Chase County’s 3200 meter relay team started off the state track meet in Friday’s afternoon session with a third place finish and bronze medals. The team, from left, Madison Brown, Kora Weiss, Mallie McNair and Sophie Spady, ran a PR under the 10-minute mark. (Johnson Publications photo)

Hoping for some good bend in the pole, Peyton Fiedler goes up in the pole vault Saturday en route to a fourth place finish. She competed in four state meet events, bringing home medals in all of them. (Johnson Publications photo)

In a field of 24 throwers, Allison Owings, above, and Andrea Page, below, went seventh and eighth, respectively, in the discus. Owings also competed in the shot put and won another medal in eighth place. (Johnson Publications photo)


Mallie McNair, right, is neck and neck with Isabella Hilger of Aquinas in the 400 meter dash finals Saturday. McNair finished fourth in the finals after breaking Chase County’s school record—a record she set last year—on Friday in her preliminary heat. (Johnson Publications photo)

All 10 Lady Longhorns medal at state; team finishes fourth

Chase County Coach Troy Hauxwell has always said just about everything has to go right, and with some luck, you can win a state track title.

A rain gear-clad official watches Jack Bauerle’s spin in the discus competition Saturday morning when a downpour greeted the Class C throwers. Bauerle took the fourth place medal in a field of 18 athletes. (Johnson Publications photo)

Eli Hinojosa improved his personal best at districts by a foot to take sixth in the shot put at state. (Johnson Publications photo)


The 1600 meter relay team had Chase County’s best finish with third place. The bronze medal team is pictured at two of its exchanges, above from left, Caleb Weiss, Juan Venegas, Scott Wheeler and Francisco Barrientos, below. (Johnson Publications photos)

Kadin Vrbas, far right, gets the edge in his 100 meter dash preliminary, winning the heat with a time of 11.32, bettering heat runner-up Chase Perchal of Yutan, far left, and Shelby-Rising City’s Lincoln Schoenrock, who was third. In the finals, Vrbas finished sixth. (Johnson Publications photo)

As a member of the Shelby-Rising City team goes down, Chase County maintains its composure as Scott Wheeler hands off to Chase Rowley at the second exchange in the 400 meter relay. (Johnson Publications photo)

Eight of 10 Longhorns score, lifting boys to fifth at state

    It was a goal of Coach Carl Zuege to place in the top five in last week’s Class C state track meet.

Kadin Vrbas ran lights out in the sprints at districts, winning the 100 meter dash here by seven-hundredths of a second over Mitchell’s Kadin Perez. Vrbas also earned silver in the 200 and will run on the 400 meter relay team at state. (Johnson Publications photo)

Scott Wheeler, left, finished just a second behind 800 gold medalist Jack Linders of Bridgeport, but as silver medalist, punched his ticket to state, and will also run in all three relays. (Johnson Publications photo)

At right, Will Kuenne held a comfortable lead in the final lap of the 1600 for the district gold. He also earned gold in the 3200 for a double state qualification. (Johnson Publications photo)

Juan Venegas, running the anchor on the 400 meter relay team, will finish less than half a second behind Mitchell for the silver medal. But, the team made the state cut as one of seven additional qualifiers and will head to Omaha with the sixth fastest time in Class C. (Johnson Publications photo)

Jack Bauerle is a double state qualifier in the weights. Here, he is near to letting the discus fly en route to a gold medal. He also earned silver in the shot. (Johnson Publications photo)

State meet fans will get used to seeing Chase County boys on track

    With 10 Longhorns qualifying in 11 events for this week’s state track meet, fans are going to get used to seeing the orange and black Chase County uniforms.


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