Both the Centralia Panthers and the Washington County Tigers boys and girls track teams enjoyed great days at the Washington County track meet as they took first and second in both team titles on the day. While almost very team participating in the track meet took home individual event first place either on the girls or boys side.
On the boys side it was Centralia notching the team win with a cumulative score of 137.5, behind five first place finishers on the day. Washington County Tigers finished 11.5 points behind Centralia for second place as they tallied 126 points as a team. Clifton-Clyde snatched up third place with 99.5 total team points. The rest of the team places round out like this: 4th Pike Valley (67 points), 5th Valley Heights (60 points), 6th Axtell (49 points), 6th Linn (33 points), Tie for 8th Blue Valley-Randolph and Hanover (17 points).
It was two individuals winning multiple events to take home five first place finishes for Centralia, as Lukas Koch won the most individual events on at the meet boys or girls, taking home three event title crowns. Koch paced his way to victory in the distance runs of 800, 1600 and 3200 meters. His teammate Michael Glatzcak took home two event titles winning one fielding event and one running event. Glatzcak leaped his way to a win in the long jump and used his speed to snatch up the 400 meter run.
While Centralia won the team overall crown on the boys side it was Washington County taking home the most first place finishes on the day with seven. The relay team for the Tigers locked up the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay crowns, while Cody Allen sprinted his way to first place in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes. Tigers was also saw three field events go their way with Brandon Smith winning the discus throw, Mitchell Walter taking home the high jump crown and Jordan Yungeburg winning the pole vault.
Of the local area schools Clifton-Clyde won third most events with three, as both Blake Quillen and Brett Fahey threw their way to victory in the shot put and javelin throw, respectively. William Ohlde notched the other first place for Clifton-Clyde winning the 300-meter hurdles. Valley Heights saw Tanner Trimble win another triple jump crown this year and Elijah Smith, win the 110 meter hurdles, also. Axtell took home one first place and that came at the hands of their relay team in the 4x800-meter relay.
For the girls it was the Washington County Tigers tallying 119 total cumulative team points to win the team crown. Centralia finished with the second highest total as a team with 86.5 team points, while Linn came in third with 79 points. The rest of the team places round out like this: 4th Pike Valley (73 points), 5th Hanover (72 points), 6th Axtell (59 points), 7th Valley Heights (46 points), 8th Blue Valley-Randolph (41 points) and Clifton-Clyde (22.5 points).
Washington County took home the most first place event crowns leading to the team overall win, as they one six events. Both Jordyn Alexander and Alani Dodd each won a pair of events for the Tigers on the day. Alexander tossed her way to wins in both the discus throw and shot put, while Dodd sprinted to victories in the 100-meter hurdles and 200 meter dash. Tigers also notched wins in the 4x100 Relay and 300 meter hurdles, as Gabryelle Gilliam took home first in that event.
For Centralia who finished second as a team they only saw one event on the day that was Kindal Deters in the high jump. Both Linn and Axtell each nabbed two first place finishes on the day for their teams. Rachel Bott and Acacia Thalmann each leaped their way to victory in the triple and high jumps, respectively. While for Axtell is was one individual winning two events as Audery Schmitz won both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs. Hanover Wildcats took home three event crowns one with their relay team as they won the 4x800-meter relay, while Courtney Jueneman won the 800-meter run and Jenna Jueneman won the long jump.
For full results (click here)---will be posted later today