Burke’s Matt Holst Is 400 Meter Sprinter To Watch In ’09
|April 16, 2009…Omaha Burke’s Stephon Washington scorches a time of 37.80 in the 300 Intermediate hurdles—the high school event’s all-time 6th fastest recorded time in the State of Nebraska . The official All-Class state record in this event is held by Aaron Brandt of Wahoo Nuemann, who ran a time of 37.26 in 2006.
The scary thing is that Washington had the wind to his face and he clipped the last hurdle before going into the second turn—if he makes that hurdle clean….
Earlier in the meet, Washington posted another PR in the 100 high hurdles, winning the event with a time of 14.60. Washington also clocked a 10.90 100 meter to come in a photo-finish third place to teammate Jake Marousek (Marousek ran a 22.00 sec. 200 meter PR) — Papio South’s Michael Burrus won the event with a personal season PR of 10.70. Washington capped his day off with an outstanding 2nd-leg performance in the 400 Relay, which helped Burke to edge out Papio South for a 42.90 seconds victory.
Washington is a very, very hungry young man—a fierce competitor—one of the most competitive high school athletes I’ve seen. What makes him even more dangerous is that he has the actual physical talent to go along with his desires–the sky is his limit for Washington. Look to see more big things from him in the future!
Burke’s Matt Holst is staking a claim to the best 400 meter sprinter in Nebraska. The senior looked impressive running a season’s best time of 49.70—any sprinter capable of consistently getting under 50 seconds in Nebraska is a contender for the 400 state gold. Holst looks to be strong down the back stretch and capable of running lower times.
Gretna ‘s Anna Weigandt pops a 38-11.75 triple jump–6th best all-time at Elkhorn’s Gene Kruger Invite.
April 17, 2009…LaQue Moen-Davis hops, skips and jumps her way to a 40-foot-even triple, placing her third on tha all-time chart. Oh, and if that’s not enough, Moen-Davis streaks to a PR 14.15 in the 100 hurdles–whew! that mark places the astonishing sophomore at No. 2. Only Kearney’s Ashley Brown’s 2004 time of 13.90 stands in her way of running the fastest Nebaska high school time in the event. However, the official All-Class record in the event is Brown’s time of 14.22.
Kansas Relays…The current Nebraska girls 800 leader, Roncalli’s Kristie Mullen, ran a 2:16.66 800 to place third.
Below, check out Stephon Washington and Matt Holst: