Track and field athletes from ten schools met on May 11 at the Wilcox-Hildreth facility in Wilcox for the District D-8 meet in breezy but otherwise pleasant conditions. Those competitors that heaved it far enough, jumped high or long enough and ran fast enough would qualify for the State Meet at Omaha Burke on May 20-21.
Axtell had quite a few of those performances—eight boys in twelve events, five girls in six events—that will send them to state. Wilcox-Hildreth had one qualifier.
Teamwise, the district-champion Axtell boys were 50 points better (140-90) than the runners-up from Bertrand. Kenesaw (77), Blue Hill (68) and Loomis (57.5) were the next three.
for full story see May 18 Courier