Kenesaw boys, Red Cloud girls TVC champs


KENESAW — On its own turf, the Kenesaw boys track and field team scored 143 points to win the Twin Valley Conference championship on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Red Cloud girls dominated the running events to claim the title with 92 points — just three more than second-place Deshler.

The Blue Devil boys scored six golds — sweeping all three relay events. Their 143 points was 51 points better than runner-up Deshler.

Lane Tibbs led the way with victories in both the 1,600-meter run (4 minutes, 47.44 seconds) and 3,200 (10:14.56). He then teamed up with Jake Brunk, Austin Schnitzler and Jeremiah Panec to win the 1,600 really (3:41.15) just ahead of second-place Shelton. Tibbs, Panec, Kory Heier and Caleb Weiler also won the 3,200 relay with a time of 8:37.28.

Trevor Burr, Austin Schnitzler, Preston Schnitzler and Wyatt Woodman added to Kenesaw’s big day by winning the 400 relay (45.78).

Zach Edwards also won a gold in the field events with a victorious throw of 44 feet, 3 inches in the shot put.

The Red Cloud girls were tied for third in the team standings after all the field events were done. On the track, however, the yellow and red was a prominent sight at the finish line.

The Warriors nabbed four victories on the track. Tene’a Zywiec won the 100-meter dash in 12.93, then was second (27.40) to teammate Maria Ockinga (26.48) in the 200. Ockinga also won the 400 (1:00.93). Jamie Nikodym won the 300 hurdles (49.75).

Nikodym, Ockinga, Zywiec and Bailey Lewis combined to win the 400 relay in a time of 53.18.

Red Cloud’s lone field victory was provided by Ockinga, who tied for first with Harvard’s Cassie Roberts in the long jump with a mark of 15-5 1/2.

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