Lots of gold for Hesston, Inman thinclads

By Steve Sell
April 23, 2014

HALSTEAD — Hesston and Inman had several individuals capture championships Tuesday during the Halstead Invitational Track and Field Meet.

• Hesston • 

The Swather girls, who didn’t bring their full team, piled up 166 points to win the team title, with Halstead second with 123.

Doubling individually for Hesston was Mikayla Heddin in the 800 (2:29.8) and 1,600 (12:56.9).

Other individual winners for the Swathers were Ally Short in the high jump (4-10), Olivia Brubacher in the long jump (15-7 3/4) and Veronica Ziegler in the triple jump (33-11 1/2).

The Hesston boys, also without their full complement of performers, were fifth with 74 points. Justin Smith had a nice day by winning the long jump (20-1 3/4) and triple jump (43-2 1/2). 

• Inman •

The Teuton girls scored 84 points for fourth, but Emma Aberg had a big day.

The young standout swept the short sprints, winning the 100 in 13.2 and then came back to win the 200 in 27.2.

Maggie Shuler won the 100 hurdles in 18.6.

The Teutons were sharp in the relays. The 4 x 100 team of Aberg, Nicole Neufeldt, Taryn Glenn and Krystal Miller took first in 53.1. The 4 x 400 team also won in 4:33.2, which included Shuler, Miller, Glenn and Aberg.

The Inman boys scored 93 points to finish behind Halstead (176) and Hillboro (108).

Justin Friesen wasn’t deterred by the bigger-class schools, winning the 110 hurdles in 17.7 and came back for a victory in the 300 intermediates in 44.5.