NORFOLK – As the rain cleared throughout Thursday, it made for great competition during the 2019 Norfolk Track & Field Classic featuring a range of athletes who, most, could be seen at the state meet in a few weeks.
Hosted by Norfolk High, several area athletes medaled including all the events Wayne took part in.
Senior Dylan Kautz of Norfolk Catholic became the first ever three-time winner of the Norfolk Track Classic’s most outstanding male athlete award. Sara Reifenrath, who set a new meet and stadium record in the 100-meter dash (12.2) and took home gold in the 200 and 400, cemented her as the first ever Cedar Catholic Trojan to take home the most outstanding female athlete award.
On the girls side, Maysn Dorey placed second in the pole vault breaking her old school record mark now at 10’ (previously 9′ 6″)while Gabi Meyer also took second in the 800-meter run (2:28.8). The 3200-meter relay team of Frankie Klausen, Rubie Klausen, Kiara Krusemark and Meyer placed fourth (10:35.62).
Leading the way in the boys division, Mike Leatherdale used a mark of 52’ 7 ¼” during the shot put to place third while earning a seventh place finish in the discus (140’). Cody Rogers took fourth in the long jump (20’ 9”) and sixth in the triple jump (40’ 10 ¼”).
Kaden Kneifl placed sixth in the discus (143’ 2”) while Aaron Reynolds finished sixth during the 400-meter dash (53.48) and seventh in the 200-meter dash (23.67).
Wayne High will next compete in the Mid State Conference Invite on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Hartington Sports Complex.
Wakefield boys: Esgar Godinez placed second in the 400-meter dash (52.71), Isreal Gardea took sixth in the shot put (49’ 4 ½”) and Sam Heitz finished eighth in the 800-meter run (2:09.54).
Relays: 1600-meter relay (third – 3:35.79), 400-meter relay (fifth – 46.65) and 3200-meter relay (seventh – 8:41.3).
Allen girls: Jordyn Carr won the long jump (18’) and Alli Jackson placed fifth in the 400-meter dash (1:02.68).
Allen boys: Noah Carr placed fourth in the 200-meter dash (23.00) as Brogan Jones finished eighth in the 400-meter dash (54.87).
Relays: 1600-meter relay (fourth – 3:36.31) and 400-meter relay (seventh – 46.36).
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge boys: Cody Babl placed seventh in the high jump (5’ 10”).