The Berean Academy boys’ track team didn’t win many events Friday at the 42nd Conrad Nightingale Invitational in Halstead.


The Berean Academy boys’ track team didn’t win many events Friday at the 42nd Conrad Nightingale Invitational in Halstead.

The sole win for the Warriors was Daniel Claassen in the 1,600-meter run in 4:44.48. But Berean did score a lot of points in a lot of events, claiming the team title.

Berean edged Conway Springs 73-69 for the team title. Marion was third at 66, followed by Hillsboro in fourth at 55 and Hutchinson Trinity at 53. Among other area schools, Halstead was sixth at 52, Hesston was ninth at 32 and Remington was 14th at three.

In the girls’ competition, Douglass won with 77 points, followed by Berean Academy and Marion tied for second at 68, Hesston in fourth at 66 and Haven in fifth at 62. Sedgwick was sixth at 59, Halstead was 11th at 14 and Remington was tied for 12th at five.

The Berean boys had to come from behind to win the meet. The 4x100-meter relay team needed a fifth-place finish to tie and a fourth-place finish to win the meet. Despite starting out in last place, the Warriors came back to finish third to clinch the team title.

“I didn’t even know we were close,” Berean Academy coach Lewis Wiebe said. “We had a lot of good performances. We didn’t have a lot of high finishes, but we have a lot of depth in a lot of races. We scored a lot. It was a good meet. There was tough competition.”

The Berean girls also needed a high finish in the 4x400-meter relay, finishing third in the race to pull even with Marion foer the runner-up spot.

In the girls’ triple jump, Berean Academy’s Meredith Burkhart won in 34-2 3/4, followed by teammate Wynette Sommerfeld in second in 32-10 3/4. Sommerfeld won the pole vault in 8-6.

Berean hosts its own quintangular meet Tuesday in Marion and competes at the James Thomas Invitational Friday in Hillsboro.

“We’re still trying to get our relays together,” Wiebe said. “We’re trying to figure out who to put where. We’re trying to stay healthy. We’re trying to figure a few things out.”

The Hesston team of Michaela Adams, Ali Jost, Caylee Richardson and Hannah Schmitt won the girls’ 4x100-meter relay in 52.69.

Hesston’s Eyan Roth won the boys’ 800-meter run in 2:03.98

The Halstead team of Ryan Bibb, Devon Bibb, Jonah McKee and Chance Spicer won the boys’ 4x100-meter relay in 44.20.

Devon Bibb won the boys’ 200-meter dash in 22.83.

Sedgwick’s Lora Bebermeyer won the girls’ high jump in 5-0. Jamie Lovett won the girls’ long jump in 17-2 3/4.

Conway Springs’ Emily Doffing was a quadruple-winner, winning the girls’ 100-meter high hurdles in 14.92, the 300-meter low hurdles in 47.50, the 200-meter dash in 26.52 and the 100-meter dash in 12.64.

Matt Seiwert of Conway Springs won the boys’ shot put in 52-2 1/2, the discus in 148-5 and the javelin in 172-9. Joseph Gerber of Conway Springs won the boys’ long jump in 21-5 and the triple jump in 44-10 3/4.

Miranda Ostlund of Haven won the girls’ discus in 118-4, the shot put in 35-2 1/2 and the javelin in 125-10.