Lewiston Invite:

Freeman girls, Sterling boys win team championships

By Voice Staff - April 20, 2017

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Photos by Cheri Wirthele, The Voice News

Clockwise from above: Caleigh Behrens runs the 400-meter dash. Tavish Hestermann competes in the long jump for Freeman. Emily Agena throws the shot put for Sterling. RaeAnn Hartwig runs a leg on the Lady Falcons’ 3,200-meter relay team. Austin Buss competes in the 400-meter dash for the Jets.


PAWNEE CITY – The Freeman and Sterling track and field teams competed at the Lewiston Invite last week.


The Jets claimed the team title with 103 points while Freeman scored 33. The Lady Falcons won the girls title with 90 points while the Lady Jets were sixth with 50 points.

The Jets started the running finals with a first place finish in the 3,200-meter relay. Tristan Dirks, Seth Harms, Dylan Benson and Logan Jasa were clocked in 8:44.9.

Dirks also won the 200 in 23.1 seconds and 400 in 51.8.


Harms added a pair of individual championships in the 1,600 in 4:45.4 and 3,200 in 11:13.6.


Benson also came in third in the 800 in 2:09.1 while Jasa placed fifth. Jasa also placed third in the 1,600 in 4:58.1.


Diego Sterkel came in second in the 3,200 and seventh in the 1,600.


Micah Erickson was second in the shot put (44-feet-8) and second in the discus (130-feet-2).


The 1,600 relay of Dirks, Benson, Austin Buss and Cameron VanGroningen came in second in 3:43.


VanGroningen placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 18-feet-7, fifth in the triple jump at 39-feet-2 and was sixth in the 100 in 11.9 seconds. Buss was fifth in the 400 and eighth in the 200.


For Freeman, Blake Kastanek placed second in the high jump with a clearance of 6-feet-0, was third in the triple jump with a leap of 39-feet-8, came in third in the 300 hurdles and fourth in the 110 hurdles.


Seth Weber was third in the 400 in 53.8 and seventh in the 800.


Chase Meints placed sixth in the 3,200.


Tavish Hestermann came in sixth in the 110-meter hurdles and Eli Pelc was sixth in the 300-meter hurdles.


Lane Cacek was seventh in the 200.


The Freeman girls were led by Tori Bredvick, who was second in the 100 in 13.5 and fourth in the 200 in 23.3.


She also ran a leg on the winning 400 relay team that was clocked in 54.0.


Brylie Hartwig won the 1,600 in 5:44.10, while twin RaeAnn was second in 5:59.9.


RaeAnn Hartwig placed fourth in the 800 while Lauren Parde was sixth.


Kayla Haynes placed second in the 100 hurdles in 16.5 and was sixth in 53.1 in the 300 hurdles.


The 3,200 relay squad placed second in 10:27.9.


The 1,600 relay team was fourth in 4:37.1.


Macy Holland was fifth in the discus with a throw of 90-feet-6.


Caeleigh Berens was sixth in the long jump (13-feet-11), while Tessa Hestermann came in sixth in the triple jump (30-feet-0.5).


Nicole Harms won the 400 in 1:03.9, the 100 hurdles in 16.1 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 47.5 and was second in the triple jump (33-feet-3).


Morgan Haner placed third in the 100 in 13.6 and sixth in the 200 in 23.8.


Malayna Wingert came in sixth in the 400 in 1:05.8.


Sterling's 3,200 relay team of Sheana Stolz, Carly Wenzl, Sydney Huls and Wingert placed fifth in 11:30.90.


Valerie Keim was fifth in the shot put with a throw of 32-feet-9.





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