On Friday April 19, Columbus traveled to the Norfolk track and field invite, which is the oldest invite in the state of Nebraska. Teams participating were Columbus, Norfolk, Grand Island, Millard North, Millard West, Lincoln Northeast, Omaha Benson, Omaha Burke, and Roosevelt.
Here are some highlights from the running events. Sophomore Sirkyivah Johnson placed third out of 23 in the 100 meter dash. Sophomore Trinity Tuls placed first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:00.80 setting a personal record. Junior Joey Braasch placed fifth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.18.
Junior Nick Stoeckle placed first in the prelims for 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.82, but placed second in the finals with a time of 15.21. Stoeckle also placed first in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 40.14, setting a season record. Freshman Josie Garrett placed second in the girls 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.17.
Here are some highlights of the field events. Junior Abigail Gerber placed 2nd in women’s shot put throwing 39-08.5. Senior Noah Brunken placed fifth in the men’s shot put with a distance of 46-05.00. Senior Devon Spraag placed second in discus at 147-03.
Junior Jaidyn Garrett placed first in women’s pole vault at 13 feet. Second place was ten feet and two inches. On Thursday April 18, Garrett set the Nebraska State Record at 13 feet and 3.25 inches.
Senior Caedyn Nolan placed fourth in men’s pole vault at 12 feet. Junior Noah Stoeckle placed fourth in the finals in men’s long jump with a distance of 21 feet and one inch. Congratulations to the Discoverers on a successful track meet!