Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Muma sisters star at state track meet

by Con Marshall

Madi and Jenna Muma
(Image courtesy LE Track & Field-Twitter)
Sisters Madi and Jenna Muma, who have a Chadron heritage, were among the stars at the recent Nebraska State High School Track and Field Meet in Omaha.  They attend Lincoln East.

A junior this past year, Madi repeated as the Class A 800 champion. Her time of 2:13.22 set the state meet record a year ago.  This year her winning time was 2:16.33.   She also was fourth in the 1600 in 5:06.55 this year.  That was four seconds slower than her second place time last year in the event.

Jenna, just a freshman, was this year’s Class A 1600 winner in 5:03.23.  She also was third in the 800 in 2:19.97.
Both of the winning marks were the all-class bests at this year’s state meet. They also ran the final two legs on Lincoln East’s first place 4x800 relay team.   
The Muma name is familiar to long-time Chadron sports fans.  Brothers Charlie, Jay and Dick were all-around athletes at Chadron Prep in the 1950s.  In particular, they excelled in basketball.  Each of them scored more than 1,000 points and earned all-state honors. They also played basketball at Chadron State.
Jay and Joyce Baker Muma are the sisters’ grandparents.  Both graduated from CSC. 
The girls’ father, Chad, was the Class B triple jump champion at the state meet his final two years at Lexington High School with marks of 46-6 ¾ in 1987 and 46-10 ¼ in 1988.