STROMSBURG – It poured for an hour on Wednesday at the D-4 District meet at Cross County High School, but it never stopped raining down district event titles for area teams.
The Exeter-Milligan boys won three events and edged Osceola in the team race 90-87. In third was High Plains with 83, and Cross County came in fourth with 82, Bruning-Davenport-Shickley finished with 79. The Nebraska Lutheran Knights scored 10 points and finished in eighth position.
The BDS girls captured six wins and racked up 122 points with second place Friend back in the double digits at 93. Taking third was Exeter-Milligan with 89, Cross County was fourth with 78 and Nebraska Lutheran was fifth with 44.
The Exeter-Milligan boys took first and second as both Dusty Axline and Taylor May will be among those on the field next week at the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships. Axline and May both cleared 12-6 in the pole vault, Axline won on less misses. In the discus Nolan White had a throw of 134-3 for first place, in the 3200 Dalton Zelenka won the race with a time of 11:30.10.
Cross County senior Parker Anderson won the 100 (10.9), 200 (22.20) and the 400 with a time of 50.30. Joining him in Omaha next week will be Jordan Anderson who won the triple jump (41-2 ¼) and Travis Eller who took second in the 1600 behind High Plains’ Logan Fleming to also earned a spot. Eller was clocked at 4:56.90 and Fleming had a time of 4:54.0 flat.
High Plains’ 3200 relay team took the checkered flag with a time of 8:51.40 and Cross County was second with a 9:07.00. The Cougars will have to wait and see if that time will be good enough to qualify. The Storms’ Tyler Martin took second in the 800 with a time of 2:09.90 and that earned him a spot in the event next weekend.
The Exeter-Milligan girls will have six athletes headed to Omaha. Jennifer Pribyl won the 400 (1:03.90) and the 800 (2:29.60). In the long jump, Maitlyn Thomsen continued her dominating spring as she won the event with a jump of 15-6 and she also qualified in the 200 with a 27.30 for second place. Amber Pribyl’s height of 4-11 won the high jump.
All three Timberwolf relay teams could be in the field in Class D next week. The 1600 meter relay team will be there for sure as they took first with a time of 4:19.90 (Alicia Bigelow, A. Pribyl, Taylor Erdkamp and J. Pribyl).
The other two relays, the 3200 was second (10:25.90) and the 4x100 was also runner up with a time of 53.80. Those two will play the waiting game to see if their time is among the tops second place efforts.
Cross County’s Megan Pallas won the shot put (33-9) and she will be joined by teammate Sadey Waller who took second in the event with a toss of 33-6 ½. In the 3200, Taylor Rystrom took second with a clocking of 13:31.40 and is also headed to Omaha next weekend.
The Storms’ Jami Ostberg took second in the discus with a toss of 101, and also in second for Nebraska Lutheran was Melissa Richert in the 300 LH with a time of 51.60.
The Class D portion of the state meet gets underway next Friday afternoon at Omaha Burke Stadium starting at 3:30 p.m.
Girls Team Scoring – BDS 122, Friend 93, Exeter-Milligan 89, Cross County 78, Nebraska Lutheran 44, Osceola 43, Meridian 35, High Plains 21, Dorchester 2.
Boys Team Scoring – Exeter-Milligan 90, Osceola 87, High Plains 83, Cross County 82, BDS 79, Meridian 53, Dorchester 39, Nebraska Lutheran 10, Friend 4.