Wayne High punches tickets for state track meet


ALBION — Wayne High will have six individuals competing in next week’s state track meet after they qualified during Tuesday’s B-4 district meet in Albion.

Elle Powicki was a district champion for the Blue Devil girls, winning the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 15.32. She was seeded fourth going into the finals but came through with the best time in the finals to punch her ticket to state.

Also going on the girls side is Nyla Bolles, who finished third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:02.45.

Four Blue Devils will compete in boys action next week.

Mason Ley and Grant Maas gave Wayne a 1-2 finish in the boys pole vault, each clearing 12 feet, 8 inches to earn a trip to state.

Also going to state are Drew Miller, finishing third in the 3,200 (10:41.51); and Isaiah Yarde, who tied for third in the high jump at 5-10.

Class B state track and field action is next Wednesday and Thursday at Omaha Burke.

B-4 District

Girls Team Standings

Boone Central 110, Blair 103, Columbus Lakeview 79.5, West Point-Beemer 60, Pierce 54, South Sioux City 49, Columbus Scotus 26, O’Neill 21, Wayne 19.5, Schuyler 5.

Wayne Medalists (Top 3 to state)

400: 3. Nyla Bolles, 1:02.45; 5. Alexis Legler, 1:06.00. 100 hurdles: 1. Elle Powicki, 15.32. 300 hurdles: 6. Reginae Menyweather, 50.37. Pole vault: 6. (tie) Addison Frank, 8-8.

Boys Team Standings

Boone Central 110, Blair 102, Pierce 64, Columbus Lakeview 64, Columbus Scotus 58, South Sioux City 34, Wayne 33, O’Neill 27, West Point-Beemer 25, Schuyler 10.

Wayne Medalists (Top 3 to state)

800: 6. Kasen York, 2:07.80. 3,200: 3. Drew Miller, 10:41.51. Shot put: 5. Drue Davis, 43-1 1/2. High jump: 3. (tie) Isaiah Yarde, 5-10. Pole vault: 1. Mason Ley, 12-8; 2. Grant Maas, 12-8. Long jump: 6. Sam Junck, 19-10 1/2.