Racking up the points to earn the runner-up plaque at Saturday’s junior high Nebraska Championship Meet in Gothenburg were members of Chase County’s girls’ team, from left, Jordan Jablonski, Giselle Acuna, Lucy Spady, Correy Koellner, Jerzee Milner, Bryn McNair and Chloe Dillan. (Courtesy photo)

Junior high girls’ track team places second at championship

    Chase County’s junior high girls’ team placed second overall to McCook at the Nebraska Championship junior high meet last Saturday in Gothenburg.
    The first championship meet was held on May 13, 2010.
    The founders wanted junior high athletes to have the opportunity to compete at a high level, statewide, all-class meet.
    To receive an invitation to this meet, athletes had to be in the top 24 of their event, seventh and eighth grade combined.
    For relays, it was the top 16 who earned invites.
    Five Chase County girls competed individually, as well as the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.
    Correy Koellner won both the shot put and discus with marks of 37’21.5” and 106’8”. She also competed in long jump.
    Jerzee Milner placed third in 100 meter hurdles (16.80) and sixth in the 200 meter hurdles (31.81).
    Giselle Acuna placed 8th in the 200 meter hurdles (32.06).
    The girls’ 4x400 relay ran their best time of the season and placed fourth with a time of 4:22.04. Runners included Chloe Dillan, Bryn McNair, Lucy Spady and Jordan Jablonski.
    The girls’ 4x100 relay also ran their best time of the season at 54.63 seconds, but didn’t place for scoring. Runners included Jerzee Milner, Correy Koellner, Lucy Spady and Chloe Dillan who finished 11th overall.
    Chloe Dillan also competed in the 100 and 200 meter with prelim times of 14.35 and 28.61, while Jordan Jablonski competed in pole vault where she went 8’0” for 12th place.
Two boys at meet
    Chase County had two boys compete at Saturday’s meet.
    Dawson Mollendor and Ryan Bernhardt performed well at the meet in the boys’ division.
    Mollendor competed in the 100 meter (12.64) and high jump. Bernhardt competed in long jump (17 feet). They did not make finals in their events.

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