The O’Neill Boy’s Team competed at the Broken Bow Invitational Track Meet. The team placed fourth with 55 points. Winning the meet was Scottsbluff, McCook runner-up and Holdrege placing third. Other teams in the meet were Kearney Catholic, Alliance, Cozad, Broken Bow, Ord and Gothenburg.
Paving the way for the Eagles were three seniors. Alex Thramer won the 110 high hurdles and 300 intermediate hurdles. Thramer also placed third in the long jump. Wyatt Liewer placed third in the 110 high hurdles and intermediates and fourth in the high jump. Nathaniel Jennings placed second in the 800 meter run.
Two relays earned points for the team. The 4 x 400 ran their season best of 3:40.48 with Nathaniel Jennings, Michael Poese, Tyler Beeks and Alex Thramer. The 4 x 800 relay earned sixth place. Relay members for the 3200-meter relay were Cauy Shaw, Oscar Lopez, Mason Walsh and Keegan Moore.
Freshman Christopher Jennings threw his best with 113' 8” in the discus. Vicente Medina threw his personal best in the shot put, 39’ 1”.
We had a lot of good things happen at Broken Bow. Cauy Shaw and Oscar Lopez improved their 800 splits in the 4 x 800 by eight seconds. We also had Herrera jump over eighteen feet in the long jump. Kolby Dean in the vault cleared twelve feet and had a good look at 12’ 6”. That is what's great about track, improvement in every event can be seen every week,” said Coach Hilker.
This week the Eagles will host the 58th Annual O’Neill Invitational. Field and running events will start at 10 a.m.