Track earns top honors at Superior Invite

On March 16 the Fairbury Track teams began their season as they traveled to compete at the Superior Invite. The invite had only three other teams consisting of Superior, Thayer Central, and Franklin. Both the girls and the boys teams had several athletes earn gold medals on the day. The boys team took the team title and the girls took the runner up honors.

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Hobie Gray ’17 and Colton Starck ’19 compete in the 300 Intermediate hurdles. 

The next action for Fairbury is Saturday March 25, as they host the Fairbury Invite with field events starting at 9:30 a.m.

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Emily Burkley ’18 tries to stay ahead of a Thayer Central runner during the girls 4×800 meter relay.  

 

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.

 

 

 

Girls track running on high expectations

Spring sports have officially begun with practices underway. The girls track team grew larger this year compared to the 2015 group, the team has a total of 21 athletes. A high set of expectations from the coaches has been set.

“I’m looking forward to this track season. The girls are full of potential. We have a great group of girls who come and work hard,” head coach Jantz said, “that will pay off if they continue to keep it up.”

Returning female athletes include: seniors Paige Patton and Anna Schouboe. Juniors Lilibeth Estrada, Mary Lawrence, Megg Vaughn, Haylee Gray, and Shaye Stall. Returning sophomores are Destini Warnke, Marah Shumard, Emily Burkley, and Britney Scheetz.

With the season opening up, the girls have been working hard for their first meet at Superior on Thursday, March 17. The first home meet of the season will be March 24. Come watch the girls track team compete their hearts out!