Peyton Fiedler can’t believe it as she crosses the 300 meter hurdle finish in first. She had the fourth fastest time coming into districts, but bypassed top hurdlers Josie Stewart of Hemingford, right, and Hershey’s Ashley Hassett for the gold medal. Fiedler had a banner district performance with three individual gold medals and a fourth as part of the 400 meter relay team. (Johnson Publications photo)
Sophie Spady, who will compete in all three relays and the 800 at state, makes her approach to hand off the baton to Kamrie Dillan for Chase County’s final leg of the 400 meter relay, which took the district gold. Dillan will also compete in the 100 meter dash. (Johnson Publications photo)
Freshman Sadie Peterson is one of those athletes Coach Hauxwell said represents his philosophy in track. Her PR effort in the shot last week got her into the district finals, scoring one of those extra points the team was counting on for a fifth straight district title by a comfortable margin. (Johnson Publications photo)
On paper, it looked like the Chase County girls could squeeze out a fifth straight district track title by a mere four points.