Arlington senior Kailynn Gubbels capped her final Eagles season with two gold medals Thursday during the NSAA Class B State Track and Field Championships in Omaha.
The future Iowa State Cyclone broke her own school record in the 100-meter hurdles (14.54 seconds) and won the 300 hurdles in 45.13 as the AHS girls earned a tie for third with 47 team points. Elkhorn North was first with 79.5 points, while Bennington notched 55.5 and Pierce also claimed 47 during the two-day event.
The Blair girls, meanwhile, took 27th. The BHS boys were 16th and Arlington was 39th. Fort Calhoun fell short of team points at Omaha Burke Stadium.
In addition to Gubbels' event wins, Eagles junior Keelianne Green finished second in the 800 run (2:17.78) and fourth in the triple jump (35 feet, 10.5 inches).
Blair's top finisher, sophomore Ethan Baessler, was third in the 100-meter dash. He finished in 10.99 seconds, while junior Nolan Slominski earned sixth in the 800 with a time of 1:59.44.
Two Washington County relay teams added medals on Thursday after three earned top-eight spots Wednesday. The Arlington girls' 1,600 team — Green, Gubbels, O'Daniel and Chase Andersen — earned third with a school record 4:01.86 time. Blair girls Makayla Baughman, Reece Ewoldt, Hailey Amandus and Schuyler Roewert finished seventh during the same event, clocking in at 4:06.68.
Kaylee Taylor, meanwhile, earned Fort Calhoun's top state finish as a freshman Thursday. She cleared 33 feet, 6.5 inches in the triple jump, earning 12th at Burke.
Full coverage of the state tournament will appear in next Tuesday's Washington County Pilot-Tribune.
Eagles' Green earns silver on Day 1
Green earned a second-place finish Wednesday, highlighting Washington County's first day at the state meet in Omaha.
The Eagle was the Class B long jump runner-up, 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. Slominski, Calin O'Grady, Ted Lueders and Caleb Funk finished their race in 8:07.02.
The BHS 3,200 relay lineup of Baughman, 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, Gubbels (100 and 300 hurdles) and 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.
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: Girls: 4, Blair girls (Kaitlynn Amandus, Sophia Baedke, Makayla Baughman, Reece Ewoldt), 9:47.69. Boys: 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: Girls: 1, Kailynn Gubbels, A, 14.66.
100 dash prelims: Boys: 3, Ethan Baessler, B, 11.09.
400 dash prelims: Girls: 17, Reece Ewoldt, B, 1:01.4.
3,200 run: Girls: 21, Allie Czapla, B, 14:06.49. Boys: 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: Girls: 1, Gubbels, A, 45.1. 9, Erika Roehrs, B, 47.81.
Girls high jump: 13, Bria Bench, Fort Calhoun, 4 feet, 11 inches. NA, Gubbels, Arlington, no height. NA, Dala Drowne, FC, no height..
Boys long jump: 13, Kaden Foust, A, 20-2.
Girls triple jump: 4, Green, A, 35-10.5. 12, Kaylee Taylor, FC, 33-6.5.
800 run: Girls: 2, Green, A, 2:17.78. 9, Baughman, B, 2:24.03. 17, Hailey Amandus, 2:27.5. Boys: 6, Slominski, B, 1:59.44.
400 relay: Girls: 16, Blair girls (Galbraith, Audie Keeling, Brynn Lundgren and Roehrs), 51.64. Boys: 13, Blair boys (Gaven Hammond, Ben Holcomb, Zac Keeling and Zach Lindau), 44.84.
100 hurdle finals: Girls: 1, Gubbels, A, 14.54.
100 dash finals: Boys: 3, Baessler, B, 10.99.
1,600 run: Girls: 14, Hailey O'Daniel, A, 5:44.68. Boys: 11, O'Grady, B, 4:39.31. 17, Grefe, A, 4:50.14.
300 hurdle finals: Girls: 1, Gubbels, A, 45.13.
1,600 relay: Girls: 3, Arlington girls (Green, Gubbels, O'Daniel, Chase Andersen), 4:01.86. 7, Blair girls (Baughman, Ewoldt, H.Amandus and Schuyler Roewert), 4:06.68.
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