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Kearney High Boys Track sending 25 qualifiers to State Meet

A group of Kearney High runners warm up before the start of practice. (NTV News)

The Kearney High boys track team is well known as a powerhouse throughout the state of Nebraska. Last year ended on a sour note for the Bearcats as they finshed in 16th place, tallying just 15 points. KHS taking home the district championship last week an event they've dominated the last 3 decades.

"For our kids, I don't want to downplay the state meet because that's what we're talking about here, but it's certainly more difficult to win the district championship 29 years in a row than it is to win the state meet", said head coach Roger Mathiesen. "It probably says more about your team. We've won the state meet 16 times since 1994 but not always does that indicate that you're the best team. I'd like to think that we were a lot of those years but you can win the class A track meet with 4 or 5 guys if you have the right ones."

25 qualifiers in all for Kearney High. The state meet begins tomorrow at Burke Stadium in Omaha...

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