It was the host school the Nemaha Valley Raiders winning the Big Seven league quad track meet they hosted, yesterday. Both the girls and boys Raiders track squad’s won the team cumulative titles by over 15-points each. Even though Nemaha Valley won the overall team crowns neither the boys or girls team took home the most first place finishes on the day. On the girls side it was the Holton Wildcats snatching up the most first place finishes with eight and for the boys it was the Hiawatha Redhawks with eight, also.
On the girls side Nemaha Valley total a cumulative team point total of 95.5 points to secure first place in the meet, they were followed by Holton who tallied 75.5 team points. Third and fourth place went to Jeff West and Hiawatha, respectively with only one point separating them as they finished with 51 and 50 points.
There were only three multi-event winners in the girl’s events on the day, all three being from different schools. Nemaha Valley's, McKayla Brezina won both the 100 and 300-meter hurdles events, while staying in the running category the Holton relay team won both the 4x400 and 4x800-meter relays. Jeff West Tiger, Kendal Holloman won both a running event and a field event as she notched first place in the pole vault and 200-meter dash.
To go along with Holton wins in the two relay races they notch six other first places, good for eight which was the most by the four boys squads. With three of those of six first places, the Wildcats took home wins in the high jump, triple jump and shot put. Taylor Marriot and Jayna Smith leaped their ways to wins in the high jump and triple jump, respectively, while their teammate Kyrsite Miller won the shot put. For the first place overall team of Nemaha Valley it was Sydney Rhoads, Chelsey McGhee and the relay team earning wins to go along with Brezina's wins on the day for the Raiders. Rhoads and McGhee both threw their way to wins in the discus and javelin throws. While the relay squad took the 4x100-meter relay crown on the day.
Jeff West on top of Holloman two event wins, took home another first place with Josie Liby winning the long jump crown on the day. Hiawatha did notch win first place finishes, also as Jordan Puvogel won the 1600-meter run and Brianna Schmitz won the 400-meter run.
For the boys the team scores were almost identical to that of the girls, as Nemaha Valley finished with 93.5 total team points to take first place and Hiawatha finishes second with 75.5 team points. Third and fourth was again decided by one-point with Holton taking third and Jeff West fourth, finishing with 51 and 50 points, respectively.
It was Hiawatha taking home the most first place finishes notching eight on the day with two multi-event winners. The Red Hawks relay team ran their way to wins in the 4x400 and 4x800-meter relays, while Cale Heiniger paced his way to the 1600 and 3200-meter run crowns. Three of the remaining four first place finishes for Hiawatha came in field events as Conner Bigham won the high jump, Quentin Overdick won the discus throw and Josh Hinkle took the shot put crown. Denzel Chilcoat, sprinted his way to the other first place finish that being in the 100 meter dash.
For the first place team of Nemaha Valley it was six first place finishes on the day. Four of the six came on the track with the Raiders relay squad snagging first in the 4x100-meter relay, David Holthaus taking first in the 200 meter dash, Colin Lierz winning the 800-meter run and Alex Hermesch notching the win in the 300 meter hurdles. The other two events won by the Raiders were the javelin throw and long jump, as Evan Hermesch and Chase Copeland won those events.
Holton and Jeff West each locked up two event wins each on the day, winning a field event and an event on the track, also. For the Wildcats it was Ryan Haefke winning the 400-meter run and his teammate, Cameron Karn winning the triple jump. While for the Tigers, Kevin Mulof sprinted to a win in the 110-meter hurdles and his teammate, Eric Homewood won the pole vault.
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