Marker and Molzahn pre-qualify for state meet

Barb Rapp/for the lusk herald Lusk’s Dylan Molzahn pre-qualified for the state track meet at Thursday’s Wheatland meet with a throw of 46 feet, 2 inches.

WHEATLAND – The Niobrara County High School track and field team made their first of two trips to Wheatland on Friday. 

Jasper Caldera continued to lead the way for the Tigers, winning the discus with a throw of 140 feet, 6 inches and placing second in the shot put with a personal best throw of 46-7 1/2.

Fellow thrower Dylan Molzahn was right on the heels of Caldera placing fifth in the discus, going almost 112 feet and was third in the shot put 46-2. His shot put mark pre-qualifies him for state. This dual of throwers is currently at the top of the 2A throwing charts.

High jumper Renae Marker continued to place towards the top of her event earning silver by clearing 4-10 and prequalifying for state.

Freshman sprinter Mel Zumbrunnen had another great day. She placed third in the 200-meter dash in 28.74 seconds and fourth in the 100-meter dash in 13.71 seconds.

Lady Tiger thrower Anna Richardson continues to shine, placing fifth in the shot put with a personal best throw of 31-9 and third in the discus with 89-7.

Senior Aric Eaton found his groove in the pole vault going 10-10 in the pole vault for eighth place. Eaton, along with Cody Taylor, Collin Taylor and Mason Wells, finished eighth in the 4x100-meter relay. The 4x400-meter relay team of Taylor, Taylor, David West and Caleb Miller also placed eighth.

The Tigers travel back to Wheatland on Saturday for the Wheatland Invite.

Boysí results:

100-meter dash – Collin Taylor 13.38; Cody Taylor 13.53; Mason Wells 13.82; Stanton Ricketts 13.99

200-meter dash – Caleb Miller 27.55; Col. Taylor 27.72; Aric Eaton 28.35; David West 28.48; Wells 28.72; Ricketts 29.31; Sean Steemke 30.83

400-meter dash – West 61.92

800-meter run – Gabe Matthews 2:54; Steemke 2:55.73; 

1,600-meter run – Matthews 6:05.60

4x100 relay – 8. Eaton, Taylor, Taylor, Wells 51.13

4x400 relay – 8. Taylor, Taylor, West, Miller 4:11.37

Shot put – 2. Jasper Caldera 46-7.5; 3. Dylan Molzahn 46-2;  Kort Bannan 21-1

Discus – 1. Caldera 140’ 6”; 5. Molzahn 111’ 9”; Bannan 56’ 2”

Pole vault – 8. Eaton 10’ 10”

High jump – West NH; Wells NH

Long jump – Ricketts 14’ 10.25”; Miller NM

Triple jump – Eaton 34’ 4”; Miller 31’ 6”; Ricketts 30’ 5.5”; Matthews 26’ 10.25”

Girlsí results:

100-meter dash – 4. Mel Zumbrunnen 13.71; Jaden Stauffer 15.62

200-meter dash – 3. Zumbrunnen 28.74; Stauffer 33.43; Renae Marker 34.52; Serenity Reynolds 35.96

400-meter dash – Marker 79.55; Reynolds FS

Shot put – 5. Anna Richardson 31’ 9”; Courtney Rowley 24’ 11”; Larkin Williams 22’ 6”

Discus – 3. Richardson 89’ 7”; Williams 53’ 5”; Rowley 51’ 11”

High jump – 2. Marker 4’ 10”; Stauffer 4’ 4”; Zumbrunnen 4’ 4”

Long jump – Zumbrunnen 13’ 7”; Marker 12’ 8”; Reynolds NM

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