|Anderjaska and Fanning finish careers in Omaha|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00|
Abbie Fanning leans into the first curve of the 200 meter dash Friday afternoon in Omaha at the State Track Meet. While Fanning’s heat qualified four for finals, Fanning’s time of 28.48 was not fast enough for finals. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
Wauneta-Palisade seniors Abbie Fanning and Wes Anderjaska traveled to Omaha last weekend for the State Track Meet.
It was Fanning’s fourth trip to the event. She ran early Friday afternoon in the 200 meter dash.
Running from the eighth lane she finished with a time of 28.48. The winning time in her heat was 26.19 by the eventual state champion Elizabeth Sindelar of Howells-Dodge.
Coach Dawn Doetker said “Abbie gave it her all and that is all we can ask of her. Her ankle just couldn’t get healed. She was so disappointed with her performance at state but she had the will and determination to get there. There are champions at Burke and she is one of them.”
Anderjaska was in the fast heat of the 800 meter run Saturday morning. The heat featured two-time defending state champion Austin Blume of Hitchcock County.
Blume was able to defend his title and Anderjaska finished in 13th place with a time of 1:56.83.
Doetker said “Wes ran very well this weekend and we couldn’t be prouder of him. He fought hard and ran well. It was a super fast heat with incredible times and participants running with the best of the best. The top four runners ran under 2:00 minutes.”
“It was a great experience for him and Abbie. They represented Wauneta-Palisade with dignity. What an honor to perform in front of 30,000 people to end a successful year.”
Wes Anderjaska leads Cody-Kilgore’s Casey Lamle on the final lap of the 800 meter run. Anderjaska finished the race in 13th place with a time of 2:04.65. In the same heat, Hitchcock County’s Austin Blume finished first and set a Class D State Meet record with a time of 1:56.83. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)