Boys Track: Hubs place 15th in Art Carlson Hawk Classic

Sanford finishes fourth in shot put, 1600-meter relay team takes sixth

OREGON — The Rochelle Hub varsity track and field team finished 15th out of 18 schools in the Art Carlson Hawk Classic at Oregon High School on Friday, scoring 13.5 total points.

Senior Zach Sanford took fourth in the shot put with a throw of 14.11 meters and senior Ryan Simmons tied for sixth in the high jump with a clearance of 1.73 meters. Junior Ethan Bergeson placed eighth in the pole vault with a clearance of 3.20 meters and senior Luke Orlikowski finished 10th in the triple jump with a distance of 11.13 meters. Simmons was 16th in the long jump with a distance of 4.96 meters and Sanford was 18th in the discus at 31.37 meters.

Rochelle’s 3200-meter relay team (Abel Huerta, Wade Smith, Hayden Smith and Thomas Koziol) took 10th with a time of 9:56.50. Rochelle’s 400-meter relay team (Irving Escalante, Luke Orlikowski, Ethan Wells and Griffin Ohlinger) finished 11th with a time of 46.82 seconds. Bergeson placed ninth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 18.54 seconds.

Ohlinger took seventh in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.06 seconds. Rochelle’s 800-meter relay team (Escalante, Wells, Trey Taft and Ohlinger) finished 11th with a time of 1:38.98 and Bergeson placed ninth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.78 seconds. Rochelle’s 1600-meter relay team (Caleb Wyssbrod, Nathan Sergeant, Taft and Escalante) turned in the best performance of the evening for the Hubs, finishing sixth with a time of 3:47.01.