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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:00 am

The Milford boys and girls track teams finished second and third respectively at the Centennial Invite April 16.

The Milford girls scored 77 points, tying with Centennial for third place. 

Milford’s Maddie Reed finished first in the high jump at 4-11 and Becca Anderson was second at 4-10.

Jensyn Meyer finished first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:41.7 and Ashley Kontor was fourth at 2:53.3.

The 4x800-meter relay team of Alex Kenney, Bailey Sweeney, Brooke Klein and Meyer was first with a time of 11:17.2. The race was later in the day, Marty Hingst, MHS track coach said. Hingst said the unfavorable conditions led to some lower-than-average scores. 

“So it’s colder and by then you’re just calling on people to be tough,” he said.

Bryli Troyer was fourth in the pole vault at 7-8.1 feet. 

Brittany Gropp was fourth in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 14:35. Hingst said Gropp came from behind at the end of the race to secure the fourth spot.

“She competed real well. We were pleased with her effort,” Hingst said.

Hayley Bogue was second in the long jump at 15-2.5 feet, while Bri Roth was fourth at 14-3.5. 

In the 300-meter low hurdles, Haley Moore was third with a time of 52.3.

“I think she’s got a little more in the tank yet,” Hingst said.

Moore also placed second in the triple jump at 34.5 feet.

Hingst said the unfavorable conditions led to some scores that were lower than average, but he was proud of the way the athletes performed.

The boys’ team was second with 91 points.

Tyler Ross won the high jump with a 6-5 jump. Hingst said Ross is rated third in Class B. 

“He’s a great jumper,” Hingst said.

Josh Schaben placed second in both the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles at 15.6 and 43.2, respectively.Cole Beel earned second place in the pole vault with a vault of 10-8.

“He’s been competing very well in this track season,” Hingst said.

Micah Jeppesen and Cole Hartgerink were in a three-way tie for third in the pole vault at 10-2. 

In the triple jump, Sam Olson was third with a jump of 39-1.5.

James Ring was also third in the shot put with a throw of 44-10. 

“He’s continuing to place,” Hingst said. “That was a personal record for him.”

Taylor Schildt took third in the discus with a throw of 123-4.

“Taylor continues to surprise us,” Hingst said. “In the discus, he’s placing consistently now in the meets. It was not optimal throwing or competition conditions, but they were doing a good job.”

Tylin Masco was second in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:10.9 and fourth in the 1,600-meter run at 5:15.9. Hingst said as the season has gone on, he has learned more about Masco’s running style.

“He likes to start slow,” Hingst said. “He was the last place runner after one lap [in the 3,200-meter race], and then by the end of the race he was second. He has a little bit of an unusual way of going at it. He feels comfortable with it. 

“The hardest thing to understand is that the first mile is just a matter of getting yourself in the position which is the second mile — he’s got it figured out, he does a good job.”

In the 800-meter run, Kohlton Gabehart was fourth at 2:13.1, which brought his personal record time down a bit, Hingst said. Ian Rempel was sixth in the event at 2:15.6.

“Those were good efforts bringing those times down,” Hingst said.

Overall, Hingst said it was a good meet for both teams.

“A nice effort overall there on a tough day,” he said. “I think the windchill index was in the low 30s, and the kids toughed it out and had a good meet.”

The Milford track team will compete in the Southern Nebraska Conference meet at Thayer Central April 27.

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