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Schultze Four Gold Medals: Boys Runner-up: Girls Eighth


            On a cold and windy day senior Graysen Schultze and his Tiger teammates had a good day.  Graysen started his four gold medal day by winning the triple jump with a personal best mark of 40-3.  In his other individual event the 1600 meters he and teammate Johnson Chishiba settled in behind Norfolk Catholic’s Ben Hammond and Wausa’s Addison Smith. 

            On the final lap the leaders had about 10 meters on the two Tigers but they started closing the gap on the final turn.  Half way down the straightaway Graysen moved out to lane three and passed the leaders at the same time Johnson split the two and passed Hammond. Graysen’s winning time was 5:09.5 and Johnson’s third place time was 5:10.5.

            Graysen’s other two first place finishes were on the 3200-relay and the final event of the day, the 1600-relay. In the 3200-relay Johnson got the team off to a solid start taking the lead and extending it till he handed off to Ryan Schmit who also extended the lead over Norfolk Catholic.  Karter Johnson was next and also lengthened the advantage till he handed off to Graysen who finished off the race with a nice anchor leg. Winning time was 9:28.9.In the 1600-relay basically the same story but with a few different Tigers.  This time Bodie True took the lead early, then Johnson and Graysen both stretched it out and Connor Gutz left no doubt beating Norfolk Catholic be five seconds.  Winning time was 3:49.1.

            Johnson Chishiba was also a gold medal winner in the 800 meters with a winning time of 2:15.5.  Ryan Schmit was fourth in race in 2:24.9.  Kaden Polt was runner-up in the 110 high hurdles in 18.0 and was third in the 300 hurdles.  Freshmen Spencer Hille and Owen Seversen also placed in the 300 hurdles in fourth and fifth places respectively in times were 49.8 and 53.1. 

            Bodie True was runner-up in the 200 meters in 24.7 with Zach Huwaldt fifth in 25.4 and Brenden Gillespie sixth in 25.5. Zach and Bodie and Brenden were all part of the second place 400-relay. Connor Gutz was the anchorman for the team that was clocked at 48.6. Zach Huwaldt was also second in the shot put with his best ever mark of 42-8.

            Connor Gutz was also fourth in the 400 meters in a time of 57.4 as well as fourth in the 100 meters in 11.7.  Brenden Gillespie was fifth in 12.3 and Huwaldt also made the final, but did not place.

            Bradee Gubbels took third in the triple jump with a nice leap of 38-0 and Spencer Hille took third in the high jump at 5-6.  Spencer also placed sixth in the long jump with a leap of 16-10.

            For the girl’s,  Cali Gutz was the top medal winner with a second place finish in the 1600 meters in a time of 6:20.4.  Cali was joined by Riley Wagner, Erica Heiman, and Grace Gansebom to finish in third place in the 1600-relay. Their time was 4:54.9.

            Grace Gansebom also collected a fourth place medal in the 100 meters and the 200 meters with a time of 14.3 and 29.7 respectively.  Riley Wagner earned fourth place in the 800 meters in 3:03.1.   The 3200-relay team also placed fourth in a time of 12:45.9.  Team members were Cali Gutz, Kiera Moes, Elisa Herrera, and Lexi Beacom.

            Erica Heiman finished in fifth place in the 300 hurdles in 60.4. She also places sixth in the 100 hurdles in a time of 20.7.  Kiera Moes just missed placing as she was seventh. Grace Gansebom placed sixth in the long jump with a mark of 14-0.

            “I thought we ran pretty well considering the strong wind and cool temperatures” noted Coach Joe Ortmeier. “I was pleased we were as close to Norfolk Catholic, a traditional class C powerhouse as we were: 195 – 128.”

Girls Scores                                                      Boys Scores

174     Norfolk Catholic

195     Norfolk Catholic

  92     Wausa 

128     Osmond

  56     Plainview

  65     Wausa

  50     Lutheran High NE

  42     CWC

  41     Stuart

  30     Plainview

  39     Creighton

  25     Stuart

  38     CWC

  24     Creighton

  34     Osmond

    6     Lutheran High NE    

    1     Santee

    6     Santee