VALLEY – Elmwood-Murdock and Weeping Water coaches wrote down plenty of times and marks that they liked Thursday on their DC West Invite results sheets.
Track and field athletes from both schools captured medals at the nine-team invitational. The Elmwood-Murdock boys claimed a second-place trophy with 90 points and the E-M girls were sixth with 36 points. The Weeping Water girls placed ninth with six points and the WWHS boys were seventh with 25 points.
The Elmwood-Murdock girls posted points in nine events and had three silver medalists. Nicole Wenzel placed second in the discus with a mark of 92 feet, 4 inches, and Chloe Hosier was second in the high jump with a leap of 4-8. Lauren Justesen earned second place in the 1,600 meters in 6:14.27.
Illnesses and injuries limited the size of Weeping Water’s roster in girls events. Brianna Lawson, Bailee Nissen, Addi Bickford and Reagan Aronson all won medals for the team.
The E-M boys earned runner-up team status with a large number of point-producing performances. Massimo Lojing helped the squad with three gold medals. He won the 110-meter hurdles in 16.68, 300-meter hurdles in 44.39 and high jump with a leap of 5-8.
Andy Meyer delivered two silver and two bronze medals in his events. He placed second in both the long jump and triple jump and third in the 110 and 300 hurdles.
E-M also captured major medals in all three relays. The 400-meter relay team of Carter Bornemeier, Drake Spohr, Gavyn Florell and Austin Meisinger crossed the tape first in 45.80. The 1,600 and 3,200 relay squads each earned second place. Florell, A.J. Hickey, Meisinger and Bornemeier compiled a 1,600 time of 3:50.71, and Hickey, Bornemeier, Austin Hawks and Florell finished the 3,200 race in 9:50.65.
Weeping Water senior Noah May led the Indians with his efforts in the 1,600 and 3,200. He won both long-distance races by more than 15 seconds.
May set a meet record in the 1,600 with a winning time of 4:52.59. He smashed the former top DC West Invite mark of 4:56.77 set by Zach Hytrek in 2015. May also claimed the 3,200 crown in 11:10.21. He posted a season-best time with his performance.
Girls Team Results
Tekamah-Herman 150, Yutan 111, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 68, Ashland-Greenwood 66, Cedar Bluffs 37, Elmwood-Murdock 36, Mead 28, DC West 23, Weeping Water 6
800 – Katrina Hansen 3:07.34 (6th)
1,600 – Lauren Justesen 6:14.27 (2nd), Sydney Anderson 6:55.25 (6th)
3,200 – Sydney Anderson 15:33.74 (4th)
400-meter relay – Elmwood-Murdock (Hannah Mather, Nicole Meyer, Sydney Kunz, Chloe Hosier) 1:01.16 (6th)
1,600-meter relay – Elmwood-Murdock (Nicole Meyer, Hannah Mather, Katrina Hansen, Lauren Justesen) 5:16.28 (6th)
High Jump – Chloe Hosier 4-8 (2nd)
Long Jump – Lauren Justesen 14-6 (6th)
Shot Put – Nicole Wenzel 27-9 1/4 (5th)
Discus – Nicole Wenzel 92-4 (2nd), Abby Petersen 80-6 (6th)
Weeping Water Results
3,200-meter relay – Weeping Water (Brianna Lawson, Bailee Nissen, Addi Bickford, Reagan Aronson) 14:09.01 (4th)
High Jump – Bailee Nissen 4-6 (5th)
Boys Team Results
DC West 171, Elmwood-Murdock 90, Ashland-Greenwood 70.5, Tekamah-Herman 65, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 45.5, Yutan 31, Weeping Water 25, Cedar Bluffs 15, Mead 13
400 – Kyle Erixson 58.72 (6th)
800 – A.J. Hickey 2:15.44 (4th)
110 hurdles – Massimo Lojing 16.68 (1st), Andy Meyer 17.34 (3rd), Kyle Erixson 18.67 (6th)
300 hurdles – Massimo Lojing 44.39 (1st), Andy Meyer 44.90 (3rd)
400-meter relay – Elmwood-Murdock (Carter Bornemeier, Drake Spohr, Gavyn Florell, Austin Meisinger) 45.80 (1st)
1,600-meter relay – Elmwood-Murdock (Gavyn Florell, A.J. Hickey, Austin Meisinger, Carter Bornemeier) 3:50.71 (2nd)
3,200-meter relay – Elmwood-Murdock (A.J. Hickey, Carter Bornemeier, Austin Hawks, Gavyn Florell) 9:50.65 (2nd)
High Jump – Massimo Lojing 5-8 (1st)
Long Jump – Andy Meyer 19-6 1/2 (2nd)
Triple Jump – Andy Meyer 39-8 1/4 (2nd)
Weeping Water Results
400 – Jason Burch 58.13 (5th)
1,600 – Noah May 4:52.59 (1st, meet record)
3,200 – Noah May 11:10.21 (1st), Lucas Patton 13:02.07 (6th)
3,200-meter relay – Weeping Water (Kole Brack, Ryan Smith, Levi Neumeister, Noah Patton) 11:16.29 (5th)