NORTH PLATTE — Sammie Scarlett and distance runner Hannah Godwin won two events apiece to lead the Kearney High girls to the team title at the A-3 District Track and Field Meet Friday in North Platte.
Kearney girls won 10 events and scored 179 points to more than double up runner-up Omaha North, which scored 84 points.
In the boys division, Kearney finished fourth with 73 points. Omaha Creighton Prep won the team title with 122 points, while Omaha North was second with 114. North Platte finished third, five points ahead of the Bearcats.
Godwin had to fight off her own teammates to win her gold medals. She, Kayla Poggioli and Grace Bonsall finished 1-2-3, respectively, in the 1,600. In the 3,200, the top three in order were Godwin, Bonsall and KHS sophomore Emma Bond.
Scarlett’s main competition came from Omaha Marian’s Lauren Harris. In the 100, Scarlett ran 12.23 seconds to edge Harris by .09 seconds. In the 200, it was even closer with Harris .02 behind Scarlett, who ran 25.45.
Other gold medals for Kearney came from Macie Whalen in the 800 (2:24.19), Elle Dahlgren in the 300-meter low hurdles (45.80), Lily Novacek in the shot put (38-feet, 8 inches), Macy Fuller in the discus (130-11) and Adi Wood in the triple jump (36-1 3/4). Kearney also won the 4x400 relay with Clair Palser, Dahlgren, Shannon Whalen and Savannah Hughes carrying the stick.
Miko Maessner was the lone gold medalist for the Bearcat boys. He won 200-meter dash (21.69) and missed winning the 100 by .02 seconds behind Bryan Wesson of Omaha North.
Maessner also ran on the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams that finished second and qualified for state.