The Brownell-Talbot jazz bands and choir earned unanimous "superior" ratings at the District Music Contest in Yutan on Friday for the first time in school history.
WORLD ROBOTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Last weekend the B-T Robotics teams participated in the VEX Robotics World Championships. Four-hundred teams from all over the world competed.
Team 1028 (junior Briana Simusa, senior Britt Fossum, and freshman Lauren Zimmerman) competed in the math division. The team went 5-4-1 in the qualifying matches with many close matches and was paired with and against many of the teams that eventually made it to the divisional finals. The robot had no mechanical failures, but team members made some strategic changes to the autonomous programming as the matches went on. They were also able to help other teams by allowing them to borrow tools and a motor. Team 1028 finished the tournament ranked 36 among 100 teams.
Team 1028D (Joshua, Nathaniel, Zoe and Christina) competed in the technology division. The team went 7-3 in matches. One loss would have been a win, but they missed the doubler barrel in the last 5 seconds of the match. Team 1028D finished the tournament ranked 23 among 100 teams. The team was partners with more than half the teams that were chosen for the division finals, but unfortunately were not chosen. Their robot performed perfectly the entire tournament. They had no mechanical failures and made only a slight change to the autonomous programming.
Both teams peaked at the end of the season and took their wins and losses in stride. They were gracious in victory and defeat. Raider Team mascot Reid Rise did everything he could do to make new alliances with teams from all over the country and the world. He visited all other teams' booths and collected pins, trinkets, and buttons.
TRACK TEAM RESULTS
The B-T track teams participated in two track meets this past week. They attended the Louisville Invitational April 19 and the Cedar Bluffs Invitational April 21 in Wahoo.
Louisville Results (4/19)
The boys' team placed third among 8 teams. Individuals medaling at the meet included:
Senior Ruben Zendejas - fourth place 800 meter run (2:16) & fourth place 1600 meter run (5:20).
Sophomore Arlie Myers - first place triple jump (36'6") & first place long jump (18'6").
Junior Andrew Chen - fourth place long jump (15'8"), fifth place 110 hurdles (20.78), and fifth place 300 hurdles (49.33).
Freshman Jordan Proby - fourth place 400 meter run (57.00).
Sophomore Will Haskell - fifth place high jump (5'0").
Boys 400 meter relay - first place with a time of 47.79. Members included Myers, Proby, sophomore Tripp Skutt, and freshman Jordan Kerrey.
Boys 1600 meter relay - fourth place with a time of 3:57. Members included senior Zach Ehresman, Zendejas, Kerrey, and Proby.
Boys 3200 meter relay - fourth place with a time of 9:47. Members of the relay were Ehresman, freshman Drew Ketterson, senior Josh Cohen, and Zendejas.
The girls' team placed fifth among 8 teams. Individuals medaling include:
Senior Taylor White-Welchen - first place 100 meter dash (13.49), first place 200 meter dash (27.96), and second place 400 meters (1:05.96).
Senior Jennifer Coccia - fifth place 100 meter hurdles (19.07).
Senior Haley Mathews - sixth place discus (85'10").
Junior Aisha Yapp - first place triple jump (31'0") and fifth place 200 meter dash (30.04).
Sophomore Mercedes Kent - sixth place 100 meter hurdles (19.39) and sixth place 100 meter dash (14.64).
Freshman Diamonde O'Connor - fourth place Triple Jump (26'8").
Girls 400 meter relay - first place with a time of 55.32. Members included Coccia, Kent, Yapp, and White-Welchen.
Cedar Bluffs Results (4/21)
The boys' team placed fourth overall scoring 63 points.
Junior Max Buls - sixth place 3200 meter run (12:58).
Chen - fifth place in Triple Jump (34'0") and sixth place 300 meter hurdles (49.0).
Myers - fourth place in Long Jump (19'2"), third place in Triple Jump (36'8"), and second place in 100 meter dash (12.10).
Freshman Dylan Burkley - third place in High Jump (5'4") and fourth place in Triple Jump (36'1").
Haskell - sixth place in High Jump (5'2").
Kerrey - fifth place in 100 meter dash (12.21) and sixth place in 200 meter dash (26.11).
Proby - third place 400 meter dash (55.3).
Freshman Jon Vrana - sixth place in 110 meter hurdles (20.1).
Boys 400 meter relay - second place with a time of 47.5. Members included Myers, Proby, Skutt, and Kerrey.
Boys 1600 meter relay - fourth place with a time of 4:00. Members included Ehresman, junior Lorenzo Rivera, Kerrey, and Proby.
Boys 3200 meter relay - second place with a time of 9:46. Members included Buls, Cohen, junior Alejandro Andersen, and Ehresman.
The girls' team placed third overall scoring 76 team points.
Coccia - fifth place 100 meter dash (14.5).
Mathews - placed first in Shot Put (32'7").
White-Welchen - first place 100 meter dash (13.0), fifth place 400 meter dash (1:03.6), and second place 300 meter hurdles (51.1).
Yapp - second place Triple Jump (31'1"), fourth place 200 meter dash (29.6).
Kent - fourth place in 100 meter hurdles (17.9).
Freshman Kenzi Larkin - placed third in High Jump (4'6").
Freshman Anji Murthy - fifth place 3200 meter run (16:49).
Girls 400 meter relay - second place with a time of 53.5. Members included Coccia, Kent, Yapp, and White-Welchen.
Girls 1600 meter relay - third place with a time of 4:56. Members included senior Nicole Vazquez-Chanlatte, Larkin, freshman Megan Harrell, and Yapp.
Girls 3200 meter relay - third place with a time of 13:55. Members included Mathews, Larkin, junior Arielle Bloemer, and Murthy.
GIRLS' SOCCER UPDATE
The girls soccer team played five games last week, starting with a win over Conestoga 10-2. Junior Denise Dantzler scored four goals for BT/Concordia/DC West.
The team lost to Lincoln Lutheran 4-1. Dantzler scored the only goal for the team in the first half.
Next up was the Omaha South tournament. B-T/Concordia/DC West played three games in two days. In the first game, the girls lost to Omaha Central 1-0. In the second game, the girls lost a tough one to Omaha South 1-0. The game was scoreless in regulation play and had to be determined by a shootout. In the final game, B-T/Concordia/DC West beat Lutheran NE 5-0. Dantzler scored one goal in the game. The team's record is 7-8.
BOYS' SOCCER RESULTS
The boys' soccer team lost 3-0 to Omaha Northwest in the last game of the Benson Cup and lost 3-0 to Skutt last week. The team's record is 1-11.
GIRLS' TENNIS UPDATE
The girls' tennis team lost to Skutt last Wednesday.
BT BOYS' GOLF BEATS ST. ALBERT
Brownell-Talbot beat St. Albert 176-207 in a dual last Monday. Individual scores were sophomore Tyler Ehresman 38, senior Saif Shah 44, sophomore David Rich 47, junior Dustin Waggoner 47, sophomore David Bakos 49, and senior Jonny Trinh 52.
The boys participated in the Blair golf Invite the following day, placing eighth among 15 teams. Individual scores were Ehresman 82, Shah 92, Rich 89, Waggoner 100, and Trinh 101.
Tuesday, April 24
Girls soccer vs. Lutheran NE (5 p.m. at Concordia)
Boys soccer vs. TBD (RCC Tourney)
Wednesday, April 25
Boys golf at Elkhorn Invite (9 a.m. at Indian Creek)
Thursday, April 26
Boys golf at Gross (3:30 p.m. at Tara Hills)
Math Contest at BT (3:45 p.m.)
Junior High Track at Yutan (4 p.m.)
Headmaster's Rally for the Arts (7 p.m.)
Friday, April 27
Frontier Conference Track Meet (9 a.m. at Utica, NE)
Saturday, April 28
Girls Tennis at Bellevue East Tournament (9 a.m.)