Published On: Thu, May 25th, 2017

Kralicek fourth in 300 hurdles; relay teams medal

The 400-meter relay team of Haven Schultze, Andrea Schmit, Kennedy Johnson and Makenzie Johnson finished in sixth place at the state track meet.

The 1,600-meter relay team — Brett Simmons, Anthony Heiman, Brock Johnson and Curtis Kralicek — placed eighth.










OMAHA — The 2017 state track meet, held in Omaha May 19 and 20, will be remembered for wet, cool, timing delays and Tigers winning medals. Top event for the Osmond team was a fourth-place medal won by Curtis Kralicek in the 300 hurdles.
On Friday in the preliminary heats, Curtis won the third heat in a time of 42.59, which earned him lane six in the final.  In the final, he got out well and was clean over the hurdles, finishing in fourth place in a time of 42.2. First place time was 40.9.

Curtis Kralicek —fourth place in 300 hurdles

On Saturday morning, the girls’ 400-relay team ran in the second heat or fast heat. Kennedy Johnson got the team out well, handing off to Makenzie Johnson, then to Haven Schultze, who moved the team into third position and had a smooth handoff to Andrea Schmit.  Andrea ran a tough anchor leg, holding on to third and crossed the line in a time of 52.4. After comparing times with the first heat, Osmond was awarded sixth place. The winning time was 51.4.
The last event of the meet was the 1,600-relays. The Tigers were in lane seven of heat one. Kralicek ran a strong lead off leg and had Osmond in first place, handing off to Brock Johnson. Brock maintained the lead through the first turn, then was passed on the back stretch and handed off in second position to Anthony Heiman. Anthony held second and handed off to anchor leg Brett Simmons. Brett closed on the leader and was on his hip around the final turn but could not pass him and was out-leaned at the line for a third-place finish in a good time of 3:38.6, their fastest time of the year. After heat two had run and times compared, Osmond had earned an eighth-place medal, tying with Falls City Sacred Heart.

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