OMAHA –State Track & Field qualifiers for Classes A/B began their first day of competition on Wednesday.
From Burke Stadium in Omaha, field events opened the morning and took over the early afternoon before running events lasted from 1:30 p.m. until after 6 p.m.
Wayne’s (Class B) Brooklyn Kruse began her state championship in the discus. After an opening mark of 111′ 11″ and then a foul on her second throw, Kruse finished with a toss of 112′ 5″ to place 12th overall.
Kruse will return to the shot put ring on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Other day one Blue Devil results came from the WHS girls 4×800-meter relay team of Faith Powicki, Kierah Haase, Jala Krusemark and Kyla Krusemark who finished eighth place overall in a time of 10:01.70.
Kyla Krusemark also placed 15th in the 3200-meter run (12:42.81).
On the guys side, Sedjro Agoumba finished fourth in his heat during the 400-meter dash prelims but 10th overall at 51.70 (just missing top eight by over a second) as Alex Phelps placed seventh in his heat, 22nd overall during the 300-meter intermediate hurdle prelims (43.34).
Class B area medalists were Pierce representatives of Jozy Piper (133′ 9″) and Elly Piper (132′ 8″) placing second and third respectively in the girls discus. As a team, the Pierce girls are currently sitting second after day one with 24 points, just 1.5 points behind Elkhorn North (25.5).
Pierce’s Ben Brahmer finished fourth in his heat of the boys 110-meter high hurdles and secured the eighth and final qualifying spot at 15.32 seconds to run at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday. Brahmer also qualified in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (40.95) finishing third in his heat and had the seventh fastest qualifying time. He’ll run again at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
West Point-Beemer freshman Mia Hunke will advance to Thursday’s 300-meter low hurdles after winning her heat, earning the fifth fastest qualifying time (47.17). She’ll run at 4:50 p.m. on Thursday.
Class A area medalist came from Daylin Mallory of Norfolk who took fifth in the boys shot put (56′ 2″).
Class A/B Complete Results.
Through early afternoon events: Class A Day Two 2022
Through early afternoon events: Class B Day Two 2022
Day two action will open at 9/9:30 a.m. for Class A/B field events with running events to start at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9; The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com will report on Norfolk High for Class A and joining Wayne will be Pierce and West Point-Beemer for Class B.