OHS Track teams place second to North Point

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 4/17/24

Defend the home track.

Matt Candrl’s Owensville High School (OHS) Dutchmen and Dutchgirl track teams looked to do that Friday at Dutchmen Field during the annual OHS Relays.

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OHS Track teams place second to North Point


Defend the home track.

Matt Candrl’s Owensville High School (OHS) Dutchmen and Dutchgirl track teams looked to do that Friday at Dutchmen Field during the annual OHS Relays.

Owensville’s Dutchgirls racked up 133 points to place second in the team standings behind North Point’s 192.5 points.

Starting the meet on the track, Candrl’s Dutchgirl 4x800-meter relay team of Ilene Limberg, Brynn Wright, Abbie Gibson and Hannah Gehlert won the event in a time of 10:50.78.

Emma-Lee Wehmeyer then scored team points with a third-place time of 17.12 in the girls 100m hurdles.

Taking two of the top-five spots in the girls 200m dash, Emma Daniels took second in a time of 12.90 while McKenzy Echols was also fifth in a time of 13.61.

Placing second to North Point in the girls 4x200m relay in a time of 1:53.59 was the Dutchgirl foursome of Cameron Nowack, Emma Daniels, Echols and Wright.

Adding to her winning leg of the 4x800m relay, Limberg won the girls 1600m run in 5:32.81 followed by Gehlert (4th, 6:09.29) and Gibson (9th, 6:21.50).

Elaina Lebish placed 10th in the girls 400m dash in a time of 1:14.15.

Sprinting to a second-place time of 52.48 in the girls 4x100m relay was the Owensville foursome of Ali Daniels, Emma Daniels, Echols and Nowack.

Wehmeyer (5th, 52.25) and Makenzi Carpenter (7th, 55.08) scored team points for OHS in the girls 300m hurdles.

Wright led Owensville in the girls 800m run with a seventh-place time of 2:39.55.

Limberg (1st, 12:06.97) and Gibson (3rd, 13:27.39) claimed two of the top three spots in the girls 3200m run for the Dutchgirls.

Emma Daniels also posted a third-place time of 27.25 in the girls 200m dash.

Closing the track portion of the meet was the Dutchgirl 4x400m relay team of Carpenter, Wright, Wehmeyer and Limberg with a third-place time of 4:29.27.

Ruvia Nowack picked up Dutchgirl team points placing third in the girls pole vault with a clearing height of 2.60m.

Nowack won the girls long jump with a leap of 4.77m while Ali Daniels was close behind in third place with a mark of 4.58m.

Ali Daniels also earned a third-place medal in the girls triple jump with a leap of 9.60m.

Rylee Dare threw her way to a silver medal in the girls discus with a second-place toss of 27.42m.

Brianna Beckerman (21st, 19.26m) and Lainey Moss (26th, 17.58m) also competed for the orange and black in the girls discus.

Dare also took ninth in the girls javelin with a throw of 22.83m followed closely by Cameron Ryerson (10th, 22.70m) and Danika Hinson (11th, 22.37m).

Accumulating 120.5 team points, Candrl’s Dutchmen also placed second in the boys team standings to North Point’s Grizzlies out of Wentzville with 198.5 points.

Racing to a second-place time of 8:58.11 was the Dutchmen 4x800m relay team of Felix Guerrero, Zach Holtmeyer, Ethan Harris and Drake Dietrich.

Landon Losch (2nd, 16.16) and Jordan Bialczyk (6th, 18.41) posted top-six times for OHS in the boys 110m hurdles.

Isaiah Gates posted the best time for Owensville in the boys 100m dash with a 10th-place time of 11.90.

Taking third in the boys 4x200m relay for Owensville was the team of Johannes Berg, Connor Wellman, Harris and Bialczyk in a time of 1:37.96.

Guerrero (2nd, 4:40.98), Holtmeyer (6th, 5:08.24) and Kyle Bollman (8th, 5:17.68) all earned team points for the Dutchmen in the boys 1600m run.

Xavier Bayless (6th, 55.87) and Cody Lenauer (7th, 56.81) also scored team points for OHS in the boys 400m dash.

Sprinting to a third-place time of 46.00 in the boys 4x100m relay was the Dutchmen quartet of Ricky Marquez, Bialczyk, Gates and Berg.

Losch (2nd, 44.33), Berg (3rd, 44.41) and Harris (4th, 45.22) claimed three of the top-four spots in the boys 300m hurdles for Owensville.

Guerrero added to his medal haul with a third-place time of 2:05.48 in the boys 800m run.

Holtmeyer (8th, 10:55.37) led a trio of Dutchmen in the boys 3200m run.

Drake Dietrich (11th, 11:41.03) and Cristopher Reyes (12th, 11:55.48) also ran eight laps around the track for OHS.

Closing the meet on the track with a fourth-place time of 3:40.94 in the boys 4x400m relay was the Dutchmen team of Chase Crosby, Xavier Bayless, Guerrero and Harris.

Crosby also scored a team point by clearing 1.65m in the boys high jump good for eighth place.

Trenton Million (2nd, 3.65m), Marquez (4th, 3.50m) and Logan Valley (5th, 3.20m) claimed three of the top five spots in the boys pole vault for Owensville.

Jayden Stewart earned a medal for the Dutchmen with his sixth-place leap of 10.75m in the boys triple jump.

Eli Graham threw his way to silver with a second-place toss of 40.15m in the boys discus.

Hayden Shoemaker just missed scoring in the event with a ninth-place toss of 31.75m.

OHS Track will return to action on Monday, April 22 at the Hermann Invitational inside Bearcat Memorial Stadium.