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By LuAnn Schindler

Bobcat boys earn four district track medals


Faith King | SAM

Celebrate good times • A den of Bobcat track and field athletes congratulate Ruger Switzer, Thursday, as he qualified for the state track meet. AJ Hobbs offers a high five.

In a tough battle against perennial track and field powerhouses, the Bobcat boys' teamfinished eighth at district competition, held May 9, in Atkinson.

After the final starting gun sounded, three Summerland athletes advancde to the 2024 Class C NSAA State Track and Field Championships at Omaha Burke Stadium on May 17 and 18.

Two high jumpers will face each other at state. Juniors Ryan Rifer and Ruger Switzer both cleared 6' one inch. Rifer earned a silver medal and Switzer, bronze. Rifer ran 2:29.87 in the 800m, placing 14th.

Switzer finished ninth in long jump, with a leap of 18' four inches....

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