The Fairbury Girls track team competed in the B-3 District at Beatrice High School on May 9, 2019. The girls competed very well in one of the most difficult Class B districts in the state and came home with a third place finish as a team. The team had 7 personal records for the year and came back with four sixth place medals, two fifth place medals , two fourth place medals, one third place medal, two second place medals, and two first place medals. Fairbury will be represented by six girls at the State Meet in Omaha: Mikasa Lierman, Sara Huss, Josephine Blatny, Cora DeBoer, Mikwena Lierman and Ellie Ohlde.
The day started with Ellie Ohlde setting a new school record vaulting 9’4”, earning a second place finish and punching her ticket to Omaha. Ohlde also competing in the 3200 Meter Relay with Josephine Blatny, Mikasa Lierman and Mikwena Lierman. They ran a time of 10:31 and place third. After a long wait on other districts around the state, we found out that they were the top additional time and qualified for the State Meet.
Then Sara Huss threw 139’ in her preliminary throws in discus hitting the automatic qualifying mark. She went on to become the B-3 District Champion. She also ran a blazing time of 1:00.94 in the open 400 Meter Dash claiming another District gold medal. Huss went on to compete in the 200 meter dash and came in fourth in a very tough contest. She was a top additional qualifier with the time of 27.04.
The Lady Jeffs ended the day with a strong performance in the 1600 meter relay. Sara Huss, Cora Deboer, Mikwena Lierman and Mikasa Lierman ran a season best of 4:19.74 and came home with a runner up finish to qualify for state.
These six individuals will be competing at Burke Stadium in Omaha on May 17th and 18th.
3:00: 3200 Meter Relay and Girls Discus
3:30: GIrls Pole Vault
5:15: 400 Meter Dash Preliminary
7:35: 200 Meter Dash Preliminary
12:55: 400 Meter Dash FInals
3:25: 200 Meter Dash Finals
3:55: 1600 Meter Rela