Gretna's Isabel Bothwell, Papio South's Nina Cuevas and Bellevue West's Tania Johnson race to the finish line of the 100-meter dash during Friday's state meet action.

Bellevue East’s Nebtom N’Da was the area star in the first day of the Class A state track meet.

N’Da won the state championship in the long jump, leaping 18 feet, 7.25 inches.

See more headlines from Class A’s Day 1 of the state meet.

Preliminary results

• Nina Cuevas (Papio South) and Frankie Allen (Papillion-La Vista) each won a heat in the 100-meter dash. Cuevas has the second best time in the girls 100 to advance to the finals.

Allen had the third-fastest time in the boys 100. Papio South’s Mike McClanahan also advanced to the 100 finals.

• Papio South’s Tate Norblade won her heat in the 200 and advances to the finals with the third best time. Norblade also qualified for the 400 finals.

• McClanahan won his heat in the 200 to advance to the finals with the second best time. Titan teammate Bradyn Pogue also advanced to the 200 final.

• Gretna’s Addison Webster and Papio South’s Sekiya Simmons each advanced to the finals in the 100 hurdles.

• Bellevue West’s Jerome Houston advanced to the finals in both the 110 and 300 hurdle events.

• Olivia Sattlefield (Papio South) and Jadyn Makovicka (Gretna) each advanced to the finals in the 300 hurdles.

Finals results

• Kaylie Crews has the best finish on the track in Friday’s finals by placing fourth in the 3,200. In the boys 3,200, Dillon McNeill places eighth for a medal.

• Jordan McDonald had a strong showing in the discus. The Papio senior was the state runner-up in the discus. Bellevue West’s Alex Lee placed fifth in the discus.

• Gretna’s Trevor Marshall places third in the high jump. Also Abels of Papio placed sixth in the event.

• Alex Herman earned the sixth-place medal in the shot out for Papillion-La Vista.

• Mitchell Klassen (Papio) and Gannon Spahn (Bellevue West) earned medals by finishing seventh and eighth, respectively, in the pile vault.

• Bellevue West’s Sierra Hiatt placed eighth in the girls long jump to earn a medal.

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