Frontier County was well represented last week at the State track meet in Omaha with all three schools, Eustis-Farnam, Maywood and Medicine Valley had athletes who qualified to compete.
Justine Stone, Breanna Phillips and Tess Whitman competed from Maywood. Stone metaled in both her events with a fourth place finish in the 1600 meter run and an eighth place finish in the 3200 meter run. Stone set a new school record of 5:37.68 in the 1600 bettering the old record by almost four seconds which she had set in 2011. Phillips placed twelfth in the 3200 meter with a time of 13:08.47 and 16th in the 1600 meter run with a time of 6:08.55 respectively. Whitman placed 13th in the discus with a throw of 99’ 8” and 19th in the shot put with a throw of 33’ 11.5”.
Eustis- Farnam was represented by Jordan Wetovick and Jessica Deterding. Coach Caleb Wall had this to say about their efforts at state track, “I was pleased with our two state qualifiers. Jordan had an unfortunate round in the 110 hurdles Friday in the preliminaries. The senior got too close to a hurdle and ended up falling. I know he was disappointed but he was able to turn things around in his second race, the 300 hurdles. Jordan ran a solid race and was able to win the heat with a 41.9. On Saturday, Jordan was able to finish strong at the line to secure a 5th place finish I was excited for him to come away from state with a medal He has been a hard worker on our team and will be sorely missed. Jessica’s 800 was the first event of the day on Saturday. We knew going into it that the pack running and the pace was going to be a different experience for this freshman. She was pretty nervous for the environment and the aura of it all but performed well. Her time of 2:29.83 is her fastest of the year by another three seconds. I get the feeling watching this kid grow and learn that she is going to be a fantastic runner and certainly one to keep an eye on for the next three years of EF track and field.”
Medicine Valley had three who competed which were Cody Aspenleiter, Lucas Gleisberg and Taylor Sandoe. Sandoe finished in twelth place in the discus with a throw of 102’3.0”. In the shot put, Sandoe threw 34’ 8.5” to finish in fifteenth. Gleisberg, competing for the last time for the Raiders had a time of 16.46 in the 110 hurdles but did not qualify for the finals. Sophomore Aspenleiter competed in the long jump and jumped 18’ 1.5”.