Hit News’ All-Class Gold picks

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

2008 Nebraska State Track & Field Meet

All-Class Gold Medal



Millard North


Sophomore sensation with Olympic class potential.

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

Bethany DeLong

( 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




Most electrifying boys’ sprinter.




Wins 100 Meter Gold with shot at 200



Omaha North





A gamer with flare.


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


Lincoln SE





Impressive seasons’ best 56.71 400 Meter.

Wins Girls 400 Meter Gold with shot at 200 Meter


400 Meter Relay

Record breaking times and consistent performances

Wins girls 400 Relay Gold

Stephon Washington

Omaha Central



Returning class A champ will be hard to beat.



Wins 300 Hurdles Gold.





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

Wins 3200 Meter Gold.

1600 Relay

Lincoln SE



Nobody’s even close on this one.

wins Girls 1600 Relay Gold

3200 Relay
Millard North






Wins Girls 3200 Relay Gold

3200 Relay



Seconds ahead of next best team


Wins 3200 Relay



Can you pick

another definite winner here?


Forced Picks: All-Class Gold


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.


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


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.



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
Hit News from hithighlights.com

    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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Track Season In Full Stride

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

By Will Cummings
Hit News from hithighlights.com

Omaha North’s Nic Johnson (4th from left) wins the 100 meter sprint at South High Invite.


   Weather wise: this year’s track and field  season has gotten off to a rather frigid start.  Cold temperatures have caused several meet cancellations and have helped to produce some not so admirable sprint times and less than stellar throwing and jumping distances and heights.  However, this past weekend’s 12th Annual South High Invtational Track and Field Meet showed signs of improving weather conditions ahead , as well as some athletes beginning to hit their strides.

   The highlight performer of the meet was Millard North’s Emily Sisson , who broke meet records in both the 1,600 and 3,000 meter runs, with times of 5:03 and 10:49 respectively.  Both times were excellent considering the rather windy and cool temperatures that inundated South’s Collins Field.  There were several other strong performances and a few solid showings by some underclassmen that deserve to be noted: Nic Johnson, a senior out of Omaha North, looked impressive with his winning time of 10.80 in the 100 meters—where did he come from!  Kirk Carter, also from Omaha North, was right on Johnson’s shoulder in that closely contested 100 meters.  Carter too was timed in 10.80 but he had to settle for second .  Carter countered that defeat by winning the 200 in a time of 22.30, while barely holding off Central sophomore, Stephon Washington, who placed a close second in the event with a time of 22.50.

   Other notable performers were: Cody Linder of Plattsmouth with his meet record tripple jump of 46′ 9″; Papillion Lavista’s Josh Kage, who won the shot put event with a throw of 51′ 7.5″ and he placed second in the discuss with a toss of 142′ 8″; Sarah Gilbert of Papillion Lavista won the girls high jump with a leap of 5′ 4″—barley missing at 5′ 6″—she placed third in the long jump with a hop of 15′ 9″.

   Like the weather, things are starting to heat up for these high school track and field athletes. it’s going to be interesting to see who improves the most during the next six weeks leading up to the district and state meets—stay tuned!  See track meet video highlights below, courtesy of hithighlights.com:

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