Senior Scott Wheeler hands of the baton to sophomore Chase Rowley in the 4x100m relay at the state meet last week in Omaha. The 4x100 relay team captured the silver medal. (Johnson Publications photo)

Senior Kadin Vrbas rounds the corner in the 200m at state track last week in Omaha. Vrbas placed eighth in both the 200m and the 100m. (Johnson Publications photo)

Senior Kalen Wallin competed in the 3200m at the state track meet last week in Omaha, finishing 21st. Eli Huebner of Hershey—right behind Wallin—finished 18th. (Johnson Publications photo)

Senior Evan Fisher hurls the shot put at the state track meet last week in Omaha. Fisher didn’t place in shot put or 110m hurdles, but earned sixth place in the discus. (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorns perform well at state track

With a District C-9 championship under their belts, the Longhorns sent 14 athletes—15 including the relay alternate—to the state track meet at Burke Stadium in Omaha Friday and Saturday.

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.

All three of Chase County’s 100 meter runners qualified for the state meet with a one, two, three finish at districts, from left, Adelaide Maxwell, Taylor Williams and Kamrie Dillan. Dillan made the cut as the sixth next fastest time among the extra qualifiers. (Johnson Publications photo)

Lucy Spady, right, and Caelyn Long won the gold and silver in the 3200 meter run, both with personal record times, punching their tickets to the state meet. (Johnson Publications photo)

Mallie McNair rounds the first curve in the 400m, en route to the district gold medal, one of four she took home from last week’s meet. (Johnson Publications photo)

Sixth straight district title sending 13 Lady Longhorn athletes to state

    Looking at the final team scoring, there was nothing “lucky” about Chase County qualifying 13 girls for the state high school track meet.

Clay Meeske, right, hands the baton to Kenyan Biesecker for the last leg of the 4x800 meter relay at SPVA last week. (Johnson Publications photo)

Junior Bennett Bauerle reaches for a good jump in the triple jump at SPVA last week. Bauerle won the event with a jump of 40’7”. (Johnson Publications photo)

Boys track team pulls a 4-peat at SPVA meet

With another SPVA win under their belt, boys track seniors have won the SPVA track meet every year of their high school career.
In 2015, the boys lost the SPVA title by four points.


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