The Nishnabotna boys’ and girls’ track teams participated in the state qualifying meet at Fremont-Mills High School on May 12.
Qualifying for the state meet in Des Moines were Chad Blank (100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes and long jump), Josh Haning (400-meter dash and 800-meter run) and the 4x400-meter relay team of Josh Haning, Tylur Powell, Josh Bockert, Josh Lehman, Bryce Moran and Austin Thompson.
The boys’ team finished second in the meet with 106 points, behind St. Albert of Council Bluffs’ 140-point first-place finish. The girls’ team scored 22 points and placed eighth.

Medal winners for the Blue Devils included:
Girls discus: Blu Ossian, eighth, 65’6”.
Girls 200-meter dash: Katy Hackworth, seventh, 30.21 seconds.
Girls 400-meter dash: Kennedy Walther, sixth, 1:13.45.
Girls 100-meter hurdles: Katy Hackworth, seventh, 18.63 seconds.
Girls 3000-meter run: Haylee Sloop, eighth, 15:34.86.
Girls 400-meter hurdles: Ami Apperson, sixth, 1:20.60.
Girls 4x400-meter relay: Katy Hackworth, Ami Apperson, Damita Fichter, Kennedy Walther, Emma Haning and Blu Ossian, fifth, 4:56.91.
Girls 400-meter shuttle hurdle relay: Katy Hackworth, Kennedy Walther, Ami Apperson, Damita Fichter, Emma Haning and Haylee Sloop, third, 1:23.47.

Boys long jump: Chad Blank, first, 21’3.25”.
Boys shot put: Bryce Moran, fifth, 40’10.75”.
Boys 100-meter dash: Chad Blank, first, 11.32 seconds
Boys 200-meter dash: Chad Blank, first, 22.56 seconds; and Tylur Powell, seventh, 25.01 seconds.
Boys 400-meter dash: Chad Blank, second, 50.29 seconds; and Josh Haning, third, 51.63 seconds.
Boys 800-meter run: Josh Haning, first, 2:03.67; and Austin Thompson, eighth, 2:19.78.
Boys 1600-meter run: Stephen McGee, second, 5:00.91; and Adam Thompson, fifth, 5:11.45.
Boys 3200-meter run: Adam Thompson, second, 10:58.26; and Austin Thompson, fifth, 11:28.21.
Boys 400-meter hurdles: Josh Bockert, third, 59.03 seconds.
Boys 4x200-meter relay: Brett Smith, Bryce Moran, Tylur Powell, Josh Lehman, Josh Haning and Josh Bockets, seventh, 1:42.52.
Boys 4x400-meter relay: Josh Haning, Tylur Powell, Josh Bockert, Josh Lehman, Bryce Moran and Austin Thompson, second, 3:37.15.
Boys 4x800-meter relay: Dylon Sebastian, Ben Phillips, Cody Heming, Joey Bockert, Stephen McGee and Josh Bockert, eighth, 11:07.83.
1600-distance medley relay: Bryce Moran, Austin Thompson, Josh Lehman, Stephen McGee, Adam Thompson and Josh Haning, fifth, 4:11.31.
The Nishnabotna state qualifiers were set to be honored at a send-off ceremony at Nishnabotna High School on Wednesday, May 18.
The state track meet begins at 9 a.m. today (May 19) at the Drake University track in Des Moines with Class 2A and 3A events.
Class 1A events get underway at 2 p.m. this afternoon.