OMAHA – The Wahoo 3200-meter relay team had quite an afternoon on Friday.
The race had to be restarted four times due to timing issues, the Warriors had their first leg, senior Jaci Schnakenberg knocked to the ground and then the team had to wait 10 minutes for the Class B boys race to finish.
Despite all of the obstacles in front of them the Warrior quarter of Schnakenberg, sophomore Lauren Kavan, junior Zoe Christenson and junior Kendal Brigham were able to capture the Class B state championship. Their time of 10:06.9 was a season-best and was nearly six seconds ahead of second-place finisher Aurora, who was the 2018 champ in the event.
Senior Kylee Edmonds added a medal for the Warriors in the pole vault on Friday, finishing fifth in the event after clearing 10-6.
Sophomore Toni Greenfield, competing in her first state track and field meet, took home a fifth-place medal in the triple jump after soaring to a mark of 35-5.25.
After running on the 3200-meter relay team, Christenson returned to the track on Saturday to compete in the Class B 1600-meter run. Christenson finished eighth in the event after completing four laps with a new area best time of 5:32.95.
Brigham also competed in the 400-meter dash and 800-meter run at the state meet. Brigham failed to qualify for the finals in the 400 after crossing the finish line with a time of 63.11 and finished 14 in the 800-meter run on Saturday morning after crossing the finish line with a time of 2:30.32.
Edmonds competed in the 100 and 200-meter dash events, but failed to qualify for finals after posting times of 12.75 and 27.03.
Sophomore’s Kharissa Eddie and Kelsie Sears and senior Mattie Pfeiffer competed in three different field events in Omaha.
Eddie came through with a career-best performance in the high jump, but failed to medal with a height of 5-foot.
Sears finished 16th in the long jump after jumping 15-3.5 in Omaha.
Pfeiffer finished 16th in the discus after throwing 103-2.
The boys team send four athletes to Omaha and three of them came back with medals.
Junior Luke Partridge turned in a career-best performance in the discus event and finished fifth at the state meet with a mark of 158-0.
Senior Austin Schneider added a fifth place medal in the long jump after soaring to a mark of 21-6.5.
Junior Brandon Swahn earned his first ever state medal after earning a seventh-place medal in the shot put (50-9.25).
Freshman pole vaulter Michael Robinson failed to make the opening height in the Class B pole vault.