Jeffs Qualify Three for State Track

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.




Boys Track Team Springs into Action


The Fairbury Jeffs Boys Track team started practices on February 29. The team returns three seniors which includes Justyn Franklin ’16, Greg Borsch ’16 and Trevin Likens ’16.

The team also returns most of the state qualifying 4×800 relay from last year. Members include Brent Hirsch 17, Jacob Johnson ’18, Patrick Ondrak ’17 and alternate Damian Green ’17.

The Fairbury Boys Track team’s first competition of the year is March 17 at the Superior Invite.