Agoumba Leads Wayne Boys As District Champion, 4×800 Girls Relay Breaks 32-Year Old Record, Five Girls; Two Boys Punch Ticket To State In Six Total Events

COLUMBUS – Classes A and B District Track and Field meets were held throughout Tuesday with Classes C and D events scheduled for Thursday.

The 2022 NSAA State Track and Field Championships will be on Wednesday and Thursday, May 18 – 19 for A/B qualifiers as well as Friday and Saturday, May 20 – 21 for C/D qualifiers from Burke Stadium in Omaha.

Head Wayne High track and field coach, Dale Hochstein said, “Wayne High battled through some pre-meet injuries, in meet tweaks and warmer weather.”

Qualifying information: The top three individuals from each District and next six fastest times/efforts in individual events qualify for the State Meet as do the top two relays and next four fastest relays.

Qualifying Part 1

Qualifying Part 2

Qualifying Part 3

A plaque is provided by the NSAA for the team champion and runner-up while medals are provided for the top six places in individual events and for each member of the top six relay teams.

The Wayne High girls and boys track & field team traveled to Columbus for the B-4 District Meet hosted by Columbus Scotus.

The Blue Devil girls finished ninth with 22 points while the Wayne High boys took ninth with 21.33 points.

The Pierce girls were crowned B-4 District Champs with 110 points followed by Arlington as District runners-up with 82 points. West Point-Beemer girls finished seventh with 34 points.

The Blue Devil 4×800-meter relay team of Faith Powicki, Kierah Haase, Jala Krusemark and Kyla Krusemark finished third and broke the school record by just over eight seconds with a season-best 9:52.04. The relay was the first outside qualifier in the event and was the fourth-overall fastest to qualify for state. The previous record was 10:01.27 set in 1990 by Geiger, Haase, Ensz and Ellis.

Other state qualifiers included Brooklyn Kruse who earned points in the discus finishing fourth with a season-best 123’ and fifth place medal in the shot put with a season-best 39’ 11”. Kruse was the first outside qualifier in discus (8th best in Class B) and second best outside qualifier (7th overall in Class B) for shot put. Also, Kyla Krusemark placed fourth in the 3200-meter run (12:37.95) earning the third-best outside qualifying time in Class B.

Other points came from Kyla Krusemark with a fifth place finish in the 800-meter run (2:29.42) as Laura Hasemann placed fifth in the 3200-meter run (13:06.49) which was the seventh-best all-Class missing a state qualifying time by one second. Virginia Kniesche placed fifth in the pole vault (8’ 10”, season-best).

 

The Columbus Lakeview boys were crowned B-4 District Champs with 116 points followed by Boone Central as District runners-up with 79 points. Pierce followed in third with 67 points while West Point-Beemer placed sixth with 35 points.

Sedjro Agoumba was crowned district champion and will be a state qualifier in the 400-meter dash (52.03). Agoumba also placed sixth in the 200-meter dash (23.87) overall.

The other Blue Devil male state qualifier will be Alex Phelps who placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles (42.09) which was the fourth best outside time.

Ethan Wibben earned a fourth place finish in the 3200-meter run (11:06.96); Yair Alcantara took fifth in the 300-meter hurdles (42.32, season-best and was 0.01 seconds away from qualifying for state) as Jack Bruckner earned a third of a point with a three-way tie for sixth in the high jump (5’ 5”).

Class A compiled.

Class B compiled.

State Track information.

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