By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Chase County Schools was represented again this year at the Junior High State Track Meet last Saturday in Gothenburg with nine athletes.
In order to qualify, the athletes had to be in the top 24 statewide in their running or field event, based on times and marks submitted by coaches to the athletic.net website.
All athletes in seventh and eighth grades at the state meet competed in one division.
While nine girls from this year’s Shorthorn team competed, there were others who had qualified but could not attend the meet.
Troy Hauxwell and Alex McNair served as coaches at Saturday’s meet.
Four girls came home with state medals, including Taylin McNair, who finished second in the 400 with a time of 62.3 seconds.
The 1600 meter relay team of Megan Engbrecht, Katelyn Wheeler, Destiny Reinke and McNair placed fourth with a time of 4:23.7, which also set a new CCS junior high school record.
All qualifiers and the events in which they competed were:
Sarah Allen, 400 meter relay
Jadin Bussell, 400 meter relay
Megan Engbrecht, 100 meter hurdles, 1600 meter relay
Kaley Hauxwell, 1600
Shaylee Heathers, 400 meter relay
Lexi Jensen, 100, 200, 400 meter relay
Taylin McNair, 400, high jump, 1600 meter relay
Destiny Reinke, 1600 meter relay
Katelyn Wheeler, 800, 1600 meter relay