COLUMBUS – The Lexington Track and Field Teams traveled to Columbus Saturday to compete in the Central 10 Conference at Lakeview High School. At the event, the Lexington girls took third place as a team with 85 points while the boys took third with 101. Combined, the Lexington track and field team took first place overall with 186 combined points.
Leading the way for the Lexington girls, Madison Smith earned three medals at the meet as an individual. Smith took first place in the 100 meter dash with a 12.30 second run, first place in the 200 meter dash with a 25.53 second run, and took first place in the girls long jump having launched 18’04.50”. Smith’s individual contribution to the Minutemaids’ score was 30 points with her three gold medals.
Maddi Sutton, in the throwing competitions, took second place in the shot put with a 39’00.50” throw while her teammate, Mallory Olmstead, took third right behind her with a 37’02.50” entry. Sutton earned a gold medal for the ‘Maids in the discus after a 138’04” entry.
Kayla Barrios earned points for the Minutemaids in the girls 1600 meter run as she took fourth place with a time of 5:40.02 while Kennadi Ureste and Sabrina Converse took third and fifth place, respectively, in the girls 3200 meter run. Ureste finished her run in 12:22.62 while Converse finished in 13:54.48.
Sarah Treffer competed and placed fifth in the girls 100 meter dash after a 17.44 second run While Jackie Ostrom took fifth in the 300 meter hurdles with a final time of 49.97 seconds. In the girls pole vault Cordelia Harbison took sixth place at the Conference meet having cleared 9’00.00” while Mia Rowe took fourth place in the girls triple jump, after a 32’09.00” entry.
For the Ladies relay teams, Mia Rowe, Megan Dang, Jackie Ostrom and Mollie Rowe took fourth place in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 52.55. The girls 4x400 meter relay team took third place at the conference meet. Kayla Barrios, Sarah Treffer, Mollie Rowe and Madison Smith gained another six points for the Minutemaids with a third place entry of 4:18.88.
For the Minutemen, Ajack Waikur led the way with 4 medals individually. Waikur took second place in the boys 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.95 second, backed by his teammate Fernando Arias in third with a time of 15.70 seconds. Waikur’s 40.09 second 300 meter hurdles run netted a gold medal for the Minutemen as well as his 6’08.00” high jump. Waikur took second place in the long jump with a 22’01.00” entry, just one inch behind first place winner Gabe Knisley of Seward.
Minuteman Tim Nyinguan claimed three medals individually for the LHS boys’ effort. Nyinguan claimed third place in the long jump , launching 21’09.00”, took a gold medal in the triple jump with a 46’05.75” entry and snatched another gold medal with a 49.16 second 400 meter dash.
Drake Taylor landed fifth place in the boys 100 meter dash with an 11.56 second run while distance runner Alexis Hernandez took first place in the 1600 meter run. Hernandez finished the 1600 with a time of 4:30.70.
Ean Bailey and Jaxon Fagot both placed in the boys pole vault taking second and third, respectively. Bailey cleared 14’00.00” while Fagot cleared 12’00.00”.
The relay teams netted an additional 12 points for the minutemen at the conference meet. The 4x100 meter relay team, Fernando Arias, Draake Taylor, Ean Bailey and Dakota Haines finished their circuit in just 46.10 seconds for fifth place. Yanni Vasquez, Derek Rojas, Alexis Hernandez and Tim Nyinguan took second place in the boys 4x400 meter relay having completed in 3:31.79 while the 4x800 meter relay team took fifth place. The 4x800 meter relay team, Elmer Sotelo, Luis Ceja, Alex Gomez and Enrique Flores finished their event in 9:08.70.
The Minutemaids claimed four gold medals while the Minutemen brought home five for a combined nine gold medals at the Central 10 conference meet.
Team scored for the Central 10 conference meet are as follows:
1st – Northwest (91.33)
2nd – Aurora (90.33)
3rd – Lexington (85)
4th – Crete (56)
5th – Seward (49)
6th – York (47.33)
7th – Holdrege (42)
8th – Adams Central (32)
9th – Lakeview (25)
10th – Schuyler (9)
1st – Seward (125)
2nd – Crete (104)
3rd – Lexington (101)
4th – York (66)
5th – Northwest (55)
6th – Adams Central (28)
7th – Holdrege (26)
8th – Aurora (11)
8th – Lakeview (11)
1st – Lexington (186)
2nd – Seward (174)
3rd – Crete (160)
4th – Northwest (146.33)
5th – York (113.33)
6th – Aurora (101.33)
7th – Holdrege (68)
8th – Adams Central (60)
9th – Lakeview (36)
10th – Schuyler (9)
Lexington track and field will host their district meet this week on Thursday, May 9. Events at the B-5 district meet begins at 11 a.m. Lexington High School.
For full conference results click the image below.