OMAHA – Over the next two days, Classes C/D teams will take over Burke Stadium as Class A/B competition rounded out Thursday.
It was a warm and windy morning into the evening for the second and final day of the 2022 NSAA State Track & Field Championships during the week in Omaha.
Opening the morning, junior Brooklyn Kruse of Wayne made the Class B shot put finals and earned a seventh place medal. Her top throw was a half inch improvement on a PR at 39′ 11 1/2″. Prelim throws were 38′ 2 3/4″, 38′ 10 1/2″ and 39′ 11 1/2″ while finals throws were 37′ 9 1/4″, 38′ 2″ and 38′ 9 1/2″.
Along with the two points from Kruse and the one point earned following an eighth place spot on the medal stand by the 4×800-meter relay team, the Wayne High girls finished tied for 34th with West Point-Beemer scoring three points at state.
Also medaling in the Class B girls shot put were seniors Jozy Piper (second – 43′ 10 1/2″) and Elly Piper (fifth – 41′ 5 1/2″). Senior Alexus Sindelar also took runner-up in the 1600-meter run (5:21.44) while senior Gina Wragge finished sixth in the triple jump (34′ 9 3/4″.
As a team, the Pierce girls finished tied for third with Arlington totaling 47 points. Elkhorn North ran away with the team trophy with 79.5 points followed by Bennington with 55.5 points in runner-up.
Other day two medalists came from West Point-Beemer freshman Mia Hunke took sixth in the 300-meter low hurdles (47.47) as Jax Jacobsen tied for eighth in the boys pole vault (13′). Pierce’s Ben Brahmer placed fifth in the 110-meter high hurdles (15.21) and took eighth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (40.84). The Pierce boys scored seven points to tied for 23rd in Class B.
The Class B boys champion was Sidney with 66 points followed by Waverly in second with 52 points.
Norfolk High’s Roudy Bauer placed third in the Class A Boys Long Jump at 22′ 2″ as Isaac Ochoa took eighth in the 1600-meter run (4:22.44). Norfolk High finished 18th with 11 points. Fremont won the Class A boys team race with 84 points followed by Omaha Central in second with 69 points.
The Class A girls team champion was Lincoln Southwest with 89.66 points followed by Fremont with 68.5 points in runner-up.
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