STATE UPDATE: AHS boys track earns Class C runner-up finish

Eagles' Hailey O'Daniel wins gold medal, too


The Arlington High School track and field boys earned Class C runner-up status Saturday during the NSAA State Championships at Omaha Burke Stadium.
Junior Hailey O’Daniel added the Eagles’ second gold medal of the meet, too, as her teammates outscored the third-place Lincoln Lutheran boys, 49-46.5. Chase County earned the team title with 65 points.
After Arlington's first event win of the state meet on Friday, O’Daniel won the 1,600-meter run in 5:14.99 — a new school record. Her effort led coach Kyle Buckingham’s girls team to a seventh-place finish overall.
Nolan May, Kaden Foust, Dallin Franzluebbers and Kevin Flesner, meanwhile, all scored team points to push the Arlington boys forward on the second-day of the two-day Class C Championships. May was third in the 1,600 run, Foust was second in the long jump with a school-record jump and Flesner was fifth in the 800 run.
The trio joined forces with Franzluebbers to earn fourth in the 1,600 relay, too, securing the runner-up trophy.
On Friday, the Eagles’ 3,200-meter relay squad — also Flesner, Foust, Franzluebbers and May — earned AHS' first gold medal of the meet. May was second in the individual 3,200, too, ahead of sixth-place Kolby Tighe.
Foust earned fourth in the 400 dash as well, while Hayley Arp was fourth in the girls’ discus and Whitney Wollberg took sixth in the pole vault.
Two Blair athletes earned state titles during the week of NSAA State Championships, too. Ethan Baessler won the Class B 100- and 200-meter dashes on Thursday, while Reece Ewoldt won the 1,600 run for a gold medal.
Ewoldt also earned second in the 3,200 run on Wednesday. Reese Beemer (100 dash) and Greta Galbraith (pole vault) claimed silver medals as well with Blair taking seventh in both the boys and girls team standings.
Fort Calhoun, meanwhile, had one state medalist Thursday. Emilee Thayer-Mencke took eighth in the Class B high jump.

May 15 Field Events
Girls pole vault: 2, Greta Galbraith, Blair, 11 feet, 6 inches.
Boys high jump: 12, Hayden Daggett, B, 6-2.
Boys shot put: 7, Braden McGill, B, 50-10.75.
May 15 Running Events
3,200-meter relay: 7, Blair girls (Lainey Bilau, Allie Czapla, Reece Ewoldt, Kate Wulf), 9:51.39. 10, Blair boys (Chase Cottle, Caleb Funk, Colin McCabe, Declan McCabe), 8:14.9. 16, Fort Calhoun boys (Will Dennis, Chris Post-Whiteowl, Lawson Tjardes, Seth Waters), 8:35.84.
110 hurdles prelims: 21, Matthew Kelly, FC, 16.04.
100 dash prelims: 1, Ethan Baessler, B, 10.5. 5, Reese Beemer, B, 12.39. 22, Michael Maxon, FC, 11.34.
400 dash: 13, Daggett, 50.56. 22, C.McCabe, B, 51.75.
3,200 run: 2, Ewoldt, B, 10:46. 18, Czapla, B, 11:52.29.
200 dash prelims: 1, Baessler, B, 22.07.
Thursday Field Events
Girls high jump: 5 (tie), Emma Ammon, B, 5-3. 8 (tie), Emilee Thayer-Mencke, FC, 5-1. 12 (tie), Hailey Roewert, B, 5-1.
Girls triple jump: 10, Kaylee Taylor, FC, 34-7. 15, Ari Nelson, FC, 33-2.75.
Boys discus: 10, McGill, B, 147-3. 18, Dylan Keyser, FC, 134-8.
Unified shot put: 3, Blair (Jaden Rogge, Cornez Tucker Jr.), 34-1.25 and 40. 4, Fort Calhoun (Will Maxon, Andrew Namuth), 29-6.5 and 42-0.5.
Unified long jump: 2, Blair (Caden Finken, Keenan Wyman), 14-2 and 17-9.25. 7, Fort Calhoun (Maxon, Logan Brewer), 12-10 and 16-11.5.
Thursday Running Events
800 run: 10, Funk, B, 1:57.53.
400 relay: 3, Blair boys (Baessler, Daggett, Ben Holcomb, C.McCabe), 42.62. 9, Fort Calhoun boys (Clay Bohnenkamp, Preston Johnson, Maxon, Alex Schuler), 43.42.
Unified 400 relay: 8, Blair (Atticus Dick, Lincoln Kruse, Cooper Sorensen, Riley Yanek), 1:00.55.
100 dash finals: 1, Baessler, B, 10.51. 2, Beemer, B, 12.45.
1,600 run: 1, Ewoldt, B, 4:53.87. 24, Ryleigh Schroeter, B, 5:56.83.
300 low hurdles: 17, Taylor, FC, 49.09.
300 intermediate hurdles: 20, Holcomb, B, 42.51.
200 dash finals: 1, Baessler, B, 21.82.
1,600 relay: 5, Blair boys (Baessler, Daggett, Funk, C.McCabe), 3:24.03.
Friday Field Events
Boys triple jump: 14, Trent Koger, Arlington, 40-8.
Girls pole vault: 6, Whitney Wollberg, A, 10.
Girls discus: 4, Hayley Arp, A, 128-3. 20, Taylor Arp, A, 106-5.
Friday Running Events
3,200 relay: 1, Arlington boys (Kevin Flesner, Kaden Foust, Dallin Franzluebbers, Nolan May), 8:06.88. 12, Arlington girls (Brooke Hilgenkamp, Kelise Krivohlavek, Hailey O'Daniel, Wollberg), 10:25.32.
400 dash: 4, Foust, A, 50.21. 22, Franzluebbers, A, 54.71.
3200 run: 2, May, A, 10:04.00. 6, Kolby Tighe, A, 10:10.14.
Saturday Field Events
Boys long jump: 2, Foust, A, 22-1.5.
Girls shot put: 23, H.Arp, A, 34-9.75.
Saturday Running Events
800 run: 2, O'Daniel, A, 2:17.66. 5, Flesner, A, 2:00.41. 16, Trey Hill, A, 2:05.61.
1,600 run: 1, O'Daniel, A, 5:14.99. 3, May, A, 4:31.29. 14, Kolby Tighe, A, 4:44.49.
1,600 relay: 4, Arlington boys (K.Flesner, Foust, Franzluebbers, May), 3:24.77. 9, Arlington girls (Austyn Flesner, Krivohlavek, O'Daniel, Wollberg), 4:10.77.

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