Lademi Davies, Jack Gillogly Draped In Golds At Class A Championship
By Mary Albl of DyeStat
Omaha Westside’s Lademi Davies made sure to make the most of her final prep state meet. At the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships held May 17-20 at Burke Stadium in Omaha, the senior won an impressive four gold medals to propel her team to a runner-up Class A state title with 61 points. Davies did it all for her team, winning the 100 (11.71w), 200 (24.34w), long jump (19-9.75) and triple jump (38-6.25) titles to score 40 points.
Jack Gillogly from Creighton Prep completed an historic season of sprinting on the boys side. Earlier this month he broke the state’s 61-year-old all-time best in the 200 meters when he ran 20.90. At state, he won the 100 in 10.43w and the 200 in 20.99w. He also anchored the 4×100 relay to 41.26 seconds for an all-time Nebraska best and was part of the winning effort in the 4×400. Creighton Prep won the team title with 97 points.
The boys 100 final was a highlight, with Gillogly beating Jaylen Lloyd of Omaha Westside, who ran 10.47 in the windy (+2.6) race. Lloyd, the reigning Nike Outdoor Nationals long jump champion, won the long jump (23-2.25) and triple jump (47-11.75).
The Class A team title went to Papillion-La Vista South with 73 points.
Berlyn Schultz from Lincoln East won the girls 800 meters final in 2:11.57 and the 1,600 in 4:50.09.
Jaci Sievers of Elkhorn South won the 3,200 (10:36.55) and was second in the 1,600.
In the hurdles races, Katie Campos of Lincoln Pius X got the sweep with 14.89 (100H) and 44.03 seconds (300H).
In the distance events, Millard West’s Jack Witte won the 3,200 (9:19.45), 1,600 (4:14.37) and was third in the 800.
Caiden Fredrick of Papillion La Vista South won the discus with 195-2. In the shot put, Sam Cappos of Lincoln East launched a winning mark of 63-9.75 and Fredrick was second with 61-10.25.
Norris girls tallied 72 points to win the Class B title.
Bennington senior Kennedy Wade won the 100 (11.97) and 200 (24.58). Alonna Depalma from Waverly ran 56.38 for a state leading time to win the 400 meters and also anchored the state’s fastest 4×400 relay (3:56.89).
Ellie Thomas from Norris won an 800 meters showdown with Madison Seiler from Gering, 2:13.65 to 2:14.30.
In Class B boys action, Waverly boys scored 75 points to claim the team title. Junior Riley Boonstra won the 3,200 (9:39.28) and 1,600 (4:18.71). Sophomore Braxton Smith…
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