“Last year, I was ranked 15th and got up to eighth,” Oleson said. “I kind of like being behind. In all of our sports this year, we’ve been the underdogs. I kind of like being in that position.
The other area qualifier, Ryan Mayberry of Morrison, took seventh in the first heat of the 400 (52.56) and did not advance.
Chad Dare of the Danville (Ill.) Commercial-News, a CNHI sister publication, contributed to this report.