Published On: Thu, May 22nd, 2014

Cameron Moes, Erica Slagle qualify for state

The District D-3 track meet was held on Wednesday, May 14, at the Hartington High Sports Complex.  Junior Cameron Moes and sophomore Erica Slagle both qualified for this week’s state track meet at Burke Stadium in Omaha.

In the 3,200 meters, Cameron and Hartington’s Tanner Fischer ran stride-for-stride for the first four laps before opening up a lead and pushing it to a 32-second win. Cameron’s time was a good 10:28.7.  In the 1,600 meters, Cameron ran with Hartington’s Pat Wortmann, staying right on his shoulders until the fourth lap when the Wildcat kicked and won the race by four seconds.  His time for the race was 4:55.4.

Erica had completed a fourth place in the 100 meters in a time of 13.3, but was not happy about it.  She had the third fastest time coming into the 200-meter final.  After a good start and strong curve, she flew down the straightaway just behind Noecker from Hartington and just in front of Jones from Allen. Erica held on for second place in a time of 27.9 and qualified for the state meet.

Hailey Johnson ran to third place in the 400 meters in a time of 68.6, and took sixth place in the triple jump with her farthest jump ever of 30 ft., 6 in. MaKayla Johnson took fourth place in the 100 hurdles in 17.2.  Sidney Ortmeier finished fourth in the high jump with a leap of 4 ft., 8 in.

The 400-meter relay team placed fifth in a time of 57.9.  Team members were Hailey Johnson, MaKayla Johnson, Cierra Pfanstiel and Erica Slagle.

Third-place finishers for the boys were Cole Kralicek in the shot put with a personal best throw of 44 ft., ½ in.; Ben Johnson in the triple jump with a leap of 39 ft., 11.5 in. and Caleb Krohn in the 800 meters in a time of 2:13.1.  The 3,200-meter relay team finished in third place in a time of 8:55.8. Team members were Krohn, Noah Koehler, Cole and Cameron Moes.  Taylor Cook finished fourth in the 110 hurdles in a time of 18.0.

Cody Koehler finished fifth in both the 100 meters and the long jump.  His time in the 100 was 11.9 and his mark in the long jump measured 19 ft., ½ in. Noah Koehler was fifth in the triple jump at 37 ft., 8.25 in. The 400-meter relay team of Brett Simmons, Cook, Ben Johnson, and Cody Koehler finished in fifth place in a time of 49.7.

Cole Moes placed sixth in the 3,200 meters in a time of 11:52.6. Preston Koehler placed sixth in the high jump, clearing 5 ft., 4 in.  Max Frank took sixth place in the discus with his best-ever toss of 123 ft.; this was a 12-foot improvement. Cole Kralicek made the discus final, but did not place.  Blake Brummels made the finals in the shot put, but did not score.  Brett Simmons made the finals of both the 100 and 200 meters, but finished just out of the medals.

“I am pleased for Cameron and Erica on their efforts and qualifying for the state meet. All the Tigers worked hard and some events were very close but just short,” noted Coach Joe Ortmeier.  “We had a good year and will have a good core group next year.”

Girls’ Scores

Hartington 156

Wausa 74

Wynot 72

Allen 66

Winside 49

Randolph 38

Bloomfield 35

Osmond 29

Emerson-Hubbard 6

Boys’ Scores

Hartington 152

Wausa 114

Randolph 70

Osmond 57

Allen 45

Bloomfield 40

Wynot 33

Emerson-Hubbard 10

Winside 5