Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications
Members of Wauneta-Palisade’s district runner-up boys’ team are (front row, left to right) Duncan Rector, Dalton Harchelroad, Ben Anderjaska, Braxton McKinney, (standing, left to right) Austen Rozelle, Gunner Goings, Joel Maris, Lake Reikofski, Dennis Cavanaugh, Paxton Gleason, Cash Yearous, Tucker Boos, Willis Christner, George Lee and Caid Doetker.
Broncos district runner up, sending seven to Omaha
The Wauneta-Palisade boys’ track team kept its fans on the edge of their seats Wednesday, May 9.
After a successful day, WP led Mullen 88-85 entering the day’s final event. The Broncos were unable to hold off Mullen in the 4x400 relay and finished with the district runner up plaque.
WP had several pleasant surprises during the meet. Field events kicked off the morning. By the time running events started, WP already had several state qualifiers.
Dennis Cavanaugh qualified for state in the discus with a toss of 131’10”, good enough for second place. Duncan Rector, pole vaulting in his first meet this season, cleared 9’6”. With his second place finish, Rector qualified for state.
WP added more qualifiers as the day went on. Broncos’ Head Coach Dawn Doetker said the day’s biggest surprise was Caid Doetker qualifying in both the 110-meter high hurdles and 300-meter intermediate hurdles. C. Doetker ran the hurdles in junior high, but the junior hadn’t run the 110-meter high hurdles in high school until this year’s RPAC meet. Districts was the second time C. Doetker had run the 300-meter IM hurdles.
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