Meet Story

Planning for the first Nebraska Championship meet began in 2005 with a group of track enthusiasts from Gothenburg known as the Cindermates. The meet organizers wanted to  provide an opportunity for junior high kids to compete at a high level,  statewide, all-class meet run by officials adhering to standards set for  championship competition.  The first meet was held on May 13, 2010.   The support from coaches, athletes, parents, and schools from across the  state was tremendous.  In 2010, 145 schools posted their athlete's  season marks, 64 schools qualified team members for the first all class  top 16 individual and relay competition competing for titles in 13  events.  In 2011, the 4 X 800 relay was added to the list of events and  the individuals field size was expanded to 24 qualifiers.  Starting in  2015 medals were awarded to the top 8 in all events.  In 2018 the  Nebraska Championship Meet hosted 648 competitors qualifying from 144  schools.  Team and runner-up titles are awarded from the points totals  of the 14 events, most valuable athlete medals are presented to the boy  and girl that score the most points in the meet.  The outstanding meet  performance is recognized at the end of the season and awarded to the  highest nationally ranked performance in the Nebraska Championship Meet  according to results posted to


Kenton Kobza of Fairbury threw the boys discus record of 192-08.00 in 2012. This placed him number one in the nation at the time.


Simon Wiedel of Thayer Central holds the long jump record of 21-01.75. That placed him at number one in the nation in 2012.

Nebraska Championship Meet Partners

Black Squirrel Timing has timed and verified every result for the Nebraska Championship  Meet. For Professional Timing Services See Black Squirrel Timing.  

Black Squirrel Timing

All Nebraska Championship Meet apparel is provided by WeBacks.  Pre order Meet apparel below. Order on line and receive Free Shipping


For photographs from past Nebraska Championship Meet, or requesting photograph of this years competitors, see Adams Photography. 

Adams Photography

The Nebraska  Championship Meet welcomes McMeen Physical Therapy as a partner, McMeen  PT provides a athletic trainer for athletes needs the day of the meet.  

McMeen Physical Theorapy

Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce, what to see and do while your in Gothenburg. 

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