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A photo-finish ended the D-8 District Meet in Grant with Caden Waitley of PC beating Paxton’s Mason Schimonitz by 0.04 seconds in the final leg of the 1600 relay. The team and crowd eagerly awaited the times to appear to reveal the winner. 

Boys district track champions, 10 going to state

The PC boys were named D-8 District Champions at the district meet held in Grant on Friday, May 10. 

Earning 102 points, the team came in 25 points ahead of second-place team Brady. 

Nine boys qualified in eight individual events and three relays and Hailey Snyder qualified in one for the girls.

The final event of the day ended with a photo-finish in the 1600 relay, with PC taking first by 0.04 seconds. Runners include Junior Alex Patrick and Seniors Matthew Hahn, Jaden Dietlein and Caden Waitley.

The 3200 relay including Dietlein, Freshman Colton Pouk, Hahn and Waitley also took first for the trip to state. 

Junior Trye Hickey, Patrick, Freshman Triston Hite and Senior Beau Wood placed third in the 400 relay, but were among the next seven fastest times in all districts, which qualified them for state.

Patrick will be busy at the state meet this year, as he qualified in all four of his events. In addition to the two relays, he placed second in the 100 and 400. 

Junior Evan Sestak earned a trip to state in high jump by making the qualifying height at 5-11, placing third. He opted out after clearing the height due to an injured ankle. He placed second to qualify in 110 hurdles. 

In addition to the relays, earning a trip to state with golds were Waitley in the 800, Wendell in the 1600 and Dietlein in the 3200. 

Wood placed second in 300 hurdles to compete in Omaha this weekend. 

Other medalists contributing to the district win included Caleb Lagler in the 1600, Wood and Spencer Ross in shot put and Hite in pole vault.

Hailey Snyder was the lone girls qualifier with first in the triple jump.

Head Coach Shayne Hite said he really thought Snyder’s time in the 400, as well as the girls 1600 relay, would get them qualified, but the other districts had some really fast times. He noted those were probably two of the stronger events in Class D this year. 

The girls scored 29 points to tie for sixth. Point contributors included Snyder in the triple jump, 400 and 200, Hallie Fisher in pole vault and the girls 400 and 1600 relays.

Hite said they had a lot of compliments on how well the meet went, so they are hopeful they can get it back next year.

Boys results

Team Scores: 1. Perkins County, 102; 2. Brady, 77; 3. Mullen, 74; 4. Sutherland, 60; 5. Sandhills/Thedford, 56; 6. Paxton, 49; 7. North Platte St. Pat’s, 46; 8. Maxwell, 32; 9. Wallace, 27; 10. Stapleton, 4.  

100 Meters: 2. Alex Patrick, 11.45; 7.  Trye Hickey, 12.48; Bryder Hicker, 12.74. Winning time: Bodee Assels, 11.45, Brady.

200 Meters: Bryder Hickey, 26.06; Kyler Bullock, 26.95. Winning time: Bodee Assels, 23.37, Brady.

400 Meters: 2. Alex Patrick, 52.55; 10. Erik Snyder, 59.75; 13. Kyler Bullock, 59.95. Winning time: Micah Swedberg, 51.12, Wallace.

800 Meters: 1. Caden Waitley, 2:03.19; 7. Colton Pouk, 2:13.21; 9. Ian Sihm, 2:20.68. 

1600 Meters: 1. Matthew Hahn, 4:52.79; 6. Caleb Lagler, 5:23.98; 12. Jace Wid, 5:42.39. 

3200 Meters: 1. Jaden Dietlein, 10:55.67; 9. Jarin Tines, 12:21.68.

110 Meter Hurdles: 2. Evan Sestak, 16.14. Winning time Gage Haake, 15.49, Sandhills/Thedford 

300 Meter Hurdles: 2. Beau Wood, 42.62. Winning time: Gage Haake, 42.25, ST

4x100 Relay: 3. Trye Hickey, Alex Patrick, Triston Hite, Beau Wood, 46.25. Winning time: Sutherland, 45.90.

4x400 Relay: 1. Alex Patrick, Matthew Hahn, Jaden Dietlein, Caden Waitley, 3:36.94.

4x800 Relay: 1. Jaden Dietlein, Colton Pouk, Matthew Hahn, Caden Waitley, 8:32.69.

Shot Put: 3. Beau Wood, 44-4.5; 6. Spencer Ross, 40-7.5. 7. Emilio Perez, 40-6.25; Winning throw: Christian Gentry, 47-2.5, Brady.

Discus: 9. Spencer Ross, 117-8; 11. Emilio Perez, 110-5; 19. Chase Johnson, 94-7. Winning throw: Christian Gentry, 132-3, Brady.

High Jump: 3. Evan Sestak, 5-11; 8. Caden Waitley, 5-7. Winning jump: Lane Edis, 6-2, Mullen. 

Pole Vault: 6. Triston Hite, 11-2. Winning jump: Connor Floyd, 12-2, Sutherland.

Long Jump: 13. Erik Snyder, 16-4; 15. Trye Hickey, 15-8.25. Winning jump: Lane Edis, 21-02.75, Mullen.

Triple Jump: 12. Hayden Foster, 34-9.75; 18. Jeb Kohl, 31-5.25; Winning jump: Lane Edis, 39-6.75, Mullen.

Girls results

Team Scores: 1. North Platte St. Pat’s, 158; 2. Mullen, 109; 3. Maxwell, 58; 3. Sandhills/Thedford, 58; 5. Sutherland, 34; 6. Brady, 29; 6. Perkins County, 29; 8. McPherson County, 16; 9. Wallace, 12; 9. Stapleton, 12; 11. Paxton, 10.

100 Meters: Hannah Kempf, 14:63; Kristen Bullock, 21.35. Winning time: Carlie Collier, 13.22, ST.

200 Meters: 4. Hailey Snyder, 29.08. Winning time: Carlie Collier, 27.16, ST.

400 Meters: 3. Hailey Snyder, 1:04.41; 10. Madelyn Ingold, 1:13.51; 13. Meghan Bishop, 1:16.33. Winning time: Tahjzha Botts, 1:02.49, Maxwell.

800 Meters: 9. Madelyn Ingold, 2:53.54; 11. Meghan Bishop, 3:03.04. Winning time: Tahjzha Botts, 2:26.14, Maxwell.

100 Meter Hurdles: Hallie Fisher, 20.01; Autumn Anderson, 22.01. Winning time: Samantha Moore, 16.08, Mullen.

300 Meter Hurdles: 9. Kiara Schulze, 56.12; 10. Hallie Fisher, 1:00.67; 11. Autumn Anderson, 1:03.78; Winning time: Samantha Moore, 49.56, Mullen.

4x100 Relay: 5. Kiara Schulze, Hannah Kempf, Samantha Patrick, Rylee Huff, 55.85. Winning time: Sandhills/Thedford, 52.67. 

4x400 Relay: 3. Hailey Snyder, Samantha Patrick, Rylee Huff, Hannah Kempf, 4:30.92. Winning time: North Platte St. Pat’s, 4:19.47. 

Shot Put: 18. Dani Burge, 26-10; 19. Bella Fraizer, 26-6.25; 29. Kayton Brueggeman, 22-1. Winning throw: Joree Cumming, 33-9, Maxwell. 

Discus: 10. Dani Burge, 85-5; 19. Bella Fraizer, 78-0; 26. Kayton Brueggeman, 65-0. Winning throw: Kinsey Skillstad, 106-3, NPSP. 

Pole Vault: 6. Hallie Fisher, 6-0. Winning jump: Gracie Rippen, 9-0, NPSP.

Long Jump: 11. Rylee Huff, 12-7.75. Winning jump: Carlie Collier, 16-1.75, ST. 

Triple Jump: 1. Hailey Snyder, 33-1.5; 7. Rylee Huff, 28-5.25; 8. Autumn Anderson, 28-3. 

State

The 2019 NSAA State Track and Field Championship will take place Friday and Saturday, May 17-18 at Omaha Burke Stadium. 

PC events will begin with the 3200 relay at 3 p.m. CT on Friday, followed by 110 hurdles, the 100, 400, high jump, 3200 and 300 hurdles. 

Events on Saturday begin at 8:30 a.m. CT with triple jump, followed by the 800, 400 relay, 110 hurdle finals, 100 finals, 400 finals, 1600, 300 hurdle finals and the 1600 relay. 

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