by Con Marshall
|Madi and Jenna Muma|
(Image courtesy LE Track & Field-Twitter)
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.