HASTINGS — Just another day, another team title and business as usual for the Fillmore Central girls track team.
The FC girls rolled up 134 points to 106 for the Minden Whippets on Friday at the Dale Feekin Memorial Track Meet held at Adams Central to win their third meet of the year.
The boys side of the meet was won by the host Adams Central Patriots as they scored 145 points, Minden was a ways back in second with 106 and third went to Superior with 87. The Panther boys were in the upper half of the standings in fourth place with 76 points.
The FC girls won eight of the 17 events with junior Audrey Malone and Lindsey Maloley winning four events, two coming in the relays. Malone won the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.85 and the long jump with an effort of 17-2.
In the 200, Maloley ran a season best 26.64 and she also captured the 400 with a clocking of 1:01.08.
Other solid individual performances were turned in by Christa Scott as she won the 800 with a time of 2:36.41, took third in the long jump with a 16-3 ½ and was also on both winning relays.
In the 300 hurdles Rachel Workentine competed for the first time this year and won the race with a time of 49.23.
“Rachel is coming on stronger each week with solid performances in the 4x800 and the 4X400,” commented FC head girls track coach Nancy Kindig-Malone. She ran the 300 for the first time this year and posted the fastest time in the SNC to date.”
In the pole vault, senior Macy Jones was second with a 9-6 and fourth in the 200 with a 27.80. Workentine was third in the 100 hurdles with a 17.53 and Jones added a third in the 100 with a time of 13.12.
In the distance races, Rachel Hoarty and Megan Poppert were second and fourth in the 1600 with times of 6:11.60 and 6:21.55, respectively. The FC girls also scored points in the throws as Lauren Hopken was fourth in the shot put, 33-5 ½, and fifth in the discus with a 94-4. The 4X100 relay team of Scott, Jones, Malone and Maloley ran a 51.71 for first and the 4x400 team of Scott, Malone, Maloley and Workentine was also a winner turning in a time of 4:21.41.
The 3200 relay team was third with a 11:22.27.
“Macy (Jones) is continuing to work for higher heights in her signature event of the pole vault,” said Kindig-Malone. “She is working in a new pole so it’s been an adjustment period. Lindsey (Maloley) is one of the strongest and toughest runners Fillmore Central has ever had. She is heading to the University of Nebraska at Kearney on a track scholarship. It was an extremely windy day, but grateful we could run. The weather has hampered so many track programs this year.”
The boys team did not win any events, but showed good balance through both the track and field events. In the individual events, second place was the top finish as Riley Chapman cleared 5-8 in the high jump and Jarrod Hinrichs was second in the discus with a 131-08.
Third places went to Xavier Bridges in the 100 with an 11.60 and the long jump with a 20-1, Leyton Hopken in the 3200 with an 11:19.15 and Trevor Adams in the discus with a 125-02.
The rest of the scoring was rounded out by Nate Rasmussen (24.84) and Kinser Gergen (25.05) with a fifth and sixth in the 200, Ethan DeLong fourth in the 400 (57.00), Juan Rodriguez in the 800 (2:22.22), Cal Malone fourth in the 110 meter hurdles (19.16), Lance Donovan was sixth in the high jump (5-4), Rasmussen sixth in the long jump (18-11 ¼) and Zach Ekeler fifth in the shot put with a 44-8 ½.
The relay teams finished second at 47.45 in the 4x100 (Bridges, Gergen, Rasmussen, Donovan) ran a 47.45, the 3200 relay (Donovan, Rodriguez, Hopken and Matt Hogue) was third with a 9:26.42 and the 4 x 400 was fourth.