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By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Raiders Sweep Mitchell Invite


April 14, 2021 | View PDF

Sidney’s Red Raider Track & Field teams had an outstanding outing at the Mitchell Invite on Thursday, with both the boys and girls squads winning in dominating fashion.

The girls team outpaced runner-up Ogallala by 48 points while the boys beat second place Mitchell by 49 points.

For the boys, the running events started with Sidney freshman Luke Holly taking third then second place in the 100 Meters and the 200 Meters. Junior Mitch Deer placed second in the 400 Meters and 800 Meters, and juniors Daniel Bashtovoi and Cameron Brauer placed first and second in the 1600 Meters.

Bashtovoi also placed second in the 3200 Meters, while senior Connor Hartzler placed third in the 110 Meter Hurdles then second in the 300 Meter Hurdles. Sidney won the 4x800 Meter Relay, and junior Sawyer Dickman and sophomore Jacob Dowse placed first and second in the High Jump. Sophomore Cam Leeling won the Long Jump, and Dickman and Holly took second and third place in the Triple Jump.

For the girls, senior Logan Holly took fifth place in the 100 Meters and freshman Karsyn Leeleing took third place in the 200 Meters. Freshman Chloe Ahrens took third in the 400 Meters and freshman Talissa Tanquary won the 800 Meters and 1600 Meters.

Ahrens also won the 100 Meter Hurdles and Sidney’s 4x400 and 4x800 Meter Relay teams took second in their events. Seniors Karly Sylvester and Reagan Biesecker took first and second in the Shot Put, while Sylvester and senior Delanie Namuth took first and second in the Discus.

Karsyn Leeling took second in the High Jump and then broke a 40 year old school record by winning the Long Jump with a distance of 17’ 3”. Sophomore Gabrielle Fortner then broke a 12 year old school record in the Triple Jump, placing first with a distance of 35’ 2”. Sophomore Rheagan Stanley and junior Brynna Ross placed first and second in the Pole Vault to round out the scoring.

Sidney Head Coach Matt McKay was thrilled by the performances and said, “Our kids performed exceptionally well at Mitchell. We had two record-breaking performances in the Long Jump and Triple Jump, and the kids cheered each other on and the performances showed. We just want to keep the momentum rolling and see what we can do later in the season.”

Sidney was scheduled to compete at the Creek Valley Twilight Meet on Monday and the Dutch Zorn Invite at Gothenburg on Thursday, followed by the Alliance Invite on Saturday.

Mitchell Invite Results

Varsity - Mens

1. Sidney 144.5

2. Mitchell 95.5

3. Chadron 81

4. Gering 59

5. Ogallala 55

6. Morrill 26

7. Gor/Rushville 23

8. Hemingford 11

8. Bridgeport 11

10. Scottsbluff 9.5

10. Bayard 9.5

12. Crawford 1

Varsity - Womens

1. Sidney 162

2. Ogallala 114

3. Chadron 74

4. Gering 30.5

5. Bayard 26

5. Crawford 26

5. Sioux County 26

8. Mitchell 22

9. Bridgeport 17

10. Morrill 13

11. Scottsbluff 6.5

12. Gor/Rushville 6

13. Hemingford 4


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