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Thursday, 17 May 2012 21:10

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


Wauneta-Palisade will be sending five girls and one boy to the state track meet this weekend.

“Districts is such a competitive meet,” said coach Dawn Doetker. “Our team competed very well. The kids have worked hard and did a great job.”

Hannah Nordhausen opened the district D-10 meet in Sutherland last Wednesday with a win in the discus. Nordhausen was seeded first going into the meet. She used a strong throw of over 101 feet in prelims to set up a throw of 104’2” in finals.

Abbie Fanning qualified in both the 400 meter dash and 800 meter run. Fanning’s time of 1:02.2 won the 400 in front of Medicine Valley’s Grayce Jorgensen, 1:02.5, and Brady’s Autumn Hild, 1:02.9.

In the 800, Fanning, 2:34.5, topped Victoria Tockey of Paxton, 2:35.1. Fanning had qualified first for districts in each event.

Fanning will also compete in the 1600 meter relay at state. The quartet of Fanning, Leiauna Alberts, Sydnee Harchelroad and Emma Skelton, also seeded first in the district, came from behind to post a time of 4:23.3. In second was Sutherland, 4:26.6.

Jacob Maris qualified in the 1600 meter run with a fastest third place time. Maris ran with Hitchcock County’s Austin Blume and Paxton’s Garrett Perlinger for three laps before Blume and Perlinger dueled at the end. Blume won with a time of 4:47.1. Perlinger finished on his heels with a time of 4:47.3. Maris was third at 4:52.3, a personal best by three seconds, and teammate Wes Anderjaska was fourth, 5:10.1.

Harchelroad medaled in the 400 meter run. She picked up sixth with a time of 1:05.2.

Skelton was fifth in the 100 meter hurdles. In a tight race­—which saw one of the favorites, Maywood’s Hailee Moore, fall after hitting the second hurdle­—Skelton finished .01 behind Maxwell’s Reanna Crane with a time of 17.7. Crane ran 17.6 and Brady’s Valerie Most was third, 17.4.

In the 300 hurdles, Skelton finished fourth. Moore was third, 51.1, and Skelton was close behind, 51.4.

Jonee Maris was one of four athletes to clear 4’10” in the high jump. Maris finished sixth.

Tailor Lee made finals in the shot put, but did not place.

The boys 1600 meter relay wrapped up the day with a fourth place finish. Hayden Pollmann, Jack McGraw, Maris and Anderjaska ran 3:52.9, their best time of the season.

Doetker said it was a very emotional meet.

Senior Jonee Maris missed qualifying for the third straight year in the high jump by two inches.

“Others were disappointed they didn’t make finals or fell short of going to Omaha,” said Doetker. “I am proud of everyone for what they have accomplished this track season.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 May 2012 21:10