NEBRASKA STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET

NEBRASKA STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET

Monday, May 23, 2011

Last Friday the Norris girls that qualified for the State Meet started their competition with the 4x800m Relay team going first in the Class B and D session.  Team members included Seniors Ashley Weyers  and Meradith Ganow, underclassmen included Sophia Sonenberg and Kelly DeBoer, the girls did not place at State in this event, but did run their second fastest time of the season, 10:10.26.  They were somewhat disappointed because they had hoped to set another personal best by shaving off a little more time.Following the 3200m relay, Senior Gretchen Kroese ran the 100m HH and qualified with the Class B's best time earning her a lane 4 position, she then went on to qualify for the 300m LH, taking a qualifying time with a top 8 place finish in the field.  On Saturday  Gretchen won the 100m HH,  defending her State Champion position, and also set a new school record with a time of 14.99, a goal that she wanted to achieve  at the State Meet.  Later in the afternoon, Gretchen would run a time of 47.06 in the 300m LH and take a 3rd place finish.  Congratulations to Gretchen on her achievement for the school record and her accomplishments at State.Our 4 x 100m relay team competed on Saturday morning and also ran their 2nd fastest time of the season in a 51.9, the teams members are underclassmen Holly Schurman, Hannah Blythe, and Hannah Olsen, and Senior Gretchen Kroese.  These girls are already talking about running faster next year and making it to State again.  Hopefully it will be a goal that they can again realize.It was a fun meet to attend and to  watch the many fine athletes from across our state.  The huge crowd that attends this event is amazing and Burke Stadium is having a hard time finding enough rooom to host all the athletes and fans with the stadium being filled to the maxium.  I believe that it is an eye open for the athletes when they enter the stadium and get ready to compete.Thank you to all that came and supported our team this entire season.