Fairbury girls win indoor track and field meet at Concordia Thursday

SEWARD, NE – The Fairbury girls’ track and field team opened the 2019 season with a bang Thursday, taking first at the Concordia University Indoor Track and Field Invite.

The Lady Jeffs took first with 114 total team points. Seward came in second with 99, while Omaha Skutt Catholic had 87 in third.

In total, Fairbury came away with first place medals in eight different events.

Relay teams

The girls’ 4×400 and 4×800 relay both took first place. The 4×4 clocked in at 4:32.61, edging Blair by .02 seconds.

The 4×8 meanwhile won with a time of 11:16.00, nearly 30 seconds ahead of second-place Skutt.

400 meter dash

Sara Huss took first (1:03.39), while Cora DeBoer took second (108.78).

Shot put

Izze Schwab took first with a new PR of 35′ 11″, while Jessa Eden finished fourth (31′ 11″).

Eden, a two-time state medalist in discus, signed her letter of intent last week to be a thrower at Hastings College next year.

Pole Vault

Claire Shumard took first in the event, and tied the Fairbury school record Thursday with a vault of 9′ 1″.

Ellie Ohlde placed second, with a vault of 8′ 7″.

Triple Jump

Mikwena Lierman took first with a leap of 33′ 7″. Alissa York finished 5th (31′ – a new PR) and Joy Ondrak took 6th (30′ 10.5″ – new PR).

800-meter run

Mikasa Lierman, a senior, took first (2:40.82), while Mikwena, her younger sister and a sophomore, placed 5th (2:45.12).

Also worth noting, Mallonee Biehl PR’d in the 800 with a time of 3:01.33.

200-meter dash

Sara Huss took first in the event with a time of 28.21. That time was also a new PR.

60-meter hurdles

Janessa Swanda placed 3rd (10.47).

1600-meter (mile)

Kacy Starck took 6th (6:50.74).

**Notes from the Fairbury boys team**

The Jeffs placed 5th overall as a team with 51 total points. Blair won the meet with 103. Fairbury had medalists in six different events.

Triple Jump

Isaac Robertson PR’d with a jump of 40′ 2″. That was enough to earn him a silver medal in the event.

Robertson also took 6th in the long jump (18′ 11″).

High Jump

Dylan Starr also PR’d at 5′ 10″, taking second.

Shot put

Dalton Buxton finished second with a throw of 45′ 1.5″. That throw was also a new PR.

60-meter hurdles

Dylan Weichel PR’d and took gold with a time of 8.94. Alex Buxton also set a new PR in the event, and came home 6th (9.86).

Pole Vault

Brock Beed PR’d and took 3rd at the meet (10′ 7″). Payton Firmanik came in 4th (9′ 1″).

Relay teams

The 4×400 relay team finished the day 6th (4.11.72), while the 4×800 took 5th (9.49.03).

**Up Next**

Fairbury next competes in the Thayer Central invite on Tuesday. The meet gets underway at 11 a.m.

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