Bishop Neumann Track and Field

SILVER MEDAL WINNER: Bishop Neumann sophomore Anna Vedral (center) finished second in the Class B 100-meter hurdle event on Saturday afternoon at Nebraska State Track and Field Meet.  (Staff Photo by Jason Unger)

OMAHA – The Bishop Neumann girls track and field team finished in a tie for eighth as a team at the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships on May 17 and 18 at Omaha Burke High School.

The Cavaliers scored 23 points at the meet and was led by three medals from freshman Kali Jurgensmeier.

Jurgensmeier medaled in the triple jump, 400-meter dash and also ran on the Cavaliers mile relay team.

Jurgensmeier finished fourth in the triple jump after posting a career best mark of 35-11.25,

On the track Saturday, Jurgensmeier started her day with a seventh place finish in the 400-meter dash, completing a lap in 61.40.

Jurgensmeier teamed with junior Faith Polacek, senior Elli Wyllie and Kelsie Cada to finish seventh in the 1600-meter relay with a time of 4:12.22.

The Cavaliers two-mile relay team consisting of Polacek, freshman Teresa Quinn, junior Emily Coufal and Cada combined to finish third at the state meet with a time of 10:13.8.

Sophomore Anna Vedral turned in a silver medal performance in the 100-meter hurdles after crossing the finish line with a time of 15.47 in Saturday’s final.

Vedral also qualified in the 300-meter hurdles, but failed to qualify for Saturday’s final with a season-best time of 47.71.

Cada and Polacek also qualified for the state meet in the 800-meter run finishing 15th and 21st respectively.

Wyllie failed to qualify for the 400-meter dash finals after posting a time of 62.89 in Friday’s prelims.

Senior Katie Lilly qualified for the state meet in the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles but failed to qualify for Saturday’s final.

Lilly, Quinn, Vedral and freshman Mary Chvatal combined to finish 12th in the 400-meter relay at the state meet, finishing with a season-best time of 51.52.

Senior Hadley Chvatal finished 19 in the shot put (34-7.5) and Mary Chvatal narrowly missed out on earning a medal in the long jump after finishing ninth with a jump of 15-11.

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