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Peetz and Caliche Track earn some impressive finishes – Sterling Journal-Advocate

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It looked like every Logan County team was at Wiggins’ track invite on Friday. Each found a way to stand out thanks to the large number of teams present.

A member of the Peetz Track Team jumps during an event at the Wiggins Invitational on Friday, April 1, 2022. (Allan Koenig/OTSPORTSCHEK)

Peetz, a 1A school, stood out in a field that included teams up to 4A, earning a few top-10 marks. Junior Colton Howell kicked things off with a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter race, in which he clocked a time of 2:24.68. Sophomore Noah Naegele followed him in 11th place and a time of 2:30.57.

Freshman Lyle Schumacher completed their efforts by taking 11th place in the mile after clocking a time of 5:44.13. Junior Mark Steeger did even better in the 2-mile, as he clocked 12:53.52, which was good enough for eighth place. The boys’ 4×800-metre relay took the lead with a third-place finish and a time of 10:03.74. Junior Colton Howell took part in a tie at 11 for eighth in the high jump, but technically finished ninth, after breaking the 4-10 mark.

Caliche, likewise, managed a few top 15 marks as another 1A school. Senior Coy Waitley clocked 15th in the 400 at 1:02.15, and rookie Zander Yost took 14th in the mile with a time of 5:52.74. Junior Aden Young stole the show in the 300 hurdles as he leapt and ran in fourth place in 48.08 seconds.

A member of the Caliche Athletics team jumps during an event at the Wiggins Invitational on Friday, April 1, 2022. (Allan Koenig/OTSPORTSCHEK)

The men’s 4×100 relay team took 11th place at 50.84, and the 4×200 team did even better with a ninth-place finish and a time of 1:49.10. Freshman Meagan Kizer stood out for the female runners clocking a time of 3:13.45 in the 800m, which was good for 15th place. The 800 medley sprint relay team also performed well in 14th place (2:23.09). Sophomore Ryanne Nichols had the best performance of the day for the Buffaloes, as she finished fourth in the high jump with a 4-6 clearance.