Class D District 6 and 7 Qualifying State Track and Field Athletes

Class D District 6 and 7 Qualifying State Track and Field Athletes
May 13th, 2021 | Austin Jacobsen

NEBRASKA – Area athletes are beginning to punch their ticket to the State Track and Field Championships at Burke Stadium in Omaha next week.

Class D-District 6 and 7 held their meets on Wednesday, May 12 at Kenesaw and Bertrand respectively. To automatically qualify for the state meet, Class D requirements are as follow:

  • INDIVIDAUL RUNNING EVENTS: The winners of the first TWO places in each event will qualify, followed by the next SIX fastest times. A maximum of 24 qualifiers are eligible.
  • RELAY EVENTS: The winners of the FIRST place in the event will qualify for the state meet. The next SEVEN fastest times of the non-qualifiers, regardless of place in a finals event, with a maximum of 16 relay teams qualifying.
  • FIELD EVENTS (Long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus): The first TWO places in each event will qualify for the state meet, followed by the next SIX best performances of non qualifiers in all-districts.
  • FIELD EVENTS (Pole Vault, High jump): The first TWO places in each event will qualify for the state meet, plus all who equal or exceed the additional qualifier mark at the 2021 NSAA Class D District Track Meet. The additional qualifier mark is determined by using the average height of 8th place at the State Meet for the past 3 years.

Automatic State Qualifies from area schools include:
AXTELL:
Reagan Nordhausen won the high jump and 100 meter hurdles.
The boys and girls 4×800 meter relay both qualified.
Emma Callan won the 100 meter dash and 200.
Calvin Johnson won the 400 and 800 meter run.
Jacey Smidt won the 3200 meter run.
Jaron Bergstrom won the 3200 meter run.
Trinity Houchin won the 1600 meter run.
Jaron Bergstrom qualified in the 1600 meter run.
The girls 4×100 meter relay won, as did the boys 4×400 meter relay.

BERTRAND:
Owen Brown qualified in the long jump.
Sadie Maloley was the district champ in the triple jump and long jump.
Arik Ackerman and Owen Kaps both qualified in the pole vault.
Maloley also won the 100 meter hurdles.
Ethan Kligenberg won the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash.
Ackerman won the 400 meter dash.
The boys 4×100 meter relay won

LOOMIS:
Samantha Schemper qualified in both the Pole Vault and 400 meter run, winning the pole vault.
Shay Swanson qualified with the district title in long jump.
Hanna Stewart qualified in discus.
Gunnar Hadley qualified in 110 meter hurdles.
Alexis Billeter won the district title in the 800 meter run.

WILCOX-HILDRETH:
Natalie Billington qualified in the discus.
Sarah Jensen and Brooke Quadhamer finished first and second qualifying in the 400 meter dash.
Christian Henny in the 800 meter run.

Class B-District 5 hosts their district meet in Aurora on Thursday, May 13. Holdrege is in action. Class B automatic qualifications for the state meet are as follows:

  • INDIVIDAUL RUNNING EVENTS: The winners of the first THREE places in each event will qualify, followed by the next SIX fastest times. A maximum of 24 qualifiers are eligible.
  • RELAY EVENTS: The winners of the first and second place in the event will qualify for the state meet. The next FOUR fastest times of the non-qualifiers, regardless of place in a finals event, with a maximum of 16 relay teams qualifying.
  • FIELD EVENTS (Long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus): The first THREE places in each event will qualify for the state meet, followed by the next SIX best performances of non qualifiers in all-districts.
  • FIELD EVENTS (Pole Vault, High jump): The first THREE places in each event will qualify for the state meet, plus all who equal or exceed the additional qualifier mark at the 2021 NSAA Class D District Track Meet. The additional qualifier mark is determined by using the average height of 8th place at the State Meet for the past 3 years.
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