MHN 2010-2011 End-of-Season Top 25 Nebraska Boys Basketball Prospects Clara Nichols Earns 4 Golds and Millard South Invite Meet Record
Hot Nebraska HS Athletes
|Maddison “Maddy” Nygren, FR, Mead—the Class D-2 high school freshman blazed to what is to date the fastest girls 100 meter time of the year, when she hit the tape in 12.28 seconds at yesterday’s Douglas County Invite.It’s not often that you see a Class D boy or girl at the top of the sprint charts, but so it is! The 5-foot –4-inch Nygren was also a Class D honorable mention all-state basketball player this past season. She’s an athlete to watch!||Terry Grigsby, JR, Omaha North—the big 6-2 junior is regaining the form and confidence that once made him one of the country’s elite Junior Olympic runners. He is the first sprinter this year to turn in a sub 50 second 400 meter time, posting 49.80 at the South Invite this past weekend. That’s a pretty good time coming so early in the season. But hold on Grigsby. There are about a half dozen other sprinters around the state that are poised to join the club. It’s shaping up be a good year for the event.||Clara Nichols, JR, Omaha South—the Golden Girl has come out the blocks strong in 2011, turning in an impressive early season 400 meter time of 58.27 at the South Invite. With two-time all-class gold 100 medalist Maia Reynolds being out for the season, Nichols’ chances of a state meet Class A sprint sweep (100, 200 and 400 meter races) improves significantly, but there are still two mighty opponents standing in her way: reigning all-class gold 200 meter champ Brianna McGhee; and teammate Morgan Woitzel in the 400. Before it’s over, don’t be surprised to see a new face or two in the hunt. Mead’s Maddy Nygren is proof of that.|
|Other Notables |
Sidney Hirsch, SO, Millard West—for a good part of the 2010 season the freshman held the girls’ fastest times in the 1600 and 3200 meters. Now a sophomore, she’s earning the distinction again with times of 5:19.43 and 11:42.80 respectively.
Cale Korbelik, JR, Millard North—holds the boys fastest 100 meter time of the season—10.88.