Haymakers, Swedes& Maids Shine At Burke

tanding tall, the Gothenburg, Cozad and Lexington Lady tracksters were spotlighted for their elite efforts that empowered the TRIBUNE-Area to bring home their fair share of accolades from the 2016 Nebraska Class B State Track and Field Championships that were held at Omaha Burke Stadium on Friday and Saturday. 
Being a prime example of working hard and good things happen, Gothenburg Senior sprinter Madi Gilg won her preliminary heat on Friday and then backed it up with a bronze medal finish in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.73 seconds. 
Cashing in during the final throws, Lady Swede Senior Mady Vogel finished the day with a top effort of 123.7” to finish fifth overall in the discus event after slipping by the skin of her teeth into the final round. 
Improving on past performances at Burke Stadium, Lady Haymaker Kennedy Berreckman soared skyward over 5’2” to finish sixth overall in the high jump. Gothenburg Senior Blaire Gibbens also competed in the high jump, with a top clearance of 4’10” during the Saturday morning event. 
In one of the many highlighted events of Saturday morning, Gothenburg’s Kayla Weyers completed the two-lap affair, the 800 meter run in 2:23 to bring home the sixth place hardware for her efforts and great showing of endurance and speed. 
The offseason training and work completed in preparation of the State Championships was evident in the performance of Darci Hoffmaster of Cozad. The Lady Haymaker was able to ‘turn and burn’ down the final straightaway to qualify for the finals with a clocking of 26.377 seconds and a fourth palce finish in the preliminary race. As a result of her great time against a loaded field of sprinters in the preliminary rounds, Hoffmaster qualified for the finals and was able to finish seventh overall with a time of 26.52 seconds . 
The Lady Swedes 1600 and 3200 meter relays were able to bring home hardware. The foursome of Andie Geiken, Kayla Weyers, Kasey Wellmann and Madison Harpole were fifth overall in the 1600 meter relay with a time of 4:09. The Gothenburg 3200 meter relay stopped the watch in 9:55, Cozad wasn’t far behind with a time of 9:55. 
Showing greath depth in the sprints, Gothenburg was seventh overall in the 400 meter relay with a time of 51. 23 seconds. Completing the successful handoffs were McKenna Peterson, Madi Gilg, Kasey Wellmann and Amaya Ackerman. 
In one of the most highly competitive competitions, Andie Geiken and Jami White circled the oval in 1:01 and 1:02, respectively to just miss medalist honors. 
Class B state championships
Girls Results
Waverly 74; York 63; Northwest 51; Gretna 43.5; Aurora 29; Plattsmouth 28; Boone Central/Newman Grove 27.5; Seward 27; Columbus Scotus 26; Sidney 26; Gothenburg 23; Scottsbluff 26; Holdrege 18; Omaha Roncalli/Duchesne Academy 18; Elkhorn 16; Kearney Catholic 15; Wahoo 14; Gering 14; McCook 12; Wayne 12; Pierce 11; Norfolk Catholic 10.5; Fort Calhoun 10; Nebraska City 9.5; O’Neill 8; Blair 7; Arlington 6; Platteview 6; Syracuse 5; Cozad 5; West Point-Beemer 4; Davidy City 3; Chadron 3; Omaha Concordia 3; Bennington 2; Adams Central 2; Milford 2; Alliance 2; Minden 1; Norris 1. 
--Long Jump: 1. Kayla Bachle (NW) 17’7.5”; Kasey Wellmann (GOT) 16’0.25”.   
--Triple Jump: 1.  Mercedes Isaacson-Cover (ELK) 37’8.5”; Gracie Stienike (GOT) 31’8.75”. 
--High Jump: 1. Kaitlyn Schmit (ORC) 5’6”; 6. Kennedy Berreckman (CZ) 5’2”; Blaire Gibbens (GOT) 4’10”.   
--Pole Vault: 1. Keri Oswald (AUR) 11’2”. 
--Shot Put: 1. Tiara Schmidt (MC) 43’2.5”. 
--Discus: 1. Anna Squiers (KC) 142’1”; 5. Mady Vogel (GOT) 123’7”. 
--110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Kayla Bachle (NW) 14.86. 
--300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Ashley Cook (WAV) 45.39.    
--100 Meter Dash: 1.   Mika Brees (SEW) 12.33; 3. Madi Gilg (GOT) 12.73. 
--200 Meter Dash: 1.   Mike Brees (SEW) 25.44; Darci Hoffmaster (CZ) 26.52; 
--400 Meter Dash: 1. Amanda Young (GRE) 56.78; Andie Geiken (GOT) 1:01; Jami White (LX) 1:02. 
--800 Meter Run: 1. Erin Lee (YRK) 2:12; 6. Kayla Weyers (GOT) 2:23. 
--1600 Meter Run: 1. Erin Lee (YRK) 5:05. 
--3200 Meter Run: 1. Erin Lee (YRK) 10:48; Whitney Applegate (CZ) 12:23. 
--400 Meter Relay: 1. Waverly 48.97; Gothenburg 51.23. 
--1600 Meter Relay: 1. Waverly 3:59; 5. Gothenburg 4:09. 
--3200 Meter Relay: 1. Plattsmouth 9:35; 5. Gothenburg 9:55; Cozad 10:23. 

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