2017 State Track
The Nebraska Championship Track Meet was held on Saturday, May 13, in Gothenburg, Nebraska. This Championship meet is an all-class 7th and 8th grade combined track meet that invites the top 24 individuals and top 16 relay teams from across the state to compete the Saturday before the High School State Track Meet. Valentine Middle School sent six competitors--four individuals in three field events. Fletcher Larsen, Valentine’s lone medalist, placed 7th in the discus with a throw of 125’ 04”. Jonah Perrett’s 37’ 07” shot put throw placed him 23rd and his discus throw placed him 22nd. Kenneth Shelbourn’s best triple jump, 35’ 8 1/2”, placed him 20th. In the running events, Hank Lancaster ran the 1600 meter run in 5:15.13, placing 17th. Valentine’s 4 X 800 relay team consisting of; Hank Lancaster, Ty Copek, Riece Rivera, and Kenneth Shelbourn placed 11th with a time of 10:01.16. Congratulations to these boys who had the opportunity to experience a championship meet atmosphere.
Front row left to right; Riece Rivera, Ty Copek, and Kenneth Shelbourn
Back row left to right; Fletcher Larsen, Hank Lancaster, and Jonah Perrett