Thursday, March 28, 2013
Head Coach: Ryan Isbell
The Beloit Trojan track teams opened their 2013 track and field season at the Buff Invitational track meet in Belleville on Thursday, March 28th. The six teams that participated were Concordia, Smoky Valley, Russell, Republic County, Minneapolis and Beloit. At this meet, teams were able to have unlimited entries in both the field events and the running events. This allowed the teams to give every athlete the opportunity to compete in events which will help them decide who will be competing at the varsity level and who will be competing on the junior varsity this season. This situation also gives the athletes a little variety in their choice of events.
The Trojan boys competed well bringing home a total of 34 medals (17 gold, 6 silver, 11 bronze) and a first place finish with a total of 226 points. Minneapolis was second with 97 and Concordia was third with 74 points.
The gold medal winners for Beloit were Austin Budke in the high jump at 6'2", and triple jump at 40'9", Alex Conn in the 3200m run in 10:32.38 and the 1600m run in 4:51.53, Jace Adams in the 110m high hurdles in 17.17 and the 300m hurdles in 43.92, Baron Crumbaker in the pole vault at 11'6", Bryce Black in the shot put at 47'1", Cadyn Carter in the javelin at 164'4", the 4 X 100m relay team of Jace Adams, RJ Jackson, Austin Budke, and Payton Vetter in 45.00, and the 4 X 400m relay team of RJ Jackson, Payton Vetter, Caleb Palen, and Austin Budke in 3:42.44.
The silver medalists for Beloit were RJ Jackson in the 400m dash in 54.50, Alex Conn in the 800m run in 2:07.74, Isaiah Horton in the pole vault at 11'0", Payton Vetter in the high jump at 5'10", Tanner Hulett in the long jump at 18'10", and Damon Tatro in the discus with a throw of 140'7".
The bronze medal winners for Beloit were RJ Jackson in the 110m high hurdles in 19.08, Gage DeGarmo in the 200m dash in 25.25, Hunter Post in the 1600m run in 5:22.20, Danny Perez in the high jump at 5'6", Stanten Krone in the shot put at 44', Dylan Heidrick in the discus at 137'7", Daniel Herndon in the javelin at 151'6", and the 4 X 800m relay team of Bailey Vetter, Anthony Nunez, Colson Reames, and Hunter Post in 9:24.36.
The only fourth place finisher was Jake Barrett in the shot put.
Fifth place finishers were Payton Vetter in the triple jump, Dylan Heidrick in the shot put, Brandan Boeckman in the discus, and Dustin Reiter in the javelin.
Sixth place finishers were Bailey Vetter in the 800m run and 1600m run, Gage DeGarmo in the 400m dash, Colson Reames in the long jump and 300m hurdles, Caleb Palen in the pole vault, Tyler Watts in the high jump, Cadyn Carter in the discus, and Stanten Krone in the javelin.
The Lady Trojans also competed well bringing home a total of 21 medals (9 gold, 8 silver, and 4 bronze) and finished second with 158 points. Concordia won the meet with 177 points, and Smokey Valley was third with 78 points.
The gold medalists for Beloit were Kaley Broeckelman in the 100m hurdles in 17.13 and the 300m hurdles in 49.73, Hannah Smith in the 100m dash in 13.21 and the javelin at 98'9", Alexis Budke in the triple jump at 31'10", and the 4 X 100m relay team of Alana Budke, Remi Behrends, Kennedy Brown, and Hannah Smith in 52.02.
The silver medal winners for Beloit were Remi Behrends in the 200m dash in 27.67 and the triple jump at 31'7", Kaley Broeckelman in the high jump at 5'0", Alana Budke in the long jump at 14'9 ¾", and the 4 X 400m relay team of Paige Hafliger, Alana Budke, Alexis Budke, and Kaley Broeckelman in 4:29.77.
The bronze medal winners for Beloit were Alison Palen in the high jump at 4'10" and the triple jump at 31'0", Paige Hafliger in the long jump at 14'3", and Michaela Pingel in the 3200m run in 14:22.34.
Fourth place finishers were Alana Budke in the 100m dash, Hannah Smith in the 200m dash, Erin Kelley in the 800m run, Madison Hewitt in the pole vault, Remi Behrends in the high jump, Sam Sibley in the javelin and the 4 X 800m relay team of Erin Kelley, Madison Wolfe, Shandrey Krone, and Michaela Pingel.
Fifth place finishers were Alexis Budke in the 100m dash, Ocean Paul in the pole vault, and Shandrey Krone in the javelin.
"Both the boys and girls teams competed very well for the first meet of the season and should continue to improve as the season progresses. It's good to see the younger kids step up and follow the leadership of the older kids. They are all great kids who work hard every day and will continue to improve. The success of the teams this year will continue to depend on their development, as well as everyone staying healthy."
The next action for the Beloit track team will be the junior varsity competing at Smith Center on Monday, April 1st. The next varsity meet will be in Concordia on Friday, April 5th.
FINAL BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
1. Beloit - 226
2. Minneapolis - 97
3. Concordia - 74
4. Republic County - 71
5. tie - Russell - 43
Smokey Valley - 43
FINAL GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1. Concordia - 177
2. Beloit - 158
3. Smokey Valley - 78
4. Minneapolis - 74
5. Republic County - 44
6. Russell - 17
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