Metro day one: Sisson sizzlels and photo finishes

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

By Will Cummings
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Metro Boys 400 Meter Finish
Nic by a nose: Nic Johnson (4th from left) leans past Matt Evers to win Metro 400 meter title.


    Fans attending day one of the Metro Track and Field Meet were treated to a couple of photo finishes and some impressive performances from Omaha area high school athletes.  On top of the list of top notch performances of the day was the final heat of the boys 400 meter race.

    The race featured Omaha North’s Nic Johnson and Bellevue East’s Matt Evers battling down the backstretch towards an eventual photo finish that ultimately separated the winner from the loser by a mere one one hundredth of a second. Johnson came off the last turn trailing Evers by three to five meters, before finally pulling even with him at the last possible instance. Johnson also qualified for the finals of the 100 and 200 meter dashes that will be held today at Burke High School.

    The girls 400 meter race ended in similar fashion as the boys when Kianni Elahi of Millard North caught Millard West’s Tara Korshoj at the tape, after Korshoj had a twenty meter lead midway down the backstretch. The stunner of the day came in the girls high jump when  Stephanie Wrobel of Papillion-La Vista South jumped 5’2″ and missed less jumps to upset Papillion’s  Sarah Gilbert, who also cleared the same height.

   The outstanding performance by a freshman was generated by Nicole Bourke of Papillion-La Vista South, who saved her best jump (17′ 8.5″) for last to claim second place in the long jump. Bourke started the season barely jumping over 16′, but her eager energetic style and admirable will to perform at her highest level allowed her to steadily climb the ladder throughout the season. Emily Wilkinson (Westside) won the long jump with another impressive leap of 18′ 1.25″

    Congratulations to Josh Kage of Papillion for finally getting his disc form down in time to win the Metro with his throw of 154′ 7.” And of course we can’t forget the star of the season—Emily Sisson—who set two more meet records in the 3200 and 800 meter runs— she keeps  going like this she will some day have a track named after her. 

    Congratulations to all the other boys and girls Metro Champions that I did not mention in this article.

See Metro Meet highlights below:


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