MORRILL — The Crawford girls and Hemingford boys won titles Saturday in the Panhandle Conference Track and Field Meet.
The Hemingford boys track and field team piled up 184 points to run away with the team title.
The Bobcats crowned two individual champions in the meet when Ethan Skinner placed first in the 400 meters with a time of 54.06, edging out teammate Brady Turek, who finished second with a time of 55.28. Hemingford’s Cody Laursen finished on top in the 300 intermediate hurdles with a time of 46.7. The Bobcats took the top three places in the event with Moses Ash (47.5) finishing second and Cash Weber (48.10) finishing third. Hemingford also took home top honors in the 4x800 relay with a time of 10:49.93 and the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:52.0.
Morrill’s Taylor Lackey was a three-event champion for the Lions, winning the 100 meters with a time of 11.7, the 200 with a time of 24.26, and the long jump with a leap of 20-0 to lead Morrill to a second place finish with 84 points. In addition, Eric Cantu finished in first place in the shot put with a throw of 41-01, while the Lions’ 4x100 relay team took top honors with a time of 46.30.
Jordan Encinia led Hay Springs to a third-place finish with 77 points after placing first in the 1,600 in a time of 5:28 and the 3,200 with a time of 11:47.0. Joey Johnson also helped the Hawks fare well in the meet with a first-place finish in the triple jump with a jump of 37-09 ¾.
Sioux County, which ended the day in fourth place with a score of 45, was led by Nick Skavdahl, who won the 800 in a time of 2:10.72.
In the girls’ meet, Crawford’s Megan Guest captured two individual firsts.
The Crawford girls won the team title with 124 points, with Hay Springs coming in second with 114, Hemingford in third at 98.
Guest won the 400 meters in 1:04.07 and also the 800 meters in 2:37.00. The Crawford 4x800 relay and 4x400 relay teams also captured first-place medals. The 4x800 team ran a 11:25.34, while the 4x400 team won with a time of 4:32.0.
Crawford also got a first from Bryttnee Lemmon, who won the 200 meters in 28.8 seconds.
Hemingford’s Kelsy Wood continued her dominating season, capturing four individual titles. The Chadron State recruit won the long jump with a jump of 16-10 1/2, the 100 meters in 13.12 eeconds, the 100 hurdles in 16 seconds, and the 300 hurdles in 47.63.
Hemingford’s Kaelia Nelson also was a double winner, capturing the 3,200 meters (14:03.84) and the 1,600 meters (6:29.00). Hemingford’s Kaitlyn Jespersen also brought home a conference title, winning the triple jump with a leap of 32-7.
Hay Springs’ Christian Bila and Morrill’s Morgan Nortness each won weight events. Nortness captured the shot put with a heave of 36-6, while finishing second in the discus with a toss of 100-5. Bila won the discus with a toss of 101-8, and finished second in the shot put with a heave of 32-5.
Hay Springs won the 4x100 with a time of 57 seconds.
Crawford also had three second-place finishes to help them to the title. Rylee Hanks took second in both hurdles, running a 16.99 in the 100 hurdles, and a 49.2 in the 300 hurdles. The Rams’ Lacie Lietka also took second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:39.0.
Complete results will be published in the Star-Herald next week.