South girls win own meet; PC boys win at Smithville

Last Friday, Park Hill South’s track and field teams hosted an invitational of eight schools. South’s women’s track team placed first overall with a total of 231 points. Jordan Hammond got first overall in the 400 meters, with a time of 1-minute, 1.85-seconds. Janae Hammond placed first in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles, clocking in at 16.49 and 50.67. Morgan Keesee got first place in both shot put, 38-feet, 9-inches, and discus, 129- 9.  South’s men’s team took second overall with 189 points. Mitch Henderson got first in the 400 meters with a time of 50.96. CJ Whisnant placed first overall in the 800 meters, finishing at 2:02.72. Austin Miller captured first place in shot put with a throw of 50- 5. Tanner McClaran threw his way to first place in discus with a best of 132- 4. Platte County boys won the Smithville relays last week with 175 points. Kevin Schultz won the high jump and took second in the 800. Nolan Orf won the 3,200 and Jordan Branson won the long jump. Jacob Witt took second in the 300 hurdles; Nathan Straubel took second in the 1,600 and Aliek Reed took second in the high jump. The girls took sixth and were led by first place efforts by the 800 and 1,600 relays and Abby Goodman in the triple jump. Shelly Laures took second in the high jump. At PH South, Platte County boys took third and the girls, fourth. Highlights included Schultz, first place in the high jump; Branson, first in the long jump; Laures, first in the high jump and a big effort from Trista Tharp, who set a personal best with a fourth-place throw of 32-feet, 11-inches in the girls’ shot put. “It’s not quite time to peak but we are headed in the right direction,” Platte County coach Gabe Middleton said. Platte County’s Invitational meet was rescheduled from Tuesday and will be held today (April 30.) • NORTH PLATTE’S Regan Nash was not at 100 percent, but still won the 100 and 200 meter runs at the Cameron Invitational last week. “Regan has not been performing as much recently because of a nagging injury; however, she went out and performed at a very high level against some great competition,” North Platte coach Derek Colburn said.