Rockets clash with state, Stanley takes gold – Syracuse Journal-Democrat

Lynn Wilhelm

This past Wednesday and Thursday, the Syracuse Athletics team competed in the NSAA Class B State Meet at Omaha Burke Stadium. They walked away with three medals and two school records.

Senior Kennedy Stanley continued his prowess in the pole vault competition with a first place finish at 11’6″, which also improves his current school record. Stanley plans to attend Doane University in the fall and compete in the track and field and volleyball. Senior Lily Vollertsen shot the shot put 42’6 ¾” for third place. Vollertsen will be at Morningside next year playing basketball. With a shot put of 152’11” junior Jase Voorhees placed seventh In placing tenth in the women’s 4x100m relay with 50.75 seconds, team sophomore Kadyn Sisco, senior Hannah Knox, Kennedy Stanley and senior Kamdyn Stanley set a new school record.

The additional entries to the state were as follows:

freshman Jayden Meyer – triple jump, 32’6”; 400m sprint, 1:00.38; 800m run, 2:24.26; 4x400m relay, 4:13.20.

Second year Kadyn Sisco – 4x400m relay, 4x400m relay.

Junior Katelyn Smith – High jump, no high.

Senior Hannah Knox – Long jump, 15’3″; 100m sprint, 13.22; 4x100m relay.

Senior Kamdyn Stanley – Long jump, 16’1”; 4x100m relay; 4x400m relay.

Senior Kennedy Stanley – 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay.

At the end of the season, Head Coach Rick Nordhues hosted the season-ending banquet and presented the following awards:

GIRLS

Point Leaders – Kamdyn Stanley, Lily Vollertsen

Most Devoted – Kennedy Stanley

Most Improved – Sophia May

Best Teammate – Katelyn Smith

Team Captains – Kennedy Stanley, Kamdyn Stanley, Lily Vollertsen

BOYS

Stitch Leader – Jase Voorhees

Most Dedicated – Samuel Bennett, Jase Voorhees

Most Improved – Cy Petersen

Top Teammate – Creighton Orchard

Team Captains – Samuel Bennett, Jase Voorhees, Kayden DeGolyer

As a team this season, the ladies have placed first in four competitions and finished second in three. The boys highlighted the season by winning the Louisville Meet and placing third in two others.

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