‘Wolfpack Six’ Compete At State Track Meet

OMAHA — Six Wolfpack athletes competed with the best at the Nebraska Track & Field Championships held Friday and Saturday at Burke Stadium.
Madi Voborny, Blake Schrage, Taylor Schumacher, Jill Schindler, Jenna Parks and Ryan Pelster competed over the two-day event in front of an estimated crowd of 20,000 track fans.
Competition got underway Friday afternoon for senior hurdlers Voborny and Schrage.
Competing in the second heat of the Girls 100 meter hurdles, Voborny finished seventh with a time of 17.68 seconds. Winning the heat was Tara Murphy of Nebraska Christian with a time of 16.23 seconds. In the finals, Ashleigh Carr of Oakland-Craig won the event with a time of 15.73 seconds.
Schrage competed next in the boys 110 meter high hurdles. Competing in heat #1, Schrage finished sixth with a time of 16.52 seconds. Winning the heat was Antonio Flores of Malcolm with a time of 14.63 seconds. In the finals, Flores won with a time of 14.76 seconds.
A junior, Taylor Schumacher competed in the 400 meter dash Friday afternoon. Running in heat #1, Schumacher finished in a time of 1:02.75. Winning the heat was Jessi Smith of Bayard in a time of 58.38 seconds. In the finals Saturday, Smith captured gold by winning the event in a time of 58.43 seconds.
The last Wolfpack runner competing Friday was Schindler. A sophomore, Schindler competed in the second heat of the 200 meter dash, finishing seventh in a time of 27.50 seconds. Winning the heat was Lil Sheehy of Hastings St. Cecilia in a time of 26.21 seconds. In the finals, freshman Mackenzie Brandl of Stanton won in 25.92 seconds.
Schumacher competed in the first running event Saturday, the 800 meter run. She posted a time of 2:32.69 which put her in 19th place among 24 runners. Winning the event was Jessi Smith of Bayard, a sophomore, in a time of 2:15.27.
The Wolfpack’s two long-distance runners, Parks and Pelster competed Saturday afternoon. In the girls 1600 meter run, Parks, a sophomore, placed 22nd with a time of 6:07.50. Winning the event was Madison Quist of Doniphan-Trumbull in a time of 5:18.68.
Pelster wrapped up competition for Wolfpack runners, competing in the boys 1600 meter run. He posted a time of 4:50.71. Winning the event was Hans Epp of Nebraska Christian in 4:28.75.