OMAHA, Neb. — Alyssa Onnen will need a new trophy case after Saturday’s state track and field meet.

The Kearney Catholic sophomore won four medals and a team title in Class C. Onnen earned gold in pole vault (12-05), triple jump (39-10) and in the 4x100M relay (48.38). She also finished second in long jump (18-02.75).

Onnen says her support group of 20-30 family members helped her excel at Omaha Burke Stadium.

“It’s been such an amazing experience,” Onnen said.

While she has diverse skills in track and field, Onnen says her true love is pole vault.

“We are right in front of the grandstand, which doesn’t happen very often with pole vault, and the crowd just goes crazy," Onnen said. "I can feel the energy. It’s one of my favorite experiences ever.”

In addition to her domination in the field events, Onnen ran the second-to-last leg of her team’s Class C meet record 4x100M relay. She says that gold medal was extra special because Hazel Haarberg, who ran the anchor leg, was injured last year and couldn’t run at the state meet.

“We got our chance to come out here and show everybody what we can really do,” Onnen said.