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Lions claim third place in state relay race | Sports

OMAHA — Quincy Trent, Harrison Klein, Eric Heard and Cody Hrdy delivered sunny results for Louisville in the 400-meter relay throughout the spring.

They continued to shine on the track last weekend with their performance at the Class C State Meet.

The Lions took third place in the 400-meter relay with a time of 44.26 seconds. They capped off a strong season with one of the best times in Louisville history.

Trent took the lead and handed over to Klein for the second 100 meters. Klein and Heard had a clean exchange for the third section of the event, and Heard passed the baton to Hrdy for the direct end. Louisville fans watched from the stands and along the fence as the Lions made their way around the track at Omaha Burke Stadium.

The Battle Creek team of Caleb Brauer, Landon Olson, Baron Buckendahl and Rich Brauer won the state title with a time of 43.99 seconds. Grand Island Central Catholic runners Isaac Herbek, Brayton Johnson, Connor Johnson and Gage Steinke were second in 44.21, and Louisville took bronze in 44.26. The Lions beat Centura (44.57) and Yutan (44.76) for third place honors.

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Trent, Klein, Heard and Hrdy became Louisville’s all-time leaders in the race at the District C-2 Meet with a mark of 43.75 seconds. The same four Lions also set scores of 44.11 at the Johnson County Central Invitational, 44.26 at the State, and 44.56 at the Nebraska Capitol Conference Invitational. These results are second, third and fourth in the school’s all-time rankings.