Eagles finally see some action on the track
Brady track athletes finally saw some track competition Saturday with help from a western neighbor.
With the last two varsity meets cancelled because of bad weather conditions, Eagle coach Rich Britten wanted to get some action for his squad.
He knew Hershey was hosting a meet on Saturday and asked if Brady could participate. A positive answer had the Eagles heading west.
The Brady boys placed fifth with 53 points. Chase County took home the team championship with 109.
The Eagle girls team prospects were hampered with two athletes missing the meet. We had a couple of people absent because of commitments before the meet was changed, Britten said.
Brady placed seventh in the girls team standings with 37 points while North Platte St. Patrick came out on top with 105.
Individually for the boys, Bryley Roper and Matt Litzenberger had the top performances.
“Bryley did very well in the 400 again,” Britten said. “His time wasn’t the greatest but it was really chilly and windy there.”
Roper earned second place in the 400.
Litzenberger continues to improve and keeps getting personal bests in the shot, the coach said. He placed third with a toss that was just three-quarters of an inch short of 46 feet.
The Eagles’ 4x800 relay team continued to shine, despite having to replace a regular member because of an injury. Mark Kramer-Davis stepped in and the foursome didn’t skip a beat. In fact, he joined Eric Martin, Zach Mann and Roper for a time of 8:56.7 which was nearly five and a half seconds faster than the runner-up.
Relay regular Troy Lusk sprained an ankle and could be out a couple of weeks.
“We’ll see how that heals up,” Britten said. “The most important thing is to get him ready for districts.”
Jose Palmer had the only gold medal effort for the girls. She led a 1-2 finish for the Eagles in the high jump clearing the bar at a winning height of 5-2. Valerie Most placed second at 5-0.
Most brought home two silver medals. She was runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles and the pole vault.
“We had a really good effort by Valerie Most,” Britten said.
Brady will be the host school Thursday when the Sandhills Conference meet convenes in North Platte. It may get a little crowded as the conference junior high meet, postponed from last week, will be run concurrently.
200—5. Cody Warren, 25.0; winning time, Kaden Huxoll, Cambridge, 22.9
400—2. Bryley Roper, 53.4; winning time, Kaden Huxoll, 52.2
1600—5. Cole Viter, 5:09.4; winning time, Holden Dreiling, Chase County, 4:58.3
110 hurdles—2. Eric Martin, 16.7; winning time, Kevin German, Chase County, 16.4
300 hurdles—5. Eric Martin, 44.7; winning time, Kevin German, Chase County, 42.5
4x100 relay—4. Brady (Cody Warren, Levi DeStefano, Jon Taullie, Josh Boon), 46.8; winning time, Cambridge, 45.1
4x400 relay—5. Brady (Eric Martin, Marc Kramer-Davis, Zach Mann, Bryley Roper), 3:43.9; winning time, Chase County, 3:38.2
4x800 relay—1. Brady (Cole Viter, Mark Kramer-Davis, Zach Mann, Bryley Roper), 8:56.7
Weight man’s relay—6. Matt Litzenberger, Nate Sitorius, Alex Trobaugh, Austin Widick
Long jump—4. Bryley Roper, 19-8; winning distance, Derek Hildebrandt, South Loup, 20-11
Shot—3. Matt Litzenberger, 45-11.25; winning distance, Justus Wallin, Chase County, 47-7
100 hurdles—2. Valerie Most, 16.6; winning time, Joli Hopping, Sutherland, 16.5
300 hurdles—5. Molly Hannon, 53.8; winning time, Madison Tomlinson, Mullen, 50.3
Long jump—6. Valerie Most, 14-9; winning distance, Jordin Wasson, Cambridge, 15-7.75
High jump—1. Josie Palmer, 5-2; 2. Valerie Most, 5-0
Pole vault—2. Valerie Most, 8-6; winning height, Brooke Frederick, Hershey, 10-2