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Brady's Emery Swan and Tara Callahan won Class D championships at the Nebraska State Track and Field meet.

The championships by Swan and Callahan helped the Lady Eagles finish second in Class D as a team with 49 points. Giltner finished first with 68.

Swan won her second straight gold medal in the 800 meters on Saturday. The junior won with a time of 2:20.14, beating Reagan Janzen of Giltner by just over half a second.

In 2016, Swan won with a time of 2:19.95.

Swan also finished fourth in the 400 meters on Saturday.

Callahan was the other gold medal winner for the Lady Eagles. The senior won the discus with a throw of 117'6", beating Central Valley freshman Reilly Young by nearly two inches.

Callahan also earned second in the shot put at 39'6" on Friday. The winner, Jodi Fry of Ewing, had 42'7 1/4".

Brady junior Michaela Jurjens won a pair of medals on Saturday. She finished second in the pole vault at a height of 10'0". Giltner freshman Hannah Preissler won Class D at 10'8".

Jurjens also finished sixth in the 300 meter hurdles.

The Brady boys had one medalist in Colton Lovitt, who finished third in the long jump on Saturday. The junior had a distance of 20'4", two inches behind gold medal winner Griffin Smith of North Central. The second place finisher, Trystan Brandt of Exeter-Milligan had 20'4 1/2".

Lincoln County athletes earn medals

Athletes from North Platte St. Pat's, Hershey, Sutherland and Wallace earned medals at state track.

Bailee Fear of Sutherland finished third in the Class C long jump on Friday. Fear had a distance of 16'4 3/4". Twin Rivers' Sara Czarnick won at 16'6 3/4". The second place finisher, Taylor Quiring of Heartland, had the same distance as Fear but had more jumps there.

Garrett Elfeldt was the other state medalist from Sutherland, finishing tied for eighth in the Class C boys' pole vault.

The North Platte St. Pat's girls and the Hershey boys had two medalists each in Class C. For St. Pat's, sophomores Gracie Rippen and Kaleigh Kummer got fourth place in the pole vault and triple jump, respectively.

For Hershey, Monte McNeil finished fifth in the 800 meter run and Kyler Banks was seventh in the pole vault.

In Class D, Wallace's Micah Swedberg finished fourth in the boys' 400 meters.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/20/2017
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