Elkhorn’s Lexie Gilbert had been there, done that at the state meet.

“Last year I was so nervous,” the sophomore sprinter said. “I know what I’m doing now. I’m not nervous because I’ve been here before.”

Gilbert’s latest trip to state yielded the same outstanding results.

For the second year in a row, she won Class B golds in the 100 and 200 meters while also winning gold in the 400 relay.

“I’m proud of it,” she said. “I feel really honored to call myself a double state champion. I had a lot of really good races today.

“And it’s fun to run with the best because you’re not going to run your best until you race with the best.”

Gilbert didn’t come into the weekend with the fastest times in Class B this season. Lexington sophomore Madison Smith held the season’s top times in both sprints, and Smith posted Friday’s fastest preliminary time in the 100.

But Saturday, about an hour after running on the winning 400 relay, Gilbert turned in a time of 12.44 seconds. Smith was second at 12.63.

Then in the 200, Gilbert was just off her season best as she won in 25.53. Platteview’s Carrie Simonson was next at 25.78.

“I knew what I could do,” Gilbert said.

Gilbert’s golds helped Elkhorn finish second in the team race, five points behind Syracuse.

Freshman Ellie Wilkinson sparked the Rockets as she won the 3,200 Friday, the 1,600 Saturday and finished the meet by running on the 1,600 relay that placed second. That moved the Rockets past Elkhorn in the standings.

Wilkinson said her 3,200 time (11:31.49) was four seconds off her personal best, but she shattered her previous best in the 1,600 with a 5:13.79.

“That was a (PR) by about 15 seconds,” Wilkinson said. “I wasn’t expecting that at all. I was just running behind (Auburn’s) Allie (Binder) and the other girl and I just kind of took off and I don’t know how I did it.”

Wilkinson finished four seconds in front of Sophia Conant of Adams Central while Binder was third.

“I have an all-right kick, but Allie Binder has a pretty good kick usually,” said Wilkinson, who added that she hoped to finish in the top five in both races coming into the meet.

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