Thursday Weather Shortens Norfolk Track Classic, Meet Delayed Pending Weather

NORFOLK – A handful of the Wayne High girls and boys track & field team was in action along with several competitors among northeast Nebraska during Thursday’s Classic.

From the Norfolk High Track, the 28th Norfolk Track & Field Classic gave a preview of what will come in late May during the state meet.

Thursday’s weather forced the early completion of the Northeast Nebraska Track Classic.

After getting half the field events completed and the girls 4×800-meter relay in, the meet was delayed because of lightning in the area. As the weather continued to back build and meet directors were told lightning would continue to delay the meet for another couple hours minimum the decision was made to cancel the remaining events.

Members of the Wayne High track & field team were able to compete in two events. Brooklyn Kruse finished fourth in the shot while the Blue Devil 4×800-meter relay of Faith Powicki, Kierah Haase, Kiara Krusemark and Kyla Krusemark placed sixth.

Decisions on the weather for Saturday may influence whether the meet is then or moved to Monday’s weather date.

Head Wayne High girls and boys track & field coach, Dale Hochstein also received the 2022 Northeast Nebraska Track and Field Achievement Award.

Members of the Wayne High girls and boys track & field team will next compete in the Mid State Conference meet.  The meet has been postponed to Monday, May 2 at Battle Creek. Field events will begin at 11:00 a.m. with running events set for 1:30 p.m. or earlier if possible. This will be a finals only track meet.