SHS teams runners-up at districts

Girls take second, boys third at conference


The Seward track and field teams finished as the meet runners-up at the District B3 competition at Norris May 7.

The following athletes earned places at state based on their district places and marks:

Grace Brees, 100-meter dash, second; 200-meter dash, second

Coral Collins, 100-meter dash, sixth

Tessa Greisen, 1,600-meter run, second; 3,200-meter run, third

Kelsey Miller, 100-meter hurdles, first; 300-meter hurdles, first

Hayden Minchow, 100-meter hurdles, second; 300-meter hurdles, second

girls' 4x100-meter relay, first (Emma Frihauf, Grace Brees, Coral Collins, Kelsey Miller)

girls' 4x400-meter relay, second (Emma Frihauf, Grace Brees, Lauren Frihauf, Kelsey Miller)

Lovely Hibbert, shot put, first; discus, first

Madison Green, shot put, fifth

Jackson Einspahr, 1,600-meter run, second

Tresten Hass, 110-meter hurdles, fourth

boys' 4x800-meter relay, third (Presston Duryea, Kameron Dyer, Micah Royuk, Jackson Einspahr)

Kolten Green, shot put, fifth; discus, second

Ed Knott, high jump, second; pole vault, first

Caden Brooks, long jump, third

Kayson Salyer, triple jump, first



The Seward girls’ track team finished as the Central Conference runner-up April 30, with the boys finishing third in the team standings.

“Overall it was a great day for the Bluejays,” Coach Jeff Hass said. “Both teams competed hard and we were happy with the results. We thought we really scored where we could and we are excited for districts next week.”

Seward had three athletes finish atop the conference. Grace Brees was the champion in the girls’ 200-meter dash, running a 25.75-second final.

Lovely Hibbert won the shot put with a throw of 38-6.5.

“She continues to stay consistent and will compete for a district title next week,” Hass said.

Jackson Einspahr was the only champion in the boys’ competition. He won the 1,600-meter run in 4:36.98.

Brees ran a 12.5 in the preliminary heat of the 100, the third-best time on the SHS charts, and finished second in the final in 12.52 seconds.

Kelsey Miller finished second in the 100-meter hurdles and fourth in the 300s, even after falling, Hass said.

“She then came back and ran a great 100 in the 4x100 and ran an extremely gutty 4x400 (59.5) that moved them into fourth place in the meet,” the coach said.

The 4x100-meter relay of Miller, Brees, Coral Collins and Emma Frihauf placed second in 50.58 seconds.

Tessa Greisen finished second in the 3,200-meter run in 11:42.44.

Joining Miller on the 4x400-meter relay team were Brees and the Frihauf sisters Emma and Lauren.

Hibbert also placed third in the discus (127-4), and Madison Green was third in the shot put with a personal best throw (37-7).

Ed Knott and Kolten Green won silver medals for the boys’ team. Knott finished second in the high jump at 6-0, and Green was second in the discus with a throw of 151-1.

Earning third places for the SHS boys were the 4x400-meter relay team of Kameron Dyer, Peyton Else, Cole Luebbe and Einspahr in 3:33.17, the 4x800-meter relay team of Presston Duryea, Nic Classen, Cody Jacobsen and Evett Howe in 8:36.45 and Caden Brooks in the long jump (20-11).