Regardless of their performance, the state track meet leaves a lasting impression on competitors.
These four Lady Longhorns and their eight other teammates fought weather issues at the state track meet in Omaha, and gave their best.
Chase County had a lot to celebrate at the C-11 District Track Meet last Thursday in Mitchell.
Pole vaulters Josie Peterson, right, and Peyton Fiedler congratulate each other on their first and second place finish in the pole vault at districts, which included a new school record for Peterson at 10’3”.
Their coaches Matt Jablonski, center, and Drew Ahlers look on. (Johnson Publications photo)
Another Chase County record fell in the 100 meter dash as Adelaide Maxwell, center, finishes second at districts and also earned a trip to state. Dundy Co. Stratton’s Aubrey Frederick, left, won the gold, while Mitchell’s Olivia Armstrong was third. (Johnson Publications photo)
Mallie McNair, left, edges Mitchell’s Jori Peters by less than half a step to win the 400 meter gold at the C-11 district meet. McNair’s time heading to Omaha is the second fastest of 24 runners. McNair also set a new school record in the 400, as well as the 800 that day. (Johnson Publications photo)
Chase County’s 400 meter relay team broke its own school record set last year and will head to state with the fastest district time. Team members pictured are Taylin McNair and Taylor Williams. (Johnson Publications photos)
Coach Troy Hauxwell said he asks himself, “I wonder when they are going to hit their limit?”
Cody Williams will be a busy young man at the state meet this week, after qualifying in four events. Here, he competes in the long jump, where he broke the school record he first set last year with a leap of 22’ 1/2” and took the district gold medal. (Johnson Publications photo)
With a personal record of 50’ 1.5”, Hunter Bartels took the district championship in the shot put, and punched his ticket to state. (Johnson Publications photo)
Putting it all on the track might describe these two after the 3200 meter relay’s final leg. Chase County’s Bryson Fisher, left, and Bridgeport’s Declan Jeffries recover after the teams took first and second in the relay. While Bridgeport qualified as district champions, Chase County’s team got in as one of the five next fastest. (Johnson Publications photo)
Nine boys in nine events will represent Chase County Friday and Saturday at the state track meet in Omaha.