Wildcat Men’s Track & Field Adds Four Student-Athletes, Two Northeast Nebraska High School Standouts

WAYNE – As high school students across the country continue to choose their next institution of learning many are also in search for their next athletic opportunity as the Wayne State College men’s track & field 2020 recruiting class extends to 12.

According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics office, head track and field coach Marlon Brink announced the addition of four more student-athletes.

Steven Hornberg from Council Bluffs, Iowa, Matthew Meisenheimer of Hartington, Sam Laufer from Papillion and Cody Rogers of Wayne are the latest to join the 2020 Wildcat men’s track and field recruiting class.

Other members of this year’s recruiting class are John Campbell of Grand Island, Noah Carr from Allen, Cody Crosley from Crofton, Zacob Evans of Elwood, Dylan Kneifl of Pilger, Collin Kotz from Papillion, Kolton Needham from Bassett and Abe Schroeder of Ravenna.

Steven Hornberg is a distance runner from Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln High School and will compete in both cross country and track and field at Wayne State. He was a two-time All-Missouri River Conference selection in cross country as a junior and senior. In track and field, Hornberg has posted personal-best times of 4:43 in the one mile and 10:36 in the two-mile.

Samuel Laufer is a jumper from Papillion LaVista South High School where he was a three-year starter and letter winner in track and field. As a junior in 2019, Laufer was a Class A state qualifier in the triple jump and holds the fourth-best triple jump mark in school history.

Matt Meisenheimer is a thrower from Hartington-Newcastle Public School where he was a three-year starter in track and field, two years in football and one in basketball. Meisenheimer was a Class D state qualifier in the shot put as a junior in 2019 and helped his team win the Lewis and Clark Conference championship. He was the 2019 Lewis and Clark Conference champion in the discus and earned All-District honorable mention honors in football as a senior.

Cody Rogers is a jumper from Wayne High School where he was a multi-sport standout, starting four years in track and field and two years each in football and basketball. He was a Class B state track qualifier in the long jump as a junior, long jump and triple jump during his sophomore season and in the triple jump as a freshman. This season, Rogers started on Wayne’s basketball team that also reached the Class C1 state tournament.