OMAHA -- The Beatrice boys and girls track and field teams opened up competition on Friday at the NSAA State Track and Field Championships at Omaha Burke High School.
Diego Rodriguez got things rolling for Beatrice early, finishing third in the high jump in Class B with a jump of 6-06.
The Beatrice girls 3,200-relay team of Veronica Pinkerton, Mackenzie Hatcliff, Chelsea Leners and Trinity Eichenberger finished fourth with a time of 10:14.7
Also for the Lady O, Morgan Mahoney finished with a time of 12.64 in the 100-meter dash, which qualifies her for Saturday’s finals. In the pole vault, Jordan Maschmann finished 10th for the Lady O with a vault of 9-06.
Veronica Pinkerton ran the 400-meter dash in 1:01.77, which was short of qualifying for the finals. Addie Barnard finished with a time of 12.89 in the 100-meter dash, which was short of qualifying for Saturday’s finals.
For the Norris boys, Ashton Hausmann finished with a time of 10.84 in the preliminaries of the 100-meter dash, which qualifies him for Saturday’s finals.
Norris’ Blake Johnson finished with a time of 16.51 in the 110-hurdles, which was short of qualifying for Saturday’s finals. Zachary VanBrocklin finished seventh in the 3,200-meter run while his teammate, Zachary Pittman, finished 10th..
The Norris boys 3,200-relay team of Seneca Hornung-Scherr, Zachary Pittman, Christian Flanders and Tanner Cooper finished 14th.
In the field events, Norris’ Matthew Medill finished fourth in the high jump with a jump of 6-05. Nouredin Nouili qualified for the shot put for Norris, but he did not compete.
For the Norris girls, Mackenzie Roy finished with a time of 12.39 in the 100-meter dash, which qualifies for Saturday’s finals. Libby Gourlay finished with a time of 12:58.09 in the 3,200-meter run, which was good enough for 20th place.
For the Fairbury girls, Sara Huss finished with a time of 1:01.08 in the 400-meter dash, which was short of qualifying for Saturday’s finals. Huss also competed in the discus and finished 12th.
The Fairbury girls 3,200-relay team of Mikwena Lierman, Ellie Ohlde, Josephine Blatny and MiKasa Lierman finished 14th.
The preliminary races for the 200-meter dash and the 300-hurdles were not done by press time Friday night.
The NSAA State Track and Field Meet is scheduled to resume on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at Omaha Burke Stadium.