Several area track and field teams began their season Thursday at the annual UNK High School Indoor track invite. UNK hosted Class D teams on Thursday. Classes A and B will be featured on Friday and Class C teams on Saturday. Among the area highlights, Wyat Lambertson of Anselmo-Merna was a double gold medal winner placing first in the boys 200 in a time of 24.47 and winning the boys long jump with a winning effort of 19’9″. Others from the area that placed first in their event on the boys side were Cass McGinn of Anselmo-Merna first in the 55 meter hurdles (8.9), Calvin Finley of Ansley/Litchfield in the boys 400 (56.51), and Trae Hickman of Sandhills/Thedford was first in the boys 55 meter dash (6.86).
On the girls side, Carli Bailey of Ansley/Litchfield was champion in the girls 400 in a winning time of 1:01.92. Anna Clark of Sandhills/Thedford won the girls 55 meter dash in a time of 7.78 seconds. Haley Wells of Anselmo-Merna won the girls mile in a time of 6:24.59. In the field events, Elsie Ottun of Twin Loup won the long jump (15’7″) and Breeanna Reinke of Twin Loup won the shot put (32′).