|Broncos rack up personal bests at DCS Twilight, districts Wednesday|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Wednesday, 13 May 2015 20:27|
Sydnee Harchelroad passes the baton to Alejandra Almanza. The relay was the last event of the meet and finished as it started sprinkling. WP finished second behind Chase County. Also running the relay was Faith Simpson and Lesley Towery. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
The Wauneta-Palisade track team appears to be peaking at the right time. Heading into districts Wednesday, WP set nine personal records at Friday’s Dundy County-Stratton Twilight.
Sure to make coach Dawn Doetker happy were bests by seniors Sydnee Harchelroad in the 200, Lesley Towery in the 400 and Gage Crowell in the 110 hurdles.
Other PRs were Tyler Carl in the discus and shot put, Ellie Lee in the shot put, Tyler Davis in the 400, Faith Simpson in the discus, Lanee Nordhausen in the long jump, Willis Christner in the shot put and Cash Yearous in the 3200.
Doetker said the Twilight was a great meet going into districts.
“As a team, we are starting to peak at the right time,” Doetker said. “Everyone worked really hard (at the meet). The boys did very well for the numbers we have. I’m proud of everyone. The girls’ side saw great competition.”
Though Towery didn’t win an event, she was third in the 100, second in the 400 and second in the long jump.
With her time in the 400, Towery jumped into the top five on the Class D charts.
Towery also runs a leg on the Broncos’ 4x400 relay with Harchelroad, Simpson and Alejandra Almanza, which is knocking on the door of the Top 10.
The Broncos finished second in the event Friday behind Chase County, which has one of the top 4x400 relay teams in Class C.
Simpson won the discus and 100 hurdles, while finishing third in the high jump.
Simpson increased her discus PR by seven feet and moved up to the top five in Class D.
Harchelroad’s 200 time has improved steadily throughout the season and her PR tops a time set last year at the same meet. Harchelroad was second in the 200 and fifth in the 100.
Hannah Nordhausen picked up team points with a fifth place finish in the discus and shot put.
Crowell’s PR was good enough for fifth in the 110 hurdles and Yearous’ PR in the 3200 gave him an eighth place finish. Carl was sixth in the discus.
Also placing for WP was the 4x800 relay. Team members included Davis, Christner, Brody Nordhausen and Yearous.
Teams from Arapahoe, Elwood, Eustis-Farnam, Hayes Center, Hitchcock County, Maywood, Medicine Valley and Southwest joined WP Wednesday in Arapahoe for the D9 district meet. Results will be available in next week’s Breeze.
The State Track Meet will be May 22-23 in Omaha.