Led by junior sprinter Cassie Waldschmidt, the Ellis girls track and field team could be primed for a solid showing at the state track meet.
The Railroaders will be represented in nine different events on the girls’ side with Waldschmidt set to compete in the 100, 200, 400 and 400 relay.
Waldschmidt is coming off two regional championships in the 100 (13.51) and 200 (27.87) and also placed second in the 400 at the Smith Center regional.
“Cassie Waldschmidt has really been consistent throughout the whole year,” Ellis coach Jack Wolf said.
Wolf also credited the versatility of Abby Burton, who won the long jump (16-9 1/4) and the triple jump (36-6 1/4) and tied for third in the pole vault.
Both Waldschmidt and Burton are also running on Ellis’ 400 relay team, along with Chaselyn Jimenez and Maci Kohl. Alexus Amrein also qualified in the triple jump and Haley Reiter qualified in the discus.
On the boys side, Kaden Armbruster won the discus in the regional with a toss of 151-3. The Railroaders qualified Auntonio Jones in the 200 and Mason Swenson in the triple jump.
Ellis also will send its 400 relay team (Trey Hudson, Joseph Eck, Logan Shaw and Jones) and 1600 relay (Eck, Bryce Younger, Shaw and Jones).
Wolf said Ellis has been able to accumulate points in several different areas throughout the season.
“We’ve got good sprinters. We’ve got good field event people,” Wolf said. “Our boys four by one sprinters are looking good.”