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By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

Coyote relay brings home gold

Potter-Dix quartet reaches goal, new school record


Anne Johnson / Special To The Sun-Telegraph

Potter-Dix High's 4x800 relay team, from left, Cooper Hicks, Cameron Purcell, Sam Bogert and Jake Johnson, celebrate after being awarded their gold medals on Friday in Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. – About a year ago, somewhere along the road between Omaha and Potter, four recently adorned NSAA track and field medalists began to dream of greater achievement. They didn't so much talk about how good it would feel to be a state champion. They talked more about what it would take to get there.

But once Jake Johnson, Sam Bogert, Cameron Purcell and Cooper Hicks, in that order, ran themselves to a state championship on Friday in the 3,200-meter relay, they couldn't help but think about how good it felt.

"It's just amazing, it feels unreal right now," said Bogert shortly after...

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