The First Track Meet of the Year

How the team did and who shined at Concordia

Bob Killgore

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The track team walked onto the indoor track at Concordia University with determination and strength. This was the first chance, the Concordia Indoor Invite, to prove to other track teams that Skutt Catholic is a force to be reckoned with. The coaches were expecting the runners to do well and looked forward to this day.

The first events began at 4:00 in the afternoon: long jump, the girls 4×8 relay and the boy’s long jump. In boys long jump, Remi Smith and Joe Heglin jumped a whopping total of 17 feet and 11 inches. In the girls 4×8, the SkyHawks finished 4th behind David City, Wahoo, and Aurora with a time of 11:26.14. That event was then followed by the boys 4×8. The boys ended up finishing 2nd behind David City.

After that, it was time for the long-awaited girls two-mile run. Kelli Zavadil shined for Skutt as she came in with a second place title.

As for the boys two-mile, senior Jacob Baumert came in 1st, running an almost ridiculous 10:14. Trevor Camenzind came in 6th, and Thomas Baumert ended 8th. What made this race especially crazy was that there were 20 people running. The boys and girls in the two mile run performed extremely well and hope it continues through the season.

Sadly, no Skutt Catholic runner made the girls 60-meter hurdle dash final. In the boys 60 meter hurdle dash, however, Ryan Harrel and Joe Heglin did. Joe finished 7th and Ryan, 8th.

In the boys mile, Jacob Baumert captured first place with a 4:50 time; Jacob won both the two mile and mile run. In the girls mile, Skutt Catholic didn’t do quite as well, but the best placer was Kelli Zavadil at 6th with 17 other people.

In the boys 800, Thomas Baumert came in 7th place and Ross Kathol came in 8th out of 15. They both ran a 2:27. Trevor Camenzind finished 4th and ran a 2:14.

In the girls 800, Hannah Weeder ran well and finished 4th.

In the girls 4×4, they finished 5th with a time of 4:48.35. In the boys 4×4, they finished 4th at 3:58.

Overall, the girls team scored 31 points and came in fifth. The boys team scored 35 and came in eighth. This was not Skutt Catholic’s best performance ever at a meet, but it was a step in the right direction for sure. It was the first meet of the season and there is a lot of time for the team to improve. Individuals will have the opportunity to get a lot better as the season continues, and who knows, maybe this could be the year the distance team puts up Skutt Catholic points at State.

Bob Killgore - Sports Editor

Bob joined The Flightline in January of 2016. His interests include cross country and track. He enjoys watching MLB baseball and his favorite baseball team is the Arizona Diamondbacks. You can email him at [email protected]