Hot Nebraska HS Athletes: LaQue Moen-Davis Leads Nation in the Triple Jump
Millard West Freshman Sidney Hirsch & Omaha North Sophomore Brianna McGhee are Stars on the Rise
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LaQue Moen-Davis —Track fans attending the Dick Jones Central Invitational at Omaha Burke had the opportunity to see Moen-Davis shatter the Nebraska high school all time record in the triple jump with a monster hop, skip and jump of 42’ 1.5”. Moen-Davis’ record performance broke Republican Valley’s Rochelle Schmidt’s previous all-class best triple of 40’ (set in 2000) by more than one foot. The Omaha North junior’s state record bounce is also the furthest triple jump recorded so far this season by any high school girl in the nation! In addition, Moen-Davis flew to a state Class A record all time best of 19’ 2″ in the long jump (previous record was19′ .5″ set in 2005 by Keaney’s Kelli Dring); ran to a meet record time of 14. 52 seconds in the 100 meter Intermediate hurdles and cleared 5’ 6” in the high jump to tie a meet record in winning the event. That’s four golds and four records–one of which leads the nation in 2010.
The high jump is a new focus for Moen-Davis this season. It’s my bet that if she stays at it—she will eventually break a state record in this event as well.
We may be witnessing the greatest Nebraska high school girl track and field athlete—ever!
Sidney Hirsch — Only a freshman, this Millard West distance runner currently posts the best times of the 2010 season in the girls 1600 and 3200 meter runs. Over time–if she stays and healthy and keeps her focus–we may see her at least challenge some pretty solid state marks in the girls distance events.
Brianna McGhee — The Omaha North sophomore is certainly a star on the rise. McGhee ate up the Burke High track in the 200 meter to hit the tape in a dazzling Dick Jones meet record and season best time of 25.17. Ump! That’s movin’, especially for a sophomore!
My question: “What are they doing at North?” Whatever it is: It’s all good!
Thomas Hodges — This Omaha North senior continues to impress. Hodges, coming off a brilliant 10.52 100 meter performance at last week’s Benson Invite, won the 100 meter (10.88) and he also set a season best time of 21.99 seconds to win the 200 meter at the Dick Jones Invite.
Sam Housh — The reigning state all-class gold 110 meter high hurdle champion from Lincoln North Star clocked in at a season leading time of 14.52 seconds and set a meet record in winning the event at the Dick Jones Invite.
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