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Longhorns open track season at Chadron State indoor


Drew Biesecker for the Western Nebraska Observer

Brady Kilgore clears the bar in the high jump at 5'6" but came up short of a place in the event. The talented young sophomore did place in the 55 meter hurdles where he ran fourth.

Kimball High School opened up the track season at the Chadron State College Indoor meet this past Saturday and had some very respective marks in their first outing according to coach Gene Mohr.

"We took eleven kids to Chadron and for no more practice than we have had, I was very pleased with how our kids performed," Mohr said.

The highlight of the meet for Kimball was a win by Hannah Biesecker in the girl's long jump as she took home the gold medal with her winning leap of 15'11". Considering that this meet was reportedly the largest in the 38 years of its existence, with over 500 athletes and over 950 entries, which included over 50 girl long jumpers, and the fact that Hannah was competing against girls from all of the large schools, it was a very good win!

At the Chadron indoor, there is just one class with all of the athletes lumped into the one class. Hannah also tied for sixth in the high jump at 4'8" and won her heat of the 55 meter dash, but failed to place. Word from the coaching staff reports that Hannah had a jump of 16'8" in practice this past week!

Drew Biesecker for the Western Nebraska Observer

Hannah Biesecker displays her form in an attempt in the high jump at the Chadron State Indoor meet. She cleared 4'8" to tie for sixth place.

The only other place for Kimball in the girl's division was a fifth place by freshman Jenna Greenwood in the triple jump with a very good mark of 30'5". Quite an effort by Greenwood in her first ever high school meet.

In the boy's division, Brady Kilgore finished fourth in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 8.40. Zach Wagner wound up in fifth in the triple jump at 40'2" and Paycen Harroun was fifth in the pole vault at 10'7". Kyle Spicer was 7th in the 55 meter dash with his time of 6.96.

The Longhorns are to get the outdoor season opened this Saturday, weather permitting, with their own Kimball Invite. The weather report is not real favorable and a decision will be made by noon Friday if the meet will be held or not. If the meet does go on as scheduled, field events will begin at 9 a.m. with the running events to begin at roughly 11:30. Schools entered will be the same as last year with the exception of Mitchell as they will be going elsewhere this year.


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