Twenty-two Blair Bears, nine Arlington Eagles and five Fort Calhoun Pioneers qualified for the NSAA State Track and Field Championships on Tuesday during district competition.
The BHS girls finished third at the Class B District 4 meet in Columbus, while the boys were fourth. The AHS girls, meanwhile, were second at the same meet with the boys claiming eighth.
In Wahoo during the B-2 meet, the FCHS girls were fourth and the boys ninth.
The Bears' Calin O'Grady (3,200-meter relay), Nolan Slominski (3,200 relay and 800 run), Ted Lueders (3,200 relay), Caleb Funk (3,200 relay) and Ethan Baessler (100 dash) were all apart of event wins. The Eagles' Keelianne Green (long jump, triple jump, 800 run and 1,600 relay), Kailynn Gubbels (high jump, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and 1,600 relay), Kaden Foust (long jump), Hailey O'Daniel (1,600 relay) and Whitney Wollberg (1,600 relay) were, too.
The Pioneers' top finishers, meanwhile, were Dala Drowne and Kaylee Taylor, who claimed second in the high jump and triple jump, respectively.
Next, the qualifying Blair, Arlington and Fort Calhoun athletes will begin state track and field competition 9 a.m. May 18 at Omaha Burke Stadium. The two-day Class A and B event continues 9 a.m. May 19 as well.
Below are the state qualifiers from all three Washington County schools. Places, times and distances will be included in Friday's Washington County Enterprise and Arlington Citizen newspapers.
22 Blair Qaulifiers
Hailey Amandus (800-meter run)
Kaitlynn Amandus (3,200 relay)
Sophia Baedke (3,200 relay)
Ethan Baessler (100 dash)
Makayla Baughman (3,200 relay, 800 run, 1,600 relay)
Sam Cemer (pole vault)
Allie Czapla (3,200 run)
Reece Ewoldt (3,200 relay, 400 dash, 1,600 relay)
Dawson Fricke (3,200 run)
Caleb Funk (3,200 relay)
Greta Galbraith (pole vault, 400 relay)
Gaven Hammond (400 relay)
Ben Holcomb (400 relay)
Audie Keeling (400 relay)
Zac Keeling (400 relay)
Zach Lindau (400 relay)
Ted Lueders (3,200 relay)
Brynn Lundgren (400 relay)
Calin O'Grady (3,200 relay, 1,600 run)
Erika Roehrs (300 hurdles, 400 relay, 1,600 relay)
Schuyler Roewert (1,600 relay)
Nolan Slominski (3,200 relay, 800 run)
9 Arlington Qualifiers
Kevin Flesner (3,200 relay)
Kaden Foust (long jump)
Dallin Franzluebbers (3,200 relay)
Keelianne Green (long jump, triple jump, 800 run, 1,600 relay)
Colby Grefe (3,200 relay, 1,600 run)
Kailynn Gubbels (high jump, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 1,600 relay)
Nolan May (3,200 relay)
Hailey O'Daniel (1,600 run, 1,600 relay)
Whitney Wollberg (1,600 relay)
5 Fort Calhoun Qualifiers
Bria Bench (high jump)
Dala Drowne (high jump)
Ely Olberding (3,200 run)
Lance Olberding (3,200 run)
Kaylee Taylor (triple jump)
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