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Broncos hit the track at Dundy Co.-Stratton and Perkins Co. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

Sydnee Harchelroad placed in both the 400 meter dash and 800 meter run at Perkins County Saturday. At the Dundy County-Stratton Invite Tuesday, she placed inthe 400, 800 and high jump. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


Following a Saturday meet at Sutherland, the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos wrapped up a busy eight days with meets at Dundy County-Stratton and Perkins County.

In Benkelman Tuesday, the Lady Broncos picked up first place finishes in the 100 meters and 200 meters by Abbie Fanning. Fanning was second in the 400 meters and fourth in the long jump. Her jump of 15’2” was one quarter inch out of third place.

Sydnee Harchelroad placed fifth in the 400 meters, fourth in the 800 meters and sixth in the high jump.

Times were incorrect for the 400 and not given.

Also placing for WP was Tailor Lee in the shot put, third, and discus, fourth.

Hannah Nordhausen was third in the discus.

At DC-S, Wes Anderjaska paced the boys’ team with a first place finish in the 800 meters and a second place finish in the mile. He also anchored the sixth place 1600 meter relay which included teammates Brody Nordhausen, Gage Crowell and Tyler Davis.

Nordhausen was fifth and Crowell placed sixth in the 800 meters.

Jutten and Davis placed in the high jump, finishing fifth and sixth, respectively.

Coach Dawn Doekter said the times were very good on the day and she’s happy to be seeing improvement from the team at each meet.

Saturday at Grant, Anderjaska placed second in the 1600 and third in the 800. Anderjaska was neck-and-neck with first place finisher Skyler Smith of Ogallala rounding the final curve. Smith finished with a time of 5:08.39 while Anderjaska had a time of 5:09.99 in the 1600.

With students gone to FFA State Convention, only three girls competed for the Lady Broncos.

Fanning led participants in the 100 meter dash prelims, but an injury kept her out of the finals and the rest of her races.

Harchelroad finished third in the 400 meters and sixth in the 800 meters. She finished less than 0.2 out of fifth place in the 800.

It was a tough meet according to Doetker.

“We need to continue to work on being consistent, mentally prepared and positive,” she said, pointing out that even short handed the team had six personal bests.

Personal bests from the two meets include Fanning, B. Nordhausen and Carl in the 100; B. Nordhausen in the 400 and 800; Crowell in the 800; Fanning in the long jump; Jutten in the long jump; T. Lee, Nicole Strand and Carl in the shot put; and Tyler Davis in the discus.

The Broncos’ next meet is Thursday at Sutherland.