Southeast track 9th, 10th at Bayard


BAYARD, Neb. – The Southeast High School track and field teams traveled to Bayard for the annual Bayard C-D Invite, and the Cyclones finished ninth, while the Lady Cyclones finished the day 10th in the final team standings.

As a team, Southeast picked up only two wins at the meet – one for the boys and one for the girls.

Sophomore Shelby Ekwall remains unbeaten in shot put this season with a personal record throw of 33 feet, 5 inches, beating teammate and freshman Harper Boche, who finished second, by two feet.

Boche paced a trio of discus throwers. Her toss of 87-2 was good for fourth place, while freshman Kodi Andersen was eighth at 80-2. Ekwall was ninth at 79-9.

Freshman Sasha Haines was the only other medalist in field events with a seventh-place finish in pole vault, clearing six feet.

Senior Emma Short was the lone medalist in the running events for the Lady Cyclones. Her time of 14.02 seconds was good for third in the 100-meter dash.

Meanwhile, the 4x100-meter relay team of Haines, Short, Tylar Stoddard and Hattie Waltmire missed scoring points with a ninth-place finish in 58.47 seconds.

As a team, the Lady Cyclones finished the day 10th with 27 points. Burns won the team title with 82.33 points, while Bayard was second with 78.33 points.

In boys’ division, junior Ryan Clapper was picked up two medals in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

Clapper won the 200-meter dash in 23.85 seconds and placed third in the 100-meter dash in 11.97 seconds.

In the 400-meter dash, senior Brant Fullmer was fourth in 54.8 seconds.

In the 4x100-meter relay, senior Reece Robertson, Clapper, Fullmer and sophomore Dawson Mullock finished fourth at 46.72 seconds.

In field events, the Cyclones only had two athletes place in three events.

Junior Grant Logsdon finished fourth in triple jump with a leap of 37 feet, beating out Robertson and Mullock, who finished seventh and ninth, respectively.

Logsdon also cleared a height of eight feet to place seventh in pole vault.

The Cyclones scored 28 points to finish ninth. Leyton, Neb. won the team title with 80 points, while Burns was second with 72.

Southeast heads to the Burns Invite on Friday. Field events are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

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