The Viking Track Team will be sending 12 qualifiers and 2 alternates to the 2019 Nebraska State Track and Field Championships at Omaha Burke this coming Friday and Saturday May 16-17.
Grace Schwarz and Erin Boggs each qualified in four events. Senior Grace Schwarz won the triple jump, 100 meter hurdles, and anchored the winning 4×100 meter relay at districts. She will also participate as an additional qualifier in the 300 hurdles. Erin Boggs qualified by winning the 300 meter hurdles and placing second in the high jump. She was an additional qualifier in the pole vault and was also a member of the winning 4×100 meter relay.
Along with Erin Boggs in the pole vault, juniors Jada High and Sam Maloley will compete in this event. Sam will also compete as part of the 4×100 meter relay. Senior Lindsay Schutz won the shot put and Miles Peterson placed second in the long jump to earn trips to state, and Joesiah Zeiger won the 3200 meter run to advance to the state championships.
Sprinters Ethan Klingenberg and Yesenia Lopez will be competing as well. Ethan qualified in the 100 meter dash while Yesenia will compete in the 200 meter dash. Both are members of their respective 4×100 meter relays. Jonah Nelson and Aleya Hueftle will also run on their respective 4×100 meter relays. Jose Murillo and Johanna Ford will be going to state as alternates for the 4×100 meter relays.
Send off for the team will be on Thursday morning at 11:00 from the school. The first scheduled event for the Vikings will be on Friday afternoon at 3:30 with Sam Maloley in the pole vault and will end with Lindsay Schutz who will throw at 3:00 on Saturday.
Following is a listing of the Viking participants events and times.
Friday, May 16
3:30 — Boys Pole Vault — Sam Maloley
3:55 — 100 Meter Intermediate Hurdles — Grace Schwarz
4:35 — 100 Meter Dash Prelims — Yesenia Lopez
5:55 — Boys 3200 Meter Run — Joesiah Zeiger
6:55 — 300 Meter Lows Prelims — Erin Boggs and Grace Schwarz
7:35 — 200 Meter Dash Prelims — Ethan Klingenberg
Saturday, May 17
8:30 — Girls Triple Jump — Grace Schwarz
10:45 — Girls 4×100 Meter Relay –Yesenia Lopez, Aleya Hueftle, Erin Boggs, Grace Schwarz
Boys 4×100 Meter Relay — Sam Maloley, Austin Long, Jonah Nelson and Ethan Klingenberg
12:00 — 100 Meter Intermediate Hurdle Finals — Possible Grace Schwarz
12:30 –100 Meter Dash Finals–Possible Ethan Klingenberg
1:00 — Girls Pole Vault — Jada High and Erin Boggs
1:00 — Girls High Jump — Erin Boggs
2:55 — 300 Meter Lows — Possible Erin Boggs and Grace Schwarz
3:00 — Girls Shot Put — Lindsay Schutz