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State Track and Field
State Track and Field
OMAHA — Hartington Cedar Catholic’s Sara Reifenrath had her Saturday at the state track and field championships pretty well planned out.
OMAHA — The first race on the track of Saturday's portion of the state track and field meet at Burke Stadium showcased a quartet of Northeast Nebraska's best.
OMAHA — Northeast Nebraska track teams assigned to compete in Class B face an uphill battle. The majority of schools in that class have at least double the enrollment numbers of the area teams and some have as many as five times pool of student athletes to choose from.
OMAHA — On Friday, Bassett North Central's Hunter Wiebelhaus won her qualifying heat in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:00.47, the third-best qualifying time in Class D.
OMAHA — When asked if winning an all-class gold medal mattered to her, Hartington Cedar Catholic sprinter Sara Reifenrath quickly replied, “Oh yeah.”
OMAHA — Norfolk High's Amaya Williams finished third place in her qualifying heat for the 300-meter low hurdles, but her time of 47.93 was good enough to earn her a spot in Saturday's final at the state track and field meet here.
OMAHA — Atkinson West Holt senior Jordan Tasler took the baton for the anchor leg of the Class C 4x800 in fourth place. But three-quarters of the way through his run Friday morning at the state track and field meet here, he found a different gear that was almost unmatched.
OMAHA — Griffin Smith could have hung his head after a second-place finish in the Class D long jump at the state track and field championships here Saturday. After all, he was the defending state champion in the event.
OMAHA — When Jason Arens hollered, “Finish strong, girl!” to his daughter less than 200 meters from a potential third-straight Class C 3,200-meter championship, he had no idea how true it would become.
OMAHA — In a span of less than 10 minutes, senior Seth Ruppert and sophomore Dylan Kautz cemented Norfolk Catholic's Class C state track and field championship.
Last season’s “Championship Night” at Off Road Speedway was rained out, but entering that night’s races, only one division was closely contested — the IMCA late models.