Despite temperatures and wind chills below freezing, the 2019 Crossroads Conference (CRC) Track and Field Championships took place Saturday in Osceola. The Exeter-Milligan girls landed in third place in the team standings on April 27. The Timberwolves scored 88 points. Perennial powerhouse Giltner maintained its grip atop the girls’ team standings followed by Cross County. The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley girls were seventh (38) at the 13-team meet.
The BDS boys put 58.5 points on the board for a sixth-place team finish. The E-M boys were next with 41 points. Shelby-Rising City slipped past McCool Junction to win the boys’ team standings, 118.5-114. Osceola was next, followed by High Plains and East Butler.
Timberwolf Katherine White had the best showing at the CRC Championships from the local area. White struck gold in both hurdle events—16.26 seconds in the 100-meters and 50.37 seconds in the 300-meters. The E-M senior also placed first in the long jump with a leap of 16-feet, 11.5-inches in less than ideal weather conditions. White also took fourth in the 100-meter dash. Teammate Jaiden Papik won the 800-meter run (2:32.04) in Osceola and also took third in the 1,600-meter run (6:04.28). Papik also teamed up with Kate Jansky, Cammie Harrison and Cameran Jansky to win the 3,200-meter relay over Giltner (10:52.69). The E-M girls 1,600-meter relay squad of Papik, C. Jansky, K. Jansky and Maddie Luzum placed fourth in 4:46.53. BDS senior TaraLee Hudson was runner-up shot put (34-.05) and the discus (95-0).
Two Eagle boys were CRC champions on Saturday. BDS senior John Christensen bested a field of 31 to win the shot put with a heave of 48-feet. Teammate Jacob Schoenholz was third in the event with a toss of 43-4.5. Christensen was also fifth in the discus (134-3). BDS teammate Nolan Weber was fourth in the discus with a toss of 134-3. Timberwolf Spencer Pribyl was sixth in the 35-member discus field with a throw of 119-4. The E-M senior was also third in the 800-meter run (2:14.10). Timberwolf Peytan Brandt finished third in the 110 hurdles (17.18 seconds) on Saturday. Eagle Dalton Kleinschmidt took third in the long jump with a leap of 19-.0075.
Additional placings for the E-M and BDS girls on April 27 included: K. Jansky, 800-meter run, sixth; C. Jansky, 800-meter run, seventh; Harrison, 1,600-meter run, fourth; C. Jansky, 1,600-meter run, sixth; Harrison, 3,200-meter run, third; Shakira Sunday, BDS, 100-meter hurdles, eighth; Sunday, 300-meter hurdles, sixth; BDS 400-meter relay, fourth; E-M 400-meter relay squad of Kayla Geiger, K. Jansky, Emma Olsen and Luzum, eighth; BDS 1,600-meter relay, eighth; Mariah Sliva, BDS, high jump, seventh; Harrison, high jump, eighth; Sliva, pole vault, fourth; Macy Kamler, BDS, shot put, seventh; and Taylor Sliva, BDS, discus, sixth.
Also earning medals in Osceola for E-M and BDS in the boys’ ranks included: Casey Jindra, E-M, 100-meter dash, fifth; Mick, 100-meter dash, seventh; Mick, 200-meter dash, eighth; Logan Schroeder, BDS, 400-meter run, eighth; Clint Oldehoeft, E-M, 800-meter run, eighth; Dominic Quinones, BDS, 1,600-meter run, seventh; Oldehoeft, 1,600-meter run, eighth; Isaac Baysinger, BDS, 110-meter hurdles, eighth; Jackson Beethe, E-M, 300-meter hurdles, seventh; E-M 400-meter relay team of Jindra, Mitchell Manning, Pribyl and Beethe, fourth; BDS, 400-meter relay, fifth; E-M 1,600-meter relay squad of Pribyl, Beethe, Oldehoeft and Manning, sixth; Beethe, high jump, fourth; Cadden Carlson, BDS, pole vault, eighth; Jindra, long jump, fourth; Quinones, long jump, fifth; and Raleigh Shipley, BDS, triple jump, eighth.