PHS tracksters compete amid chilly temps

Panthers win, Lady Panthers fall at Cody Double Duals

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Though the weather wasn’t conducive to any record-breaking performances Monday afternoon, the Powell High School track and field teams made the trip to Cody to compete in the April Fool’s Double Duals. (Tracksters from Powell Middle School also made the trip.)

The Panthers topped the Broncs 181-90, with 11 first-place finishes. The Lady Panthers came up short against the Fillies 148-117, with four first-place finishes on the day.

“We had some really good performances; we saw some things technically we saw that we really liked,” said PHS head coach Scott Smith. “They’re progressively doing the right things that will begin to pay off down the road. We were missing some kids, especially on the girls’ side, with injuries or sicknesses. Hopefully we can get that under control quickly.”

The PHS track teams will host the L.A. Kohnke Invitational this weekend at Powell High School, and Smith said the teams are looking forward to competing on their home turf — weather and healthy athletes permitting.

“We seem to have this rash of pneumonia going through the school,” Smith said. “Usually that ends when it starts to get a little warmer, but it hasn’t ended yet this year.”

Panthers

The Panthers were driven by a host of first-place finishes, including three by Brody Karhu. The junior finished first in the 400 meters and the pole vault, and was a member of the 4x400 relay team that claimed the top spot.

“Brody [Karhu] is always dependable; you can always pencil him in,” Smith said. “He ran much more comfortably this week than he did last week.”

Senior Kaelan Groves had a solid meet as well, with a first-place finish in the 200 meters, to go along with a second in the 100 meters and a third in the pole vault.

“That was a good all-around meet for Kaelan. He did really well,” Smith said.

Kadden Abraham tied for first in the 110 meter hurdles and had the top spot to himself in the 300 meter hurdles. Jay Cox was first in the 800 meters and ran the first leg of the winning 4x400 relay.

“Kadden Abraham, for a young kid, two firsts is pretty special,” Smith said. “Always nice to see a sophomore do well this early in the season.”

Powell dominated the field events, with first place finishes across the board. Ryan Good continues to impress in the throwing events, placing first in both shot put and discus. Dylan Preator added a first in the triple jump to go along with his second place in the 300 hurdles, while Colby Warner’s height of 6 feet was good for first in the high jump.

“Dylan Preator prequalified in the triple jump, so that was good to see in him winning that,” Smith said. “He also did well in the 300 hurdles, a new event for him this season. He was fooling around during indoors this year, went over the hurdles a couple of times. We told him, ‘You should consider doing that.’”

Landon Lengfelder was first in the long jump, and finished fourth in the 100 meters.

Distance runner Jayden Yates was second in the 1600 meters and third in the 800 meters, while teammate Dylan Cordes, part of the 4x400 relay-winning crew, finished second in the 400 meters.

Reece Hackenberg finished the meet with a pair of silvers, taking second in the pole vault and the discus.

“Reece had one of the more unusual combinations of events that you’ll ever see,” Smith chuckled. “Taking second in the discus and the pole vault is not something you’ll see every meet.”

Lady Panthers

Despite being short-handed, the Lady Panthers still managed four first-place finishes against their cross-county rivals. Sabrina Shoopman topped the field in the 100 meter hurdles, while finishing second in the 300 hurdles. Her time of 16.95 in the 100 hurdles prequalified her for state.

“Sabrina [Shoopman] had another good day ...,” Smith said.

Also finishing first in their respective events were Gabri Lundberg in the triple jump, Cassidy Miner in the shot put and Rachel Bonander in the discus.

“It was good to see Gabri [Lundberg] get the win,” Smith said. “Rachel Bonander and Cassidy Miner each won one of the throwing events and took second in the other, so they did nicely. Cassidy [Miner] prequalified in the shot again, but it wasn’t quite as good a throw as last week.”

Hailee Hyde posted a pair of runner-up finishes, taking second in both the 800 meters (with a time of 2:51.84) and the high jump (with a height of 4 feet 8 inches).

“Hailee Hyde had another good meet. She competed really well,” Smith said.

Elsie Spomer was second in the triple jump with a distance of 30 feet, 2 inches.

Bonander was second behind Miner in the shot put, while Miner backed up Bonander in the discus. Powell took the top four spots in the shot with Reagan Thompson and Isabella Wambeke finishing third and fourth, respectively.

In other field events, Maddie Hackenberg was third in the pole vault and fourth in the long jump, while Hannah Saville was third in the discus.

April Fool’s Double Dual — Cody High School

Lady Panther Results

100 Meter Dash

9. Kameron French 14.99, 10. Sarah Dunkerley 15.42

200 Meter Dash

6. Kameron French 31.81

400 Meter Dash

3. Elisa Polson 1:12.69

800 Meter Run

2. Hailee Hyde 2:51.24, 4. Hailee Paul 2:58.06, 5. Elizabeth Liggett 3:05.90, 6. Jenna Merritt 3:15.19, 7. Dakota Hansen 3:22.62

100 Meter Hurdles

1. Sabrina Shoopman 16.95, 3. Caitlyn Miner 17.50, 4. Sidney O’Brien 18.02, 6. Tegan Lovelady 19.19, 9. Emma Karhu 21.23

300 Meter Hurdles

2. Sabrina Shoopman 49.95, 3. Emma Karhu 51.58, 4. Sidney O’Brien 54.86, 5. Abigail Urbach 55.86

High Jump

2. Hailee Hyde 4’8”, 4. Gabri Lundberg 4’6”, 5. Kameron French 4’4”

Pole Vault

3. Maddie Hackenberg 8’, 5. Elisa Polson 6’

Long Jump

4. Maddie Hackenberg 13’11.5”, 5. Elsie Spomer 13’5.75”, 6. Kaitlyn Decker 13’5.75”, 10. Rylee White 12’, 11. Sarah Dunkerley 11’9.75”, 14. Kelly Pappenfort 10’.05”

Triple Jump

1. Gabri Lundberg 30’6.5”, 2. Elsie Spomer 30’2”, 3. Kaitlyn Decker 28’10”, 4. Sarah Dunkerley 26’, 5. Rylee White 25’8.5”

Shot Put

1. Cassidy Miner 35’7”, 2. Rachel Bonander, 31’9.5”, 3. Reagan Thompson 30’2.5”, 4. Isabella Wambeke 29’, 5. Addison Braten 26’7”, 7. Crystal Emmett 25’3.5”, 8. Kaylee Stewart 24’3”, 9. Megan Good 25’.5”, 10. Traci Gutierrez 23’5.5”, 13. Alissa Staidle 21’7”, 15. Peyton Feller 20’9”, 16. Hanna Saville 20’2.5”, 17. Whitney Jones 17’1.5”

Discus Throw

1. Rachel Bonander 100’10”, 2. Cassidy Miner 98’11”, 3. Hanna Saville 81’9”, 5. Regan Thompson 75’1”, 6. Addison Braten 72’8”, 8. Isabella Wambeke 70’2”, 9. Traci Gutierrez 68’, 10. Alissa Staidle 59’1”, 11. Kaylee Stewart 58’2”, 13. Megan Good 56’2”, 14. Whitney Jones 51’11”, 15. Crystal Emmett 49’3”, 16. Peyton Feller 48’9”

Panther Results

100 Meter Dash

2. Kaelan Groves 11.67, 4. Landon Lengfelder 12.05, 7. Reed Smith 12.36, 11. Hunter James 12.74, 12. Kalen Sapp 12.85, 15. Evan Habeck 12.98, 16. Kaden Salas 13.10

200 Meter Dash

1. Kaelan Groves 24.61, 4. Reed Smith 25.21, 5. Riley Bennett 25.35, 7. Evan Habeck 26.97, 8. Kaden Salas 27.21, 9. Kalen Sapp 27.41, 11. Dylan Escalante 27.56

400 Meter Dash

1. Brody Karhu 54.27, 2. Dylan Cordes 56.60, 3. Kyler Warren 1:01.00, 4. Joe Rogers 1:01.81, 5. Caiden Gehrts 1:02.52

800 Meter Run

1. Jay Cox 2:08.54, 3. Jayden Yates 2:12.25, 4. Alan Merritt 2:17.99, 5. Joey Hernandez 2:22.34, 6. Ethan Bartholomew 2:23.16, 7. Isaac Summers 2:30.71, 8. Ben Hawley 2:47.21

110 Meter Hurdles

1. Kadden Abraham 17.44, 5. Jacob Hieb 19.32, 6. Brent Childers 21.66, 7. Eli Weimer 21.85, 8. Thallen Sessions 22.87

300 Meter Hurdles

1. Kadden Abraham 44.42, 2. Dylan Preator 46.37, 5. Bryce Hogan 48.67, 6. Brent Childers 50.36, 7. Jacob Hieb 53.80, 8. Thallen Sessions 55.52, 9. Jaxton Braten 59.82

4x400 Meter Relay

1. Jay Cox, Dylan Preator, Brody Karhu, Dylan Cordes 3:42.61

High Jump

2. Colby Warner 6’, 3. Eli Weimer 5’

Pole Vault

1. Brody Karhu 13’6”, 2. Reece Hackenberg 11’6”, 3. Kaelan Groves 11’6”, 5. Reed Smith 11’, 6. Jacob Hieb 8’

Long Jump

1. Landon Lengfelder 18’2.5”, 3. Bryce Hogan 17’2”, 4. Riley Bennett 16’1.5”, 5. Dylan Escalante 15’9”, 6. Kyler Warren 14’3”, 7. Kalen Sapp 14’1.5”, 8. Pedro Teixiera 13’11.5”, 9. Colton Decker 13’7.75”

Triple Jump

1. Dylan Preator 41’1.5”, 2. Dalton Woodward 40’3”, 4. Reece Hackenberg 36’11”, 5. Dyaln Escalante 34’4”, 6. Bryce Hogan 33’7”, 7. Kyler Warren 30’7”, 8. Colton Decker 29’11”

Shot Put

1. Ryan Good 46’, 3. Zeke Frankenberry 40’9.5”, 4. Toran Graham 40’2”, 6. Geordan Weimer 38’8”, 9. Canyon Gonzales 37’7”, 10. Carter Olsen 35’10”, 11. Mark Pappenfort 34’4”, 14. Zach Griffin 32’5”, 15. Isaac Gutierrez 31’6.5”, 16. Andy Beavers 30’8”, 17. Carson Olsen 29’8”, 18. Kaden Salas 28’8”, 19. Sam Belmont 27’5.5”, 21. Tanner Moore 27’7”

Discus Throw

1. Ryan Good 135’, 2. Reece Hackenberg 123’1”, 3. Zeke Frankenberry 115’5”, 7. Toran Graham 104’2”, 8. Canyon Gonzales 103’3”, 9. Carter Olsen 103’3”, 12. Geordan Weimer 99’11”, 13. Jaxton Braten 94’2”, 16. Mark Pappenfort 87’2”, 17. Tanner Moore 85’7”, 18. Zach Griffin 85’, 19. Andy Beavers 80’11”, 20. Isaac Gutierrez 76’5”

Mixed 1600 Meter Run

2. Jayden Yates 4:47.69, 3. Alan Merritt 4:58.56, 4. Joey Hernandez 5:06.61, 7. Ethan Bartholomew 5:13.97, 8. Isaac Summers 5:37.39, 9. Dylan McEvoy 5:39.91, 10. Jace Bohlman 5:41.12, 11. Riley Schiller 5:42.83, 13. Ben Whitlock 5:46.24, 15. Riley McKeen 6:06.41, 19. Madelyn Horton 6:46.88, 21. Jenna Merritt 7:17.03

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