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SHS takes fifth fifth place at state meet


Ella Gardner claimed 30 of the 36 points earned by the Superior High School girls in Class C competition at the Nebraska State Track meet this week. Gardner placed first in the long jump, third in the triple jump, second in the 200 meter dash and third in the 100 meter dash. The four girls who competed for Superior: Gardner, Sadie Remple, Madison Heusinkvelt and Atlee Kobza brought home a fifth place finish.

The Superior High School track team finished in fifth place, in the field of more than 50 schools, at the state championship meet at Omaha's Burke Stadium Friday and Saturday. The top scoring team, Bishop Neumann, with 43 points, had 17 state qualifiers. Superior qualified four teammemebers for the state meet.

It was the last time Ella Gardner would compete at the state event. She closed out her illustrious track and field career with style.

Gardner had a busy schedule for the two-day event.

Gardner ran a preliminary heat of the 100 meter dash in 12.65 seconds. This time earned her a place in the final heat. She finished in third place with her time of 12.74 seconds.

She qualified for the 200 meter dash final with her time of 26 seconds. She ran her final heat in 25.93 seconds to secure second place.

Gardner then turned her attention to the field events.

Sadie Remple, Superior, cleared the high jump bar at 10'6", to finish in third place at the Nebraska Class C State Track meet. She graduated and plans to compete in collegiate rodeo. Photo Jeremy Buss

She was at the top of the field in the long jump with her distance of 18'9". She closed out the meet with a third place finish in the triple jump with her combined distance of 36'9.5".. Gardner claimed 30 of Superior's 36 points through her efforts.

Sadie Rempel cleared the bar at 10'6" to earn a third place finish and six points.

Madison Heusinkvelt had a toss of 34'7.75 " but finished outside the points.

Atlee Kobza competed in the discus. Her best throw was 113'4" which was not enough to secure a point earning spot.

It was the final year for the state championship meet for Gardner, Kobza and Rempel as they are both graduated seniors.

Gardner wound up an illustrious high school career in fine fashion at the state meet. Gardner intends to compete in track at the collegiate level. Rempel will be part of a college rodeo team. Kobza is undecided about future competition.


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