McDowell Earns Way to State Track Meet in D-5 Meet

Harvard sophomore, Joshua McDowell, punched his ticket for the second straight year to the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships in two events.

Qualifying as a freshman in the pole vault, a year later, the Cardinal vaulter would also obtain a spot in the state meet as an additional qualifier in the 110-meter high hurdles while helping Harvard score 18 team points in action at the D-5 District Meet, held at Heartland High School in Henderson, May 9.

On a day that was far from his peak performance of the season, McDowell would end up in a tie for second place in the pole vault this year, clearing the 12’ 0” mark to tie with McCool Junction’s Cody Brouillette and gain a spot in the state meet.

Event winner, Michael Brune, would clear 13’ 0” to win the vaulting events gold medal.

McDowell and his competition at the state meet will vault at 1 pm this Saturday in Omaha to decide the Class D state title in the event.

McDowell’s second event that he’ll compete in at Omaha Burke High School this weekend, the 110-meter high hurdles, would give the sophomore a spot in the state meet as an additional qualifier.

To read the full story, see this week's issue of the Clay County News (5/16/12)