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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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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)

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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)

 

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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)

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Look at the feet. It was that close, hundredths of a second, between Mallie McNair, left, and Mitchell’s Jori Peters in the 800 at districts  for the silver and gold medals. Both will be up against each other again this week at state. (Johnson Publications photo)

Philosophy that everyone, every point matters lifts girls to another district title

    On paper, it looked like the Chase County girls could squeeze out a fifth straight district track title by a mere four points.

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