Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:43pm
Meridian's Lady Mustangs counted on numerous medalists to come away with a sixth-place team finish at last Monday's Crossroads Conference Invitational held on the Osceola High School track.
The invite was originally scheduled for the last Saturday in April, but rain forced the postponement of the invite to Monday.
As a team, the Lady Mustangs placed in 10 events to account for a total of 38 points.
A quartet of athletes led the way for Meridian finishing third in their individual events.
Erin Johnson turned in a time of 16.80 in the 100-meter high hurdles, Brianna Barton finished with a time of 13:16.40 in the 3200-meter run, Allison Klipp threw the discus 96'3', and Rylee Pieper recorded a time of 28.90 in the 200-meter dash.
The Lady Mustangs' 400-meter relay of Johnson, Pieper, Bridgette Jackson, and Andi Kort scored six team points with a third place finish in a time of 54.80.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:42pm
Meridian tuned up for its upcoming district track and field meet by putting together solid performances en route to winning the girls team title last Thursday at the Russ Snyder Invite held on the Sandy Creek High School track at Fairfield, Neb.
The Lady Mustangs placed in all 17 events to roll up a team score of 131 points. Bruning-Davenport-Shickley was second in the six-team field with 126.50 points.
Junior Allison Klipp led the parade of medalists for the Lady Mustangs, as she was a double individual gold medalist winning both the discus and shot put with efforts of 106'10” and 34'8”.
Thirty two team points were picked up with second place finishes by Bridgette Jackson, long jump, 15' 2 3/4”, Erin Johnson, 100-meter high hurdles, 17.06, Andi Kort, 3200, 13:59.74, and the 3200-meter relay with a time of 54.60.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:39pm
TAKING IT IN STRIDE--Diller-Odell junior Cory Engelman extends his hand to pass the baton to teammate Christian McCown on the final exchange last Tuesday afternoon in the boys’ 400-meter relay at the Freeman Invite. The Griffins’ 400 relay placed third in the race in a time of 47.1. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Reese Hennerberg and Cory Engelman continued their stellar dominance on the track and in the field last Monday for Diller-Odell at the Pioneer Conference Track and Field Meet held on the Pawnee City High School track.
The pair of juniors each won a conference gold medal in their respective events.
Hennerberg won the 110-meter high hurdles in a school-record time of 15.5, while Engelman claimed the top spot in the pole vault competition with a vault of 13’0”.
As a team, Diller-Odell placed fourth out of 10 teams in the boys final team standings with a score of 63.50 points.
Sterling came away as the Pioneer Conference boys champions accumulating 102 points with Falls City Sacred Heart runner-up with a score of 84.50 points.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:37pm
It turned out to be a good day on the links for Fairbury, as the Jeffs competed in its final Central Conference golf meet played on the Poco Golf Course in Aurora on Friday.
The Jeffs came through with a third place team finish in the 10-team field shooting a score of 341.
Seward won the Central Conference golf title with a score of 329, while Aurora was runner-up firing a 339.
Fairbury had a pair of conference medalists that finished in the top 15.
Senior Nick Christiansen led the way for the Jeffs earning the sixth place medal with an 18-hole score of 79.
Junior Justin Peterson finished with the 12th place medal firing an 18-hole score of 85.
Sophomore Zach Reikofski lost on a count back for a medal finishing 16th with an 18-hole score of 88.
Robby Meyer concluded his play on the day just one stroke back of a medal with an 18-hole score of 89.
Anthony Moyer’s 18-hole of 120 was not figured into the team score for the Jeffs.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:35pm
LET IT FLY--Above: Fairbury junior Mary Lawrence follows through with her release of the discus in girls discus final Saturday at the Central Conference Track Meet. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Even though both Fairbury track and field teams didn’t finish high in the team races, both Fairbury track coaches were extremely pleased with the performances of a number of competitors against elite individuals and teams Saturday at the Central Conference Track and Field Meet held on the Fairbury Jr-Sr. High School track.
The Lady Jeffs responded to the big stage of hosting the Central Conference track and field meet by scoring 21 team points to finish seventh in a strong 10-team field.
Grand Island Northwest won the girls conference team title, amassing a score of 135.83 points.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:58am
Halle Knigge, Brooke Eisenhauer, Michaela Bartels, Patrick Ondrak, Tanner Novotny, Shaye Stall, Mary Lawrence and Paige Patton.
Five journalism students brought home medals from the NSAA State Journalism Competition Monday, April 25.
The competition provides an avenue for journalism students across the state to compete in timed competitions to determine top finishers in 21 events.
The publications department had nine students qualify to compete in the competition with five bringing home medals in four different categories including a State Champion and State Runner-up.
Tanner Novotny brought home the gold in Sports News Writing and Mary Lawrence finished runner-up in Photo Illustration. In addition to these top two performances, Paige Patton placed third in Yearbook Feature Writing; Shaye Stall placed fourth in Newspaper Layout; and Partrick Ondrak finished fifth in Sports News Writing.