Team of the Year: Giltner Girls Track & Field

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GILTNER, Neb. (KSNB) - The Giltner Girls Track & Field team won its fifth-straight Class D State title in May, the first Class D school to complete such a feat. The Lady Hornets entered the season not expected to earn its fifth state title after losing a decorated senior class of Jordan Hansen, Reagan Janzen, and Alexa Preissler.

In Omaha, the Hornets only won one gold medal. Hannah Preissler earned that honor coming in first in the Pole Vault, her third straight title in the event. Even with one gold medal, Giltner amassed 54 points, 15 more than the next closest school.

"A lot of teams didn't think we could do it again with the talent we had lost last year to graduation, but these kids knew they could do it," Giltner head coach Nancy Lockmon said. "They got the job done.

"It's a great feeling again," Preissler said. "I didn't think we had the strength in spots to do it again this year but our coaches told us that we had it in us and we just pushed each other to our limits."

After bringing home another state title to Giltner, Coach Lockmon and the Hornets have their eyes set on a six-peat in 2020.