Eagles better marks at home meet


Milford track and field hosted its invitational April 9 and saw the Eagles fly to 33 new personal best marks.

Isaac Roth led the team, winning the 300-meter hurdles in 40.55 seconds, a time that led Class B for two days. It’s also the fifth-fastest time in Milford High history, Coach Cody Gregory said.

“Isaah Poteet-Brown from Boys Town ran 40.51 Thursday at the Elkhorn meet,” Gregory said. “Poteet-Brown finished eighth at state last year and has already exceeded his best time from last year.”

Gavin Piening also set a PR in the 300 hurdles with a time of 43.73 seconds and placed third.

The boys’ 4x400-meter relay team won its race in 3:37.94. Roth, Kaleb Meierdierks, Garrett Freeman and Avery Carter made up the team. Gregory said six Eagles have run the 400 in 55 seconds or faster so far this season, where last year only one runner broke that mark. So far, Norris is the only district team that has run faster.

“There still a lot of track season left for other schools to run some fast times, but our guys feel like they are in that mix and can qualify for state this season,” Gregory said.

Not only that, they’re looking ahead to next year, since none of the six (which include Connor Adams and Piening) are seniors.

Carter finished first in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:47.58 and was second in the 800 at 2:04.37. Gregory said he’s been battling illness, so the coaches decided to limit him in the meet.

In addition to the 300 hurdles, Roth took first in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.94 seconds, a personal best time.

Gregory also mentioned Cash Martin, who continues to improve his height in the pole vault. He cleared 11-6 at the Milford Invite and placed fifth.

“He has put himself in position to be fighting for a state qualification, as well,” Gregory said.

In the girls’ competition, Sarah Spahr took the top spot in the high jump at 5-2. Her season-best jump of 5-3.75 leads the district, Gregory said.

Sarah Reynolds finished second in the discus with a personal-best throw of 110-2. Ellison Piening took home second in the triple jump at 31-10.5.

Delaney Carraher had a tough double at the meet, running the 800 and the 1,600.

“Probably the hardest thing to do at a track meet,” Gregory said.

She ran a season best 2:32.05 to finish fourth in the 800 and was third in the 1,600 with a personal-best 6:08.28.

The Eagles are next in action Thursday, April 18, at Grand Island Northwest. Events are scheduled to start at 2 p.m.