Schadler grabs 4 golds at Halstead

By Steve Sell
April 27, 2014
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HALSTEAD — It was another glorious day for Hesston High’s Ryan Schadler Friday in the Conrad Nightingale Invitational as he continues to stamp himself as perhaps the top thinclad in the state, regardless of class.

Schadler won four events, breaking the meet record in each. He won the 100 (10.59), 200 (22.16), 400 (49.19) and long jump (22-6 1/2).

Behind Schadler, the Swather boys took second place, their highest finish in 15 years. They scored 88 points to finish behind Berean (114).

Schadler had plenty of help. Austin Bollinger won the 800 (2:05.1), Justin Smith won the triple jump (44-1/2) and the 4 x 800 relay team of Luccus Schmucker, Cody Nuss, Jonathan Weber and Bollinger grabbed the gold in 8:27.3.

The Hesston girls, for the third time in four years, finished in the Top 2, taking second with 69 points, while Cheney was first with 106.

The lone gold came from the 4 x 100 relay team of Jessanna Nebel, Hannah Schmitt, Michaela Adams and Ali Jost (50.97). Veronica Ziegler had a silver in the triple jump (33-11).