OMAHA -- The Beatrice boys track and field team’s quest for a Class B State Championship got off to a good start Friday at Omaha Burke High School.
Cam Jurgens got things rolling for the Orangemen by winning his third straight Class B State Shot put championship with a throw of 59-03.75. He will try to win his fourth straight discus title on Saturday.
Both Dillon Damme and Andrew Mahoney qualified for finals in the 100-meter dash. Damme had the top qualifying time of 10.87 while Mahoney’s time of 10.98 was fifth best. They also both qualified in the 200-meter dash. Mahoney had a second best qualifying time of 22.52 while Damme had a third best qualifying time of 22.74.
Mahoney also qualified for finals in the 400-meter dash with a second best qualifying time of 50.26
In the 3,200-meter run, Brayden Frerichs finished with a time of 10:24.11, which was good enough for ninth place.
Austin Hinz qualified for finals in the 300-hurdles with an eighth place preliminary time of 41.23. He ran the 110-hurdles in 15.76, which fell short of qualifying for Saturday’s finals.
The Lady O 3,200-relay team of Veronica Pinkerton, Mak Hatcliff, Jamison Theye and Jenna Junker earned a fourth place medal with a time of 9:56.19.
Addie Barnard finished with a time of 12.80 in the 100-meter dash, which was short of qualifying for finals. She also fell short of qualifying in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.84. She finished seventh in the long jump with a jump of 16-09.50.
Tessa Hoffman competed in the long jump as well and her jump of 16-01.50 was good enough for 16th place.
Norris’ Ashton Hausmann qualified for finals in the 100-meter dash with a fourth best qualifying time of 10.98. He also qualified for finals in the 100-meter dash with a time of 23.03.
Zachary VanBrocklin finished 11th in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:24.95.
Blake Johnson ran the 110-hurdles in 15.75, which fell short of qualifying for finals. Zacharia Sern’s time of 42.78 in the 300-hurdles came up short of qualifying for finals.
For the Titan girls, Samantha Palermo finished with a fourth place medal in the 3,200-run with a time of 11:53.69. Makenzie Roy qualified for finals in the 100-meter dash with a fourth best time of 12.65.
Gus Woeppel finished 15th in the shot put with a put of 47-06.50. Keegan Morrow finished 13th in the pole vault with a vault of 13-00.
Fairbury’s Trent Grizzle finished sixth in the shot put with a put of 50-10.50. Cayman DeBoer finished tied for 12th in the high jump with a jump of 6-00.
For the Fairbury girls, Sara Huss finished with a time of 1:03.09 in the 400-meter dash, which fell short of qualifying for finals.