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Christiansen Earns Only Gold Medal For Northeast Track Team


By Clare Wiltse, Sports Contributor

After  weather cancelled the Stanton meet the Cougars finally got to  compete in the  outdoors at the Tiger-Cadet Invitational held at West Point on April 5.  The boys were shorthanded but ‘came in eighth with 25 points.  The Ladies took fifth with 44 points.

Jon Christiansen was the lone Gold medalist for Northeast.  He took first in the triple jump with a leap of 43 feet 2 inches.  He added a fourth in the long jump.  His distance was 19 feet six inches.  In the 100 meter dash Jon placed  third in 11.86.

The boys scored five points in the shot put.  Cole Christoffersen took fourth in his debut as a track weight man.  He heaved the 12 pound ball 45 feet.   Marcus Hegy gained a sixth place with a 43 foot 5 inch  toss.

Although the girls had no event winners they had two silver medalist.  Tessie Collins took second in the 3200 run.  She was five seconds behind the winner with her 13:43.93 clocking.  Brianne Haskell ran 1:06.1 in the 400 meter dash for a second place.

Sophia Henneman added a third place finish in the 800 run.  She did the two laps in 2:47.58  Brandi Simonsen’s 13.81 in the 100 dash  also took third.   Brandi teamed with Brianne Haskell,  Sophia Henneman and Kelly Wakeley for a third in the 4×100 relay.  Their time was 54.60.

In the field Simonsen and Wakeley took fourth and sixth in the long jump respectively.  Brandi leaped 15 feet 10.5 inches and Kelly soared 15 feet 3 inches.  Brandi added a fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 32 feet 4 inches.  Kelly missed scoring with a seven place.

Libby Henneman took sixth in the shot.  Her best throw was 33 feet 3 inches.  In the discus she came up with no points for an eighth place, but Abby Peterson took fifth was a 110 foot toss.

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About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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