Southeast track teams open season at Mitchell


MITCHELL, Neb. – After weather forced its originally scheduled meet to be cancelled, the Southeast High School track and field teams finally opened the season Thursday at the Mitchell Invite.

The Cyclone boys finished 14th, while Sidney, Neb., won the meet with 106.33 points. Gering, Neb. was second with 105, and Mitchell was third with 84.

Meanwhile, the Lady Cyclones placed ninth with 20 points. Ogallala, Neb. dominated the team title with 103 points, while Pine Bluffs was second with 58. Chadron, Neb., was third with 53.

Freshman Jordan Stoddard and the girls’ 4x400-meter relay team picked up Southeast’s only wins of the day.

Stoddard topped the field in the 100-meter dash in 12.89 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 26.54 seconds. She was also a part of the 4x400-meter relay team which won in 4 minutes, 18.85 seconds. Ellie Schmitt, Marjie Schmitt and Kelci Lovercheck also ran legs in the relay.

Stoddard was also second in high jump, clearing a height of 5 feet, 2 inches.

In discus, seniors Candee Coxbill and Kylie Carson medaled. Coxbill placed fifth with a throw of 97 feet, 7 inches, while Carson ended up eighth with a toss of 95-11.

In other field events, junior Morgan Ekwall placed seventh in shot put, while sophomore Joycelynn Hottell finished seventh in long jump.

In the boys’ division, the Cyclones had only three medalists.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Hayden Anderson, Sawyer Anderson, Brant Fullmer and Greg Logsdon finished sixth in 3:44.67.

Logsdon also placed seventh in long jump at 19-7, while Hayden Anderson crossed the finish line eighth in the 800-meter run in 2:17.60.

The Cyclone teams are back in action Thursday, April 11 at the Okie Blanchard Invited hosted by Cheyenne East High School.

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