On Thursday May 12, the Fairbury Track teams headed to Crete to compete in the districts. There were 10 teams competing at the meet. The Jeffs qualified three athletes for the state meet.
Mikasa Lierman ’19 was the lone qualifier for the girls team, as she got third in the 800 meter run. On the boys side both Brent Hirsch ’17 and Patrick Ondrak ’17 punched their tickets to Omaha. Hirsch qualified in both the 800 meter run and triple jump, while Ondrak qualified in the 3200 meter run.
Head Boys Track Coach Derek Garfield has high expectations for the state qualifiers.
“We expect them to compete as hard as they have all year long, and if they do that, we should bring home some hardware,” Garfield said. The state track meet is held May 20 and 21, in Omaha at the Omaha Burke Stadium.