Beloit boys and girls win Redman Relays / Lady Trojan Johnson breaks two school records

BELOIT – The Beloit Trojan track teams traveled to Smith Center for the Redman Relays on Tuesday, April 10.  Participating at the meet were schools from Beloit, Norton, Phillipsburg, Republic County, Pike Valley, Marysville, Thayer Central (Hebron, NE), Thunder Ridge, St. Johns, Smith Center, Tipton, Southern Cloud and Hill City. 

The Trojan boys brought home a total of 29 medals (6 gold, 12 silver, 11 bronze) and won the meet with 124 points.  Smith Center was second with 119 points and Thayer Central was third with 72 points. 

The gold medal winners for Beloit were Vincent Palen in the 110m high hurdles in 16.25, Blaine Burks in the discus with a throw of 142’6”, and the 4X100m weight relay team of Jack Bowers, Colin Chandler, Bryce Mason, and Devin Princ in 49.9, 

The silver medal winners were Zach Meier in the 110m high hurdles in 16.91, Camden Harris in the pole vault at 12’6”, Colin Chandler in the shot put at 48’3” and discus at 123’4”, the 4X400m relay team of Zach Meier, Paxton Harris, Hudson Gray, and Blaine Burks in 3:37.37, and the Freshman 4X400m relay team of Kaiden Hardin, Hunter Prochaska, Jacob Porter, and Traeton Lawson in 4:33.01, 

The bronze medal winners were Jace Walker in the 100m dash in 11.65, Blaine Burks in the 800m run in 2:08.59, Blayne Harris in the triple jump at 39’4”, the 4X100m relay team of Tate Ahlvers, Paxton Harris, Zach Meier, and Jace Walker in 45.95, and the Freshman 4X100m relay team of Kaiden Hardin, Hunter Prochaska, Jacob Porter, and Traeton Lawson in 52.67.

The Lady Trojans won a total of 23 medals (9 gold, 8 silver, 6 bronze) and placed first scoring 120.75 points.  Norton was second with 118 points and Phillipsburg was third with 86 points.

The gold medal winners for Beloit were Sydney Johnson in the discus with a new school record throw of 150’0” and a new school record in the shot put with a toss of 44’10”, Hayley Burks in the 1600m run in 5:51.28, Hannah Burks in the 3200m run in 12:34.5, Sydney Barrett in the javelin at 117’9” and the Freshman 4X400m relay team of Halle Budke, Hannah Schroeder, Amanda Noller and Reagan Eilert in 5:00.64.

The silver medal winners were the 4X800m relay team of Hayley Burks, Kalista Hubert, Khylie Mihm, and Hannah Burks in 10:44.9, and the Freshman 4X100m relay team of Haley Hilt, Reagan Eilert, Amanda Noller, and Hannah Schroeder in 1:02.48.

The bronze medal winners were Hannah Burks in the 800m run in 2:37.41, Sydney Barrett in the shot put at 34’3.5”, and the 4X100m weight relay of Porsche Cooper, Sage Prochaska, Sydney Johnson, and Sydney Barrett in 1:01.69.

“The teams performed very well in the field and on the track," Coach Isbell said.  "There were several athletes that achieved personal records and they all continue to improve every day. We are still working on getting athletes healthy, both from injuries and sickness.  We will continue to shuffle around the events that some of the kids are in and try to find the best fit moving forward”.

The next action for the Trojans will be the Belleville Lions Club Invitational on Tuesday, April 17.  Field events and the 3200m run begin at 11:00 AM and the running preliminaries start at noon.

Boys final team standings:

1.  Beloit 124; 2.  Smith Center 119; 3.  Republic Co. 85.5; 4. Thayer Central 72; 5.  Beloit-St. John’s 63; 6. Marysville; 7.  Phillipsburg 35.5; 8.  Norton 28.5; 9.  Hill City 17; 10.  Pike Valley 9; 11.  Tipton 8.5; 12.  Southern Cloud 7; 13.  Thunder Ridge 1

Girls final team standings:

1.  Beloit 120.75; 2.  Norton 118; 3. Phillipsburg 86; 4. Thayer Central 75; 5. Marysville 74; 6. Smith Center 41; 7.  Republic Co. 32.75; 8. Thunder Ridge 32; 9.  Beloit-St. John’s 25; 10.  Hill City 11; 11. Tipton 8.75; 12. Southern Cloud 6; 13.  Pike Valley 5.75

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