STERLING—Both the Moundridge High and Inman High track teams struggled on Friday in Sterling at the Heart of America League track meet.
On the boy’s side, Moundridge finished seventh with 23 points, while Inman placed eighth with 19. Bennington took the boys title with 114 followed by Hutchinson Trinity (94), Berean Academy (85), Marion (77) and Sterling (69) in the top five. Others participating were Ell-Saline (41), Whitewater-Remington (19) and Sedgwick (17).
The Lady Wildcats and Lady Teutons scored just 27 and 20 team points respectively to place eighth and ninth. Host Sterling took the team title with 106 points, just ahead of Bennington who had 100, while Sedgwick (83), Berean Academy (65) and Hutchinson Trinity (53) rounded out the top-five.
For the Lady Wildcats 20 of their 27 points came from the double gold won by Jamya O’Quinn in the 100 and 200 Meters. According to Moundridge Head Coach Brian Holloway, this was the second time Jamya won the 200 Meters League Championship and, in the process, broke her own school record by running a 25.58, while setting a new league mark in the 100 Meters with a 12.03.
The Inman girls were led by Dantlie Raney who ran second in the 1600 Meters after placing third in the 800 Meters, and Jalyn Froese who took third in the Javelin.
Mason Dyck brought home gold in the Javelin for the Moundridge boys, though Damian Calderon came close when he placed second in the 400 Meters in what Coach Holloway said was a photo finish. Also gaining points for the Wildcat boys was the 4x400 Meter Relay Quartet of Calderon, Dyck, Jerod Kaufman and Cody Hazelton, who finished fourth.
Matt Ramey had the best finish of the meet for the Teuton boys as placed second in the 300 Meter Hurdles, while the group of Nathan Bashore, Brenton Thiessen, Braden Patterson and Nicholas Martisko ran fourth in the 4x800 Meter Relay.
Next up for the both the Moundridge and Inman track teams will be Class 2A Regionals at Leon-Bluestem next Friday, May 18.
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