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St. Paul’s Wells repeats as Class B 800m State champion

St. Paul's Conner Wells wins the gold medal in the Class B boys 800-meter.
St. Paul's Conner Wells wins the gold medal in the Class B boys 800-meter.(KSNB)
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 1:52 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (KSNB) - All of the 2022 State track and field champions have been crowned for Classes A and B. As attentions turn toward Classes C and D on Thursday and Friday, Local4 is reflecting on which area athletes took home gold medals in the first two days.

St. Paul’s Conner Wells defended his 2021 State title in the Class B boys 800-meter race to win the gold medal in 2022 with a time of 1:56.01.

“I can’t believe I did it again,” Wells said. “I knew it was going to be tough this year, tougher than last year. It was way tougher than last year I feel like. The first lap I knew I was moving pretty fast. I’ve raced (Waverly’s) Cole Murray before and I knew and he gets in and likes to turn the corner pretty fast. On that back stretch I just tried to maintain my speed there. Been working on finishing drills in practice, so those finishing drills in practice really paid off on that last 200.”

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