FAIRBURY – An injury suffered late in the football season at Norris robbed Beatrice High School standout, Cameron Jurgens, of participating in basketball and track and field during his senior year.
The University of Nebraska football recruit made an unexpected appearance at the District Track and Field Meet last week in Fairbury.
With minimal practice leading up to the District Meet, the defending state Discus and Shot Put champion claimed gold medals in both events to qualify for the State Meet this week.
Jurgens was recently awarded the Cook Trophy for Male Athlete of the Year at Beatrice High School.
Senior Jamison Theye became a seven-time state qualifier last week at Districts. The KWBE Female Athlete of the Year has qualified for State Track and Field all four years of her high school career. Theye qualified for state in the 1600-Meter Run and as part of the 800-Meter Relay team.
The Orangemen 100-Meter Relay team of A.J. Mahoney, Dillon Buss, Zach Thies and Dillon Damme broke the school record last week at the District Meet in Fairbury.
The old record was set 26-years ago by Blake Waltke, Adam Moon, Chad Jurgens and Kenton Peterson in 1992.