was the only area athlete to place. 

      Grover finished 5th in the Class C discus at 127-8 after coming in with the longest throw in the state by almost 16-feet at 142-4. Caitlyn Gunther of Crofton, ranked #2 at 126-6, won with a toss of 133-7. Grace Dean of Bridgeport was 3rd at 130-10.

     4 of the 5 Hay Springs qualifiers were in action and none finished in the top 10.  For the girls, Alaina Raymer was 22nd in the LJ and Reese Varvel 23rd in the 100 prelims.

     . For the boys, Gage Mintken was 19th in the TJ and a non-qualifying 12th in the prelims of the 100 and 18th in the 200 prelims. Parker Wellnitz was 17th in the 3200.

       Sioux County’s Victoria Turbiville was 12th in the discus and the Crawford girls 3200 relay team of Kiera Brennan, Keslyn Vogel, Kyler Gortsema, and Peyton Osmotherly was 10th.

     Today for Hay Springs, Gage Mintken has his final event, the LJ, both Parker Wellnitz and Mason Albrecht go in the 3200, and Alaina Raymer has the girls TJ

       Crawford has Taylor Homan in the boys 800 and Kiera Brennan in the girls 800 while Keslyn Vogel is in the girls 300 hurdles

      Sioux County’s Victoria Turbiville has the girls shot put, while in Class C, McKinley Grover of Gordon-Rushville is seeded 3rd in the girls shot put.