Despite the rainy weather conditions at this year's Nebraska State Track and Field Meet at Omaha Burke this past weekend, Bertrand Herald area Class D participants from Bertrand and Loomis, both boys and girls had excellent performances.
1. Giltner 68.00; 2. Brady 49.00; 10. Loomis 19.00 (tie with Mullen); 34. Bertrand 6.00.
For the girls, Loomis' Skylar Hadley scored 19 points, with a first place finish gold medal finish in the 100 meter hurdles (15.36), which was the 4th fastest time in all classes, earning 10 points for the Wolves. Hadley also placed second in the 300 meter hurdles (45.30) for 8 points and had an eighth place finish in the 100 meter dash (12.90) earning another point for the Lady Wolves.
Bertrand's Halle Dahlgren, unfortunately did not qualify in the 100 meter hurdles after her preliminary run time of 18.11.
Lady Viking Tessa Callahan, in the 300 meter hurdles, had a time of 51.56 in the pre-liminary race, but did not qualify for finals.
Karmen Schmitt-Phillippi of Bertrand with her time of 13.70 in the preliminary 100 meter dash race did not qualify for finals.
The Bertrand 1600 meter girls relay team placed 15th with team members: Kristine Edgren, Grace Schwarz, Grace Straight and Tessa Callahan with a time of 4:26.9.
The Bertrand girls' 3200 relay team of Grace Straight, Kaylee Andersen, Tessa Callahan and Grace Schwarz earned a 7th place finish for 2 points with a time of 10:28.97.
In the field events, pole vault competitors Halle Dahlgren and Courtney Philips placed 10th in a tie and 14th respectively. Dahlgren and Philips, both landed heights of 8'6".
Kristine Edgren scored 4 points for Bertrand with a 5th place finish in the shot put with a distance of 37'5.75", earning 4 points for the Lady Vikings.
In the girl’s long jump Lady Viking Karmen Schmitt-Phillippi placed 19th with a leap of 15'2.75".
For the boys, neither Loomis nor Bertrand scored any points, but had some great performances as well.
In the 800 meter boys' run, Bertrand's Riley Johnson placed 14th with a time of 2:08.81.
Shot put competitors Viking Creighton Peterson and Wolf Joshua Marcy earned 14th and 21st place respectively. Peterson's final throw distance was 45'3.75" and Marcy's distance was 41''7".
Both Marcy and Peterson also competed in the Discus. Switching positions in placings Marcy earned a 10th place finish with a distance of 130'10" and Peterson landed a 99'5" heave.
Bertrand pole vaulters Sam Maloley and Ignacio Estrada had excellent heights. Maloley placed 12th with 11' and Estrada tied for 14th place with the height of 10'6".
Viking long jumper Wyatt Wilken earned a 16th place finish with a leap of 18'3.50".
Brian Schuker of Loomis still holds the state record from 1998 with a length of 23'3.25".
110 meter hurdlers Isaac Wahls of Loomis and Austin Long of Bertrand, did not qualify for the finals. Times for these young men were 16.48 and 18.08 respectively.
Wyatt Wilken, competed in the 100 and 200 meter dash races, but missed out on the finals, he recorded times of 11.61 and 24.46.
Levi Asp also competed in the 200 meter dash, not making it into finals with a time of 24.16.
Wolf Isaac Wahls in his preliminary heat race earned the time of 46.18, not making the finals for his efforts.
In the boys 400 meter relay, Bertrand's team of Miles Peterson, Cooper Grabenstein, Austin Long and Wyatt Wilken placed 15th with a time of 48.06.
Congratulations to both the Loomis Wolves and Bertrand Viking girls and boys teams for your efforts at the 2017 Nebraska State Track and Field meet.