The O’Neill Boy’s Track Team competed in the Concordia Class B Invite last Thursday, March 11 against seventeen other Class B schools. As a team the boy’s placed fifth overall.
Senior throwers Christopher Jennings and Mathew Pardun opened their season by placing the shot put. Jennings threw 43’ 4” earning fifth, and Pardun 42’ 8” placing sixth. Jennings placed third in the discus with an effort of 149’ 10”. Pardun threw 107’ 4”.
Junior Keaton Wattier placed second in the 60 meter high hurdles.
The 4 x 800, placed fourth with a time of 9:14. Running in the relay was senior Keegan Moore, juniors Brady Thompson and Ty Rainforth, and sophomore Landon Classen. Thompson placed third overall in the open 800 with a time of 2:15.
Sean Coventry placed fourth in the high jump with an effort of 5’ 8”. Kyler Dean placed fifth overall in the pole vault with a personal best of 10’ 6”.
In the long jump Tyler Diediker jumped his career best of 18’ 11 ½”. Sean Coventry and Jakeb Larson also competed in the long jump.
Three athletes ran the 60-meter dash. They were Sean Coventry 7.86, Tyler Diediker 7.87, and Jakeb Larson 8.04.
It’s nice to see that our season has started. The athletes that went did a nice job. Our real season starts next Friday, the whole team competing,” said Coach Cole Hilker.
Next Friday, March 26th, the O’Neill Eagles will be going to the Ainsworth Relays. Field events start at 2 p.m. and running events at 4 p.m.