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Thursday, 26 May 2011 20:17

Hamilton and Fanning short by inches, seconds

By Josh Sumner

The Wauneta Breeze

 

Wauneta-Palisade high jumper Jonee Maris tied her best height of the year en route to an eighth place tie at last weekend’s Nebraska State Track Meet at Omaha Burke.

For Maris, it was a redemption of sorts, after reaching state last year and failing to reach the opening height. Her jump of 4’10” on Saturday earned her the only medal of the state competition for the Broncos.

“Jonee reached her goal this time,” said Wau-Pal Head Track Coach Dawn Doetker.

WP senior Shelby Hamilton, who made her final visit to the state meet, and her second in three years, fell short of her goal of bringing home a state medal in either the shot put or discus.

Despite being one of her shortest tosses of the year, Hamilton’s shot put throw of 31’7” was less than four inches away of earning her a medal. Discus was another story. Hamilton’s throw of 96’5” in the preliminary rounds fell several feet short of qualifying her for the finals.

Wauneta-Palisade’s Jonee Maris used this jump of 4’10” to capture 8th place in the Class D high jump competition at the state track meet last Saturday. Maris was one of three Broncos who traveled to Omaha for the meet, and was the only one to return home with a medal. (Wauneta Breeze Photos | Josh Sumner)

 

“Shelby tried her best, and yeah, she was disappointed not making finals,” said Doetker. “But she had four great years in track.”

While Hamilton relished in her final state track experience, Wau-Pal freshman Abbie Fanning was taking in Omaha Burke for the first time.

Fanning’s qualifying heat in the 400 meter dash was highly-contested. The top six sprinters finished within less than three seconds of each other.

Unfortunately for Fanning, who finished fourth in her heat, she was on the outside looking in — but only by 1.438 seconds. Her effort in the 400 meter race was her best of the year.

Wau-Pal’s Shelby Hamilton rotates into her preliminary round discus throw at Omaha Burke. The toss of 96’5” wasn’t quite long enough to put Hamilton in the finals of the event. Hamilton narrowly missed making the finals in her other throwing event, the shot put.

 

A time of 2:32.806 in the 800 meter run was also off the pace needed to qualify for Fanning.

“The girls did great at state, considering they’re competing with the best athletes in the state,” said Doetker. “It’s a totally different atmosphere at Burke Stadium.”

Participants, spectators and NSAA officials, alike, had to deal with less-than-pleasant weather conditions on Friday. Gusting winds and sporadic showers made Friday’s field a mudslide. Clear, warm conditions dominated on Saturday.

Here’s a closer look at the state meet standings for schools competing in Class D:

 

State Track Meet

Girls Results

Team standings: 1. Lindsay Holy Family, 72; 2. Humphrey St. Francis, 58; 3. Sterling, 45; 4. Ansley, 42; 5. Eustis-Farnam, 34; 6. CWC, 33; 7. Bertrand, 30; 8. Hay Springs, 27; 9. High Plains Community, 22; 10. Wausa, 21; 11. Hitchcock County, 18; 11. McCool Junction, 18; 13. Cedar Valley, 17; 14. BDS, 15; 15. Exeter-Milligan, 14; 15. Bloomfield, 14; 17. Howells, 13.5; 18. Loup City, 11; 18. Wilcox-Hildreth, 11; 20. Hampton, 10; 20. Humphrey, 10; 20. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 10; 23. Mead, 9; 24. Potter-Dix, 8.5; 25. Stuart, 8; 26. Pleasanton, 7; 26. Axtell, 7; 28. Falls City Sacred Heart, 6; 28. Diller-Odell, 6; 28. Osceola, 6; 28. Dodge, 6; 32. Maywood, 5; 32. Sargent, 5; 32. Elkhorn Valley, 5; 35. Pawnee City, 4.5; 35. St. Mary’s, 4.5; 37. Lawrence-Nelson, 4; 37. Crawford, 4; 37. Franklin, 4; 37. Wynot, 4; 41. Paxton, 2.5; 42. Loomis, 2; 42. Niobrara-Verdigre, 2; 42. Harvard, 2; 42. Giltner, 2; 46. North Central, 1; 46. Clarkson, 1; 46. Cedar Bluffs, 1; 49. Wauneta-Palisade, .5.

400 meter dash — 1. Siera Rohde, Ansley, 59.195; N/A. Abbie Fanning, Wauneta-Palisade, 1:01.911.

800 meter run — 1. Andrea Weeder, Lindsay Holy Family, 2:19.731; N/A. Abbie Fanning, Wauneta-Palisade, 2:32.806.

High jump — 1. Kalynn Dahlke, Hampton, 5’4”; 8. Jonee Maris, Wauneta-Palisade, 4’10”.

Discus — 1. Elizabeth Hayes, High Plains Community, 121’0”; N/A. Shelby Hamilton, Wauneta-Palisade, 96’5”.

Shot put — 1. Brittany Edson, Eustis/Farnam, 41’1-3/4”; N/A. Shelby Hamilton, Wauneta/Palisade, 31’7”.

Abbie Fanning, above at right, runs side-by-side with Frances Young of Hyannis in the 800 meter run at last weekend’s state track meet. Fanning fell short of qualifying for the finals in the race, as well as the 400 meter dash. She did, however, set a new personal best in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:01.911.

 

Boys Results

Team standings: 1. Bertrand, 59; 2. Sterling, 49; 3. Axtell, 43; 4. Paxton, 33; 5. Sargent, 31; 6. Howells, 27; 7. Pawnee City, 26; 8. Giltner, 24; 9. Brady, 23.2; 10. Humphrey St. Francis, 19; 10. Omaha Nation, 19; 12. Newman Grove, 18; 13. Bloomfield, 17; 14. McCool Junction, 16; 15. Mullen, 15; 15. St. Mary’s 15; 17. BDS, 14; 17. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 14; 19. Medicine Valley, 13.2; 20. Eustis-Farnam, 13; 20. Overton, 13; 20. Wallace, 13; 23. Scribner-Snyder, 12; 24. Dodge, 11; 25. Hyannis, 10; 25. Ansley, 10; 27. Falls City Sacred Heart, 8; 27. Loomis, 8; 27. Silver Lake, 8; 30. Hitchcock County, 7; 30. Elkhorn Valley, 7; 30. Creek Valley, 7; 33. Arthur County, 6; 34. Harvard, 5; 34. Hay Springs, 5; 34. Allen, 5; 34. Newcastle, 5; 34. Cedar Bluffs, 5; 34. Wynot, 5; 40. Spalding Academy, 4; 40. Amherst, 4; 42. Cody-Kilgore, 3; 42. Stuart, 3; 42. Wilcox-Hildreth, 3; 45. Hampton, 2; 45. CWC, 2; 45. North Central, 2; 48. Mead, 1; 49. Anselmo-Merna, .2; 49. SMC, .2; 49. Humphrey, .2.