Lexington girls team takes first at McCook meet on April Fool’s day

MCCOOK – A cold and rainy end to last week made for a poor time for the Leroy Hoehner Track and Field invite in McCook and as a result they moved the meet to Monday, April 1. The Lexington track and field teams traveled to compete in McCook where the Lexington girls, once again, took first place with a team total of 139 points. The Minutemen took second in the boys varsity line-up with 117 total team points.

The Minutemaids boast several first place medals and placed in the top six positions to earn points in many of the events. Their efforts put the Minutemaids 41 points over the second place team, McCook, a very wide margin.

A total of 60 points can be attributed to the ‘Golden Maddies,’ Madison Smith and Maddie Sutton, who earned six gold medals between the two of them. Smith claimed first place in the 100 meter dash at 12.79 seconds, the 200 meter in 26.56 seconds and the 400 meter dash in 1:00.01. Smith also took first place in the long jump, launching a season best 18’04.50”. Sutton earned two gold medals; one for a 130’04” discus throw and a 40’05.00” shot put. Sutton’s shot put was also a season best.

In addition to Sutton’s gold in the shot put and discus, Jennifer Nava and Jenifer Sanchez tied for fourth in the shot put with 35’11.00” entries and McKinna Moats’ 110’05.00” discus took third place. Karley Huerta took fifth place in the discus with a 108’09.00” entry.

Kayla Barrios earned points for the Minutemaids by placing sixth in the 800 meter run with a 2:39.08 entry. Barrios also entered the 1600 meter and made her run in 5:55.12 for second place.

Another big points earner for the ‘Maids, Sarah Treffer, took home ten points and the gold for first place in the 100 meter hurdles. Treffer entered a time of 18.21 seconds for the event and 53.77 second for her 300 meter hurdles run which took fourth place. Jackie Ostrom took first place in the ladies 300 meter hurdles with a time of 49.76 seconds, a season best. Ostrom also took some points in the 100 meter hurdles with a 19.53 second run and took fifth place in the high jump, clearing 4’08.00”.

Sabrina Converse took home third place in the 3200 meter run at the McCook invite with a 14:24.80 entry, a season best for converse.

For a total of nine points, Mia Rowe took second place in the triple jump, leaping 31’08.75” and Cordelia Harbison took sixth having entered a 30’08.75” triple jump.

The Relay teams saw some succe3ss at the Leroy Hoehner on Monday as the 4x100 meter team, consisting of Mia Rowe, Megan Dang, Macey Johnson and Mollie Rowe took fifth place with a time of 55.23 seconds. The 4x400 relay team, Kayla Barrios, Liah Haines, Mollie Rowe and Jackie Ostrom, took second place with a time of 4:30.28. Priscilla Casteneda, Janet Aguado, Jackie Quinonez and McKenna Kiburz, the 4x800 meter relay team, took fourth place at 11:47.28.

The Minutemen took home several gold medals at the Leroy Hoehner, as well.

Alexis Hernandez took first with a 2:03.50 run in the 800 meter and won a second gold in the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:43.98, both were season bests for Hernandez. Accenting Hernandez’s 20 points in the events, Yanni Vasquez took third place in the 1600 meter run having a time of 4:54.72 and claimed second overall in the 3200 meter with a time of 10:25.09, a season best for Vasquez.

Ajack Waikur’s 15.29 second run in the 110 meter hurdles earned first place with Fernando Arias shortly behind in second at 15.85 seconds. Waikur also took first place in the high jump, clearing 6’02.00” and second in the long jump with a season best 21’10.00”. Tim Nyinguan also took some points in the long jump with a 20’08.50” entry. Earning another point for the Minutemen, Leonardo Martinez took sixth in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 47.43.

Earning points in the sprints, Draake Taylor took sixth place in the 100 meter dash at 11.94 seconds, Dakota Haines took sixth place in the 200 meter with a time of 25.33 seconds and Timothy Ram Nyinguan took second in the 400 meter at 53.96. Nyinguan also took a gold medal with a season best 46’00.00” triple jump with Anthony Mota taking fifth in the same event with an entry of 38’07.25”. Ean Bailey claimed fourth in the pole vault, clearing 13’00.00” for a season best.

All three of the relay teams took third place for the Minutemen.

The 4x100 meter relay team, Hunter Stewart, Fernando Arias, Dakota Haines and Draake Taylor completed their circuit in 47.07 seconds while the 4x400 meter team, Alexis Hernandez, Enrique Flores, Yanni Vasquez, and Timothy Ram Nyinguan made their run in 3:45.14. Enrique Flores, Gavin Strauss, Hector Melendez and Holton Edeal took third with a time of 9:17.52 in the 4x800 meter relay.

Full team results for the Leroy Hoehner Invite are as follows:

Girls Varsity

First – Lexington (139)

Second – McCook (98)

Third – Gothenburg (97)

Fourth – Sidney (78)

Fifth – Holdrege (71)

Sixth – Southern Valley (26)

Seventh – Cambridge (15)

Boys Varsity

First – McCook (161)

Second – Lexington (117)

Third – Sidney (73)

Fourth – Gothenburg (69)

Fifth – Holdrege (49)

Sixth – Southern Valley (31)

Seventh – Cambridge (24)

The Lexington Track and field teams will be back at it on Thursday, April 4 when they travel to Grand Island. Events at the Grand Island Invite are set to begin at 2:30 p.m.

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