Kaley Hauxwell leads the pack at this point in the 3200 meter run, and ended up with the silver medal, improving her time by 23 seconds for a personal best. Teammates, behind her, from left, include Madison Brown, Brooklyn Christensen and Kayla Schilke. (Johnson Publications photo)
Chase County has a new 3200 meter relay record on the girls’ side after this team’s performance at last week’s Chase County home meet. The team, from left, Mallie McNair, Taylin McNair, Kadyn Milner and Destiny Reinke, set both meet and school records with their first place time of 9:45.36. (Johnson Publications photo)
More records fall as Lady Longhorns win big at home
With four meet and one school record broken by the Lady Longhorn track team last week at their home meet, it’s no surprise Chase County took the team title.
But meet championships don’t mean as much to Coach Troy Hauxwell as the 31 personal or season’s best times and marks recorded by his team at the April 18 meet.
Hauxwell said to have that much improvement at one meet is very unusual.
Being a coach 19 years, Hauxwell said a team might see a handful, maybe five or six, of PR’s or season’s bests at a single meet.
“But 31? It’s amazing,” he said.
New meet records were set by Katelyn Wheeler in the high jump, along with all three relays (100, 400 and 3200 meter).
In addition, Chase County’s 3200 meter relay team of Mallie McNair, Taylin McNair, Kadyn Milner and Destiny Reinke also set a new school record by just hundredths of a second.
Their winning time last week of 9:45.36 beat the 2016 district meet time of 9:45.39 for a new school record. It also eclipsed the meet record, also set last year by the CCS team of T. McNair, Taylor Williams, Milner and Reinke, of 9:57.90.
Wheeler’s gold in the high jump last week at 5’6” broke the 5’5” meet record she also set last year. Her 5’6” jump matched her personal best set as a sophomore.
After taking three attempts to clear 5’2”, Wheeler made her first tries at 5’4” and 5’5 1/2”. She cleared 5’6” on her second try.
In an attempt to tie the school record, she had three good attempts at 5’7” but wasn’t successful.
Chase County’s 400 meter relay won the home meet with a time of 50.31. The team of Taylin McNair, Taylor Williams, Katelyn Wheeler and Adelaide Maxwell broke the 2016 meet record of 51.32 held by the same team of four.
Chase County’s 1600 meter relay team (M. McNair, T. McNair,
Williams and Milner) set another meet record last week with a 4:12.72 finish. That shattered the previous meet record from last year of 4:15.56 set by teh CCS team of T. McNair, Milner, Williams and Reinke.
The personal and season’s bests the coach referred to earlier were factors in much of Chase County’s other scoring at the home meet.
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