|Girls’ track team takes top spot at Sutherland Invite|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 09 April 2015 00:00|
Sydnee Harchelroad comes out of the blocks at the start of the 200 meter dash Thursday at Sutherland. Athletes, such as Lesley Towery holding the blocks, spent much of the cold, windy meet bundled up until it was their time to compete. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
Six first and five second places powered the Wauneta-Palisade girls’ track team to a dominant win at the Sutherland Booster Club Invite Thursday.
Lesley Towery was first in the 400 meter dash by 2.1 seconds. She finished first in the 200 meter dash just ahead of teammate Sydnee Harchelroad.
Towery also was second in the morning long jump before anchoring the winning 4x400 relay team at the end of the meet. Also running the relay were Alejandra Almanza, Harchelroad and Ellie Lee.
Faith Simpson was first in the high jump, first in the 300 meter hurdles by 1.60 seconds and second in the 100 meter hurdles, taking 0.7 seconds off her time from last week.
Simpson was second in the discus behind Hannah Nordhausen. In the shot put, Nordhausen threw a personal best and placed fourth, two-and-a-half inches out of third place.
Harchelroad was second in the 100 meter dash.
Earning personal bests for the girls were Simpson in the 100 meter hurdles, Lanee Nordhausen in the long jump with a leap of 9’-3 1/2”, Lee in the shot put with a throw of 27’-9 1/2” and Alejandra Almanza in the 400 meter dash.
On the boys’ side, Gage Crowell placed fifth in the 300 meter hurdles and Cash Yearous was third in the 3200 meter run and sixth in the 1600 meter run.
Personal bests included Brody Nordhausen with a time of 59.1 in the 400 meter dash and Chris Carl with a throw of 112’-6” in the discus and 17’-7” jump in the long jump.
WP was at Benkelman Tuesday and will travel to Cambridge Monday.
Despite the cold, blustery weather, senior Gage Crowell, left, placed fifth in the 300 meter hurdles at his second meet competing in the event. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)