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  1. trackfan
    May 22, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    In my opinion the race of the meet was the A girls 4×400. 3 teams in the top 10 with lead changes galore, new meet record, and a the team championship up for grabs. WOW!!!! Nichols and Woitzel both ran unbelievable legs as well.

  2. Track Fan Stevie
    May 23, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    Nebraska girls track is going to be weak for awhile. First LaQue Moen-Davis and now Clara Nichols are gone. They were two of girls track biggest stars for the past several years. Those kinds don’t grow on trees, ya know. And I don’t see any young girls in the pipeline to replace their star power and record breaking ways. Will Cummings, you agree?

    • Will Cummings
      May 24, 2012 @ 8:45 am


      It’s very rare to have two girl athletes like LaQue and Clara come in as freshman in back-to-back years and perform at an all-class state championship level and then continue to improve and break records throughout their entire high school careers. It was exciting for me to see their potential early on and then to see them both realize it.
      This year no freshman (boy or girl) exploded onto the scene and took all-class gold at state. However, there are several girls out there that could set state records and even more who could make it into the all-time charts. Rachel Bramhall is right there for a state record in the 300 LH: Chelsea Baker—if she works smart and stays focused—is capable of breaking the 100 meter state record. McCook’s Molly Sughroue is only a sophomore and she almost had an all-time chart all-class gold medal 800 meter performance at state. If she dreams big and puts in the effort she could set a record before the end of her career; Kearney freshman Megan Sughroue was 3rd in the 1600 with a 5:05. And because Kearney produces some of the best distance runners there is no telling what she is eventually capable of . I also like state cross country champ Jerayln Poe. The freshman performed admirably at state. She just needs to transition her grass and dirt skills onto the track.
      So all is not lost—there is still plenty of talent out there and you never know—a freshman may walk in next year and start things all over again.

  3. trackfan
    May 24, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    Kylie Gokie impressed me, not star power like the others. However she could maybe squeak a top 10 400, plus Chelsea Baker from Central has the potential for a sub-12 100. If the Shelton girl hits the weight room in the off-season she could certainly lower her hurdle times.

  4. Terry
    May 24, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    Will, I was wondering if you were planning on putting videos together of the championship races like last year? I really enjoyed them!

    • Will Cummings
      May 24, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

      I didn’t videotape this year.

  5. Anonymous
    May 25, 2012 @ 12:48 am

    whats with the voodoo comment // on the 800 meter race//no class

    • Will Cummings
      May 25, 2012 @ 9:26 am

      Ah, that was in reference to Mach Dojiok and Mohamed Hamdan previously getting the best of Jacob Olson in close races.
      I’m assuming that your “no class” reference is implying that the comment was racially or culturally insensitive? If so that wasn’t the intent of my attempt at humor.
      I’m black and I understand very well how the voodoo comment could be taken by some—I also understood it when I wrote it, too. However, because I know that it was meant only as word to represent a hex or a curse—and nothing more— I chose to use it. If that means I have no class then so be it.