The 2021 NSAA state track and field championships began Wednesday at Burke Stadium in Omaha. Class D was on the track first. Callie Coble of Mullen claimed gold Wednesday at the Class D state track and field championships in Omaha. Coble was crowned champion in the girls 3200 meter run in a winning time of 12:13.74. Trevor Kuncl of Mullen claimed the silver medal in the boys 3200 with a time of 10:08.02. Carson Rohde of SEM was a state medalist in the boys discus Wednesday. Rohde placed 4th overall at the state tournament with an effort of 153′ 2″. Samantha Moore of Mullen and Carli Bailey of Ansley/Litchfield qualified for the finals of the girls 100 meter hurdles. Moore had the fastest time in her heat and the third fastest qualifying time at 16.24 seconds. Bailey had the sixth fastest time in the prelims at 16.87 to qualify. Bailey also qualified for the finals of the girls 400 meter dash. Bailey won her heat and had the 2nd fastest qualifying time at 59.64 seconds. Bailey would later qualify for her third event finals posting the 2nd fastest qualifying time in the 300 meter hurdles at 47.76. Samantha Moore would also qualify for the finals in the girls 300 meter hurdles in a time of 48.6 seconds. Taylor Stark of Ansely/Litchfield qualified for the girls 300 meter hurdles in a time of 49.13. Clayton Moore of Mullen qualified for the finals of the boys 110 meter high hurdles. Moore had the fastest time in his heat and 2nd fastest qualifying time overall at 15.71 seconds. Moore also qualified for the 300 meter hurdles with the 2nd fastest qualifying time at 41.64 seconds. Collin Arehart of Ansley/Litchfield and Matt Dailey of Sandhills/Thedford both qualified for the finals of the boys 400. Dailey had the 5th fastest qualifying time at 52.44 seconds and Arehart had the 6th fastest qualifying time at 52.62. Jaden Emerson of Mullen qualified for the finals of the boys 200 meter dash with a qualifying time of 23.24 seconds.
Thursday’s Class D competition continues with the following field events beginning at 9 a.m. Girls high jump, discus, and long jump as well as boys pole vault, shot put, and triple jump. Running event finals will begin Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
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