Lincoln Northeast’s Porter Groves Lands 4th best Triple Jump Ever
May 13th, 2009, Class A District Wednesday–For the past few weeks, I’ve been talking about the two freshmen girl phenoms out at Millard South, and now one of them, Morgan Woitzel, has run a 56.17 400 meter to post the ninth fastest Nebraska high school 400 meter dash time in history. Her teammate Clara Nichols finished second with a PR of 56.86. The state and all-time record in the event is 55.36 set in 1993 by Bellevue West’s Angee Henry. How long will it be before one of these two freshmen claims that record? Woitzel also won the 100 meter dash in 12.34 and Nichols clocked a 25.26 to win the 200 meter.
Lincoln Northeast’s Porter Groves also sails into the all-time best rankings in the triple jump with his monster leap of 48-feet 9.25 inches. The Mark places Groves at number 4 all-time—Whew!
Westside’s Emily Wilkinson pops a timely 19-foot-even long jump to record the event’s best 2009 district meets mark. Lincoln North Star’s Derek Schnell outlasted Fremont’s Mitch Hunt in a close finish to win the 800 meter with a season’s best time of 1:59. 21
Millard West’s Kohlman-Adema Schulte showed that he is not going down without a fight by winning his district’s 100 meter in a time of 10.86. That ties him with Omaha North’s Thomas Hodges for district meets’ best time. But don’t overlook South Sioux City’s Ryan Hernandez who won his district with a time of 10.87 or Radell Nared who finshed second at !0.87 in a dead- even heat with Hodges. It’s going to be a “pick-em” Class A 100 meter at state.
Central’s Deverell Biggs out leaps Dillon Schrodt of Lincoln North Star 6-8 to 6-7 in a heads-up drama that should be repeated at state to determine the Class A high jump champ. And Lincoln North Star’s Sam Housh nips Burke’s Stephon Washington to win the 110 high hurdle 14. 55 to 14.60, in another potential Class A state meet event thriller.