|WP track team 27 strong as season begins today at Perkins County|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Friday, 25 March 2016 16:49|
Returning letter winners for this year’s Wauneta-Palisade track team are (front row, left to right) Faith Simpson, Ellie Lee, Reagan Skow, Colby Cox, (back row, left to right) Willis Christner, Tyler Carl, Greg Gaston, Tyler Davis, Brody Nordhausen and Cash Yearous. (Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications)
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
Entering today’s (Thursday) season-opening track meet at Perkins County, Wauneta-Palisade Track Coach Dawn Doetker sees many opportunities for this year’s squad.
After several years of not having many boys out, including only five boys last year, Doetker is excited about the team’s options this spring.
Doetker expects the jumping and distance events to be the boys’ strong events, but the team has options for the sprints and will run all the relays.
On the girls’ side, jumps and throwing events will hopefully score points for the Broncos.
Senior Colby Cox triple jumped for Hayes Center at the state meet last year.
Sophmore Faith Simpson competed at the state meet in the 100 high hurdles, high jump and discus.
“We’re a young team, but the freshmen are adjusting well,” said Doetker. “The kids have really good attitudes and practices have been going well.”
Doetker added that the upperclassmen have provided great leadership and the team has been fun to coach.
Doetker highlighted the RPAC meet (April 29) as being a key to the season, but said the team will evaluate week-to-week.
“Our goals are based on the RPAC meet and districts,” Doetker said. “We want to send as many people as possible to state in as many events as possible.”