FREMONT – The Bishop Neumann boys track and field team stretched their meet win streak to six after capturing the Fremont Bergan Invitational title on May 2 in Fremont.
The Cavaliers scored 134 points at the meet. Aquinas Catholic finished second at the meet with 116.
The Cavaliers scored 28 points in the relay events starting with a win in the 3200-meter relay. Thomas Haberman, Taylen Pospisil, Seth Fairbanks and Max Hohn won the first event on the track with a time of 8:30.53.
The Cavaliers sprint relay team comprised of Jerry Hageman, Cade Welsh, Luke Fairbanks and Jake Unger posted a season best time of 45.04 while capturing the silver medal.
Unger, Eli Vedral, Pospisil and David Lilly won the mile relay with a time of 3:27.78, but that wasn’t the story.
In the third leg of the event, Lincoln Lutheran senior Colton Meyer, the state’s leader in the 300-meter hurdles, went down on the back stretch with a broken foot.
“The only real disappointment of the day was watching such a great athlete like Lincoln Lutheran’s Colton Meyer go down in the relay. Our hurdlers are friends with him, he’s a nice kid, and we were looking forward to a competitive race there since Lincoln Lutheran had a time only .4 seconds slower than us. Neumann wishes Mr. Meyer a speedy recovery,” said Bishop Neumann Coach Tim Rezac.
Speaking of the hurdlers, the Cavaliers piled up 32 points in the 110 and 300-meter hurdle events.
Vedral finished with silver medals both events, finishing with times of 15.33 and 40.08. Kamdyn Swartz (110, third) and Lilly (300, second) and Pospisil (300, third).
Three Cavaliers turned in season-best times in the 400-meter dash.
Lilly finished a hundredth of a second behind Noah L’Heureux of Lincoln Lutheran with a career best time of 50.08.
Spencer Wiese finished fifth in the event with a time of 51.90 and Luke Fairbanks finished sixth with a time of 51.92.
Unger added silver medals in both the 100 and 200-meter dash events after finishing with times of 11.35 and 23.23 in Fremont.
Seth Fairbanks and Haberman added medals in the 800 and Zane Abler medaled in the two-mile.
Lilly and senior Bandon Blum finished first and third in the long jump with marks of 21.2-25 and 20-11.75.
Senior Caden Johnson finished second in the shot put with a season-best mark of 47-2 and won the discus with a throw of 140-7.
The girls team finished runner-up at the meet with 129 team points. Aquinas
Catholic won the meet with 178 points.
The Cavaliers finished with a medalist in 14 of the 17
events at the meet.
Two first place finishes from freshman Kali Jurgensmeier powered the Cavaliers in the field events.
She won the triple jump (33-3) and high jump (5-0).
Senior Hadley Chvatal added medals in the shot put (36-8) and discus (111-5) events.
Two Cavalier relays turned in their best times of the season while winning the mile and two-mile relay events.
The two-mile relay team made up of Jurgensmeier, Faith Polacek, Teresa Quinn and Kelsie Cada got the meet off to a fast start on the track for the Cavaliers winning the event with a time of 10:02.94.
Polacek, Quinn, Cada and Jurgensmeier combined to win the 1600-meter relay (4:14.23).
The sprint relay team made up of Katie Lilly, Anna Vedral, Quinn and Jurgensmeier ran their fastest time of the season (52.28) and ended up third.
Vedral added runner-up finishes in both hurdle events, finishing with times of 15.54 in the 100’s and 49.60 in the 300’s.
Polacek finished with silver medals in the 400-meter dash (64.23) and in the 800-meter run (2:29.41).
Senior Rachel Binstock finished with a career-best time in the two-mile and finished third at the meet with a time of 13:21.
The Cavaliers will compete at Fort Calhoun High School on May 9 in the Class B-1 District Meet. Results will appear in next week’s Wahoo Newspaper.