MOKANE — Whether it was at South Callaway or New Haven High School, track and field athletes from Maries County put up plenty of top-four finishes to advance to sectional track action this …
MOKANE — Whether it was at South Callaway or New Haven High School, track and field athletes from Maries County put up plenty of top-four finishes to advance to sectional track action this Saturday at New Haven.
Once all 38 events were scored, A total of 17 individuals and seven relay teams from Maries County posted top-four finishes at either Mokane or New Haven.
Returning to New Haven for sectional action this Saturday will be five Belle High School track athletes.
They will be led by freshman Aubrey Rehmert who advanced in the girls javelin and discus.
Winning the javelin with a throw of 39.79 meters, Rehmert also broke Susie Moman’s BHS record in the event after she won her state title last spring.
Adding a second-place throw of 33.56m in the girls discus, Rehmert will have two chances to end her freshman year at the state track meet.
Senior Hali Naber will have three chances to end her high school track career at state after posting three top-four finishes at New Haven.
Her best finish was a second-place time of 13.23 in the girls 100m dash.
She also took fourth in the 200m dash (27.07) in addition to clearing 1.40m in the girls high jump to place fourth.
Tajel McDaniel will make it a trio of Lady Tigers at sectionals after she placed fourth in the girls 3200m run with a time of 14:02.48.
Myles Butler posted the best finish for the Tigers with a third-place throw of 34.19m in the boys discus.
Freshman Lukas Smith also advanced to sectionals by clearing 1.55m in the boys high jump.
Over in Mokane, Vienna’s Eagles and Lady Eagles were in contention throughout most of the meet for district titles as a team.
In the end, both Vienna squads settled for second place with the Eagles finishing behind Wellsville-Middletown and the Lady Eagles finishing behind Silex.
Vienna left Mokane with five individual district champions.
Junior distance runner Duncan Wilkinson claimed two of them winning the boys 400m dash in a time of 53.13 in addition to a district title in the boys 800m run in 2:12.13.
Madison Weeks made it a sweep of the 400m dash winning the girls race in a time of 1:04.38.
Senior Riley Rosentreter added another district championship patch to her letter jacket with a district title in the girls pole vault clearing 2.88m. Julianna Davis will make it a duo of Lady Eagles in the event at sectionals after she took third clearing 2.13m in the pole vault.
Troy Wulff jumped his way into the sectional meet winning a district title in the boys long jump with a first-place mark of 5.85m.
Brayden Ewers rounded out Vienna’s list of district champions with a first-place time of 11:28.64 in the boys 3200m run.
Ewers also qualified for sectionals with a third-place time of 5:09.84 in the boys 1600m run and a third-place time of 47.56 in the boys 300m hurdles.
Tori Schulte sprinted her way to sectionals Saturday at New Haven with a fourth-place time of 13.61 in the girls 100m dash.
Aubrey Reeves initially placed fifth in 2:50.70 in the girls 800m run but was moved up to fourth place after Jamestown’s Alyssa Hees was disqualified from the race.
Claudia Wieberg cleared 1.42m to place fourth in the girls high jump while Andrea Novak was third in the girls long jump with a leap of 4.57m.
Davis added a fourth-place leap of 9.90m in the girls triple jump to her early sectional-qualifying finish in the girls pole vault.
Sophomore Ava Kloeppel threw her way to sectionals in three events at South Callaway.
Her best finish came in the shot put with a third-place mark of 10.36m.
She also posted fourth-place throws of 27.97m in the girls discus and 31.98m in the girls javelin.
Senior Arda Baz earned one more week of practice with his fourth-place time of 21.05 in the boys 110m hurdles.
Gavin Schwartze vaulted his way to New Haven with a second-place clearing height of 3.50m in the boys pole vault.
Cooper Auten also cleared 2.59m to place fourth in the event.
After clearing his first bar, Auten sustained a back injury that forced him to withdraw from the rest of the meet ending his sophomore season.
Seven of eight Vienna relay teams also punched their tickets to sectionals with top-four finishes in their respective events.
Taking second for Vienna in the girls 4x800m relay with a time of 11:04.66 was the foursome of Jaedyn Schell, Weeks, Wieberg and Reeves.
Also ending the meet with a second-place time of 4:36.97 in the girls 4x400m relay was the Lady Eagle quartet of Schulte, Weeks, Schell and Reeves.
Finishing third in the girls 4x200m relay with a time of 1:58.80 was the Vienna squad of Andrea Novak, Schulte, Schell and Reeves.
Rounding out the list of Lady Eagle relay sectional qualifiers was the 4x100m relay team of Schulte, Schell, Weeks and Novak.
Three Eagle relay teams will be joining their Lady Eagle counterparts Saturday in sectional action at New Haven.
They were led by the Eagle 4x800m relay team of Thomas Douglas, Jackson Kilmer, Ewers and Wilkinson in a second-place time of 9:22.86.
Ending the meet with a fourth-place time of 3:54.06 was the Eagle 4x400m relay team of Wulff, Kilmer, Wilkinson and Schwartze.
Vienna’s boys 4x100m relay team of Alex Zimmer, Baz, Douglas and Kilmer also initially placed fifth in 52.80 but was moved up to fourth when Community R-6 was disqualified from the race.
Eli Crum helped Vienna with an eighth-place throw of 29.71m in the boys discus while Timothy Shockley recorded his best finish of the meet with a 10th-palce throw of 10.46m in the boys shot put.
It will be top four or bust Saturday at New Haven.
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