“Our teams continue to perform at a higher level each week,” is what Lourdes Coach Micheal Parde said about his teams performance at the Pawnee Secondary School where the Lady Knights placed second on Saturday, April, 28.
“I’m so proud of our athletes and their desire to compete,” Coach Parde said. “Every meet they just get hungrier for improvement. I love it and I love our kids.”
Coach Parde said heading into the meet, the Knights were comparatively third or fourth. By placing second, shows how hard the girls competed.
Medaling for the Lady Knights:
200m: Brianna Fulton- 1st
400m: Brianna Fulton- 1st
1600m: Joey Wigington- 5th
3200m: Olivia Welch- 6th
100m hurdles: Elaina Madison- 3rd, Emma Heng- 6th
300m hurdles: Elaina Madison- 2nd
4x100m relay: Elizabeth Schnitzer, Olivia Weninger, Ainsley Esser, Emma Heng- 4th
4x400m relay: Macey Allgood, Anna Heng, Elaina Madison, Brianna Fulton- 1st
4x800m relay: Macey Allgood, Libby Baumart, Joey Wigington, Anna Heng- 3rd
High Jump: Ainsley Esser- 3rd
Long Jump: Ainsley Esser- 3rd, Brianna Fulton- 4th, Olivia Weninger- 6th
Girls Triple Jump: Elaina Madison- 1st, Olivia Weninger- 2nd
The boys competed very well, Parde noted. “Our boys lack depth to field every event and that is the difference with our boys overall standings,” Parde said. “When you look at it event to event that we are able to put kids in, we would move from 9th to 5th and only a couple points out of 4th. When put into perspective, out boys compete, and they compete very well.”
Medaling for the boys:
1600m: James Kearney- 5th
3200m: James Kearney- 1st
4x100m: Tyler Tellez, Thomas Carpenter, James Kearny, James Mason- 5th
4x400m: James Kearney, Cristian Watkins, Thomas Carpenter, James Mason- 4th
Long Jump: Cristian Watkins- 1st
Triple Jump: Cade Lee- 6th.
The Knights will host an Invite at the Nebraska City High School on May, 4 beginning at 9 am.