Wolfpack “Four” Compete At State Track Meet

OMAHA — Wolfpack athletes competed with the best this weekend at the Nebraska State Track & Field Championships held at Burke Stadium.
Sophomore Lydia Behnk and seniors Austin Meis, Dylan Behnk and Ryan Pelster competed against the best athletes in Class C.
Although no Wolfpack athlete medaled at the meet in Omaha, they represented Elgin Public-Pope John well.
Here’s how they fared:
Ryan Pelster — Competing in the 3200 meter run, Pelster, wrapped up his high school career by finishing 17th in a time of 10:28.93. Winning the event was Nolan Kohmetscher of Nebraska Christian with a time of 9:42.00.
Dylan Behnk — A senior, Behnk finished 19th in the triple jump with a best leap of 39’8 3/4”. Winning the event was Jaden Withrow of Kimball with a leap of 44’1 3/4”.
Austin Meis — A senior, Meis competed in two events. In the 100 meter dash, he posted a time of 11.9 seconds in a preliminary heat. In the finals, Simon Wiedel of Thayer Central won with a time of 10.9 seconds.
In the 200 meter dash, Meis finished his preliminary heat with a time of 24.04. Winning the event Saturday was Wiedel with a time of 22.40.
Lydia Behnk — A sophomore, Behnk competed in two events. In the triple jump, Behnk finished 12th with a leap of 33’10 1/4”. Winning the event was Tarrin Beller of Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family with a leap of 36’4“.
In the long jump, Behnk’s best effort was 14’2” to finish 22nd. Winning the event was Sara Czarnick of Twin River with a best effort of 17’1 1/4”.