MALCOLM – On a day more suitable for ice fishing than hosting a track meet, the East Central Nebraska Conference Track meet was contested at Malcolm High School on April 27.
The Yutan boys team finished seventh with 34 team points.
Freshman Josh Jessen scored 10 points for the Chieftains in the 100 and 200-meter dash events. Jessen posted
season best times in both events, finishing third in the 200-meter dash (23.69) and fourth in the 100 (11.52).
Jessen also anchored the winning sprint relay team at the meet. The Chieftains got the baton around the track in a meet best 47.33.
Junior Colby Tichota added three conference medals for the Chieftains.
He finished third in the discus (126-6) and added fifth-place medals in the 800-meter run (2:14.19) and in the 1600-meter run (5:11.84).
Pole vaulter Chase Brown scored two points for Yutan after finishing fifth, clearing 8-6.
Senior Emma Lloyd scored 18 of the 24 points for the girls team at the meet.
She won the discus event and finished second in the shot put. She broke her own school record in the discus while winning the event with a mark of 135-4.5. She added eight points with her second place finish in the shot put (35-1.75).
“Emma was looking forward to her competition against Witte from Malcolm. She was somewhat disappointed in her shot put today and had a great series in the discus. The wind was severe and Emma did a nice job using it to her advantage,” said Yutan Coach Rod Henkel.
Hurdler Emily Fisher posted a person best time of 18.41 in the 100-meter hurdles and it was good enough for a fifth place conference medal.
The Chieftains sprint relay and 1600-meter relay teams each finished fifth in Malcolm.