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Shelby Cox | Johnson Publications

Gunner Goings threw the shot 32’1.5” in his first high school track meet March 23 at Perkins County.

Broncos kick off track season at Perkins County

The Wauneta-Palisade track team got its feet wet Thursday, March 23 with a small meet against Chase County, Dundy County-Stratton, South Platte and Perkins County in Grant.
    “This was a nice base start for us,” said WP Head Coach Dawn Doetker.
    The Broncos’ boys’ team placed third in the team standings.
    Cash Yearous paced the Broncos with second place finishes in the 800 and 1,600 meter runs.
    Greg Gaston finished the day with a second place in the high jump and third place in the 300 meter hurdles.
    Dalton Harchelroad placed  fifth in the 400 meter dash and sixth in the triple jump.
    Duncan Rector was fourth in the 110 meter hurdles.
    The WP relays also did well. The Broncos’ 4x800 meter relay placed second behind Chase County. Relay members were Ben Anderjaska, Joel Maris, Yearous and Brody Nordhausen. The 4x100 meter relay, made up Gaston, Harchelroad, Nordhausen and Austen Rozelle finished third.
    Faith Simpson led the WP girls’ squad with a first place finishes in the 100 meter hurdles and discus. Simpson was second in the shot put and high jump.
    Alejandra Almaza finished fourth in the 200 meter dash 1,600 meter run.
    In her first high school track meet, Michaela Dukes was second in the 300 meter hurdles and fourth in the long jump.
    The 4x100 meter relay placed fourth. Team members were JoAnna Lawler, Haylee Dike, Dakota Ingold and Dukes.
    The meet was called due to darkness before either 4x400 meter relay was run.
    Doetker said the Broncos need to continue to focus on conditioning and working on digging deep with technique in WP’s different events.

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