Schleis stars at Osceola
Shelby-Rising City track and field was in competition for the second time this season when the Huskies traveled to Osceola on March 28.
The boys, following a indoor win at Concordia University, took second with 110 points trailing Nebraska Christian by 16 points. The Husky boys scored in all but one track event, two of three relay events and won six events overall.
The girls, fifth at Concordia, tied for fourth with Humphrey St. Francis for fourth scoring 49 points. The Husky girls scored in eight events led by Alison Nekl scoring team points four times with top-six finishes in the 200-meter dash, 400, 300 hurdles and high jump.
“I was very happy with our performances in the field events that day in weather that was not so ideal. A little disappointed in a couple of our finishes in the sprint races, especially the four-by-one hundred where we didn’t get the baton passed in the zone,” coach Terry Chadek said. “We Lost a key member of our two relays when Grant Lindsley had surgery on his ankle from a football injury. We will hopefully get him back by districts. We’re hoping someone will step up to take his spot till then.”
Field event results for Shelby-Rising City included wins in the shot put and discus for both boys and girls, runner-up finishes in the boys shot put and girls high jump, third place showings in the boys shot put and girls high jump and a fourth-place result in the girls discus.
Top performers included Mason Schleis winning the long jump and triple jump while also coming in second in the 400.
Austin Coffin won the 100 and was third in the 200.
Nekl won the girls 400, took second in the 200, third in the high jump and fifth in the 300 hurdles.
Other event winners included Antonio Lopez edging out teammates Colin Wingard and Nick Vavricek in the shot put on a toss of 41 feet, 9 inches, Wingard winning the discus and Kamryn Pokorney taking the girls shot put. Lopez was 3.5 inches better than Wingard and just a little under a foot past Vavricek for a clean sweep of the boys shot put.
Silver medals were claimed by Schleis in the 400 and Aspyn Harrion in the girls high jump.
Nate Tenopir is the sports editor of The Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net.