Logan Jussel, right, came in second place in the 300 meter hurdle finals at the district meet last week. Jussel’s time was 0.14 seconds behind the district champion. Jussel will compete at state this week in that event as well as the 4x400 relay. (Johnson Publications photo)
Kadin Vrbas, left, and Bo O’Neil went first and second-place in the 100m, qualifying them both for state. (Johnson Publications photo)
Evan Fisher was the district champion for both shot put and discus. In addition to weights, Fisher’s time also qualified him for state in the 110m hurdles as an extra qualifier. (Johnson Publications photo)
Taylor Jablosnki gets ready to hand off the baton to Logan Jussel in the 4x400 relay at districts last week. The 4x400 will compete at state this weekend. Other runners include Cedric Maxwell and Scott Wheeler. (Johnson Publications photo)
Boys’ track wins districts, will send 14 athletes to state
The Longhorn track team took the District C-9 team title last Thursday in Bayard, as well as qualifying multiple athletes for the state meet.
There will be 14 Longhorns competing at state track in Omaha Friday and Saturday.
While some marks and times weren’t where they could have been, all the Longhorns performed well given the wet weather.
“There were wet discus rings, wet shot put rings, the jumpers were jumping into a sleet storm,” Head Coach Carl Zuege said.
“That just shows that we had a great day and that we are starting to really round into shape at the right time,” he added.
Not only were those marks good enough to qualify Longhorns for state, but many of the Chase County boys snagged personal records.
The Longhorns had 13 personal records set at Bayard including Kadin Vrbas and Bo O’Neil in the 200m, Scott Wheeler, Cedric Maxwell and Ryan Bernhardt in the 400m, Clay Meeske in the 800m, Kalen Wallin and Trevin Martin in the 3200m, Logan Jussel and Bennett Bauerle in the 300m hurdles and Evan Fisher and Trevor Peterson in the shot put.
To qualify for state in individual events, the top two per district are chosen, as well as the next six highest times or marks.
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