UNK and Hastings College Track athletes participate in Last Chance Meet

UNK's Ashley Petr prepares to throw the discus. Petr placed 2nd in the event. (NTV News)

Local track athletes from UNK and Hastings College partook in the Loper Last Chance meet, aimed at giving athletes one final opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Florida.

UNK's Bailey Stapleman easily took home 1st place honors in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 16 ft. 5 inches

Reganne Markle of Hastings College placed first in the long jump at 19 ft. 1 1/2 inch

Elm Creek native Jacob Bartling took 2nd in the discus with his best toss measuring at 171 feet and 10 inches, while he took first in the shot put, firing the ball 57 feet, 7 inches.

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