Falcons, Wildcats Compete In 13-Team Falcon Invitational

The Wilcox-Hildreth Falcons hosted their annual Falcon Invitational on Saturday in Wilcox with 13 teams competing in sunny and warm weather.
The Falcons boys and girls finished sixth overall while the Axtell Wildcats were ninth in the girls and tenth in the boys team scoring.
The girls team champion was the Bertrand Vikings with 128 points followed by Giltner with 98 and Franklin 66. W-H scored 33 for sixth place while Axtell was ninth with 22.
The Lady Falcons were paced by Emilee Pool. Pool ran for a silver in the 100-meters in a time of 13.4 and captured the bronze in a the 200-meters in 28.2. The 4×400 relay team of Pool, Rachel Arehart, Shelby Aspegren and Randi Loschen was third in a time of 4:38.3.
Aspegren was third in the 400-meters in a time of 1:04 followed by Arehart and Charlene Corral in fifth and sixth place respectively in times of 1:07.8 and 1:08.3. Kyle Sturgis was fifth in the discus with a toss of 87’10”.
The Lady Cats were paced by Hailey Kring taking silver in the high jump, clearing 4’10” followed by Kit Wells in the long jump, placing third in the event with a best jump of 15’9″. Sara Fecht was fourth in the discus competition with an effort of 89’4″.
The boys team champion was Twin Loup, winning easily with 160 points followed by Bertrand with 65 and Giltner 50. The Falcons were sixth with 39 while the Cats were tenth with 18.
The combined team champion was Bertrand with a score of 193 followed by Twin Loup with 183 and Giltner with 148. The Falcons were sixth with 72 while Axtell was 11th with 40.
The Falcons were led by Ben Harms winning the high jump (6’0″) while Michael Nelson was third in the same event, topping 6’0″ also. Harms added a fourth place finish in the pole vault, 12’6″; while Nelson was third in the long jump (19’5.5″) and fourth in the triple jump (38’11.5″).
Clint Gardels of the Falcons placed third in the 110-meter high hurdles in a time of 16.4.
The Wildcats were paced by Jake Jelden. Jelden was a double medalist – taking second in the 400-meters in 55.2 followed by teammate Shafer Fox with 57.0. Jelden also placed fourth in the 200-meters in 24.7 while Jordan Miller was fourth in the 100-meters in 11.6.

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