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Northwest girls expect awesome experience at state

Members of the Grand Island Northwest track team warm up with 200 M sprints on May 16, 2017 (NTV News)

The girls at Northwest were able to capture a B5 district title against a heavily talented field and send 13 girls to state, the second most among the schools attending from Class B.

Each and every time they make the trip to state, it comes with a new challenge and provides a lasting memory as one of the great experiences of their time in athletics.

"I think just the feeling of walking in and having tons and tons of people just fill the stadium and just having the best athletes in Nebraska down there and being able to compete against everybody, it's just a really fun experience."

"I always thought the atmosphere," echoed head coach Brandon Harrington.

Viking track and field is no stranger to Burke Stadium. They've finished in the top four each of the last three years.

"If you take a lot of kids down there as we have the last couple of years, kind of the memories, the camaraderie we have between a team that is even in contention for a team title. There's a little bit of a higher, not anxiety, but excitement about every race," he said.

Waverly, Elkhorn, York, Aurora, and Holdrege look to be some of the heavy hitters to contend with.

Karsen Sears may be the Vikings' best chance for an individual champion as one of the fastest girls in Class B.

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