State Track Qualifiers Pep Rally
Wayne High School held a pep rally in honor of the nine State Track qualifiers before they headed to Omaha Burke Stadium yesterday afternoon. Each of the athletes' event coaches spoke about each of their student-athelete's success during the season. The send off is hopefully all the athletes need to bring home hardware from the event.
In the first photo, Coach Hochstein stands with all nine State Track qualifiers from Wayne High School.
The fourth photo shows Jenna Trenhaile who finished third at districts with a best throw of 124-6 which propelled her to the state competition. Her throwing coach, Mr. Dorcey, talked about her success this season.
Grayson McBride, shown in the fifth photo, scored a personal best in high jump at 6'-7" and will compete at State in the event as well as two others. High jump coach Mr. Jaixen showed McBride a list of state qualifiers from past years in Wayne.
In the sixth photo, from left, Kylie Hammer, Grayson McBride and Cody Rogers stand with triple and long jump coach Mrs. Trenhaile a the pep rally yesterday. Grayson secured his second and third tickets to state in the events and Rogers joined him with a third place finish at districts in the triple jump at 41-9. Hammer won the district title in long jump with a mark of 17-11 1/2 and also qualified in the triple jump with a second place finish. Hammer also qualified on the track in the 200-meter dash with a second place finish.
Pole Vault Coach Mr. Baier got a little help from Coach Hochstein when he discussed Nolan Reynolds' season, shown in the seventh photo. Baier set the marker where Nolan started off as a freshman, saying this height was too tall for him to clear. The marker was moved up to show what Reynolds was able to clear as a senior to show just how much hard work he put into the sport to improve. Once again the marker was moved up to show the height Reynolds was able to clear in practices this week.
The final photo shows the girls 3,200-meter relay runners who were introduced by their distance running coach Mrs. Durst. From left, Kiara Hochstein, Gabi Meyer, Frankie Klausen and Allison Echtenkamp finished first with a time of 10:10.26. Meyer earned a second ticket to state for her efforts in the 800-meter run with a personal best time of 2:25.13.