Pieper eclipses Uhlir in record-breaking shot put showdown
OMAHA, Neb. -- It was a northeast Nebraska showdown in the Class C boys shot put on day three of the state track and field championships on Friday.
Norfolk Catholic's Kade Pieper came into the event as the all-time leader in Class C, but he entered his final throw in second place for the state championship.
That's because Battle Creek's Trent Uhlir threw a new meet-record 61'11.5" on his final throw.
Pieper then bested that by uncorking a toss of 63'7.5", helping the Iowa football commit earn the gold medal and the new meet record.
Also on Friday, Hastings St. Cecilia's Jenson Anderson pulled off the morning's biggest upset by topping state-record holder Carter Nelson in the high jump.
The Bluehawks' Anderson was the only person out of a group of six to clear 6'6", leaving him as a state champion.
Nelson has previously cleared 7', and he topped 6'10" at state last season, but he was unable to reach 6'6" on Friday.
Meanwhile, in the Class D girls pole vault, Meridian's Kaylee Pribyl defended her 2022 state title by holding off Osceola sophomore Janna Roberts.
For a full list of results, click here.
Watch live on Saturday as News Channel Nebraska broadcasts the Class C and Class D track finals.