Bison boys first, Lady Bison sixth at B6 District Track in Ogallala

The McCook Bison boys track and field team won their third straight Class B6 district meet yesterday. The Bison racked up 123 points, 21 more than runner-up Sidney. Bison senior Zach Schlager brought home gold in the 110 high hurdles. He also ran on the 400 meter relay that finished second with a season-best time of 43.1 seconds. Sam Smith brought home gold medals in the 200 meters (21.9) and 400 meters (50.3). DJ Gross qualified for the state meet with second-place performances in the shot and discus. Morgan Fawver also punched his ticket for Omaha with season-best performances in the triple jump (43’1) and long jump (21’3). The Bison 3200 meter relay won with a time of 8:13. The Lady Bison scored 67 points and sixth place overall, but were just four points out of first place Sidney. Shayne Coleman picked up a district title in the triple jump with a leap of 33 feet. Emily Jacobs ran a season-best time of 2:21 to win the 800 meters. The Bison 400 meter relay team of Laurel Schmidt, Jaden Bryant, Holli Thomas and Emily Arp also qualified for the state meet with second-place finish (50.7). Haiden Loop, Kyleana Blau and Elsie Stevens all qualified for the pole vault by hitting the qualifying standard of 9’5.