Northern Valley Jr. High Track Teams Compete Well at Norton

Published 04/12/2021

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On April 8, the Northern Valley Junior High Track Team competed in their first track meet of
the season in Norton. The Huskies did very well against mostly larger schools. There were 10 schools
competing. The NV 6 th -7 th grade girls placed fourth as a team and the 8 th grade girls placed eighth. The
NV 6 th -7 th grade boys finished in fifth place, while the 8 th grade boys did not place.
The NV 6 th -7 th grade boys placed fifth as a team, scoring 65 points. Gavin Thalheim and Owen
Hammond each won four medals. Gavin won gold medals in the discus and 200 hurdles and two
silver medals in the pole vault and 100 hurdles. Owen won two silver medals in the high jump and
200 hurdles and two bronze medals in the 100 hurdles and triple jump.
The NV 6 th and 7 th grade girls had a great day claiming fourth place with 62 points. Audrey
Bina led the squad winning three medals; a gold medal in the triple jump, silver in the 200 and bronze
in the 100 hurdles. Brooke Preston won a silver medal in the shot, while 6 th graders Jordyn Cox and
Maria Rodriguez each claimed bronze medals in the 800 and long jump. Janee Moore ran well in both
hurdle races, placing fifth in each race.
The NV 8 th grade girls placed eighth as a team. Landry Gebhard won the only medal for the 8 th
grade girls placing third in the 3200m run. Delaney Sides threw the discus well and placed fourth.

Northern Valley 8 th Girls Results – 8 th Place
800m 6 th – Delaney Sides – 3:18.7
3200m 3 rd – Landry Gebhard – 16:27.1
Discus 4 th – Delaney Sides – 59’ 5”
800m Relay 4 th – Adams, Koch, Hansen, Lentz – 2:18.9
1600m Relay 6 th – Sides, Adams, Gebhard, Hansen – 5:57.6

NV 6 th & 7 th grade Boys Results – 5 th Place
100m Hurdles 2 nd – Gavin Thalheim – 17.9
3 rd – Owen Hammond – 18.1
200m Hurdles 1 st – Gavin Thalheim – 31.3
2 nd – Owen Hammond – 32.0
Discus 1 st – Gavin Thalheim – 90’ 5”

High Jump 2 nd – Owen Hammond – 4’4”
Triple Jump 3 rd – Owen Hammond – 28’ 5”
Pole Vault 2 nd – Gavin Thalheim – 7’ 0”
Javelin 6 th – Maverick Rogers – 66’ 10”

NV 6 th & 7 th Grade Girls Results – 4 th Place
200m 2 nd – Audrey Bina – 31.1
400m 4 th – Audrey Bina – 1:12.9
800m 3 rd – Jordyn Cox – 3:03.4
100m Hurdles 3 rd – Audrey Bina – 20.5
5 th – Janee Moore – 20.7
200m Hurdles 5 th – Janee Moore – 38.0
Long Jump 3 rd – Maria Rodriguez – 12’ 4”
4 th – Janee Moore – 11’ 11”
Triple Jump 1 st – Audrey Bina – 27’ 1”
Shot 2 nd – Brooke Preston – 25’ 1”
5 th – Kathryn Speer – 24’ 4”

400m Relay 6 th – Speer, Gebhard, Preston, Smith – 1:05.3
800m Relay 5 th – Moore, Gebhard, Smith, Cox – 2:23.6
1600m Relay 6 th – Gebhard, Rodriguez, Smith, Cox – 5:49.0