Discoverer Boys Mark Several Top Places at State

Discoverer Boys Mark Several Top Places at State
Stoeckle set the school record in the 300 meter hurdles, during the prelims (courtesy photo)

OMAHA – Multiple Discoverer boys proved they were amongst the best in Nebraska, at the Class A State Track Championships.

In the jumping category, Blake Petersen marked top finishes in Triple and Long Jump. In the Triple, Petersen took 6th with a jump of 43-02.50, while in Long, Petersen took 5th on a jump of 21-07.

Michael Koch, who missed a majority of the season for an injury, returned to form at the end of the year, taking 4th place in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.73. This marks the 3rd time Koch has medaled in the event. Koch also competed on the 4×400 relay team that snagged a 11th place finish, with teammates  Santiago Ramirez-Marino, Curtis Briggs, and Nicholas Stoeckle.

Stoeckle also took 7th place in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 40.87. Stoeckle set the school record in the event during the prelims, where he ran a 39.76. (First place won with a time of 38.73, and second ran a 39.87). The Columbus High track account tweeted that Stoeckle was sick the morning of the State meet, before setting the school record.

Sergio Arcos took 12th in the High Jump, on a height of 6-02. 4 jumpers hit 6-02, while 7 jumpers finished at 6-04.

The boys finished 15th in the team rankings. Lincoln High won the team category with 76 points, followed by Lincoln Southwest who had 75.5 points.

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