Panther Thinclads Start Year At Concordia

Fillmore Central was able to gets its track season started as it participated in the 2019 Bulldog Track & Field Challenge on Friday, March 15, inside the friendly confines of the Concordia University field house.  The Panther girls surrendered the team championship to Centennial.  FC landed in sixth place at the 11-team invite.  The Panther boys were a solid fourth in Seward with 53 points.  Lincoln Lutheran was first with 104, followed by Bergen, 79; and High Plains, 54.
FC got things started with a first and second-place finish in the 4 by 800-meter relays.  The Panther girls team of Jacki Schelkopf, Abby Nichols, Macy Scott and Jordan Broman took first in 11:21.19.  The FC boys were second in 9:23.12 behind Lincoln Lutheran.  Team members were Garrett Nichols, Isaiah Lauby, Dakota Nun and De Maciel.
Teneal Barbur placed fourth in the 3,200-meter run (14:05.86) and teammate Lauryn Monteforte was sixth.  Jake Stoner took third in the 60-meter dash in 7.46 seconds. Trenton Srajhans clipped the tape in 57.18 seconds to earn fifth in the 400-meter dash. Schelkopf placed second in the 1,600-meter run in 6:32.38.  G. Nichols also placed second in the 1,600-meter run in 5:11.34.
Maciel was runner-up in the 800-meter run for the Panther boys in a time of 2:13.58.  Stoner rolled to a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash (24.57).  
The Panther quartet of Broman, Scott, Sydney Hiatt and Nichols placed fourth in the 4 by 400-meter relay in 4:42.48.  
FC junior Erin Schmidt took gold in Seward in the shot put with a heave of 36-feet, 6-inches. Connor Asche put the shot 40-11 for sixth place on March 15.  Stoner struck gold in the long jump with a leap of 20-7.75.  Claire Kimbrough placed fifth in the girls long jump with a leap of 30-9.75.  Conner Nun cleared 10-1 to place fifth in the boys pole vault.

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