Omaha North’s Radell Nared Looks to Compete For Class A 100 Meter State Title
April 30, 2009, LPS Championships– Lincoln Northeast distance runner Trevor Vidlak continues to amaze as he runs an impressive season’s best time of 9:40.37 to win the 3200 meter. Vidlak put himself in the position of being among the favorites to win both the 1600 and 3200 meter races at the state meet. Lincoln Southeast’s 1600 boys relay also established a new season’s best time of 3:23.18. Surprisingly, those were the only season best performances at a meet—loaded with top-notch boys and girls performers.
Lincoln North Star takes home the boys championship trophy and the girls team champion is Lincoln Southwest.
April 30, Omaha North Invite—Radell Nared of Omaha North snatched up first place in the much anticipated 100 meter duel between him and Kearney’s Vince Molina and Josh Mead and his own teammate, Thomas Hodges. Nared ran a comfortable 11.16 to best the field as Mead just edged out Hodges to take second. Later in the meet, Hodges reversed his fortunes against Mead by leaning past him to take first in the 200 meter.
Perhaps the highlight of the meet was the highly competitive boys 400 relay where Nared somehow came from about ten meters back to nudge out 2nd place Central and 3rd place Kearney to win in a time of 42.45
Looks like there is another emerging freshman girl on the scene: Omaha North’s Nikita Brewer ran a 58.50—one of the season’s best times—to win the girls 400 meter. The Omaha North 400 relay team lowered its season’s best leading time to 48.93. Will this year’s relay team be able to break that all-time mark of 48.10 set by the Central girls ’88 team?. We’ll see. All I can say is that they made that 48.93 real easy like.
Also of note: Vince Molina finally beat his teammate Jack Chatelain in the long jump with his leap or 22-feet-9.75 inches. The jump was just ¾ of an inch better than Chatelain’s, who regrettably only took two jumps—assuming that he had the event in the bag. Both jumpers will definitely be in contention for the Class A long jump crown.
Oh, and of course Kearney keeps their consecutive meet record as they sweep both the boys and girls titles.
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