Northern Valley High School Track & Field

On April 6

The Northern Valley High School Track & Field team traveled to Norton for their first track meet of the season. A total of ten teams competed at the Norton Invitational.

The NV Girls placed 8th scoring 17 points as a team. Bringing home medals were Mary Baird
with 3rd place in the high jump and Audrey Bina with 1st in the triple jump. Audrey jumped 33 ft. -10.5 inches breaking the school record  (of 33 ft-9.75 in.) set by Kortney Cunningham in 2013.

The NV Boys came home with 6th place scoring 60 points as a team. Bringing home medals were Brian Bencomo in the 400m placing 1st, Kenton Thalheim with 1st in the 800m and 2nd in the pole vault, Gabriel Rudd in the long jump with 3rd, and the 4x400m Relay team with 2nd ran by Brian Bencomo, Owen Hammond, Gabriel Rudd, and Kenton Thalheim.

Coach Hansen, “Even though we were nursing some injuries, as a team, the athletes performed
well for our first track meet. I am looking forward to what we can accomplish in the rest of this
season. Great job to all of the athletes and for Audrey Bina to break a school record on her first jump of her first high school track meet is exciting.”

The Huskies will travel to Colby for the Triplains meet on Tuesday and on Friday to Hill City.
Northern Valley Girls Results – 8th Place (17 points)

1600m 6th – Shaylee Vsetecka – 6:39.08

High Jump 3rd – Mary Baird – 4-10.00

Long Jump 6th – Angel Joppa – 15-02.75

Triple Jump 1st – Audrey Bina – 33-10.50 (PR/School Record)

Northern Valley Boys Results – 6th Place (60 points)

100m 4th – Jeremiah Hansen – 12.07

200m 4th – Brian Bencomo – 24.58 / 5th – Jeremiah Hansen – 24.59

400M 1st – Brian Bencomo – 53.29

800M 1st – Kenton Thalheim – 2:15.84

300M Hurdles 4th – Owen Hammond – 46.87

4x400M Relay 2nd – Brian Bencomo, Owen Hammond, Gabriel Rudd, Kenton Thalheim – 3:49.07

High Jump 4th – Owen Hammond – 5-10.00 (PR)

Pole Vault 2nd – Kenton Thalheim – 11-06.00

Long Jump 3rd – Gabriel Rudd – 19-04.50