McCook High boys taking top times, marks to state

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Senior Morgan Fawver has recorded the third farthest long jump in Nebraska, according to
Steve Towery/McCook Gazette

OMAHA, Neb. — Besides a Class B-best 18 state qualifiers, there are several reasons to belive the McCook High boys can bring home titles from Burke Stadium this weekend.

Senior DJ Gross has thrown the shot put 56’9” which ranks No. 1 in’s Class B state leaders.

Gross and senior Colin Giron (53’) have both reached career bests this spring with only Boone Central senior Jon Mertin (53’3) topping Giron’s mark.

The three leading state title contenders will meet on Saturday at Burke Stadium. All the Bison event times are listed at left.

Gross (165’6”) and Giron (163’1”) are also ranking 2-3 behind Scottsbluff’s Tuner Scow entering the Friday Class B discus.

Meanwhile, McCook’s top rankings continue in field events where senior Morgan Fawver has that No. 1 long jump of 23’ 1/2”.

Fawver’s soared a full five inches beyond top contender Timothy Ram Nyinguan of Lexington (22’7 1/4”).

In fact, the future Chadron State two-sport athlete (football, track) even holds No. 3 all-class behind only Class A leader Passmore Mudunlulu of Lincoln High (23’2 3/4”) and Lincoln Southwest’s Jesse Lewis (23’1 1/2”).

Fawver joins McCook’s other Class B leaders when the 400-meter relay takes place Saturday afternoon.

With their B-6 district victory last week, the Bison team of junior Corban Jernigan-seniors Alec Bunger-Seth Dugger and Fawver are now No. 1 (43.47) just ahead of Hastings Tigers (43.54).

District rivals Gothenburg (43.57) and Scottsbluff (43.64) will set up one final dramatic race to decide Class B’s best.

The Bison are clearly within range of other high state places during both days at state.

Senior Gabe Sehnert’s No. 4 in 300-meter hurdles following his career-best 40-flat time last week. He’ll join the chase of Lexingston speedster Ajack Walkur (39.51).

McCook’s 3200-relay is No. 3 (8:24.58) as juniors TJ Renner, Cameryn Berry, freshman Josh Hegwood and senior Isaac Hegwood run Friday afternoon.

All the Bison start times

OMAHA, Neb. — The rundown of start times for all events involving McCook Bison atletes in this weekend’s Nebraska State Track-Field Meet at Omaha Burke Stadium:



3 p.m. — Boys’ 3200-relay finals (TJ Renner-Josh Hegwood-Cameryn Berry-Isaac Hegwood).

3 p.m. — Girls’ discus (Mackenzie Smith, Jayceea Hanson)

3 p.m — Boys’ high jump (Mark Arp)

4:35 p.m. — Boys’ 100 dash prelims (Morgan Fawver)

5:30 p.m. — Boys’ shot put (DJ Gross, Colin Giron, Torrington Ford)

5:55 p.m. — Boys’ 3200-run finals (Riley Mai).

6 p.m. — Boys’ triple jump (Seth Dugger, James Mockry)

7:15 p.m. — Boys’ 300-hurdle prelims (Gabe Sehnert)


9 a.m. — Boys’ pole vault (Tyler Lytle, Branson McDonald)

10:45 a. m. — Boys’ 400-relay final (Corban Jernigan-Alec Bunger-Seth Dugger-Morgan Fawver)

11 a.m. — Boys’ discus (Colin Giron, DJ Gross)

12:30 p.m. — Boys’ 100-dash final (Fawver)

1 p.m. — Girls’ shot put (Jayceea Hanson, Mackenzie Smith)

3 p.m. — Girls’ high jump (Addison Randel)

3 p.m. — Boys’ long jump (Alec Bunger, Morgan Fawver)

3:10 p.m. — Boys’ 300-hurdles final (Sehnert)

3:55 p.m. — Boys’ 1600-relay final (Isaac Hegwood-Brandon Tucker-Cameryn Berry-Gabe Sehnert)

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