Cash Yearous leads the field in the 1,600-meter run. Yearous led for many laps in the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs but finished second in both.

 Faith Simpson (right) won her prelim in the 100-meter hurdles and won the finals by 0.03. Simpson also won the discus and shot put. Also pictured is Michaela Dukes (left) who set a PR in the event.

Yearous, Simpson set pace for Broncos at RPAC meet

Wauneta-Palisade seniors Cash Yearous and Faith Simpson led the Bronco track teams at Friday’s RPAC track meet with multiple strong finishes.
    Yearous finished second in both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs.
    Simpson won the shot put, discus and 100-meter hurdles. She placed third in the high jump.
    “I thought that we competed very well,” WP Head Coach Dawn Doetker said. “This was a very big meet and very tough competition. It is really hard to place and medal at this meet.  Plus bring home three gold metals is amazing!”
    Personal bests were scattered throughout the results for both WP and the entire field as athletes took advantage to one of the few nice days they’ve seen this season.
    “We are peaking at the right time and the weather was great,” Doetker said. She added that the Broncos headed into the meet really focused on their goals and reflected on where the teams want to be in the last couple of weeks of the season.
    “We also focused on our techniques and wanted to polish up on our field events and starts coming out of the blocks,” Doetker said.
    Dennis Cavanaugh was third in the shot put and discus with a PR in the discus.
    Austen Rozelle placed fourth in the 100-meter dash and fifth in the discus with a PR.
    Michaela Dukes was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles.
    Caid Doetker ran the 110-meter hurdles for the first time since junior high and surprised WP coaches with a PR and fourth place finish.
    Reagan Skow was fifth in the shot put and seventh in the discus.


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