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Jr. High Tracksters Compete in Atwood

On Tuesday, April 9, the junior high track teams opened their season with competition at the Rawlins County Junior High Track and Field Invitational. The young tracksters gave good effort and turned in some good performances during the day. Eight teams competed in the meet.

Girls Division

In the girls division, St. Francis placed 7th as a team scoring 33 points. Quinter won the meet with 100 team points. Decatur Community earned second place with 93 points. The rest of the field placed in the following order:  3rd - Golden Plains 88, 4th - Wallace County 81, 5th - Rawlins County 79, 6th - Hoxie 47, 7th - St. Francis - 33, 8th - Cheylin 6.

Lady Indians scoring in the meet are listed below.

Molly Gilliland - 5th in discus (60' 8")

Jesslynn Houtman - 5th in triple jump (28' 6")

Ellee Krien - 1st in pole vault (7' 0"); 6th in 100 meters (14.13)

Makaila Matthies - 5th in 3200 meters (16:03.52)

Rian Zimbal - 6th in shot put (27' 6")

4 X 100 meter relay - 1st - Jackie Milliken, Jesslynn Houtman, Rian Zimbal, and Ellee Krien (58.45)

4 X 200 meter relay - 6th - Molly Gilliland, Matilynn Smull, Aspen Tiegs, and Bree De Waal (2:25.46)

4 X 400 meter relay - 4th - Jacki Milliken, Rian Zimbal, Jesslynn Houtman, and Ellee Krien (5:08.14)

Boys Division

The Indians placed 6th in the team standings with 47 team points. Quinter won the meet earning 139 points while Rawlins County placed second with 121. Hoxie placed 3rd with 82. The remainder of the teams placed in the following order:  4th - Cheylin 66, 5th - Wallace County 51, 6th - St., Francis 47, 7th - Decatur Community 19, and 8th - Golden Plains 2.

Indians scoring in the meet for St. Francis are listed below.

Ben Busse - 2nd in 800 meters (2:32.24)

Rhonald Neitzel - 3rd in 400 meters (1:01.36)

Colton Raile - 3rd in shot put (32' 10'5")

Asher Robbins - 6th in 100 meter hurdles (24.06)

Connor Wachsmann - 6th in discus (88' 3")

Preston Witzel - 6th in 200 meters (29.58)

4 X 100 meter relay - 1st - Cris Espino, Rhonald Neitzel, Colton Raile, and Preston Witzel

4 X 200 meter relay - 2nd - Cris Espino, Rhonald Neitzel, Colton Raile, and Connor Wachsmann

4 X 400 meter relay - 3rd - Rhonald Neitzel, Ben Busse, Cris Espino, and Preston Witzel

The track teams will compete in the St. Francis Junior High Invitational on Tuesday, April 16.

Click on the photos to see more photos!  (Photos by Madison Barnhart.)

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