By Elizabeth Strand
Five Wildcats made the trip
to compete in six events at last week’s State Track and Field Meet held at Omaha’s Burke Stadium. During the rain on Friday, Sean May advanced to the finals in all three of his individual events, the 100, 200, and 400.
On Saturday, May placed seventh in the 100, eighth in the 200, and third in the 400, running right at his personal best time.
The boys 400 Meter Relay team of May, Lane Swedberg, Landon Swedberg, and Shawn Christensen placed fifth and Shanice Harris broke the school record in the shot put with her personal best throw of 35’3”.
Harris finished in 9th place, one-half inch out of the medals. These athletes competed in six events, brought home medals in four, and set a school record in another. Congratulations to these athletes on a great track season!
In the final boys team scores, Bertrand repeated as Class D champions with 59 points. Lindsay Holy Family won the girls championship in Class D for the third year in a row with 72 points.
State Meet Results
Shot put–9th Shanice Harris, Wallace, 35’3”; 1st Brittany Edson, Eustis-Farnam, 41’ 1 ¾”
State Meet Results
100 meter dash–7th Sean May, Wallace, 11.807; 1st Brandon Benson, Axtell, 11.235
200 meter dash–8th Sean May, Wallace, 23.951; 1st Brandon Benson, Axtell, 22.821
400 meter dash–3rd Sean May, Wallace, 52.114; 1st Chol Chol, Omaha Nation, 50.464
400 meter relay–5th Wallace (Sean May, Lane Swedberg, Landon Swedberg, Shawn Christensen), 45.723; 1st Sargent, 44.937
Shot put–Shawn Christensen, Wallace, 41’7 ¾”; 1st Jordan Brichacek, Howells, 53’11 ½”
Shot put–Shanice Harris, 35’3”
Season awards earned by the Wallace Wildcat track team this year include the Super Cat award–based on marks and times throughout the season, season high point total, new school records, and lettering. The Big Blue Boosters bought t-shirts for those athletes achieving Super Cat status.
Seniors–Whitney Smith, Laura O’Brien, Shanice Harris, Sean May, Shawn Christensen, Lane Swedberg.
Freshmen–Sara Hubbard, Alexandria Lundvall, Landon Swedberg.
Girls high point total–Shanice Harris, 50.75.
Boys high point total–Sean May, 167.75.
New School Records
Shot put–Shanice Harris, 35’3”.
100 meter dash–Sean May, 10.9.
Seniors–Shanice Harris, Laura O’Brien, Whitney Smith, Sean May, Shawn Christensen, Lane Swedberg, Ryan Sowle.
Juniors–Emily Hasenauer, Dustin Fosbinder, John Paul Lempke.
Sophomores–Anna Griffiths, Taylor Nielson, Mark Jameson.
Freshmen–Sara Hubbard, Alexandria Lundvall, Jaclyn Nelson, Paige Aylward, Landon Swedberg.