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By Jan Rahn
Managing Editor
Wrapping up regular season last week, Perkins County faced very stiff competition at the Best of the Midwest in Sutherland early in the week and finished with a twilight at Dundy County-Stratton on Friday.
The final meet of the season takes place (today) Thursday, May 9 at E. Lee Todd Track at Perkins County High School, when athletes representing eight schools vie for a berth to state. The C-11 District Meet includes: Perkins County, Bayard, Bridgeport, Chase County, Dundy County Stratton, Hemingford, Kimball, Morrill.
Best of the Midwest
Plainsmen athletes made a proud showing on the podium in five events at the Best in the Midwest meet held Tuesday, April 30 in Sutherland.
Senior Elliot Carlson stood on the medalist platform three times for a first, second and third place medal. He received the gold in the 200 meter dash, silver in the 100 meter dash, and bronze in the long jump. Classmate Quinton Hite received a second place medal in the 200 meter dash.
For the girls, junior Courtney McClenahan brought home second place hardware in the triple jump competition, and the 4x800 meter relay team placed second behind North Platte St Pat’s for medals and a chance to stand on the winners’ platform. Relay team members are Stephanie Schrotberger, Emily Kemling, Mariah Curtis and Courtney Lyon.  
Girls Results
The Perkins County girls ranked 11th among 32 teams at Best of the Midwest with 24 points. Gothenburg placed first with 95 points, followed by Southwest (53), North Platte St. Pat’s (50) and Ogallala (50) as the top teams.
100 meter dash–1st Alexa Whipple, Arapahoe, 12.50
200 meter dash–1st Tiani Reeves, Gothenburg, 25.40
400 meter dash–1st Regan Geike, Gothenburg, 1:01.00
800 meter run–1st Anna O’Malley, NPSP, 2:25.80
1600 meter run–1st Riley Sigler, Cozad, 5:43.00
3200 meter run–1st Mandy O’Malley, NPSP, 12:16.30
100 meter hurdles–1st Madison Tomlinson, Mullen, 16.40
300 meter hurdles–1st Madison Tomlinson, Mullen, 48.70
4x100 meter relay–1st Gothenburg, 52.50
4x400 meter relay–1st Gothenburg, 4:13.30
4x800 meter relay–2nd Perkins County, 10:42.70 (Stephanie Schrotberger, Emily Kemling, Mariah Curtis, Courtney Lyon); 1st NPSP, 10:17.40
High jump–Rochelle Wendland, Arapahoe, 5’-2”
Pole vault–Brooke Frederick, Hershey, 11’-6”
Long jump–1st Tiani Reeves, Gothenburg, 17’-7”    
Triple jump–2nd Courtney McClenahan, 33’-2 3/4”; 1st Sidney Mell, Ogallala, 34’-0 3/4”    
Shot put–1st Jodi Koellner, Chase Co., 37’-0 1/2”
Discus throw–1st Ciara Voycheske, Ogallala, 121’-8”
Boys Results
As a team, the Perkins County boys placed fifth among 32 schools who had tracksters competing in the annual meet. With 45 points, Perkins County placed behind first place Cambridge (74), Paxton (67), Gothenburg (50) and South Loup (50).
100 meter dash–2nd Elliot Carlson, 11.00; 1st Kaden Huxoll, Cambridge, 10.90
200 meter dash–1st Elliot Carlson, 23.00; 2nd Quinton Hite, 23.30
400 meter dash–1st Bryley Roper, Brady, 52.80
800 meter run–1st Joe O’Malley, NPSP, 2:03.00
1600 meter run–1st Garrett Perlinger, Paxton, 4:44.30
3200 meter run–1st Jacob Maris, Wauneta-Palisade, 13:35.60
110 meter hurdles–1st Blake Ristine, Gothenburg, 15.30
300 meter hurdles–1st Preston Franzen, Gothenburg, 40.80
4x100 meter relay–4th Perkins Co., 45.20 (Quinton Hite, Matthew Sestak, Tristen Kennicutt, Elliot Carlson); 1st McCook, 43.90
4x400 meter relay–1st Cambridge, 3:35.30
4x800 meter relay–1st Paxton, 8:25.40
High jump–1st Austin Starr, SMC, 6’-2”    
Pole vault–1st Evan Lamphear, North Platte, 15’-2”    
Long jump–3rd Elliot Carlson,  20’-3 1/4”; 1st Austin Starr, SMC, 22’-0 3/4”
Triple jump–1st Austin Starr, SMC, 45’-1 1/2”
Shot put–6th Vinny Ross, 45’-11”; 1st Tanner Borchardt, Gothenburg, 52’-9”
Discus throw–4th Vinny Ross, 133’-5”; 1st Tanner Borchardt, Gothenburg, 144’-3 1/2”
District/State Meets
Perkins County hosts the C-11 District Meet (today) May 9.
The state meet is May 17-18 at Burke Stadium in Omaha.