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Indians Win NWKL Championship

The St. Francis Indians won the Northwest Kansas League championship on Thursday, May 9, in Oberlin. The Indians amassed 174 team points to easily out-distance all other teams. The 2019 championship marked the 5th straight NWKL title for the Indians. The Lady Indians placed 6th in the NWKL Track Meet with 36 team points. St. Francis had several NWKL champions including Jordan Raby (100 meters and 400 meters), Brady Dinkel (200 meters), Cody Baxter (300 meter hurdles), Shadryon Blanka (shot put), and Tiernan Poling (pole vault). The 4 X 100 meter relay team of Keigan Taylor, Isaiah Lee, Cody Baxter, and Adam Krien also won. Hannah Zimbal won the NWKL championship in the girls 400 meter dash.

Boys Division

St. Francis scored 174 team points to win the boys team championship. Hoxie placed second with 134 points. The remainder of the NWKL boys teams finished in the following order:  3rd - Wallace County 70, 4th - Dighton 62, 5th - Greeley County 35, 6th - Quinter 31, 7th - Decatur Community 30, and 8th - Rawlins County 14.

St. Francis Indians placing in the NWKL Meet are listed below.

Cody Baxter - 1st in 300 meter hurdles (42.78), 2nd in 110 meter high hurdles (17.12)

Jesse Baxter - 2nd in shot put (41' 11'), 4th in discus (115' 9")

Shadryon Blanka - 1st in shot put (42' 0"), 2nd in 110 meter high hurdles (17.36), 2nd in triple jump (41' 3.5")

Garin Cooper - 4th in triple jump (36' 4"), 5th in long jump (17' 5")

Brady Dinkel - 1st in 200 meters (23.92), 2nd in 100 meters (11.76), 3rd in 400 meters (53.68)

Adam Krien - 3rd in javelin (132' 0")

K.C. Krien - 5th in 800 meters (2:17.69)

Isaiah Lee - 3rd in long jump (18' 2"), 3rd in triple jump (37' 1.5")

Jayce Nider - 5th in 400 meters (54.96)

Tiernan Poling - 1st in pole vault (12' 9")

Jordan Raby - 1st in 100 meters (11.71), 1st in 400 meters (52.19), 3rd in 200 meters (24.15)

Keigan Taylor - 5th in 100 meters (12.13)

Kobe Tice - 2nd in javelin (132' 4")

4 X 100 meter relay - 1st (46.94) - Keigan Taylor, Isaiah Lee, Cody Baxter, and Adam Krien

4  400 meter relay - 3rd (3:55.05) - Jordan Raby, Cody Baxter, Brady Dinkel, and Jayce Nider

4 X 800 meter relay - 3rd (9:50.95) - Bryce Raby, Eli Mills, Gregor Burr, and Dario Montrone

Girls Division

Hoxie won the NWKL girls championship with 174 team points. Wallace County was second with 117. The rest of the field finished in the following order:  3rd - Rawlins County 89, 4th - Quinter 53, 5th - Decatur Community 44, 6th - St. Francis 36, 7th - Dighton 28, and 8th Greeley County 15.

St. Francis Lady Indians placing in the NWKL Meet are listed below.

Jessica Confer - 6th in discus (92' 3")

Emma Johnson - 4th in 400 meters (1:09.17)

Kara Maybury - 6th in 1600 meters (6:37.29), 6th in 3200 meters (14:41.90)

Mia Morrow - 5th in triple jump (29' 2.75"), 6th in 100 meters (14.33)

Hannah Zimbal - 1st in 400 meters (1:04.24), 4th in 800 meters (2:50.47)

4 X100 meter relay - 3rd (55.35) - Mia Morrow, Lindsey Johnson, Emma Johnson, and Hannah Zimbal

4 x 400 meter relay - 5th (5:18.14) - Kattie Wurm, Elena Salgado, Emma Hackler, and Karly Bandel

4 X 800 meter relay - 4th (13:08.71) - Lyden Lampe, Jordyn Faulkender, Alondra Gomez, and Hadleigh Hilt

Click here to view complete results from the NWKL Meet.

The track teams will compete in the Regional Track Meet on Friday, May 17, in Hill City.

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