BEATRICE – According to the Omaha World-Herald, through this past Saturday, some track and field athletes in the area have been better than anyone else in the state.
Beatrice’s Cameron Jurgens is looking to repeat as state champion in both the shot put and discus, as he stands at the top of the Class B list for longest throws in each event. His throw at Thursday’s invitational in Syracuse actually was his best all year, and was a meet record, at 186′ 4″. Kyle Leners also ran the second fastest time in the state in the 400 at the same invite for Beatrice.
Thayer Central’s 3200 meter relay team leads all Class C opponents with a time of 8:17.16.
Also in Class C, Wilber-Clatonia’s Riley Homolka leads the discus throw at 163’7″.
In Class D, Seth Harms of Sterling leads both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs. Logan Jasa is second in the 1600, while the Jets’ 3200 meter relay team also leads the state.
Both BDS and Exeter-Milligan have some atop of the leaderboard in Class D. Thomas Mick leads in the pole vault and Hunter Krehnke leads in the 110 meter hurdles for the Eagles.
For the Timberwolves, Trevor Luzum is leading in the 300 hurdles. Trystan Brandt is second in both the 300 meter hurdles and triple jump.