Senior Michelle Hachtel would narrowly miss her fourth straight trip to the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships during action in the D-5 District Meet, held at Heartland High School in Henderson.
Hachtel’s time of 12 minutes, 38.3 seconds in the 3,200-meter run would leave the Lady Cardinal senior just one second short of being named an additional qualifier to the state meet, placing third in the event, following a pair of stellar distance runners in McCool Junction’s Brooklyn Swantek and Heartland’s Miranda Janzen.
Swantek would win the eight lap distance event in a time of 12:25.9, while Janzen placed second in the event with a time of 12:28.1.
Hachtel would also miss out as a qualifier in the 1,600-meter run, placing fifth in the D-5 Meet with a time of 6:00.2.
Swantek would win in a time of 5:43.7, while Bruning-Davenport/Shickley’s Kallie Schroeder would place second in a time of 5:46.2 to account for the two automatic qualifiers for state in the event.
To read the full story, see this week's issue of the Clay County News (5/16/12)