Elizabeth Lange completed a magnificent Thunderbolt career that spanned three sports and a legacy of gold medals and records. She earned two gold medals at the NSAA state cross country meet, including the all class gold medal in 2001.
Lange spent her winters earning her way amongst the top 50 scorers in Thunderbolt girl’s basketball history while participating in three state tournaments. Springtime brought Lange’s most dominant performances on the track. She earned six gold medals in the 400m, 800m, and 1600m and continues to hold the all-time Nebraska record in the 1600m run with a time of 4:49.2 and the Class A record in the 800m with a time of 2:12.12.
Lange attended the University of Nebraska and competed in cross country and track, participating on the Big XII indoor championship team in 2005 and cracking the Nebraska indoor Top 10 in the 800m in 2006. She also earned Academic All-Big XII honors while part of the University Honors Program.