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Brady girls win district

Eagles sending 11 to state meet in nine events.

NORTH PLATTE—It wasn’t the most ideal weather conditions for a track meet on May 11 with wind and rain and even a bit of hail.

The nastiness outside didn’t deter the Eagle track and field team, though, as the Brady girls finished first in the team standings with three individuals and two relays qualifying for this week’s state meet in Omaha.

“I knew the girls had a good chance to win it if we got some good performances out of kids,” said coach Rich Britten.

It helped a bunch that Brady had the only three entries in the pole vault, the coach said.

The Eagles earned 24 points with two state qualifiers in the event.

Senior Taina Taullie returns to state in the pole vault, winning the district by matching her personal best at 8-0.

She also qualified in the 200-meter dash and as a member of the 4x100 relay

Valerie Most finished second in the vault to qualify for state as well clearing 7-6. She also runs on the 4x100 relay.

The third vaulter Alexis Mann finished out the scoring in that event by getting over 6-6, the opening height.

Brady’s other individual state qualifier for the girls is junior Megan Polt.

She returns to state in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes as well as the 4x100 relay.

“We took Megan out of the open 400 to keep her a little more fresh for the relays,” Britten said.

The 4x100 relay won easily in 54.2 seconds. Members of the team are Taullie, Most, Courtney Widick and Polt.

Brady’s 4x800 relay will also run in Omaha, winning handily in 11:04.2.

“Those aren’t great times for the relays when you compare them to the state’s best,” Britten said, “but the girls will go do their best and see how it turns out.”

Runners on the 4x800 relay are Molly Hannon, Dakota Terry, Lexi Franzen and Widick.

On the boys side,

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