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USC wraps up season at Sections

Rebel 4x200-meter relay team brings home a third place finish

By Chuck Hunt - Editor | Jun 21, 2021

Riley Staloch, above, clears a hurdle in the 110-meter high hurdle competition. Staloch finished in fifth place.

The United South Central/Alden-Conger track teams competed well at the Section 2A Track Meet on Saturday, June 12, but did not qualify any team members to move on to the State Track Meet.

While the Rebels had one third place finisher, two fourth place and two fifth place, only the top two finishers in each event moved on to the State Meet.

The boys 4×200-meter relay team of Isaac Burgett, Nathaniel Clore, AJ Bullerman and Ethan Dallman, finished in third place with a time of 1:37.82.

Kylie Niebuhr finished fourth in the girls shot put, with a distance of 34-01.50.

Riley Staloch finished fourth in the boys 300 hurdles with a time of 42.78. Staloch also finished fifth in the boys 110 hurdles with a time of 16.54.

The boys 4×100-meter relay team of Burgett, Clore, Bullerman and Dallman, was in fifth place, at 47.51.

Other USC/A-C track members who had advanced to the Section included Melany Ehlert who placed ninth in Section in the girls 300 hurdles with a time of 52.99.

Ethan Dallman was 10th in the boys long jump with a distance of 18-08.

Lydia Niebuhr was 12th in the girls discus with a distance of 91-01, while Kylie Niebuhr was 15th in discus with a distance of 82-01.

Madison Klingbeil was 13th in the girls pole vault at a height of 7-08. Isaac Burgett was 14th in the boys 200-meter with a time of 25.45.

“It was good to be back at a big meet with strong competition,” USC/A-C track coach Kara Christianson said. “It is inspiring for the younger athletes to see the level of competition it takes to advance to the State Meet.”

She added that overall, it has been a good, and interesting season.

“Our athletes have worked hard and continued to improve during the season,” she said. “We had a good group of seniors who will be missed. Some of them came out for the first time this year and ended up being big contributors to the team.”

She added that her, and the other coaches, goal is to grow the teams and be even more competitive at next year’s Section Meet.