The 2022 NSAA State Track and Field Championships began Wednesday at Burke Stadium in Omaha as Classes A and B were featured.
Broken Bow was among those competing in Class B on Wednesday. Broken Bow’s Max Denson placed 5th in the Class B boys shot put with personal best effort of 53’1″. It bettered his previous personal best by 2 feet 5 inches. The medaling effort came on Denson’s 2nd throw of the tournament. Sawyer Bumgarner of Broken Bow also competed in the event. Bumgarner’s best effort of the tournament was 48’1.5″ which was 16th best at the state tournament. Broken Bow competed in the boys 4×800 meter relay. The team of Daine Wardyn, Noah Osmond, Tallen Harrold, and Brock Oeltjen posted a time of 8:45.26. Daine Wardyn and Noah Osmond represented Broken Bow in the boys 3200 meters. Wardyn placed 12th overall with a time of 10:25.64 and Noah Osmond was 21st overall with a time of 10:37.31. Zane Eggleston of Broken Bow competed in the 110 meter high hurdles. Eggleston finished 6th in his heat with a time of 16.38. Eggleston also competed in the 300 meter hurdles where he placed seventh in his heat and the 17th best time in the prelims at 42.66 seconds. Qwentin Coble competed in the prelims of the 200 meter dash.
Coble finished third in his heat with a time of 23.27 and was not able to make Thursday’s finals. Coble also competed in the prelims of the Class B boys 100 meter dash. Coble was not able to make the finals as he finished 4th in his heat with a time of 11.37 seconds.
Other area highlights, Madison Smith of Gothenburg was state champion in the class B girls discus. Her championship effort was 138’6″ which came on her first throw of the tournament. Cash Chytka of Cozad was the fifth place medalist in the Class B boys high jump clearing 6’4″. Aubrey O’Hare of Gothenburg qualified for the finals of the girls 100 meter hurdles. O’Hare had the fifth fastest qualifying time of 15.72 seconds. Karyn Burkholder of Cozad qualified for the finals in the girls 300 meter hurdles. Burkholder had the fifth fastest qualifying time of 47.15 seconds.
For full results of State Track Day One click here