High School Track Season: It’s a Wrap!

Posted on May 26, 2008. Filed under: High School Track & Field | Tags: |

By Will Cummings
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Brett Maher on way to record
Kearney’s Brett Maher on way to record jump at Nebraska State Track and Field Meet.


    Beautiful weather brought forth some personal best performances and some gutsy efforts at this year’s Nebraska State Track and Field Meet, while fans in attendance caught  glimpses of some future Nebraska sport legends in the making.

    Millard West’s Kohlman Adema-Schulte encapsulated all the above with his two sprint performances in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Adema-Schulte set personal best times (10.667; 21.861)  in both events,  and left the fans in attendance wondering “how much  faster can this this thickly muscled and highly explosive junior run?”  Not only did Adema-Schulte deliver the goods in the 100, he also demonstrated intelligence and guts in his upset of the states premier 200 meter sprinter, Nic Johnson.

    Adema-Schulte had been soundly beat by Johnson in the 200 on two previous occasions this year. But this time he decided to beat Johnson—up front —on the corners and to hold on down the back stretch. A strategy that allowed him to gut it out for a photo finish victory and the undisputed title of the fastest boy in Nebraska. Having witnessed this young man develop through the season , there is no doubt in my mind that Adema-Schulte indeed has—all— the tools necessary  to become the fastest Nebraska high school-er in state history. All he has to do is commit himself to it and stay healthy and the record books are his.   

    Speaking of records, Kearney’s Brett Maher is already in the books. His vault of  16′ 2″ established a new Class A vault standard. Maher also claimed All-Class gold in the long jump with a personal best jump of 22′ 10.” He  continues to demonstrate why he is a clutch performer and a great pick up by the Husker coaching staff. I look for big things out of this young man in the future.   

    As Maher’s high school career is at its end, Central freshman LeQue Davis’career is just beginning. Davis shocked many with her upset 100 meter HH win over the  defending state  All-Class gold winner, K.K Houser of Lincoln SE.   However, I  was not one of those that was stunned by her victory, as I favored Davis coming into the contest.  Davis is  a special raw talent that I recognized immediately when I  first saw her this year at the Millard South Invite. I was drawn to Davis while watching her long jump 17′ 9″ without any form. I talked to her coach and he told me she was just a freshman.Then I saw her run the hurdles and the 200 meters and watched how she carried herself —that’s when I was sold! Davis has the ability to become whatever her dreams and commitment lead her. If she just works average she will be good: If she truly commits she can be great!      

    As good as the young Davis is she could not defeat Alexandra Armes of Grand Island in the 200 meter dash. Armes is an athlete that I completely missed the boat on and she is my surprise of the meet. I didn’t think Davis would win this event, but I thought several other girls could capture the All-Class title in the 200, namely: Bethany DeLong, Nicole Brungardt or Katie Birkel., but Armes looked very good in taking the All-Class title. DeLong is a victim of having absolutely no one in her Class C to push her to top times in a state meet. I still think that heads-up she beats anyone in the state in the 100 or 200 meter dashes.

   Congrats to Nebraska football recruit Cole Pensick of Lincoln Northeast  for stepping up to throw a personal best (57′ 10″)  to win All-Class gold in the boys shot put. Papillion’s Josh Kage also threw a PR (56′ 5″) to place third in the Class A shot put. Next year, it should be great watching Pensick and Kage battle over the 60 foot range. Omaha North’s Nic Johnson  pulled off All-Class gold in the 400 with a PR of 48.97 and was so close to capturing a second All-Class gold in the 200.  Central’s Daryle Hawkins skiped his way to a 36′ 9.5″ All-Class gold PR in the triple jump. Xavier Thompson, Papillion, hit a PR of 6’6″ to capture Class A high jump title. Omaha North’s Cieara Sellers definitely  brought her A game by sprinting to a career best 100 meter time of 12.33. In the process, she captured the girls Class A 100 title . And how about Burke’s Jake Marousek, who placed third in the Class A 200 with a personal best of 22.257.
A lot of personal best out there means that folks came to give it their best when all the chips were on the table.That’s good for us fans who got to see some great competition!

    Hit Highlights Performer{s) Of The Meet goes to: Girls:  Emily Sisson, Millard North; Nicole Brungardt, Norfolk Catholic. Boys: Brett Maher, Kearney; Kohlman Admea-Schulte, Millard West.

    Congratulations to Girls champs Millard North and Boys champs Kearney.

See our last video highlights below:

Champs Part I
Correction: Cole Pensick attends Lincoln Northeast not SE as shown in video. Correction will be made in future release.


Champs Part II


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