Track and field finally getting busy again

Weather conditions, particularly strong winds, continue to wreak havoc on the local high school track and field season.
The YHS track athletes have not competed in meets the past two Saturdays due to the winds. The Akron Tim Meyer Invitational was rescheduled to Tuesday, May 10. The followed on the heels of the Indians not going to Platte Valley the previous Saturday due to the high winds.

The schedule was altered again this week. The League Meet was rescheduled from Wednesday to Saturday, in Holyoke, and the HWAY Meet scheduled for Saturday was moved up to Friday, also in Holyoke.
“For the most part the team has stayed pretty motivated to continue to improve, even through the tough weather,” head coach Lucas Lubbers said. “The main issue we run into is timing our warmups at a meet and making sure we stay warm in the lull before your heat starts.”
The Indians were able to compete in fairly decent conditions earlier last week at the Haxtun Relays held in Holyoke, which replaced the Platte Valley meet for the YHS athletes.
They made the most of it as they swept the team titles.
Yuma’s girls won its division with 11 points, followed by Holyoke with 89, Haxtun 83, Wray 83, Sedgwick County 81, Idalia 51, Fleming 38, Lone Star 15, Prairie six and Otis three.
The Yuma boys scored 129 points to win their team title. Wray had 119, Sedgwick County 97, Haxtun 84, Holyoke 66, Prairie 35, Idalia 26, Otis 25, Lone Star six and Fleming three.
Yuma’s girls won three relays, and placed third and fourth in the other two.
The 800 sprint medley team of Fatima Duran, Caddis Robinson, Liddy Day and Lea Richardson won with a time of 1 minute, 56.33 seconds. The foursome of Jade Lungwitz, Braylynn Armstrong, Hailey Eyring and Richardson took first in the 4-by-400 relay with a time of 4:28.08. The 4-by-800 team of Abril Montes de Oca, Samantha Wells, Myka McDonald and Eyring took first in 11:59.14. The 4-by-200 foursome of Mekelburg, Robinson, Nuvia Vega and Richardson took third in 1:57.6,and the 4-by-100 team of Duran, Robinson, Mekelburg and Day placed fourth in 54.22 seconds.
The Indians had a great showing in the 1600-meter run as Eyring won the race with a time of 6:14.11, while McDonald was second in 6:51.81, and Alyssa Roberts third in 7:15.22. Roberts was fifth in the 800 in 3:15.7.
Hurdles were a good one for the Indians also. Mekelburg was third in the 100s in 18.59 seconds, and Day seventh in 19.52. Armstrong took third in the 300s in 54.04 seconds, Day fifth in 55.4 seconds, and Jordan Glanz eighth in 1:00.51.
Richardson was second in the triple jump with a distance of 30-11.25, Armstrong fifth at 29-8.75, and Mekelburg sixth at 29-3. Jade Lungwitz cleared 4-3 for fourth in the high jump, while Glanz was fifth at 4-3, and Abril Montes de Oca sixth at 4-1. Wells whipped the discus 94-7 for fifth. Duran cleared 7-4 for sixth in the pole vault, and Montes de Oca was eighth at 6-10. Vega placed eighth in the long jump at 13-6.5.
Members of the boys and girls teams combined to place fourth in the 4-by-100 throwers relay, as Andre Baucke, Mia Dischner, Wells and Cesar Varela, finished in 1:02.41.
The boys scored in all four of their relays. The 4-by-200 team of Daman Hernandez, Jonathan Carrillo, Jaxson Lungwitz and Kevin Hermosillo placed second in 1:36.59. The 4-by-400 team of Cesar Gamboa, Carrillo, Lungwitz and Hernandez placed third in 3:40.92. Kevin Orona, Gamboa, Ruben Vega and Mely Gonzalez placed third in the 4-by-800 in 9:52.22. The 4-by-100 foursome of John Smith, Trey Stegman, Hermosillo and Carrillo placed fourth in 46.82 seconds.

Yuma’s boys scored plenty of points in the field events.
Clay Robinson won the long jump with a distance of 20-8, and Carrillo was seventh at 18-2. Lungwitz won the triple jump at 40-5, and Nash Richardson was third at 39-7.5. Richardson won the pole vault by clearing 12-4, and Bridger Lynch and Stegman tied for fifth at 9-10. Hermosillo was second in the shot put with a heave of 43-5.25, and third in the discus at 127-7. Baucke was seventh in the shot put at 38.4.5. Damien Kosinkski cleared 5-1 for third in the high jump, and Smith was sixth at 4-11.
Open races brought more points.
Robinson won the 100-meter dash in 11.18 seconds, and the 200 in 22.22. Richardson won the 110-meter hurdles in 16.87 seconds, and Lynch was second in 18.77. Richardson was second in the 300 hurdles in 44.33 seconds, and Lynch sixth in 47.44. Hernandez was second in the 400 in 52.31 seconds, and Gamboa third in 56.62. Orona was second in the 800 in 2:25.6, and Gonzalez fifth in 2:27.37. Liam McClaran took second in the 3200 in 13:19.58, and Fynn Sims fifth in 14:06.7. McClaran took fifth in the 1600 in 5:49.67, and Sims sixth in 5:55.78.