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By LuAnn Schindler

Ahlers, Cheatum bring home gold from district track competition


Jody Schindler | SAM

Taking it in stride • Lenora Kester clears a hurdle during the 300m hurdles final at the district meet in Atkinson last week. She placed seventh, setting a personal re- cord, running 50.71. Kester also competed in the triple jump, finishing ninth, and the 100m hurdles, where she placed 16th.

A sophomore and a senior punched their tickets to the 2023 Nebraska School Activities Association Class C State Track and Field Championships after qualifying at districts, last Thursday, in Atkinson.

Bailey Ahlers claimed gold in high jump. She cleared 5' 3.

Caydence Schumacher finished fourth and Lydia Robertson, fifth, in the event. Both cleared 4' 11.

Cheatum won the 400m dash, setting the pace at 1:00.02, a season record for the University of South Dakota track commit.

Cheatum hit gold a second time in the 300m hurdles, running 46.77.

She finished fourth in the 100m hurdles, running 1...

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