Clara Nichols Wins Girls 400 Meter at Kansas Relays and Climbs All-Time Chart

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Millard South's Clara Nichols preps for 400 meter race at 2010 state meet.

Millard South's Clara Nichols preps for 400 meter race at last year's 2010 state track and field meet.

Breaking News: Millard South’s Clara Nichols ran a PR and season’s best time of 55.71 to win the Kansas Relays Girls 400 meter held at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium, located in Lawrence, KS. The winning time moves Nichols from 10th to No. 6 on Nebraska’s all-time chart. Nichols also finished 4th in the 100 meter finals with a time of 12.33.

2011 Kansas Relays Girls 400 Meter Results
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Memorial Stadium – University of Kansas  – 4/20/2011 to 4/23/20
Event 93  Girls 400 Meter Dash High School
Name                    Year School                  Finals
1 Clara Nichols             11 Millard South            55.71
2 Montenea Roye        12 Ladue                      56.18
3 Asia Thomas               12 Cape Girardeau       57.18
4 Lexie Oak                     11 St. Pius X                  57.49
5 Amanda Lark                  Ponderosa                   58.43
6 Lauren Pickens            12 Peabody-Burns      58.47
7 Peyton Chaney             11 Nerinx Hall              59.06

Hastings senior Brady Rutt, Nebraska’s reigning all-class gold discus thrower, took home a Kansas Relay championship on Saturday by winning the Boys Discus with a season’s best toss of 173’ 10”. On Friday, Rutt’s 55’ 4.25″ heave in the shot put was good enough for 4th place. Omaha Burke junior Michelle Wallerstedt’s toss of 139′ 11″ took 1st prize in the Girls Discus. This past Thursday, Michelle improved her season’s best whirl to 153′ 2″ at the Norfolk Invite.

Results: Rest of Nebraska High School Individual Medal Winners at the 2011 Kansas Relays:

Shot Put: Zach Maloley, Sr, Kearney, 2nd 56′ 1″; T.J. Schindler, Sr, Blair 7th 52′ 11″.
Discus: Alex Keele, Hastings, Sr, 4th 164’2″; Jake Pinion Blair, Jr, 6th 161′ 6″.

High Jump: Jer’rell Moore, Sr, Benson 2nd 6′ 8″; (Girls) Katie Smith, Sr, Kearney 5th 5′ 4″.
Triple Jump: Maggie Malone, Jr, Fillmore Central 2nd 37′ 9.5″.
Long Jump: Malone 18′ 5.25″.
Pole Vault: Beau Simmons, Sr, Aurora 6th 14′ 5.25″.
800 MeterJacob Olson, Jr, Kearney 2nd 1:56.12; Anton Rice, Jr, Omaha Gross Cath 4th 1:56.69; Sam Burtch, Sr, Elmwood-Murdock, 7th 1:58.14 and Mach Dojiok, Jr, Omaha Benson 8th 1:58.22.
300 IM Hurdle: Colin Mertlik, So, Blair 4th  40.10.

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