Over his running career, it’s no secret senior Eli Frasher has been a special runner. The senior at Aquinas Catholic has won two state cross country titles, while also finishing runner-up in the 1600 and 3200-meter run at the state track meet.
Frasher was rewarded for his tremendous accomplishments by being offered an opportunity to run at the Nebraska track and field festival at Pavilion La-Vista high school in Omaha.
The meet is invite only and features the top runners in the state from every class. Frasher competed in both the 1600 and 3200-meter runs.
In the 1600 meters, Frasher finished in eighth place in a time of 4:38.23, six seconds off the winner Aidan Wheelock of Minden.
Frasher ran a blistering 9:43.14 in the 3200-meter run to take sixth place. Luke Stuckey of York won the race in a time of 9:28.
Both times for Frasher were personal best on the season for him.
1600-meter run- Mind Aidan Wheelock 4:32.95, GERI Xavier Arellano 4:33.48, ONW Brett Hillabrand 4:35.23, PLS Jacob Ralston 4:36.54, STC Justin Vrooman 4:36.92, AQUI Eli Frasher 4:38.23, PL David Kawula 4:39.23, LSW Tyler Boyle 4:40.70, GRET Nate Harmon 4:41.08, LSW Trevor Acton 4:41.39, PL Jonathan Kawula 4:41.92, PLS Zack Jones 4:49.91, NOCA Rylan Rasmussen 4:53.81, DCW Nick Bennett 4:55.05, DCW Ryan McArdle 5:04.78, DCW Matthew Allen 5:06.41, DCW Caden Scott 5:07.33
3200-meter run- YORK Luke Stuckey 9:28.51, PLS Jacob Ralston 9:30.19, LSW Luke Nolley 9:34.98, GCHS Jack Larsen 9:37.29, STC Justin Vrooman 9:41.43, AQUI Eli Frasher 9:43.14, LSW Tyler Boyle 9:45.37, LSW Trevor Acton 9:45.43, PLS Dillon McNeill 9:49.99, GRET Nate Harmon 9:52.24, GERI Xavier Arellano 9:58.28, PLS Dillon Johnson 10:01.80, NOCA Rylan Rasmussen 10:35.56