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O'Neill's Keaton Wattier winning the 60 High Hurdles. Photo by Mike Peterson

The O'Neill Boy's Track Team competed in two meets last week. Tuesday the team went to the Dan Lennon Class B Invitational. Over a thousand athletes competed in the meet. Seniors Keaton Wattier and Joseph Engelbart medaled. Keaton won the 60-meter-high hurdles and Joseph Engelbart placed second in the shot put. 

The whole team then went to the Ainsworth relays. Nine teams competed in the invitational. The boys' team was only three points away from winning the title but earned the runner-up trophy with ninety-two points.

The Eagle boys scored most of their points in the field events. O'Neill won the long jump relay with Tyler Diediker jumping 20' 5”, Drew Morrow 18' 9.75” and Landon Classen 18' 8.75”. The high jump relay was won by the Eagles. Sean Coventry went 6'1”. Brady Sidak 5'8”, and Tyler Diediker 5' 2”. The O'Neill boys also won the triple jump relay with Landon Classen going 40' 3.5”, Drew Morrow 38' 6”, and Tyler Diediker 38'. The Eagle boys shot put relay placed second with Joseph Engelbart going 45', Colton Osborne 35' 5” and Bodie Latzel 32' 5”. The boys' pole vault tied for first with the efforts of Kyler Dean and William Grosch going 10'6', and 8' by Peyton Yates. The boys discus also placed fourth overall.

In the running relay events, the distance medley (Brady Thompson, Brady Sidak, Landon Classen, and Trey Alder) placed fourth. The high hurdle and intermediate hurdle relay placed first (Drew Morrow, Pryor Mathews, and Keaton Wattier). The 4 x 200 meters placed fourth (Keaton Wattier, Pryor Mathews, Fabian Acevedo, and Michael McCallister). The 4 x 100 placed fifth (Keaton Wattier, Sean Coventry, Michael McCallister, and Tyler Diediker). The boys 4 x 800 placed runner-up (Landon Classen, Brady Thompson, Brady Sidak, and Ty Rainforth). The sprint Medley placed 5th (Kyler Dean, Fabian Acevedo, William Grosch, and Trevor Alder). 

“Overall, we competed well. We have a full week to practice until we run at Battle Creek on April 5th, and Broken Bow on April 8th. We will see a lot of improvement every week,” said Coach Hilker.

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