Arlington junior Keelianne Green earned a second-place finish Wednesday, highlighting Washington County's first day at the NSAA State Track and Field Championships in Omaha.
The Eagle was the Class B long jump runner-up at Burke Stadium, while a pair of Blair relay teams claimed top-four finishes and an AHS one earned eighth.
Green cleared 17 feet, 9.25 inches, while the Blair boys' 3,200-relay squad earned a bronze medal. Nolan Slominski, Calin O'Grady, Ted Lueders and Caleb Funk finished their race in 8:07.02.
The BHS 3,200 relay lineup of Makayla Baughman, Reece Ewoldt, Sophia Baedke and Kaitlynn Amandus clocked in at 9:47.69 to finish fourth, too.
Arlington's 2-mile boys relay team, meanwhile, was eighth in 8:28.28. The Eagles running it were Kevin Flesner, Nolan May, Dallin Franzluebbers and Colby Grefe.
In addition to the medalists Wednesday, Arlington's Kailynn Gubbels (100 and 300 hurdles) and Blair's Ethan Baessler (100 dash) qualified for Thursday's finals with their prelim efforts.
Fort Calhoun's top finisher on the first day of the state meet was Lance Olberding in the 3,200 run. He was 17th in 10:35.36.
The NSAA Class B Championships continue 9:30 a.m. Thursday with field events before running events at 1:30 p.m. at Omaha Burke Stadium.
Full coverage of the state tournament will appear in next Tuesday's Washington County Pilot-Tribune.
CLASS B STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
WEDNESDAY AT OMAHA BURKE
Girls pole vault: NA, Sam Cemer, Blair, no height. NA, Greta Galbraith, B, no height.
Girls long jump: 2, Keelianne Green, A, 17-9.25.
3,200-meter relay: 4, Blair girls (Kaitlynn Amandus, Sophia Baedke, Makayla Baughman, Reece Ewoldt), 9:47.69. 3, Blair boys (Caleb Funk, Ted Lueders, Calin O'Grady and Nolan Slominski), 8:07.02. 8, Arlington boys (Kevin Flesner, Dallin Franzluebbers, Colby Grefe and Nolan May), 8:28.28.
100 hurdle prelims: 1, Kailynn Gubbels, A, 14.66.
100 dash prelims: 3, Ethan Baessler, B, 11.09.
400 dash prelims: 17, Reece Ewoldt, B, 1:01.4.
3,200 run: 21, Allie Czapla, B, 14:06.49. 11, Dawson Fricke, B, 10:21.67. 17, Lance Olberding, Fort Calhoun, 10:35.36. 19, Ely Olberding, FC, 10:35.7.
300 hurdle prelims: 1, Gubbels, A, 45.1. 9, Erika Roehrs, B, 47.81.
9:30 a.m., girls high jump: Gubbels, Arlington; Dala Drowne and Bria Bench, Fort Calhoun.
9:30 a.m., boys long jump: Kaden Foust, Arlington.
9:30 a.m., girls shot put
TBD, boys pole vault (after the completion of Class A)
11:30 a.m., girls triple jump: Green, Arlington. Kaylee Taylor, Fort Calhoun.
11:30 a.m., boys discus
1:30 p.m., Unified long jump
1:30 p.m., 800 run: Green, Arlington. Baughman, Hailey Amandus and Slominski, Blair.
2:10 p.m., 400 relay: Blair girls (Galbraith, Audie Keeling, Brynn Lundgren and Roehrs) and Blair boys (Gaven Hammond, Ben Holcomb, Zac Keeling and Zach Lindau).
3:05 p.m., 100 hurdle finals: Gubbels, Arlington.
3:15 p.m., 110 hurdle finals
3:25 p.m., 100 dash finals: Baessler, Blair.
3:50 p.m., 400 dash finals
4:15 p.m., 1,600 run: Hailey O'Daniel and Grefe, Arlington. O'Grady, Blair.
4:50 p.m., 300 hurdle finals: Gubbels, Arlington.
5:10 p.m., 200 dash finals
5:45 p.m., 1,600 relay: Arlington girls (Green, Gubbels, O'Daniel and Whitney Wollberg) and Blair girls (Baughman, Ewoldt, Reohrs and Schuyler Roewert).
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