High School Track & Field

myHitNews.com Prepares To Bring You More In ’09

Posted on February 20, 2009. Filed under: College Football, High School Basketball, High School Football, High School Track & Field | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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By Will Cummings
myHitNews.com

  

   As myHitNews.com (formerly Hit News.com) moves closer to celebrating its first anniversary in April, we are also preparing to move our site from WordPress.com back to WordPress.org, which is the non-free self-hosted version of WordPress that will be hosted by Hit Highlights.com.

   This move will allow us to have more control over content and appearance and the ability to generate revenue through advertisement. But don’t worry, we will continue to keep this site free to our visitors, whose numbers have steadily grown despite our not having any advertisement.  Inasmuch, last month (January), myHitnews.com peaked with an average daily number of 327–different–computers (used by human visitors) logging on to the site with a high of 1,120 in a single day. Not bad numbers for a blog site with no advertisement.

   I also would like to thank Thomas Liechti (Action Force) and Bobby Mills (1000ydguy) for their outstanding contributions of materials and articles that they provide to myHitNews.com. And especially thanks to all those who have e-mailed and thanked us for the work that we do here. Hopefully, it’s only going to get better.

Our plan moving forward is to:

  • Bring you more pictures, video, interviews and in depth looks into Nebraska high school athletics, and its participants
  • Continue to provide a storehouse of information on the top athletes in the state.
  • Make the site more interactive for visitors to share their views.

   The last point is because we know, at times, our opinions and picks will make some uncomfortable and others down right mad, but we are going to tell it like we see it. And we will allow you to freely fire back.

   Right now myHitNews.com only covers football, boys basketball and track and field. Yes!  We would definitely like to cover other sports. So if you would like to contribute or know someone who might, send us an e-mail to myhitnews@yahoo.com

Coming Soon:

  • Class of 2010 Football Prospects Board revamp and capsules of the players to watch for in 2009.
  • Breakdown of the Class A Nebraska high school District Basketball Tournament.
  • myHitNews.com’s first  Omaha All-Metro Basketball Team.
  • A look into the Nebraska Cornhuskers instate football recruiting.
  • Nebraska track and field athletes to watch for in 2009.

We apologize for interuptions you may have while attempting to reach our site or trying to navigate through it during the next week or so as we make our switch.

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Central Holds On To No.1 Spot

Posted on February 2, 2009. Filed under: High School Basketball, High School Track & Field | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lincoln Teams Enter Top Ten In Mass

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Omaha Central’s Daryle Hawkins is a last minute offer and commit to University of Oregon.

By Will Cummings
my Hit News.com

  
   Central holds on to the No.1 spot this week despite their double-overtime loss to Lincoln High, who as a result breaks into the Top Ten at No.8.

   Good luck Omaha Metro teams in trying to hold on to the Class A crown –it looks like the Lincoln Metro is going to give ya a lot to worry about.  Five Lincoln teams are ranked in this week’s  Top Ten—and all of them are talented enough and well-coached enough to make strong runs in the playoffs.

   In fact: “Could we be looking at an all-Lincoln Class A finals this year?”

   Me thinks it just smells good for the City of Lincoln this year in Class A basketball for both the boys and the girls. After all, who is going to beat the amazing Purdue bound KK Houser’s 17-0 Lincoln Southeast team?

   Seems like Houser is hitting on all cylinders on the b-ball court, I wonder if it will carry over into track season, so that she is able to exact revenge on Omaha Central’s freshman phenomenon Laque Moen-Davis for taking her 100 meter hurdle All-Class Gold title at last year’s state meet.

 Track Season Just Around the Corner

   I digress, but I just can’t wait for track season to start—there is going to be some serious competition in many events this year for both the boys and girls. And KK Houser is among the cream of the crop on the track and one of the best female athletes to come out of the state of Nebraska.

   Check out our Hitblog YouTube video archive of track meets–including the Metro and State meets–to see some of the great talent that will be back on the Nebraska high school track and field in 2009 such as: KK Houser, Laque Moen-Davis, Anne Martin, Emily Wilkinson, Kohlman Adema-Schulte, Daryle HawkinsMichael Burrus, Jake Marousek, Stephon Washington, Cole Pensick, Josh Kage, Porter Groves, and many more.

 

Action Force’s Top 10top-ten-logo3Nebraska High School Basketball Teams
(week ending February 1, 2009)

Rank, Team, (Record), Last Week’s Rank

1. Omaha Central (12-2) 1

The Eagles slipped up in a unbelievable double-overtime thriller to the fast rising Links of Lincoln High. Eagles fans don’t get discouraged about the loss– Deverell Biggs, Paul Simms and company still are the leaders of the pack to win to the state title.

2. Lincoln Southwest (13-2) 5

The Silver Hawks continue to take care of business, behind the athletic duo of Jordan Tyrance and Drew Edmonds and the inside force of big man Jake Marvin. With every game the Silver Hawks are proving they are among the elite.

3. Omaha Creighton Prep (12-4) 6

The JR. Jays went 2-1 over the week but really got back to the style of play that coach Josh Luedtke loves. In their Saturday night win over previously 3rd ranked Lincoln Southeast, the Jays used great defense to slow the Knights’ potent offense. Over this past week, Taylor Stormberg, Caleb Steffensmeir and Cole Martin really turned in some good performances for the Jays.

4. Omaha Bryan Bears (13-4) 4

The Bears were runner-ups in the Bryan Cage Classic, but don’t count out coach Tim Cannon’s team just yet. Bryan has one of the best defensive teams in the state to go along with guys like Tiit Kuek, Galen Gullie, DK Augustineand Ben Imig–who can also light up the scoreboard.

5. Lincoln Southeast (11-4) 3

A tough loss to Creighton Prep set the Knights back a bit, but the Knights are a team I still like because of thieir ability to beat iteams in a variety of ways. They can go inside with solid inside play from Hagerbaumer and Hill, or outside with great play from sophomore sensation Derrius Vick.

6. Lincoln Northeast (12-3) 7

The Rockets keep on keepin’ on, don’t look past them! Dol Kutey is one of the best players in the state, and guard Tommy Johnson is coming on of late.

7. Bellevue East (11-7) 10

Coach Ryan’s squad rebounded from back to back losses to Central and Burke to go on to win the Bryan Cage Classic, but than slipped up against Norfolk.

8. Lincoln High (8-6) NR

Don’t look now but Coach Uhing’s Links are surfacing–and they look to be in state tournament form–after their thrilling win over Omaha Central. The key to that game was the play of senior guard Mike Partee. Partee is a guy many b-ball insiders have heard about but most fans and casual observers haven’t. Well, now you better start paying attention because Partee is the real deal.

9. Lincoln East (10-5) NR

Welcome back to the Top Ten rankings Drew Sankey and company, after riding the upset of Lincoln Southeast.

10. Ralston (14-3) 2

OK. So the Rams go 0-2 in the Cage Classic. You still can’t tell me this team is not talented and that they would not be able to compete in class A. I say that if the Rams played Class A talent game in and game out they would have been more prepared for the Classic. And if they were in Class A– this year–they would be among the top teams and in contention for a state title.

 

Contenders

Omaha Burke, Norfolk and Omaha Benson

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Nebraska’s fastest girl: Bethany DeLong

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

By Will Cummings
Hit News from hithighlights.com

 

 Bethany DeLong wins 100 meter
Bethany DeLong all alone on way to another 100 meter vicorty at April 19th Sioux City Relays.

   Inside Nebraska’s sparsely populated corridors, nestled in the town of Laurel (population 986), resides the state’s fastest high school girl sprinter and someone you should get to know.

    Already this season, sophomore Bethany DeLong of Laurel-Concord (Class C) has blazed the 100 meters in 11.9 (faster than current state all-class record) and the 200 meters in 24.9, making her the state’s current girls all-class leader in both events.

    Laurel’s head boys track coach, Terry Beair, described Delong’s prowess this way: “I have been coaching for nearly 20 years and never have I been associated with such a talent before.” “I think we’re just starting to see what Beth is capable of,” said Nate Sims Laurel’s girls head track coach. Those are scary statements if you’re the competition. Especially when you consider that the 5′ 9″ powerfully built DeLong is only a sophomore.

    DeLong, who also carries a 3.44 GPA, not only aspires to win all-class gold in the 100 and 200 meters, but she also has her eyes on someday breaking the all-class records in each event, which currently stand at 11.94 and 24.06. Her coaches believe that since DeLong has reached her current level of being more consistent that if she continues to work hard and focuses on improving on a daily basis that many of the things she is capable of will happen. In addition to being the top girl sprinter in the state, DeLong also was 1st team all conference and honorable mention all-state in basketball, averaging 11 points and 9 rebounds per game.

    Bethany’s heroes are her mom and dad (played college football at Springfield College). She has an older sister, Candice, and brother, Colten ( plays basketball at Northeast Community College). Tentatively, Bethany plans to attend college and to major in a discipline that is sports related.

    My bet is that If DeLong continues to improve; one thing that she shouldn’t have to worry about is paying for her college education.

    Bethany Delong is definitely one of Nebraska’s finest high school athletes and one to watch!!!

See below Bethany DeLong run 100 meter dash at April 19th, Sioux City Relays:


 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxICmSUipJg

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Metro day one: Sisson sizzlels and photo finishes

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

By Will Cummings
Hit News from hithighlights.com

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:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD-oA4GmrOo

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High School Track Season: It’s a Wrap!

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

By Will Cummings
Hit News from hithighlights.com

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.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hkC_NEpOTM

Champs Part II
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWSuWNSx0m0

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Hit News’ 2008 Preseason Omaha All-Metro Football Watch debuts, Sunday, May 25th

Posted on May 23, 2008. Filed under: High School Track & Field | Tags: |

 

 

Newsman football pose
Newsman prepares for football season.

By Will Cummings
Hit News from hithighlights.com

 

    As area schools conclude their academic year, high school football teams are busily redying for spring practices and summer conditioning programs in preparation for the 2008 season. In anticipation, Hit News takes a look at some of the Omaha area football players that are  early candidates to garner All-Metro honors.

    Check back with us on Sunday, May 25th, to view our early:  Omaha Preseason All-Metro Football Watch picks.

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Metro day two:Johnson and Adema-Schulte split duel

Posted on May 12, 2008. Filed under: High School Track & Field | Tags: |

By Will Cummings
Hit News from hithighlights.com

Nic Johnson  Kohlman Schulte
Nic Johnson (front left) and Kohlman Adema-Schulte (front right) prepare to run
the finals of the 100 meter dash at Metro Championships.

   

    The anticipated match up of the area’s  fastest sprinters at Wednesday’s  Metro Track and Field Meet helped to shed a little light on how things may shake out at this year’s state meet. Millard West’sKohlman Adema-Schulte left now doubt that he is clearly the fastest 100 meter sprinter in the metro, as he pulled away from the pack at the 50 meter mark on his way to claiming the title.  Schulte hit the tape at 10.79 leaving those behind him straining in vain to at least keep on his heels—they knew there would be no catching him on this day.

    North’s Nic Johnson—the one man left in the field with a chance to beat Schulte— hobbled across the finish, after having pulled up around the 80 meter mark due to cramps. Jake Marousek of Burke, the only other runner who had a legitimate chance to challenge Schulte was disqualified for a false start. 

    After recovering from his cramps, Johnson faced Schulte again in the 200 meter—this time with an ending more to his liking. Johnson easily beat the field of top sprinters (Schulte, Burrus and Marousek) despite having  to grab at his cramping back thigh, while he was just ten meters away from the finish.  Johnson clocked in at 22.22, setting notice that he will be the one to beat at state in this event. Johnson claimed both the 200 and 400 meter titles at the  this year’s Metro Meet. And by the way that he runs these two events, he has a good chance of repeating this performance at state.

      Daryle Hawkins of Central also walked away with two titles by winning the triple jump (46’6″) and the 110 hurdles (15.01). While Johnson and Hawkins were grabbing their titles inside the stadium, Papillion’s Josh Kage was busy collecting his two titles outside the stadium and inside the throwing rings. Kage won the shot put (53′ 7.5″)  and the discus (154′ 7″). Not many athletes can master both throwing disciplines, but junior Josh Kage is proving that he is among a rare breed. Kage (6′ 4″ 250 lbs.) is a big kid with a big frame. If I were a college football scout, I would definitely be taking a good look at this athletic kid—he is only going to get bigger and better. 

    On the girls side:  SISSON—enough said. Emily Wilkinson took home two individual titles in the long jump (18’1.25″) and triple jump (36′ 10.25″) Freshman LeQue Davis walks out from  her first Metro Meet carrying two titles: 100 hurdles (14.57) and 200 meter (25.58).  

    Hit News Highlight Performer of the Meet is Emily Sisson. Three individual titles and three records-um!  Other notable performers: You heard it here first;
Look out for Omaha North sophomore sprinter Thomas Hodges—he will be at the top of the charts!

See day two Metro Meet highlights below:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGxnnDSc3go

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Hit News’ All-Class Gold picks

Posted on May 12, 2008. Filed under: High School Track & Field | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


For
2008 Nebraska State Track & Field Meet

All-Class Gold Medal

Girls

Boys

Emily
Sisson
Millard North

(A)


Sophomore sensation with Olympic class potential.

Wins Girls 800, 1600, 3200 individual golds and a 3200 Relay Gold

Bethany DeLong
Laurel-Concord

( C)

 
 
 
 

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Fastest girl in Nebraska.

 


Wins Girls 100 Meter Gold and most likely 200 but strong com- petition from several others in 200.

 

Kohlman Adema-Schulte
Millard West
(A)
 
 
 
 

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Most electrifying boys’ sprinter.

 

 

 

Wins 100 Meter Gold with shot at 200

 

Nic

Johnson
Omaha North

(A)
 
 
 
 

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


A gamer with flare.

 

Wins 200 Meter Gold and good shot at 400 and outside chance at the 100.

 

Katie
Birkel
Lincoln SE
 
 
 
 

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

(A)

Impressive seasons’ best 56.71 400 Meter.

Wins Girls 400 Meter Gold with shot at 200 Meter

 

400 Meter Relay
OmahaNorth
(A
)

Record breaking times and consistent performances


Wins girls 400 Relay Gold

Stephon Washington

Omaha Central

(A)

 

Returning class A champ will be hard to beat.

 

 

Wins 300 Hurdles Gold.

Mitch
Hunt

Fremont

(A)

 

Best time in 3200 meter event by 6 sec. has good shot at 1600

Wins 3200 Meter Gold.

1600 Relay

Lincoln SE

(A)

 

Nobody’s even close on this one.


wins Girls 1600 Relay Gold

3200 Relay
Millard North

(A)

 

Ditto!

 

 

Wins Girls 3200 Relay Gold

3200 Relay

Fremont

(A)

Seconds ahead of next best team

 

Wins 3200 Relay

Gold

 

Can you pick

another definite winner here?

 

Forced Picks: All-Class Gold
Girls

 

These are events where either the competition is too close and/or the nature of the event makes it too difficult to predict a clear All-Class winner. These are my choices if forced to pick:

 

100 Meter Hurdles

Laque Moen-Davis, Central (A)—But tough competition from other classes. She better not let up at the tape if she wants All-Class Gold. Also has chance at 200 meter and outside shot at long jump. KK Houser of Lincoln SE will be right there with her. Must See Final!
 

300 Meter Hurdles

Kianni Elahi, Millard North (A) — In close battle with Lincoln SE KK Houser. This will be a great battle to watch. Must See!
 

Triple Jump

Tara Korshoj, Millard West (A)—Has best jump of the year but this is a finicky event with several good jumpers that can win this event Emily Wilkinson and Anne Martin are my dark horses.
 

 

Long Jump

Emily Wilkinson, Westside (A)—If she wasn’t a little banged up she would have been a “Best Bet” in this crowded field. Right now this event is wide open, but she is my pick. This will be another Must See Event!
 

High Jump

Anne Martin, Waverly (B)—Why not! She is the only one this year to clear 5’8.” But again this is a finicky event. Bad day or great day by one competitor changes everything. Dark horse Sarah Gilbert.
 

 

Shot Put

Leeza Henry, Scottsbluff (B)—Again, just because she has the best throw this year. But the closeness of the competition and the nature of the event prevents me from making her a sure bet, but she is my pick.
 

Discus

Morgan Wilken Crofton (C) —Best season’s throw by far in this event. But all throwers have bad days. Others are still close enough behind to pull upset.
 

Pole Vault

Kala Friesen Alliance (B) OK. I don’t know anything about this event, but she has cleared the highest height by far.
Forced Picks: All-Class Gold

Boys

There are going to be a lot of great heads-up competition in many boys’ events. And there are several boys from different classes that will challenge for All-Class Gold.

 

400 Meter

Nic Johnson, Omaha North, (A)—Not going to be easy with several in his own class right on his shoulders. Must see Class A Finals. Matt Evers, Josh Wahl and Jase Dean are my dark horses. That’s right! I’m not sure about this one at all!
 

 

800 Meter

 Jens Scholls, Deshler (C)This is one of his four events that he may capture ALL-Class Gold even though Bertrand’s Matt Shipp has season’s best time.
 

1600 Meter Run

Mitch Hunt, Freemont (A)—Close call between he and his team mate. Jon Ronhovde. Must see finish!
 

 

110 Hurdles

Allen Osborn, Chardon (B)—Close competition here. But not from anyone in class A. What’s up with that? Class B and C should be great finals to watch . Class A will be good but not the times.
 

400 Relay

Omaha North (A)Upsets Kearney. Well, it could happen and that’s my pick!. But this event will be a must see event!
 

1600 Relay

Omaha North,(A)—they’re on a roll in this tight battle with Central and Benson. Another must see!
 

 

Shot Put

Hadley Cooksley, Grand Island NW (B)—I just like his name and his distance in this close contest where ALL-Class Gold could come from any class. There is no one that is heads and shoulders above the rest here—Cole Pensick and Josh Kage are my dark horses.
 

 

Discus

Sam Frazier, McCook, (B) — Because I had to pick one and he has the best throw so far. But this is a finicky event and he has several others that will out throw him if he has a bad day.
 

Triple Jump

Daryle Hawkins, Central (A)—Had second best jump of season late in the year, but still several others right on his heels. Cody linder or Justin Combs are my dark horses.
 

Long Jump

Porter Groves. Lincoln NE (A)—Seen him jump and has best season’s jump. But this is a must see event! All classes have several jumpers at 22′ mark. Brett Maher is my dark horse.
 

High Jump

David Eads, Bellevue West (A)—Because I saw him jump 6’5″, even though there are a bunch of 6’6″ jumpers out there and a best jump of 6′ 7 .25″ by Crete’s John Leverson.” But he is injured. Must See Class B event with 4 jumpers at 6’6.”
 

Pole Vault

Bret Maher, Kearney (A)—Will upset his friend and teammate Nate Polacek and they will get into a big argument, but they will kiss and make up on their bus ride home —on the same bus that will be carrying their team championship trophy.

 

 That’s how I call them! How about
you?  The 2008 Nebraska State track and Field meet begins Friday, May 16, at Omaha Burke Stadium and runs through Saturday May 17th. Don’t miss this one because there are going to be some great finals and some young top-notch talent like Emily Sisson, KK Houser, Laque Moen-Davis, Stephon Washington, Bethany DeLong, Emily Wilkinson, Cole, Pensick, Josh Kage, and some grisly veterans like Nate Polacek, Brett Maher, Daryle Hawkins, Jase dean; Nic Johnson and others.

There are a lot of great stories to follow:

  • Will Sisson rack in four All-Class Golds and set new state records in her last Nebraska State meet?
  • Will Jens Scholls win the class C 800, 1600, and 3200?
  • Will Nic Johnson win any event or will he pull a triple or at least a double?
  • Will freshman Laque Moen-Davis win gold or two or three?
  • How fast can Kohlman Adema-Schulte run?
  • Who will come out of nowhere to SHOCK THE WORLD! Somebody always does, you know.

 

Next Friday and Saturday, all those questions will be answered.

 

Thanks for a great year to all the girls and boys and their coaches and parents and volunteers —despite the crappy weather you all delivered the goods.

 

Good look to everyone that made it to states and to all of you that fell a little short.

Here’s to a great finish at state!

 

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Nebraska’s three fastest sprinters: DeLong, Johnson, Adema-Schulte

Posted on May 12, 2008. Filed under: High School Track & Field | Tags: , , , |

By Will Cummings
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    Watch the video breakdown of  Nebraska’s three fastest sprinters: Bethany DeLong of Laurel-Concord, Nic Johnson from Omaha North and Kohlman-Adema-Schulte of Millard West. to see how and where and why they beat the competition.

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Kearney: They came, they saw, and they conquered—again

Posted on May 1, 2008. Filed under: High School Track & Field | Tags: |

By Will Cummings
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Vinny Molina finishes
Josh Mead finishes Kearney’s victory in the 4X100 relay event at Omaha North Invite.

    The Kearney boys track team left no doubt that they would continue their consecutive dual meet streak by racking up 230 total points at the Omaha North Invite. Their boys team is truly deep indeed. They have solid performers at least— two deep—in most events and they are three deep in several. Their sprinters may not be the fastest, but they are a solid disciplined bunch that flawlessly works together as a team. They demonstrated as much by handily beating North’s number one rated 4X100 relay team, while posting one of the season’s best times (42.56).

    It’s been three years since the Bearcats have held the Class A state championship trophy in their hands—and it won’t be four. There are only two ways  that Kearney will not carry home this year’s trophy: (1)  A complete meltdown or (2) a whole bunch of athletes on other teams will have to achieve times and distances that they have never achieved. Both scenarios are highly unlikely to occur.

    This meet was short on flare in that there  were really no eyeopening times or distances, but it did have a moment. That moment came in the boys 100 meter dash when Nic Johnson, at seventy meters, turned to his team mate, Kirk Carter (on his left) and started talking to him and pumping and waving his right arm all the way through the finish line. Johnson’s actions—deservedly so— cost him a first place finish to his teammate, Carter,  who was also yelled back at Johnson but not so boisterously and without all the arm gyrations that Johnson displayed.

   In short: Johnson’s actions have no place in this sport. Even more so, when your team is getting throttled by the competition. I write this in hopes that Johnson and any other young athlete that sees this will understand that “you are not on an island-alone by yourself —when you compete on the playing field.” How you conduct yourself on the field of play not only has implications for you but for your team as well. Your actions good or bad reflect upon your teammates, coaches and school—think before you act!

    The Hit News Highlight Performer of the Meet is Cierra Sellers. She won the 100 meter (12.73); 200 meter (26.08); 3rd in the long jump (15’7.5″); and was a member of the winning 4×100 relay that set a meet record (48.84), which is the All-Class season’s best time  . Other notable performers were: Brett Maher with victories in the pole  vault (14′) and Long jump (22’6″). Despite his actions, I cannot deny Nic Johnson his due for turning in the third best Class A 400 meter time of the season. Based on what I saw, he will be a serious contender for the state 400 title.  And Colin McDermott of Creighton Prep had a nice  53′ 1/2.” shot put heave. Team champions: Kearney (Boys) and Kearney (Girls).

See Omaha North Invite video highlights below:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tun5DzZ_LY

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