Three Nebraska City athletes scored in four events during action at the Doane College Indoor High School track meet at Crete on Saturday, March 18.
Korby Lee had the top medal performance overall for the Nebraska City team and the lone medal performance on the boys’ side  with a first place finish in the 60 meter hurdles, 8.95.
Parker Lee scored two medals to lead the girls’ team. She was sixth in the 60 meter dash at 8.4 and sixth in the triple jump, 30’2.75”. Gretchen Sornson had a third place effort in the 60 meter hurdles, 10.44. Kelsie Stovall narrowly missed a medal in the triple jump. She leaped 30’2.75” to finish eighth.
The Doane College meet was the season opening event for the Nebraska City tracksters, who were also scheduled to compete indoors at the Nebraska Wesleyan event on Tuesday.
Coach Kaleb Walker said his team is getting a feel for things during the indoor portion of the Nebraska City season, which concludes with Saturday’s Boys Town meet.
“We definitely have work to be done, especially with our younger athletes, but that is to be expected,” said Coach Walker. “We use our indoor track meets as a way to get beginning of the year marks, get a gauge on what events we will be putting our kids in, and it is a great way to get competition.
“With that being said, we saw strong performances from Korby Lee winning the boys high hurdles with an indoor personal best time and Gretchen Sornson running the hurdles strong and Parker Lee competing well in the sprint event. Jonah Harring is progressing into a strong sprinter nicely.
“Our female sprinters had a good day against some very tough competition,” said Walker. “We will continue to work on the little things, and limit our kids when we run indoors to limit the chances of injury. But we hope to see strong performances in our next two indoor meets.”