Boys Win Class C Runner-Up Title
Behind the 1-2 punch of Hans Epp and Warren Dexter, the Nebraska Christian Boys Track Team became the Class C State Runner-Up at the state meet on May 24. Epp and Dexter claimed first and second in both the 800 and 1600 meter runs. In the 800, Epp ran a 1:56.54, and Dexter came in at 1:58.15. Epp ran the 1600 in 4:28.75, and Dexter finished just over a second later at 4:29.80. Also contributing to team points were Carson Huenefeld, who placed 7th in the 200 meter dash (23.26), and the 1600 meter relay team of Epp, Huenefeld, Dexter, and Logan Faeh, who placed 8th (3:33.03). Other state participants were Faeh in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles and Adrian Epp in the 3200 meter run. The Eagles ended up with 39 points to Thayer Central’s 41. (Read an excellent article about the event from NE Prep Zone here.)
On the girls’ side, the team ended up in 16th place with 18 points. Katie Cumpston placed 3rd in the 3200 meter run (11:51.32) and 4th in the 1600 meter run (5:31.45). Tara Murphy placed 4th in the 100 meter hurdles (16.24) and 7th in the 300 meter hurdles (47.70). Other qualifiers were Cailyn Ostrand and Hope Baldwin in the pole vault; Amber Mazankowski in the 800 meter run; Tara Murphy, Katie Entz, Cailyn Ostrand, and Talia Murphy in the 400 meter relay, and Mazankowski, Cailyn Ostrand, Cassidy Ostrand, and Tara Murphy in the 1600 meter relay. (Watch a video about the 400 meter relay team here.)
Congratulations to Coach Ostrand and his teams on their great seasons!