Evans reaches 300-meter final at state track


Wayne High had two individuals and one relay participate in the first day of the Class B portion of the State Track and Field Championships Friday in Omaha.

Senior Andi Belt posted a personal best in the girls triple jump with a best mark of 34 feet, 1 3/4 inches, but did not finish high enough to qualify for the finals.

The 3,200-meter relay team of Kiara Krusemark, Laura Hasemann, Kierah Haase and Faith Powicki finished in 15th place with a time of 10:34.56.

Jesus Zavala ran his best race of the year, coming into the 3,200-meter run seeded 24th before finishing 18th in a time of 10:41.84.

In the boys 300-meter hurdles, Layne Evans qualified for the finals, winning his heat in a time of 40.74 seconds. He has the fourth-fastest time going into Saturday’s final.

Action continues Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Burke Stadium.

Area Class B Results
(NOTE: DNQ denotes Did Not Qualify)
Girls Triple jump — Andi Belt, Wayne, 34-1 3/4 (DNQ)
Girls 3,200 Relay — 16. Wayne (Krusemark, Hasemann, Haase, Powicki) 10:34.56
Boys 3,200 18. Jesus Zavala, 10:41.84
Boys 300 Hurdles — Layne Evans, 40.74 (Qualified, 4th)