Pawnee City Girls Track Team Dominates Pioneer Conference Indoor Meet
By Sabre Menninga, Sophomore
The Pawnee City Track Team starts their season with the annual Pioneer Conference Indoor Meet at Doane College on March 24, 2015. The Lady Indians track team placed 1st and the boys placed 3rd.
Indians started the morning with field events. Competing for the Indians this year in pole vault is Cory Kettelhake, Alex Gyhra, Olivia Farwell, and Megan Wenzl. Cory Kettelhake placed 5th and Olivia Farwell placed 1st. Competing in the shot put were Clayton Branek, Trent Grizzle, Jenna Habegger, and Katelynn Klepper. Clayton Branek placed 1st, Jenna Habegger placed 1st, and Katelynn Klepper placed 5th. Competing in the triple jump were Joel Cabrera, Olivia Farwell, and Hannah Meyer.
Competing in the long jump were Taylor Voight, Noah Brown, Mariah Willey and Hannah Meyer. Mariah Willey placed 1st and broke the school record with a jump of 17 ft. 7.75 in. Hannah Meyer placed 4th. Competing in the high jump were Cory Kettelhake, Mariah Willey, and Olivia Farwell. Cory Kettelhake placed 2nd and Mariah Willey placed 1st.
This year the track team has a strong group of runners. The running events started with the 4x800m. On the girls relay team was Sabre Menninga, Lydia Gyhra, Ann Cline, and Synthea Snyder. This team placed 2nd. On the boys relay team was Alex Menninga, Andrew Davis, Tyler Gyhra, and Cory Kettelhake. This team placed 2nd also. Competing in the 60m hurdles was Mariah Willey, who placed 1st. Competing in the 60m dash was Noah Brown, Taylor Voight, Mariah Willey, and Aeden Gyhra. Noah Brown placed 6th, Mariah Willey placed 1st, and Aeden Gyhra placed 6th. Competing in the 400m dash was Sabre Menninga and Natalie Blecha. Sabre Menninga placed 6th. Competing in the 3200m run was Alex Menninga, Alex Gyhra, and Miranda Branek. Alex Menninga placed 1st, Alex Gyhra placed 6th, and Miranda Branek placed 2nd. Competing in the 800m run was Tyler Gyhra, Nate Jacobs, Grace Parks, and Synthea Snyder. Nate Jacobs placed 5th and Synthea Snyder placed 6th. Competing in the 200m dash was Noah Brown, Lydia Gyhra, and Aeden Gyhra. Lydia Gyhra placed 3rd and Aeden Gyhra placed 4th. Competing in the 1600m run is Alex Menninga, Kenneth Klepper, Ann Cline, and Miranda Branek. Alex Menninga placed 1st, Kenneth Klepper placed 5th and Ann Cline placed 5th. The last event of the meet was the 4x400m relay. On the girls relay team is Sabre Menninga, Aeden Gyhra, Lydia Gyhra, and Synthea Snyder. This team placed 2nd. On the boys relay team was Cory Kettelhake, Andrew Davis, Tyler Gyhra, and Taylor Voight. This team placed 4th.
The Pawnee City track team is off to a good start. Coach Strong stated, “That the effort and communications on both boys and girls track team has lead to success and I look forward to a great track season.”