Niobrara-Verdigre athletes jump-started the 2021 Nebraska State Track Meet with high jump, triple jump and hurdles on Wednesday.
Coltin Vargas cleared 5-7 in the high jump to place 13th overall.
In triple jump, Andrea Sucha and Bree Breithaupt competed for the Cougars. Sucha placed 9th with a jump of 33-0.25 and Breithaupt was 21st with a leap of 30-9.25.
Gunner Vargas ran both sets of hurdles, finishing 22nd in the 110 prelims in a time of 18.17 and 23rd in the 300 prelims with a 46.07.
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