Six central girls took to the track next for their two mile race. The three favorites quickly jumped to the lead, Bismarck's Brittany Brownotter, Century's Kelby Anderson, and Central's Karly Ackley. Alexis, Rachel C, Rachel T, Grace, and Mandy all ran well in the next pack. I was very proud of Mandy, who ran with her heart, she had been battling a very sore IT since EDC. With three laps to go Karly took the lead, she and Brittany dropped Kelby and battled over the next two laps. Brittany showed why she is the defending state champion and put in a great last lap to win, but Karly had a great race to finish 2nd!
Camron returned to track for his last high school race for Central, along with teammate Chris to run the 800m. Both of them went out well the first lap and put them in a good position. Camron ran negative splits to charge over the last 300m and finish 6th overall. He is the first Central boy to come off the 3200m race and still have the strength to place in the 800m at the state meet. Chris also finished well to post a new PR and give himself movitation for summer running.
High Jumper Jake Mussman, woke up Saturday morning feeling sick and stated at the hotel until an hour before the start of his event. Jake battled a group of other high jumpers and responded to the challenge with PR of 6' 2" to finish 4th in the high jump.