OMAHA – Championship Saturday took over the fourth and final overall day of the 2022 NSAA State Track and Field Championships.
From Burke Stadium one last time, Classes C/D qualifiers were back in action for a second straight day to put on a show for the fans after A/B teams did the same on Wednesday and Thursday.
Wakefield Saturday results came from Caden Johnson who placed 15th in the 800-meter run (2:05.15) and 13th during the 1600-meter run (4:48.23) while Kaden Kratke finished 12th in the Class C boys long jump (19′ 8 1/2″).
LCC Saturday results were from Deagan Puppe who won the 110-meter high hurdles (14.66) while Daniel Puppe finished eighth (18.14) in the same race. Berniece McCorkindale placed 6th in the Class C girls shot put (37′ 5 3/4″). As a team, the LCC girls tied for 44th (three points) and LCC boys tied for 20th (11).
Class C area field event medalists:
Boys Long Jump: Landon Olson of Battle Creek (2nd – 21′ 7″); Boys Discus: Trent Uhlir of Battle Creek (2nd – 167′ 1″), Jacob Ottis of Battle Creek (4th – 149′ 8″), Jaxson Bernecker of HCC (6th – 148′ 1″) and Kade Pieper of Norfolk Catholic (8th – 144′ 5); Girls Triple Jump: Lindsey Kneifl of Wisner-Pilger (3rd – 36′ 1 1/2″) and Mya Zohner of Battle Creek (6th – 34′ 10″); Girls High Jump: Channatee Robles of Norfolk Catholic (3rd – 5′ 4″) as well as Girls Shot Put: Arynn Spence of Stanton (3rd – 39′ 4 3/4″) and Berniece McCorkindale of LCC (6th – 37′ 5 3/4″).
Class C area running event medalists:
Girls 800-meter Run: Laney Kathol of HCC (1st – 2:18.27); Boys 800-meter run: Abraham Larson of Stanton (3rd – 2:02.57) and August Scholting of Wisner-Pilger (8th – 2:04.07); Girls 4×100-meter relay: Norfolk Catholic Girls (Brungardt, Janssen, Fischer, Barnes, 1st – 50.48) and HCC Girls (Christensen, Grace Reifenrath, Bernecker, Sophia Reifenrath, 2nd – 50.64); Boys 4×100-meter relay: Battle Creek Boys (Caleb Brauer, Olson, Buckendahl, Rich Brauer, 1st – 43.99); Boys 1600-meter run: Carson Noecker of HCC (1st – 4:19.61), Ben Hammond of Norfolk Catholic (4:36.13), Abraham Larson of Stanton (4th – 4:37.59), Grant Lander of Homer (6th – 4:38.71) and Kolter Van Pelt of Stanton (8th – 4:39.99).
Other area C Saturday medals:
Girls 100-meter high hurdles: Kayla Svoboda of Wisner-Pilger (7th – 15.90); Boys 110-meter high hurdles: Deagan Puppe of LCC (1st – 14.66), Baron Buckendahl of Battle Creek (4th – 15.01) and Daniel Puppe of LCC (8th – 18.14); Girls 100-meter dash: Kylie Kloster of Logan View (6th – 12.86); Boys 100-meter dash: Mitchell Hupp of Stanton (5th: 11.51); Girls 400-meter dash: Laney Kathol of HCC (3rd – 59.63) and Jocelynn Skoda of GACC (5th – 1:00.44); Boys 400-meter dash: Alex Kuehn of HCC (4th – 51.42); Beau Ruskamp of Wisner-Pilger (5th – 51.98) and August Scholting of Wisner-Pilger (8th – 53.86); Girls 300-meter low hurdles: Svoboda of Wisner-Pilger (3rd – 47.30); Boys 300-meter intermediate hurdles: Ruskamp of Wisner-Pilger (1st – 39.83) and Buckendahl of Battle Creek (5th – 40.97); Girls 200-meter dash: Kloster of Logan View (4th – 26.51) and Sophia Reifenrath of HCC (8th – 27.46) and Boys 200-meter dash: Mitchell Hupp of Stanton (7th – 22.76); Girls 4×400-meter relay: HCC Girls (Bernecker, Sophia Reifenrath, Christensen, Kathol, 1st – 4:06.37) and GACC Girls (Sophia Hass, Throener, Kreikemeier, Skoda, 8th – 4:18.13) as well as Boys 4×400-meter relay: HCC Boys (Grant Arens, Carson Arens, Kleinschmit, Kuehn, 3rd – 3:32.72) and Battle Creek Boys (Ricchio, Buckendahl, Tillman, Hamer, 7th – 3:34.09).
Class C team race leaders favored the Grand Island Central Catholic Boys with 68 points over Battle Creek’s 64 points (HCC took third with 44 points, Stanton finished 5th with 34 points and Norfolk Catholic placed 7th with 27 points); while the girls team race was won by Chase County with 70 points over Lincoln Lutheran who totaled 53 points (HCC tied with Crofton for fifth with 35 points as Wisner-Pilger took seventh with 27 points).
Winside Saturday results came from Gabe Escalante who placed 4th during the 400-meter dash finals (53.198) as the Wildcat 4×400-meter relay team of Hunt, Gabe Escalante, Art Escalante and Dean Kruger finished 12th (3:43.03). As a team, the Winside boys tied for 35th with five points.
Class D area field event medalists:
Boys Pole Vault: Matthew Johnson of Creighton (5th – 13′); Girls Shot Put: Cailey Stout of Scribner-Snyder (5th – 38′ 8 1/4″); Girls Triple Jump: Abbie Kromarek of Plainview (6th – 34′ 5″) and Boys Discus: Dalton Gieselman of Bloomfield (6th – 145′).
Class D area running event medalists:
Girls 800-meter run: Cali Gutz of Osmond (3rd – 2:27.59); Boys 800-meter run: Chase Schroeder of Wynot (5th – 2:05.40); Girls 4×100-meter relay: Wynot Girls (Kinslee Heimes, Karley Heimes, Myrah Sudbeck and Krystal Sudbeck, 4th – 52.18) and Pender Girls (Frey, Dolliver, Nelson, Wegner, 7th – 52.79) as well as Boys 1600-meter run: Tyler Nicke of Wynot (5th – 4:49.25) and Addison Smith of Wausa (7th – 4:50.37).
Other area D Saturday medals:
Girls 100-meter high hurdles: Maddison Abbenhaus of Bloomfield (7th – 16.60); Boys 110-meter high hurdles: Tyler Baue of Wausa (7th – 16.05); Girls 100-meter dash: Alexandra Eisenhauer of Bloomfield (1st – 12.55) and Maya Dolliver of Pender (8th – 13.06); Boys 100-meter dash: Brody Krusemark of Pender (2nd – 11.14); Girls 400-meter dash: Dolliver of Pender (6th – 1:02.25); Boys 400-meter dash: Gabe Escalante of Winside (4th – 53.198); 300-meter girls low hurdles: Abbie Kromarek of Plainview (7th – 51.25) and Abrielle Nelson of Wausa (4th – 49.94) and Girls 200-meter dash: Eisenhauer of Bloomfield (1st – 26.18); Girls 4×400-meter relay: Wynot Girls (Kinslee Heimes, Myrah Sudbeck, Krystal Sudbeck, Karley Heimes, 2nd – 4:15.30) as well as the Boys 4×400-meter relay: Wynot Boys (Kuchta, Chase Schroeder, Sudbeck, Charlie Schroeder, 5th – 3:38.21) and Osmond Boys (True, Schmit, Geneski, Vinson, 7th – 3:38.67).
Class D team race was won by North Platte St. Patrick boys with 53.5 points and North Platte St. Patrick girls with 46 points.
Boys runner-up was Osceola with 49 points (Wynot top area team in 13th with 16 points) while the girls runner-up was Sterling with 40 points (Bloomfield top area team in 10th with 22 points).