BELLE PETERS EARNS 4 INDIVIDUAL GOLD
BELOIT – It was not even close for the girls side of the Class 3A state regional track/field meet in Beloit on Friday as the Smoky Valley girls dominated the meet by winning seven events, including four by Belle Peters, and took the team title by a whopping 60 points while the Smoky Valley boys finished tied for fourth.
The Lady Vikings rolled up 112 team points while Hoisington was a distant second with just 52 points and Norton (49), Phillipsburg (48) and Hays-Thomas More Prep (47) rounded out the top five of 16 teams.
Besides the seven gold medals, the Smoky Valley girls scored a pair of second-place finishes, four place finishes and two sixth-place finishes.
Belle Peters once again dominated the meet as she scored 40 team points on her own by winning the 100 hurdles, 100 meters, 200 meters and the pole vault. Gracie Lambert also scored a gold by winning the 800 meters while both the 4×800 meter and 4×400 meter relay teams won as well. Breanne Peters finished second to her sister in both the 100 meters and pole vault while qualifying for state with a third-place finish in the long jump. Also qualifying for the state meet next week with third place finishes was the 4×100 meter relay quartet, Abby Rose in the 400 meters and McKinley Johnson in the 800 meters.
In the boys division, the Vikings finished tied for fourth with Seneca/Nemaha Central, both putting up 39 points. Southeast of Saline won the regional with 144 points while Hoisington and Hays-Thomas More Prep were the rest of the top three.
The Viking boys earned six spots at the state meet next week as Ryan Heline took second in the 3,200 meters and fourth in the 1,600 meters, Ki Blanchat finished fourth in the 400 meters, Kort Sjogren placed fourth in the javelin and the 4×800 and 4×400 relay teams go to state by finishing second and fourth, respectively.
SMOKY VALLEY TRACK/FIELD at CLASS 3A REGIONALS in Beloit
SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKINGS RESULTS =
Team Standings = 1st SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKINGS 112; 2nd Hoisington 52; 3rd Norton Community 49; 4th Phillipsburg 48; 5th Hays-Thomas More Prep 47; 6th Sabetha 42; 7th Seneca/Nemaha Central 34.5; 8th Riley County 34; 9th Southeast of Saline 33; 10th Hiawatha 26; 11th Marysville 23; 12th St. George/Rock Creek 17.5; T-13th Beloit 14; T-13th Russell 14; 15th Minneapolis 9; 16th Ellsworth 3.
(*-State Qualified, Top 6 Finishers)
100 Meter Hurdles = 1st * BELLE PETERS 14.39.
4×800 Meter Relay = 1st * SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKINGS 9:45.14.
100 Meters = 1st * BELLE PETERS 12.51; 2nd * Breanne Peters 12.60.
4×100 Meter Relay = 3rd * Smoky Valley Lady Vikings 49.94.
400 Meters = 3rd * Abby Rose 59.35.
300 Meter Hurdles = 6th Clara McElroy 50.94.
800 Meters = 1st * GRACIE LAMBERT 2:18.73; 3rd * McKinley Johnson 2:27.81.
200 Meters = 1st * BELLE PETERS 25.98.
4×400 Meter Relay = 1st * SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKINGS 4:02.86.
Long Jump = 3rd * Breanne Peters 17’ 3.5”.
Pole Vault = 1st * BELLE PETERS 12’ 6”; 2nd * BREANNE PETERS 11’ 0”; 6. Noelle Peters 9’ 6”.
SMOKY VALLEY VIKING BOYS RESULTS =
Team Standings = 1st Southeast of Saline 144; 2nd Hoisington 59; 3rd Hays/Thomas More Prep 46; T-4th Seneca/Nemaha Central 39; T-4th SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS 39; 6th Beloit 38; T-7th Marysville 34; T-7th Norton Community 34; T-9th Ellsworth 24; T-9th Russell 24; 11th Phillipsburg 18; 12th St. George/Rock Creek 15; T-13th Riley County 14; T-13th Hiawatha 14; T-15th Minneapolis 8; T-15th Sabetha 8.
(*-State Qualified, Top 6 Finishes)
3,200 Meters = 2nd * Ryan Heline 10:29.33.
110 Meter Hurdles = 6th Jamison Sattler 16.84.
4×800 Meter Relay = 2nd * Smoky Valley Vikings 8:32.21.
1,600 Meters = 4th * Ryan Heline 4:38.27; 6th Garret Huffman 4:57.70.
4×100 Meter Relay = 6th Smoky Valley Vikings 45.95.
400 Meters = 4th * Ki Blanchat 52.61; 6th Tytus Reed 54.06.
300 Meter Hurdles = 6th Stephen Peterson 43.32.
4×400 Meter Relay = 4th * Smoky Valley Vikings 3:33.93.
Javelin = 4th * Kort Sjogren 157’ 10”.
Pole Vault = 5th Stephen Peterson 12’ 00”.