Omaha North’s Breunna McCarty Making Strong Claim for Nebraska’s Fastest Girl Title
For the past few years, Omaha North senior Breunna McCarty may have lurked in the shadows of teammates LaQue Moen-Davis, Maia Reynolds and Brianna McGhee, but the strong-legged, explosive sprinter is making a compelling case to become Nebraska’s fastest girl in 2011.
McCarty has played an instrumental role in helping the Vikings 4X100 relay post the fastest times in Nebraska history—also among the fastest in the country. Now, with Reynolds out for the season, she looks to be the heir apparent to the 100 meter crown.
McCarty bolted to a season’s best 12.10 clocking to win the 100 meters at the Benson Invite. A dedicated and hard working athlete—by all accounts—she shows the potential to post a legitimate sub-12-second 100 meter. That’s something we haven’t seen around these parts in awhile.
Terrance Bennett, an Omaha Benson junior, also looked impressive wining the boys 100 meter in 11.09 and North’s Terry Grigsby improved his PR to 44′ 6″ to win the triple jump, while Jer’ rell Moore remains consistent in the high jump—setting a meet record with a leap of 6′ 8 and 1/2″. Junior Andy Tatum, Lincoln North Star, set a meet record in the pole vault (13′ 6″).
Omaha Benson Track and Field Invite 2011 Video, featuring Mach D0jiok vs. Mo Hamdan, Breunna McCarty and Terrance Bennett.