The first session of the NSAA class D state track meet wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon with one area athlete securing a spot in Thursday’s finals.
Crawford’s Jillian Brennan recorded the 4th fastest qualifying time in the prelims of the 400m and will now battle it out for gold on Thursday. Brennan’s time of 60.94 was two seconds faster than the final qualifier, giving her a little breathing room.
Although in different events, Brennan will try to top her Freshman year performances when she captured 4th in the 1600m and 5th in the 3200m.
The Crawford girls haven’t had an individual state champion since Rachel Seidel won the shot put in 2003.
Hay Springs’ Mia Skinner narrowly missed a spot in the 400m finals as did Crawford’s Dalli Anders in the 200m finals.
Brennan is back on the track with Thursday’s first event, the 800m.
Britney Klein of Sioux County and Madison Swanson of Crawford will have the girls 1600m.
Mixed in with those individual events will be the Crawford girls performing in the 4x100m and 4x400m relay.